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Zante in Greece

Ionian Hill

Friendship Houseparty

7 & 14 nights


Prices From £985


“I think only in Greece can you find such a perfect combination of location, quality and hospitality at an affordable price”

Colum McLornan,



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Zante is an amazingly beautiful island, is sometimes known as Zakynthos, and attracts visitors who love sandy beaches, rocky cliffs and natural attractions which include the loggerhead turtles that lay their eggs in the island’s national marine park. The largest resorts are Laganas and Tsilivi, both renowned for their long sandy beaches and a host of things to do by day and night (see the Apollon Hotel in Tsilivi if you’re looking for a holiday close to a great beach).

The east coast also has smaller, more traditional resorts like Argassi, which has a narrow beach in terms of sand to sit on, but which offers superb swimming because it shelves so gently into the Ionian Sea. Here you’ll find beach-side bars with loungers and umbrellas for patrons, and a popular water-sports centre.

Just 1.kms above Argassi is the Ionian Hill Hotel, an oasis of calm perched above the south edge of the resort, with views not only over Argassi but beyond it to Zante Town 5kms away. Our boutique hotel is recommended for adults and is the perfect choice if you prefer quiet beauty, boutique accommodation and good food, with easy access to all that Zante/Zakynthos has to offer.

The Ionian Hill Hotel enjoys a fantastic location overlooking Argassi and right round the sweeping bay to Zante Town. The terraces around the pool could not be better positioned for enjoying the sun and the view. 

The hotel has 28 lovely rooms: the staff know Friendship Travel well and extend a warm welcome to our groups of single travellers in early and late season, and you soon feel right at home in this adult-only recommended hotel 

While it is hard to tear yourself away from the wonderful pool terrace, a 7 minute (approx.!) walk down the hill brings you to the rocky shore, where swimming platforms provide access to the crystal clear water. A bonus is a complimentary shuttle on two days of each week to a sandy beach (usually either St Nicolas Beach or Banana Beach 

The smart lobby has an internet corner and comfy seating which makes it a relaxing spot to wait for dinner which, like our continental breakfast, is taken in the poolside restaurant.

Many of the tables are in the open-air making the most of that view, especially the sunsets over the bay and as the Restaurant Al Nur (open to the public)  offers delicious modern Mediterranean food, we eat in 5 nights each week around one large table. The bar has everything from local beers and soft drinks to tempting cocktails.

Local Tax - A Room Rate Levy applies all arrivals on the island from 1 June 2018 (regardless of booking date). The charge is €3 per person per night, and is collected on behalf of the Government at check-in, by the hotel. It may be paid by credit card.


The Hotel

  • 28 rooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach towels
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Lobby Lounge
  • Pool showers and changing rooms

Zante/Zakynthos is only about 40kms long and 20kms wide, with the largest resorts being Laganas and Tsilivi because of their sandy beaches: those at Vassilios and Garakas are lovely too.

Only 1.5kms below the hotel, or a 15 minute walk there (you may prefer a taxi coming back), Argassi offers a selection of shops, bars and restaurants, many of which overlook the sea. You’ll find platforms for sea access and narrow strips of beach with sunbeds.

Zante/Zakynthos Town is a 15 minute taxi ride. It is well worth pottering around with lovely pedestrianised streets as well as commercial areas with banks and shops. There’s a great range of boat trips from the harbour.


There’s a wide range of excursions on Zante/Zakynthos so do not worry about ‘what to do’ on a 14-night holiday. Optional trips range from a boat trip to Kefalonia or a ferry to the mainland to visit the original site of the Olympic games, to a round-island jeep tour or a tour of ‘secret’ Zante. 



Ionian Hill Hotel

Argásion, Argassi, Greece.

Rooms are distributed over the three storeys of the hotel and prices are based on those with a garden view: supplements for upgrading to a sea view are temptingly modest! Every room features shower only, has a terrace or balcony and, while not huge, is very well-equipped with complimentary air-con, tea and coffee-making facilities, a fridge, room safe, hair dryer and free WiFi. We find the beds very comfortable too.


Deluxe Sea View £9 per night May & Oct; £14 per night Jun & Sep.

Superior Sea View £14 per night May & Oct; £18 per night Jun & Sep.

Ionian Hill


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Flat screen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Room safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Prices in £ sterling including flights

Departing on or between Day 7 nights 14 nights
27 Sep - 04 Oct 18 Thu 1095 1755
11 Oct 18 Thu 970
09 May - 23 May 19 Thu 1045 1695
30 May - 06 Jun 19 Thu 1185 1945
13 Jun 19 Thu 1185 -
05 Sep - 19 Sep 19 Thu 1195 1975
26 Sep - 03 Oct 19 Thu 1095 1775
10 Oct 19 Thu 985 -

Book early for lowest price: flight costs can increase.

Want to fly from your local airport? Unlike other companies you may be looking at, as part of our Friendship Travel service we offer the flexibility of flights from most UK airports.

Early Booking Offer

Book a 14-night holiday starting 9 May or 3 October 2019, pay Friendship Travel for 7 nights and then pay the hotel just £295 for your 2nd week - saving up to £355. 

Must be booked by 31st January 2019.

“The best dinners ever, with amazing sunsets”

Claire, Manchester

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  • Double/twin room for sole use (garden view)
  • Breakfast each day
  • 5 dinners each week (with ½ bottle wine and water)
  • Transport twice per week from the hotel to one of the nearby beaches – one way
  • Host support throughout
  • ATOL-bonded flights from Gatwick. Up to 14 regional flight options: supplements may apply.
  • Return transfers from/to Zante airport (approx 20 mins)

Prices From £985


“I think only in Greece can you find such a perfect combination of location, quality and hospitality at an affordable price”

Colum McLornan,


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