14

Teenage thrills at the Waterpark on Zakynthos – in Greece

The waterpark on Zakynthos (Zante) could be the place for a day out if you’re looking for a change from the mini-golf, the poolside snackbar and the fluorescent pink lilo in the pool. This is not for lovers of the traditional, unspoiled Greece, but if you have older children or just love the adrenalin rush of a waterslide then this could be a good day out for you.

The waterpark is found at Sarakinado and appears to be well organised with 5 or so major slides, a lazy river and a shallow Octopus lagoon for little children. The park is all outdoors and opens from May to October. I’m not a connoisseur of waterparks myself but there was plenty of room for me to relax on a sun-lounger in the shade of an olive tree, trying to ignore the boom, boom, boom of the music. There are several snack bars, but if you want to keep the cost down, there’s no problem you taking in your own snacks and bottled water.

The cost was 18 Euros for over 12s and 14 Euros for under 12s, so it was an expensive treat for a family. There was plenty to keep our teens happy for a few hours, but I think it might be a waste of money for younger children who would be just as happy by the pool or beach. If you don’t have a hire car like we did, there are some local or tourist buses that will take you there – look out for the posters around your resort.

If water parks are your thing, get on your bikini, slap on the factor 50 and enjoy going wet and wild!

P.S. this post was for the service of visitors to Zakynthos with bored teenagers who don’t share their enjoyment of olive groves, authentic tavernas and blue fishing boats.

Zante Water Village is at Sarakinado – the website is at Zantewatervillage.gr

You may also enjoy
The party begins at Zakynthos airport in Greece
My top three beaches on Zakynthos
A view from the castle on Zakynthos

www.flickr.com

heatheronhertravels' Zakynthos - water park photoset heatheronhertravels’ Zakynthos – water park photoset

Read more travel articles at Travel Blog Home

Don’t miss out – subscribe to Heather on her travels

You Might Also Like

14 Comments

  • Reply
    jen laceda
    July 23, 2009 at 2:23 am

    🙂 I just thought of the comment you left me on a post about travelling with kids. You left me smiling there. I guess if you have teenagers, the advantage is, if you don’t feel like going to the water park, you can go your own way to enjoy olive groves, authentic tavernas, and fishing boats. 🙂

  • Reply
    Heather Cowper
    July 23, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Yup – not my favourite thing to visit while on holiday, but just as you have to adjust your holiday activities for toddlers, so it’s the same with teenagers and you have to do some things that they enjoy.

  • Reply
    Jillian
    July 26, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Visited you from Twitter.

    As I slowly became hypothermic hiking in the High Alpine mountain with hail pinging my head and pouring rain soaking me to the core, I fantasized of palm trees swaying in the warm tropical breeze and stark white painted Mediterranean houses.

    Since I have three boys, I am always looking for active, fun ideas. Greece is a little too far away at the moment.

  • Reply
    Welcome to Windmill Bay Hotel in Argassi on the Greek island of Zante | Heather on her travels
    May 24, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    […] the turtles on Zakynthos – video Teenage thrills at the water park on Zakynthos My three top beaches on […]

  • Reply
    Don't throw paper in the toilet - in Greece | Heather on her travels
    June 5, 2010 at 12:13 am

    […] party begins at Zakynthos airport – in Greece Teenage thrills at the Waterpark on Zakynthos – in Greece How to run a beach bar on Zakynthos in Greece – Video #flickr_badge_source_txt {padding:0; […]

  • Reply
    Greek man in a kilt in Zakynthos, Greece | Heather on her travels
    July 5, 2010 at 8:04 am

    […] may also enjoy How to make delicious Greek stuffed tomatoes Teenage thrills at the Waterpark on Zakynthos Saving the Caretta Caretta Turtles on […]

  • Reply
    Zante or Zakynthos - sightseeing around the island in Greece - Podcast | Heather on her travels
    August 31, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    […] a few hours at the waterpark at Sarakinado – great for older children and […]

  • Reply
    shannon nicholls
    November 24, 2011 at 11:46 am

    i am in greece and having a wonderfull time the sun and the sea the beaches are so so nice at night you have lots of partys xx

    • Reply
      Heather
      November 24, 2011 at 10:19 pm

      @ Shannon – so pleased you are enjoying your holiday in Greece

  • Reply
    My favourite swimming spot on Zakynthos - Porto Limnionas | Heather on her travels
    July 19, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    […] video Welcome to Windmill Bay Hotel in Argassi on the Greek island of Zakynthos – video Teenage thrills at the waterpark on Zakynthos #flickr_badge_source_txt {padding:0; font: 11px Arial, Helvetica, Sans serif; color:#666666;} […]

  • Reply
    Holiday money for your teenagers - Caxton fx currency card review | Heather on her travels
    July 28, 2012 at 11:15 am

    […] cash for the purposes of this review.Caxton fx Currency card websiteMore things to do on ZakynthosTeenage thrills at the waterpark on Zakynthos – in Greece How to run a beach bar on Zakynthos in Greece – video My top three beaches on ZakynthosThis […]

  • Reply
    Driving around Zakynthos, Greece | Heather on her travels
    August 15, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    […] a complete contrast from the gentle pleasures of wine and painted pottery is the adrenelin inducing Zante Water Village at Sarakinado. This could be the place if you have older children who will enjoy the five or so different […]

  • Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge