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