Zante Legal Drinking Age
We get asked this a lot by 17 year old’s worried they will get all the way to Zante and not be allowed a drink!!
This answer is definitive, based on 10 years in the resort and you can take it to the bank. The Greeks have a very relaxed policy about alcohol. You will never in a million years have a problem getting served at a bar in Greece if you are 17.
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You don't need ID
You will never be asked for ID in any Zante bar, club or restaurant or at any event.
However, a word to the wise. This policy is so relaxed because young Greek people don’t down litres of cider and get themselves paralytic drunk, this style of drinking is alien to their culture.
However, you can be assured that in the main nightlife area in Zante, the Laganas Strip, they are more than used to seeing extremely drunk British teenagers.
You won't get spiked
Drinking too much can ruin your holiday and it happens every night all Summer long as it’s very easy to get carried away in Laganas. Unfortunately, some victims of their own stupidity can’t just put their hands up and say OK I’m a twat sorry! It’s a lot easier to declare ‘I never get like that down Yates in England I must have been spiked’.
Then Zante gets a load of negative news coverage which annoys all the hard working hoteliers and bar owners! So, try to be at least a little sensible, not just for your sake – it’s annoying when you’ve paid loads of money for a week in Zante and you have to look after your twat of a friend all night because they’re rolling round in their own vomit!
Green Cross Code
It tends to be younger tourists with a little less ‘life experience’ who have accidents on the roads in Zante. Alcohol is always the cause. So, if you’re 17 years old and you have convinced Mum and Dad that you are responsible enough to visit Zante with your friends by yourself, don’t let them down by being foolish and having a drunken accident.
And remember it’s never a good idea to go flying around on a quad bike after you’ve been drinking as a lot of people have found out the hard way. Did you know Quad bikes are NOT covered by your travel insurance?
Quads are bad
If you damage yourself you will incur hefty medical expenses. If you damage other people you may face criminal charges and get locked up and of course you might even die, and that’s probably not going to be much fun.
Read some other top tips about how not to come a cropper in Zante here.
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Laganas Event Guides
Laganas is where all the big Zante events are going off and 2022 is going to be absolutely heaving. Get in quick for the best price and make sure you book established events that have been running for a few years is our advice!