Tourists slam "trashy" Zakynthos for excessive sex shops and cheap drinks

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The popular tourist island of Zakynthos has been slammed by foreign tourists because of boozy Brits, excessive sex shops and cheap alcohol.

Zakynthos has been a firm favourite for young British travelers looking to party abroad because of the strip bars, trashy clubs and free shots of alcohol being handed out liberally to young party-goers.

As The Mirror reported, notorious 18-30s holiday packages to the area are immensely popular among those who want to soak up the Mediterranean sun while getting drunk. Topped off with amazing beaches, sunshine and cheap hotels, the island became popular with younger holidaymakers.

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According to Party Travel Hard, you can also find cheap pints from £1.77 - and hangover breakfasts are available for a similar price. While it's famous for its party scene, the island is also known for its beautiful scenery, and attracts plenty of tourists.

Unfortunately those who visit without intending to party have been left unimpressed.

Janis Hopkins wrote on Tripadvisor: "Absolutely trash, the place is full of sex shops and pubs. Litter also lines the curbs of the road and ruins this beautiful location. The beach if full of litter and it’s very overcrowded.

"Truly ruined by British tourism, there's a sunburn Brit around every corner. The place is infested with Brits which ruins the Greek heritage the island has to offer."

Alison G added: "Dirty, seedy, strip clubs, gentleman’s club, hardly any restaurants or bars open. I imagine it is jumping with clubbers in high season but I’m afraid they are welcome to it…"

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Tim, from London noted: "Awful backdrop of tacky kebab restaurants and cocktail bars, a thin strip of sand packed with loungers, not the clearest water and lots of beach sellers."

Nick Channing, from Hungary, added: "Great place if you’re a teenager or looking to get wasted. But not particularly clean and littered with rather inebriated tourists."

One person for the Netherlands added: "There is nothing Greek about this street that mainly consists out fast food restaurants and clubs for the young British tourist who likes to get hammered at Laganas."

"Drunk, semi-naked young Brits out looking for cheap drinks and sex," complained an American.

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Amidst all of the bad reviews are plenty of positive ones, with an Oxford resident writing: "Beach was lovely, clear waters but very hot sand! We always used the sunbeds at the Fishery Inn which was a British bar and the staff were lovely."

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