Zante Island Tour
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Island Tour by Coach
We begin our day at 09.30 after all the guests have been picked up from their resorts and we return around 17.00 hours. (Depending on resort).
Zakynthos is a fantastic island steeped in history, culture and many local products and crafts from olives, oil, sweets, honey, wines to lace, rugs and pottery.
First stop is the traditional village of Macherado. You can see the museum church of Agia Mavra (The Black Madonna) one of the most famous churches on the island.
On the way to the mountains you visit an olive oil factory. Here you can see how the famous olive oil from Zakynthos is produced during the winter.
Continuing northwest passing the mountain village of Kiliomeno and onwards, through Agios Leon to the village of Kampi. You can see the spectacular views over the cliffs and the magnificent view of the out stretched Ionian Sea and we have the opportunity of refreshment stop.
Following on then to Maries, where it is said Mary Magdalene stopped on her way to Rome to protest the crucifixion of Christ and started preaching Christianity.
Your next stop is at the caves in the North of the island. You can take an optional trip to the Caves. Small boats can take you to the caves which are riddled with hollows eroded by the sea. Blue light is reflected on the walls making the experience truly magical and definitely worth seeing.
The sea bottom is coloured as if scattered with precious gems. Anyone not wishing to go out on the boats can relax on shore or take a quick dip. (There is an extra charge per person for the boat trip)
The next stop is Anafonitria, here you visit the famous monastery of St Dennis the patron Saint of the Island. Here St Dennis served as an Abbott for the majority of his life until his death on the 17th December 1624. St Dennis was well known for his healing powers and compassion. In 1703 he was declared a Saint. It is worth knowing that the monastery has recently been renovated uncovering 15th Century frescoes.
Lunch stop in one of the traditional mountain villages.
You have a shopping stop to sample and purchase various local produce.
The bus is crossing over to the North East and head to stunning photo stop in Katastari overlooking Alykes and beyond.
* Visit the museum church of Agia Mavra of Macherado
* Visit an olive oil factory
* Admire the magnificent view of the out stretched Ionian Sea
* Visit the caves in the North of the island
* Stop at the monastery of St Dennis
Sensible footwear, sensible clothing for church & monastery stops.
Camera, sunscreen, swim wear & towels, mineral water.
Boat ticket (caves) lunch and refreshments.
Lunch will be held at various locations.