Walks & Treks - Zakynthos Trails

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Walks & Treks - Zakynthos Trails

Greece • 7 nights • Solos Board • Easy to Medium



Join us for a week’s relaxed walking, and some wonderful Greek hospitality on the beautiful island of Zakynthos – one of Greece’s greenest and sunniest islands.

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About this holiday

Triangular in shape, beautiful Zakynthos has 3 distinct geographical areas: the north west is mountainous with quaint traditional mountain villages, the central region is a fertile plain rich with olive groves and vineyards and the south east is characterised by stunning beaches.

Our base for the week is the family- run Loukas on the Waves Hotel, set right on the gorgeous Ambula Beach on the eastern coast of the island, a wonderful, peaceful spot away from the tourist crowds.

Our 4 guided walks will give us an opportunity to enjoy a combination of the island’s stunning coastal and fertile inland scenery:

Ambula to Spilias

A beautiful walk through olive and lemon groves, our path meanders over hills with spectacular views of the coastline and the deep blue Mediterranean Sea. We’ll stop for a look at a holy cave, where locals believe in its healing powers, before making our way back through the vineyards of Marinaika.

A walk to Zakynthos Town

Our walk starts along the beautiful Blue Flagged beach at Tsilivi, before heading inland to Bochali. Here the locals gather in the Square to see and be seen, a perfect spot to have a rest and enjoy the impressive view over the capital below. Continuing to Zakynthos Town, we take a stroll through this elegant Venetian-styled town with its maze of narrow streets, buzzing boulevards before heading back via Lofos Strani Park, where the Greek National Anthem was composed.

Keri

We transfer to the Keri peninsula, on the south east of the island for a spectacular walk starting at high limestone cliffs dropping down in the dark blue waters of the Ionian Sea. The trail meanders over goat herder tracks and we’ll pass a hidden grove with the oldest olive trees of the island before we reach the small harbour of the village of Limni Keri.

Loucha to Agia Marina

This beautiful walk takes us through the hidden valley of Loucha. Our hike starts at the village café where you could try a local favourite, a chilled coffee (extra charge), before we stroll through fields of wildflowers where the scents of thyme, oregano and aniseed dominate the air. Hopefully (dependent on the season) we’ll meet a beekeeper and taste his honey straight from the hive. We’ll enjoy spectacular views over the entire island as we continue, ending up at a traditional taverna where the owner makes his own wine, and we can celebrate the end of a glorious week with a glass of his wares. Cheers – or as the Greeks say, Yiamas!


Our accommodation


Loukas on the Waves


Our small, friendly family hotel is surrounded by a part shingle, part sand beach and next to a beautiful seafront taverna where our meals will be taken.

Facilities include

Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool with loungers, bar and a common outdoor garden area.

Rooms include

Our comfortable rooms feature air-conditioning (additional charge), TV, kettle, fridge and free Wi-Fi. There is a small table and chairs on either the small terrace or balcony.

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Date Duration Holiday Notes Age group Price
24 Oct 17 7 nights Zakynthos Trails Guaranteed Departure All Ages From £1,099

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