Professional English-speaking guides and instructors during all activities
Variety of activities
Exclusive & varied activity programme
The Angela Studios
Exclusive to Solos accommodation
Experience the real Zakynthos and join us on an exclusive multi activity break and explore, enjoy and discover this beautiful Ionian island by foot, boat and bike. Combined with relaxing Yoga and Capoeira sessions, this week away will be sure to re-energise the mind, body and spirit
Grade – Easy to Medium
Arrive at Zakynthos Airport and transfer to the Angela Studios
The first hike is a beautiful route on narrow paved lanes through lemon groves and vineyards. Immediately after leaving our accommodation, you’ll be walking underneath the shade of ancient olive trees. In the distance you will be able to see the spire of the small Ano Gerakari church, proudly built on top of a hill. This summit is our goal. We take a shaded path which meanders uphill and with every step the views become more spectacular.
Today we split into two groups and the first group travel to the small cape at Mikro Nisi with its beautiful interwoven coastline and deep blue sea. Firstly we receive our briefing from our professional instructor and launch the Kayaks. During this activity we visit the sulphur beaches and thermal springs of Xigia, take in the blue flag beach of Makris Giallos and along the way explore hidden caves with azure blue waters before arriving back at Alykanas where the second group take their turn and Kayak the route back to Mikro Nisi.
After breakfast we walk to the nearby Alykes Blue Flag beach and enjoy a morning of professionally led Yoga and Capoeira sessions. Our Yoga sessions will help us meditate, relax and find our inner calm. We then bring our morning to a close with our Capoeira session, a gracious Afro -Brazilian martial art combined with aerobics, music and dance. The afternoon is at your leisure but make sure you build up an appetite for the included evening BBQ hosted at the Angela Studios .
After breakfast, we will receive our bicycles, each has 21 gears, which will help us conquer every hill on our path. This wonderful route over the fertile plain of the island is specially designed, running over narrow paved roads with the only congestion being the odd sheep or goat that may cross our path. We then enter the quaint village of Pigadakia where we’ll visit the local museum of Vertzagio. The owner and collector Spiros has gathered a barn full of Zakynthian items of past generations. Next break is at the organic farm of Therianos. Dimitri and his family will explain how they produce their olive oil.
Early morning, we head off for Zakynthos town harbour and meet Captain Jorgos where we will board his sailing yacht. Our compass is set south, hopefully the winds are favourable to hoist sails and speed along with only the sound of the wind in our sails (sails hoisted depending on weather and sailing conditions) Near the Keri Caves we’ll anchor in a secluded cove and cool off by diving off the yacht. The crystal clear waters are ideal for snorkeling.
Around lunch time we’ll moor in the small port of Limni Keri where the best fresh fish of the islands is served and if we so wish we can take lunch (at own cost).
Take the opportunity to catch the local bus or a taxi and visit Zante Town and discover a selection of museums, churches and perhaps a spot of shopping. Make sure you are back in time for our last night, farewell Taverna dinner!!!
It’s time to say “Ya Sou“! After transferring to the airport, we will board our flight home.
Our base for the week is a charming and friendly family owned property ideally located in the seaside village of Alykanas, and is a mere 200 metres level walk from the sandy Alykanas Beach. The beach offers a great selection of watersports; however for those who would rather enjoy some Greek sunshine, sun loungers and beach umbrellas are lined up for hire. At the end of the beach lies the small harbour of Alykanas. Surrounded by endless vineyards and olive groves, there are a few waterfront bars by the beach where one can sip on a refreshing drink or Greek cocktail in the evening and watch the sun go down. In the evening, the relaxed atmosphere of the resort continues, with a number of bars and restaurants offering traditional Greek cuisine. If you are looking for a livelier evening there is a range of entertainment at the neighbouring resort of Alykes, which is just 1km away.
Facilities include a private outdoor swimming pool with loungers and umbrellas, poolside changing room with toilet and shower. Breakfast and lounge area, honesty bar and common outdoor gardens complete this lovely property.
Our pleasant rooms feature Air Conditioning (payable locally) a kitchenette with fridge and safety deposit box. The sleeping area is equipped with an LCD TV and a private balcony furnished with a small table and chairs. Shower rooms are being upgraded for 2019. A number of hairdryers are available to hire (with an additional charge, payable locally) Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
A full 10-year passport is required, valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay.
A visa is not required by holders of passports endorsed “British Citizen” for stays of upto 90 days in any 180-day period.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa, a valid passport and any other travel documents for your holiday. All information provided relates to British citizens who hold or are entitled to apply for a British passport. For the most up-to-date visa information please visit; Greece Foreign Advice
If you are not a British citizen and do not hold a British passport, you must make your own enquiries as to the applicable requirements. Alternatively, you can apply for your Visa with our preferred partner the Travel Visa company by selecting the following link; Travel Visa Company
The transfer time from Zakynthos Airport to our hotel is approximately 30 minutes.
Your walking guide will advise you in resort of the daily programme. The walking programme is graded as Easy to Medium and you can expect to walk 12km with some ascents/descents, rough underfoot terrain and high altitudes involved. Below are the distances for the walk, however please bear in mind these are approximate and subject to change due to local conditions. All of the walks are relatively flat, however we have highlighted the maximum ascent and descent where applicable.
Olive groves, Vineyards and the Shipwreck Beach
Length approx 12km
Walking Time 4 hours
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking. Each activity is not compulsory and you can opt out if you so wish.
You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.
It is important that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive.
The weather, even in summer, can be unpredictable. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:
All necessary equipment supplied – Lycra jacket, life vest, dry bag, snorkelling gear (full face mask)
21 gear bicycle included
Ascend + 40%
Descend + 40%
Plateau + 20%
Duration + 3hrs (cycling time)
Zakynthos Island Tour Approximate cost: £35
We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €20 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % to add on.
|Month(s)||Highest temperature||Lowest temperature|
|January - February||14 °C||8 °C|
|March||16 °C||9 °C|
|April||19 °C||11 °C|
|May||23 °C||14 °C|
|June||28 °C||18 °C|
|July - August||31 °C||20 °C|
|September||28 °C||19 °C|
|October||23 °C||16 °C|
|November||19 °C||12 °C|
|December||16 °C||10 °C|
I was so nervous about embarking on my first Solos Holiday, but I shouldn’t have been – it was the best thing I have ever done!
Wow! Got to see the famous shipwreck beach in Zakynthos with Solos. Can’t wait to discover more of their destinations!
Our tour leader Monica was exceptional! Had such a good time and will be rebooking with Solos. Thanks for a great holiday!
Had the best time with Solos! Discovered beautiful destinations and met some lifelong friends.