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Monday
16 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Tuesday
17 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday
18 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday
19 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Friday
20 September
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Saturday
21 September
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
22 September
10:00am - 4:00pm
Zakynthos Trails

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.

Grade: Easy to Medium

Zakynthos Trails   Monica Tigani 2018

Why Go?

  • A delightful walking holiday giving us the opportunity to discover the beauty of the island
  • Stroll in olive plantations, spotting unusual flora and fauna and amazing panoramas at Ano Gerakari
  • Enjoy stunning views of Zakynthos Town
  • A range of lovely optional excursions on offer to discover the beauty of the island on non walking days

Zakynthos Trails

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

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.

Ano Gerakari

This hike is a beautiful route over narrow paved lanes through lemon groves and vineyards. In the distance we can see the spire of the small Ano Gerakari church, proudly built on top of a hill. The path meanders uphill, where we eventually we arrive at Saint Nikolas church, rewarded with an amazing view.

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!

The Angela Studios - Alykanas ★★

Our small, simple and friendly family owned property is ideally located in a quiet corner of Alykanas, surrounded by pine and olive trees and just minutes from the sandy beach. There are a number of bars, restaurants, convenience shops and a supermarket all located close by.

Facilities include

Facilities include a private outdoor swimming pool with loungers and umbrellas and new for 2019 there will be a poolside changing room with toilet and shower. Breakfast and lounge area, honesty bar and common outdoor gardens complete this lovely property.

 

Rooms Include 

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.

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

3 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 1 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 10°C,
Apr 14°C, May 19°C,
Jun 22°C, Jul, Aug 26°C,
Sep 23°C, Oct 18°C,
Nov, Dec 13°C

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What's included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for sole use
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • 4 guided walks
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily & 3 dinners

What’s extra:

  • Insurance see here
  • Optional excursions*:
    Cycling tour of the traditional Riza Villages
  • Try your hand at kayaking
    *Subject to availability

Please Note

  • You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the chosen Walk or Trek according to the different grades.

 

Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer time from Zakynthos Airport to our hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Walking programme
Four guided walks are included in the programme. 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 between 8 to 11km per day, with some ascents/descents, rough underfoot terrain and high altitudes involved.

Below are the distances for each 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.

Ano Gerakari
Length approx 11km 

Chora Hike
Length approx 11km 

Loucha Hike
Length approx 11km 

Keri Hike
Length approx 11km 

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.

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.

What to Wear
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:

  • Walking boots with good ankle support
  • Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
  • Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
  • Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
  • Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
  • Walking socks – several pairs
  • Lightweight fleece or jumper
  • Hat & gloves
  • Daysack/rucksack for walking
  • Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
  • Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
  • Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellant, etc
  • Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses – the sun’s strength is often multiplied in mountainous areas.

More to Explore
There will be plenty for you to see and do during your own leisure time during the course of your holiday, full details of which will be given out at your Information Meeting by your Tour Leader. Please note that prices shown may vary according to numbers. Full details will be given at your Information Meeting. All tours must be paid for in euros only. Your Tour Leader will help arrange these for you and explain where you will need to go but may not necessarily accompany you.

Zakynthos Island Tour Approximate cost: £35

Kayaking in the Keri Caves

A spectacular trip along the coastline where we’ll discover caves, tunnels and pristine empty beaches on our journey lasting approx 3 and a half hours Approximate cost: £ 37 per person (including double kayak and instruction)

Currency

Euro

Gratuities
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.

Temperature (Average Daily Maximum ºC)
May 23 ºC, Sep 28ºC

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From COMMENTS  
13 Oct 2019 20 Oct 2019 7 All Ages £ 995 Guaranteed Departure BOOK
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What's included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for sole use
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • 4 guided walks
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily & 3 dinners

What’s extra:

  • Insurance see here
  • Optional excursions*:
    Cycling tour of the traditional Riza Villages
  • Try your hand at kayaking
    *Subject to availability

Please Note

  • You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the chosen Walk or Trek according to the different grades.

 

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