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What to expect

Unique Hikes

Four unique, specially designed walks

Private Boat Trip

Spot turtles on our private boat trip to Marathonisi Island

Sociable Environment

Property exclusive to Solos guests only

About the trip

The Venetians called this southern most Ionian island Fiore di Levante, the Flower of the East. Its nobility and fertility made this delightful island a jewel of their empire. Join us on a week’s exclusive fully guided walking holiday to explore and discover why the Venetians held this island in such high esteem.

Grade – Easy to Medium

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What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Welcome drink
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 x Taverna evening dinners
  • 1 x Lunch
  • Four exclusive fully Guided Walks
  • 1 x Private Boat Trip - Marathanosi Island
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected


  • Arrive in Zakynthos
  • Olive Grove & Vineyards
  • Top 3 Walks of Zakynthos- Giri, Agia Marina & Kalamaki
  • Day At Leisure
  • Loucha Valley, Views & Cooking with the locals
  • Cliffs, Coves & Turtle Island
  • Day At Leisure
  • Departure Day


  • Insurance click here
  • Climate Crisis Resilience Fee  payable locally €1.50 per night
  • Air conditioning – €7.50 per day, payable locally
  • Lunches except where stated

What you'll be doing


Arrive in Zakynthos

Arrive at Zakynthos Airport and transfer to the Angela Studios.

Our exclusive, specially designed walks will give us the opportunity to enjoy and experience the island’s stunning coastal and fertile inland scenery along with a chance to cook and have lunch with the locals. Adding to the adventure, the week includes a private boat trip to view the island from a different perspective and the chance to spot the island’s famous turtles.

  • No Meals Included

Olive Grove & Vineyards

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.

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Top 3 Walks of Zakynthos - Giri, Agia Marina & Kalamaki

After breakfast, we set off for our three short hikes. Zakynthos offers three types of fantastic scenery – the mountains, the fertile plain and long sandy beaches. In one day, we’ll encounter it all. The first stop is the hamlet of Giri – the highest village on the island, tucked away in the hills. The route runs through rugged terrain where we suddenly discover amazing views over the entire island. We continue through forests of tall cypress trees and fields with wild flowers. Our next hike starts in the traditional village of Agia Marina. Our route zigzags through olive groves, descending along paths only used during harvest time. Here we experience the heart of the island, a complete contrast to the hustle and bustle of the islands coastal resorts. For the third hike, we’ll be brought to Kalamaki where we walk through the dunes with eucalyptus trees. Our route ends on a long sandy beach, where we can walk barefoot along the surf.

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Day At Leisure

Perhaps relax by the pool with your favourite book or take a stroll to the nearby beach. Or if you are feeling active, try out kayaking on a Sea Kayak Tour (Approx €60 pp payable locally). Alternatively, visit Smugglers Cove & the Blue Caves (minimum 8 clients approx €50pp payable locally). Make sure you build up an appetite for the included evening meal at a local taverna.

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included

Optional excursions are not guaranteed and are based on minimum numbers. The prices quoted are guideline only and may involve other non-Solos holidaymakers.



Loucha Valley, Views & Cooking with the locals

After breakfast, we’ll be picked up by our coach and taken to the hidden valley of Loucha. Firstly we will stroll through fields of wildflowers with the scent of thyme, oregano and aniseed dominating the air. Taking unpaved paths through a forest of tall cypress trees, we’ll leave civilisation behind us with only the silence as a companion. A descending trail, with spectacular views over the entire island, ends at the ancient central road, now overgrown and forgotten. The route runs in between the ruins of a hidden village, where time has stood still since being abandoned after an earthquake. The buildings are covered with moss and nature has taken over, giving a fairytale feel of serene beauty.

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Cliffs, Coves & Turtle Island

Today this spectacular walk begins on the west coast edge of the island where the dramatic high limestone cliffs drop down into the dark blue waters of the Ionian Sea. Those with a feel for heights can have a peek over the edge of the bluff and take some fantastic clifftop photographs. We then follow the traditional goat herder trail that meanders upwards, where just after the summit of Mt Skopos, suddenly a spectacular panorama greets us, spanning over the south side of the island with the bay of Laganas. Via a walk along the coast line of Marathia we’ll finish in the small harbour of the village of Limni Keri. Here we rest and have lunch (not included).

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Day At Leisure

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.

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included

Departure Day

It’s time to say “Ya Sou”! After transferring to the airport, we will board our flight home.

  • Breakfast Included


Highlights of this hotel include

  • Exclusive to Solos
  • Spacious pool area
  • Close to the beach

Angela Studios Two-star

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 nearby.

Facilities Include

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.

Room Includes

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.  A number of hairdryers are available to hire (with an additional charge, payable locally) Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

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

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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