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Traditional Delights

Enjoy discovering some of the hidden traditional delights of Zakynthos.  Visit a winery, an olive factory and explore charming mountain villages.

  • Visit a traditional winery
  • Tour a traditional olive factory
  • Explore small mountain villages
  • Have lunch with a sensational sea view

“Luxuriate in luscious landscapes”

The tour starts with the pick up from a pre-arranged location at approximately 10.00 and then heads off to the village of Lagopodo for the first stop at Grampsas Winery.   This is a family-run business in a traditional winery producing high quality and different varieties of wine.  There will be a guided tour of the winery and the chance to taste a selection of wines.

Then continuing further into the mountains for the next stop at the Olive Factory in Agios Leondas, to find out how olive oil is produced and to sample both the olives and the mountain virgin olive oil served on homemade bread.  This will be followed by a walk around the pretty mountain village of Agios Leondas, whose history dates back many centuries.

Next on the itinerary is Michalis Taverna in Kampi, where an a la carte lunch will be served. The view from this well-known taverna is spectacular and there is no better way to enjoy a meal.

The final stop of the day will be in the village of Volimes in the north of the island.  This mountain village has excellent examples of the traditional architectural style of Zakynthian buildings and is also a wonderful place to wander around and find homemade products and handmade crafts which are still made using the traditional methods.

 

Included:

  • Pick up and drop off at designated location
  • Tour guide
  • Private Tour

Not included:

  • Food and drink

Note: Changes in the order of itinerary are at the Guide’s discretion. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion

Zakynthos Mountains and Sea

Explore Zakynthos by bus and boat combining the splendor of the mountains with the serenity of the sea.

  • Take a boat trip to the shipwreck and the Blue Caves
  • Visit an exclusive winery and art gallery
  • Explore the Damianos Caves
  • Lunch at a restaurant with a fabulous sea view

“Surround yourself with sensational scenery”

The tour starts with the pick up from a pre-arranged location at approximately 10.00 and then sets off to the northern most point of the island to Skinari from where the boat trip begins. The boat will sail to Smugglers Cove, where the wreck of the ship “Panayiotis” can be seen and there will be the opportunity to swim in the clear crystal waters. After it will head to the famous Blue Caves discovered in 1897.  The name comes from the colour of the water in this area of the sea.

On returning to the port, the bus will then continue on to the mountain village of Trilagkada where the Wine and Art Gallery is located.  This is a family run business including both a traditional winery and an icon art gallery and as the owners state it is “a venue of enhanced creativity”. A tour of the estate allows for an appreciation of traditional Zakynthian wine; traditional Greek art and also traditional Zakynthian architecture.

It is now time to head further south to explore the Damianos Caves in the village of Agala.  One striking feature of these caves is that there are two entrances, one above the other.

It will now be time to sit and relax for an a la carte lunch at the restaurant which is located directly above the caves.  Experience amazing food whilst gazing out over the unforgettable views of the sea and the mountains.

 

Included:

  • Pick up and drop off at designated location
  • Tour guide
  • Private Tour
  • Boat tickets

Not included:

  • Food and drink

Things to remember

  • Suitable footwear for the boat and walking in the mountains
  • Swimwear, towels, sunscreen

 

Note: Changes in the order of itinerary are at the Guide’s discretion. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion

Zakynthos Sunset

Discover some of the southern treasures of Zakynthos including a traditional olive factory, sailing around Keri Bay and more. Culminating with dinner whilst enjoying the sunset over the Ionian Sea.

  • Visit a traditional olive factory
  • Take a boat trip around Keri Bay
  • Wander around the village of Keri
  • Enjoy an evening meal with a view of the sunset

“A little magic can take you a long way”

The tour starts with the pick up from a pre-arranged location at approximately 14.30 and then sets off to the village of Lithakia for a tour of a traditional olive factory.

The bus then heads to the port at Keri Lake from where the boat will sail out into the bay to visit Marathonisi Island, where loggerhead turtles nest; Keri Caves and Oasis Beach.  There will be the opportunity for a swim and maybe the chance to spot a turtle.

After returning to the port, it is time to head up into the hills to have a wander around Keri Village, which is a quiet and charming village with a strong traditional character. It has a central square and many narrow streets to explore.

Next on the itinerary is the drive to the mountain village of Agala, the location of the Damianos Cave Taverna and the final stop of the tour. In this paradise of relaxation and peace, enjoy an a la carte dinner from the menu of traditional Greek dishes, whilst gazing out over views of the mountains and the sea. The finale of both the tour and the meal being the amazing spectacle of the sun setting over the Ionian Sea.

 

Included:

  • Pick up and drop off at designated location
  • Tour guide
  • Private Tour
  • Boat tickets

Not included:

  • Food and drinks

Things to remember

  • Suitable footwear for the boat and walking in the mountains
  • Swimwear, towels, sunscreen

 

Note: Changes in the order of itinerary are at the Guide’s discretion. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion

Zakynthos Beaches

Set sail for a lazy day exploring and swimming in the waters of some of the famous beaches on the island of Zakynthos. Enjoy the picturesque landscape whilst cruising along the coastline.

  • Visit the Blue Caves and marvel at the amazing colours
  • Stop off at Smugglers Cove and see the shipwreck of the “Panayiotis
  • Take a swim at Makris Gialos Beach
  • Customize the day

“Tantalising turquoise waters”

The tour starts with the pick up from a pre-arranged location and then the transfer to the main port in Zakynthos Town. The boat will set sail from here heading to the north of the island.

The first stop will be at Smugglers Cove, where the wreck of the ship “Panayiotis” can be seen and the chance for a wonderful swim in the lovely blue waters.

Continuing on, the boat will sail to the famous Blue Caves, discovered in 1897.  The name comes from the colour of the water, a mixture of aquamarine and turquoise.  This area is also the deepest part of the Mediterranean called the “Well of Ionysos”, which is about 4,500 metres deep.

The final beach will be Makris Gialos, which is one of the smaller beaches on the island and is the perfect spot for swimming and snorkeling in a tranquil environment.

Whilst here there will also be the opportunity to enjoy an a la carte lunch at a traditional Greek taverna.

After lunch it will be all aboard for the return to the port in Zakynthos Town.

For the more adventurous at heart, there is also the possibility to customize the trip to individual tastes and ask the captain to anchor off other beaches that are seen during the day or even to ask him for further recommendations.

 

Included:

  • Pick up and drop off at designated location
  • Tour guide
  • Private Tour
  • Boat tickets

Not included:

  • Food and drinks

Things to remember

  • Suitable footwear for the boat and the pebbly beach at shipwreck
  • Swimwear, towels, sunscreen

Note: Changes in the order of itinerary are at the Guide’s discretion. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion

Zakynthos Photo Shoot

Feel like a celebrity for a day and book a private photographer to capture your unique holiday moments with perfect professional holiday shots. Choose 3 different locations on the day together with the photographer. Then let him work his magic while you absorb the beauty of Zakynthos.

  • Visit three different locations of personal choice
  • Be guided by a professional photographer with local knowledge of the island
  • Get 50-60 professional digital photographs

“Capturing moments from today…Creating memories for a lifetime”

The private photo shoot offers the opportunity to have distinctive holiday photos. Spend 3½-4 hours with a photographer capturing those never to be forgotten memories in a professional style and impress family and friends back home.

There is no set running time for the photo shoot, this is up to individuals - some may prefer mornings, some afternoons or some evenings.  This will be organized at the time of booking.

Meet a minivan and the photographer at a pre-arranged pick up point and time. The choice of the three locations will be made together with the photographer on the day of the shoot, taking into consideration the time limit.  The cost of the minivan is included in the price, but anyone wishing to use any other form of transport during the photo shoot, for example, a boat, should be aware that this will be at an additional cost, payable on the day.

The package also includes the use of a drone for photography (if appropriate and weather permitting) and 50-60 photographs on a USB stick to be received within 2 days after the photo shoot.  There is also an option for video shooting but this is at an extra cost.

 

Included:

  • Pick up and drop off at designated location
  • Professional Photographer
  • 50-60 professional photographs on USB stick

Not included:

  • Food and drinks
  • Additional transfer costs

Note: Changes in the order of itinerary are at the Guide’s discretion. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion

Greek Cuisine Lesson

Learn some of the secrets of Greek cuisine and take a truly unforgettable experience home with you.

  • Lesson from professional chef
  • Learn handy tips
  • Enjoy the whole experience of preparing and eating the meal in the comfort of your own surroundings

“Create culinary delights to tempt your taste buds”

Greek cuisine has a long and rich history dating back to ancient times and the Mediterranean diet is well known throughout the world as being healthy and nutritious.  Now you have the opportunity to learn more about this famous gastronomic wealth and also expand your culinary skills with a private cookery lesson from a professional chef.

The chef will visit you in your accommodation and all the ingredients and cooking utensils required for the recipe will be provided.  Discover the basic techniques and pick up on some handy tips needed to create gastronomic Greek masterpieces.

Then sit back and enjoy the Greek meal which you have helped to prepare.  Also you will have a perfect way to remember your holiday here in Zakynthos by cooking the recipe you have learnt for your friends and family when you return home.

Duration: About 4 hours

The menu and some of the recipes that you may sample are:

  • Basic traditional sauCe '' skordostoubi'' it IS SERVED with  eggplants,fish,meat,vegetables
  • yellow pumpkin with large RICE SHAPED PASTA (19th century zakynthian recipE)
  • “argesrto” eggs ( eggs with grape )
  • “skaltsotseta” ( beef with tomato sauce and zakythian cheese)
  • “glauna” (traditional sweet -pancakes -with raisins and sugar or honey)

Included:

  • All ingredients
  • Recipe
  • Private lesson

Note: Changes in the order of itinerary are at the Guide’s discretion. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion