Zakynthos is a picture-perfect island of the Ionian Sea, world renowned for its emerald beaches and splendid landscapes. Besides the vibrant Zakynthos town, there are several other destinations along the island that will leave you craving for more. Below, you can take a glimpse at some of the finest and most popular Zakynthos villages. Some of them are characterized by a laid-back atmosphere, while others are more effervescent. However, they all come with great history and hospitable locals! First stop in our exploration of the best Zakynthos villages to visit, Keri. You may have heard the name from the famous Keri Lake. Right in front of Marathonissi, this is a place of exquisite natural value and beauty. Instead of heading to the beach, you continue on to the mountainous village of Keri with the stunning views to the sea and the natural landscape. Here you will be able to enjoy Greek coffee along with spoon sweets, in a local coffee house called “kafenio”, surrounded by tall trees and their generous shades.
Volimes is another historical village on the island of Zakynthos, perched on a hill and overlooking the island’s marvels. The distinctive stone houses are still there, proof of their will to survive even during the terrible earthquake dating back to 1953. Agia Paraskevi church can be found on site, with impressive frescoes. In addition, you will have the chance to visit the old windmills and the monastery of Saint George.
Argassi is another wonderful island, within small proximity to Zakynthos town. There is a huge stretch of land composing Argassi beach, one of the friendliest to visit on the island. Argassi is filled with modern facilities for tourists, while history buffs will get to see the ruins of old churches and other remains from antiquity. Many other Zakynthos villages deserve a place in your “to-do” list. Kampi is the place, where you can see the largest cement cross in the country. Just 60 inhabitants compose this idyllic, discreet village. Agios Leon, Exo Chora or Hora is located next to Kampi and connects you to the Venetian tower.
Maries and Anafonitria, Katastari and Agios Leon, Maherado and Tragaki, Alykes and so many villages with their unspoiled beauty ready to entice you. Welcome to Zakynthos and enjoy your stay, traveling from and to some of these picturesque villages!