In the nearby mountain village of Volimes you can buy hand-made lace, bed linen, crocheted bed-spreads, rugs, pottery and honey. Or try an Ouzo with pistachio nuts in one of the tiny bars.
Drive through the pungent pine forests to the beautiful Venetian monasteries of Anafonitria and St.George’s, and next to it, view the famous shipwreck on Navagio Beach from the giddy heights of the cliffs.
There are a few select local tavernas that we’ve known and loved for years. Serving plates of amazing local Greek dishes from hearty homemade moussaka to calamari with tzatziki, these spots are the go-to for fantastic local food.
IN THE SOUTH
The bustling capital, Zakynthos town, is an hour away. Destroyed by an earthquake in 1953, the elegant Venetian houses, icon rich churches, museums and a magnificent sweeping harbour have all been faithfully restored. It’s surprisingly cosmopolitan and a pleasant place to wander, dine and shop.
At the southern end of the island, there’s Go Karting, horse riding and a water park.
ADVICE & RECOMMENDATIONS
We’ll happily suggest the best local restaurants and family-run haunts to satisfy your craving for Greek specialities. Just head to Reception for reservations and recommendations.