Zante flora nature hikes Zakynthos

Guided walking holiday in Greece

From £ 695.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • Dogs welcome
  • GPS tracks available
  • Luggage transport included
  • One accommodation
  • Guided walking holiday
  • Goats walking in a Greek orange juice bar on Zakynthos
  • View from a cliff towards a rock-formation with a gap in it
  • Sandy beach with clear blue sea on the Greek island of Zakynthos

Zakynthos in Greece: the Ionian island of flora. Guided walking holiday in Zante with trails from the locals. Crystal clear swimming beaches, nature and archaeological hikes all complimented by Greek modern and traditional cuisine from handed down family recipes. Stretch off tight muscles with complimentary Tai Chi & Yoga. Airport transfers included. Magic Skopos sunrise hike: best view of the island.

Accommodation on Zakynthos

You'll be staying in rustic apartments and studios, peacefully located 20 metres from a crystal clear swimming beach. Away from the main crowds, the location is ideal to enjoy the unspoilt beauty of Zante. Surrounded by olive groves, it really is a hidden treasure and haven for relaxation.

Double bed in Zante bathroom with shower and washbasin A pair of lounging chairs overlooking the Ionian sea

Situated 35 minutes from the airport on the North of the island. The accommodation is genuine, simple and at one with nature. You won’t find any shiny cutting edge technology or luxuries in materials but you will experience a warm simplistic accommodation in traditional Greek family hospitality style. At the end of the day your room will be your little sanctuary in which to rest, relax and recoup.

Walking on Zakynthos

The daily walks are guided from various areas around Zakynthos, and the week gives a good insight into the history and culture of Zante. You'll see the beautiful Skopos mountain sunrise, the world famous beaches and traditional local villages and ancient history.

beach seen from high above white cliffs Walkers going downhill under a clear blue sky

Our guides will give you insights to the walks. No car is needed as transport to and from each hike is provided.

Zante flora nature hikes walking holiday itinerary

Panoramic view across hilly farmland on Zakynthos in Greece Group of hikers walking through a mountainous landscape

Here's a taster to your week hiking on Greece's beautiful Zakynthos island


Walk 1 - Along the west side of the island there are many villages. One of the oldest is called Exo Hora and we'll start a walk from close by. Our trail slowly meanders up a gravel track up to the very highest point on the Island with amazing views and we are surrounded by farmland and quarries. On a very clear day the neighbouring Greek island of Kefalonia looks like it's floating in the air. After taking in the panoramic views we then take another track down through a fertile valley and back to the start.

Hillside view overlooking Zakynthos towards the sea Aerial view of a white sandy beach backed by dense green forest on Marathonsi island in Greece

Walk 2 - We'll walk up into olive groves and on to a view-point where you can see nearly the whole of the island's Vassilikos peninsular including one of Zakynthos most famous beaches: Gerakas. Then back down through pine forests and more olive groves where you may see turkeys, chickens and rabbits and eventually onto one of the most beautiful, long, sandy turtle nesting beaches that you won't have seen for a very long time... And of course a great opportunity for a swim.

Walk 3 - We'll go to the north of the island and walk down to the ruins of a monastery which was once on a small islet very close to the sea until it was moved to it's present location stone by stone. This is another stunning location with the Island of Kefalonia in clear sight. Then we walk back up through unspoilt forest to the end, where we'll be taken to the top of the most famous of bays: Navagio the shipwreck. You'll also get to swim in the amazing turquoise waters when we take a boat excursion to the bay itself.

Skopos Monastery on Zakynthos, Greece Mountaintop view with low shrub and white rock

Walk 4 - During this walk we'll hike from one side of the Island to the other, taking in a restored monastery and also being able to go to a point at the very top of this mountain where panoramic breathtaking views await us. On the way back down you'll see a recently restored 14th century church.

Walk 5 - On the west coast we drive down to Korakonissi where we'll go on a circular walk with a number of cliff edge viewing points along the way. Again we pass through olive groves and fields of vines. We may even see sheep and goats being herded and at the end of this walk there's a small island that we can explore and again another chance for swimming. This is a beautiful spot and if we're lucky, we may see dolphins swimming past.

Group of walkers with dogs on a wide track in a green mountainous landscape A clear blue sea and people sunbathing at Xigia beach in Greece

Walk 6 - Staying on the west coast we walk from a village called Kiliomenos again down into farm land with many crops and lots of livestock. We head down into olive groves and then on into a dry river bed where we can explore a cave. By all accounts a monk used to live here in days gone by, and nowadays we may spot an eagle. Then we walk back up a gravel trail through the pine forest and back to the village.

Dates and availability

Entrance to a cave Rainbow over the island of Zakynthos

Price is standard for March to mid July 15th: 695 GBP pp shared
15th July - 31st Aug 895 GBP
1st sept - 5th Nov 695 GBP

Please contact the holiday provider, through the contact form, for more information.

A golden orange sunrise from the sea Group of hikers walking along a forested coastline
Map of Greece with location of Zakynthos island in the Ionian Sea

Holiday type

One accommodationGuided walking holiday
Guided walking holiday
Board basis: Full Board

Price

From £ 695.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • Dogs welcome by prior arrangement
  • Luggage transport included
  • GPS tracks available

Included

Greek Cuisine, 7 nights accommodation, bed linen, towels, 7 x breakfast, 7 x lunch, 7 x dinner, fruit, local snacks, tea/coffee, herbal teas, fresh vegetable/fruit juice, smoothies, transfer to/from airport and start/end of walks. Yoga, Tai Chi, boat excursion to famous ship wreck beach.

Not included

All other costs, including travel costs to the starting-point of this holiday.

Walking holiday reference

WH-GD-GRZZ01


Walking grade

Walking holiday in hills only
  • Hills
  • Easy walking
Walking holiday in hills to low mountains
  • Hills to low mountains
  • Easy to moderate walking

Remarks

  • Tailor-made walking possible

Best time of the year

April, May, June,
and September, October


Walking Holiday by:

Zante Zest

Julie and Nasos

www.zantezest.com

Contact details

Languages spoken

English, Greek

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