Duration

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Destination

Kyllini - Zakynthos Island

About The Tour

Discover the history and culture of the beautiful island of Zakynthos. Get a glimpse of the life on the island away from the tourist resorts whilst enjoying the breathtaking scenery.

Recommended for groups of minimum 10 people and Travel Agencies.

Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24hrs prior the tour.

Overview

During this Zante island tour we will give you an opportunity to visit the most traditional villages on the island, completely away from mass tourism, and largely untouched by time.

After arriving in Zakynthos from Kyllini port, our tour starts in the capital city of the island.

Our first stop is at Bochali, a village above the town, which is one of the oldest and first inhabited areas on the island. There are the remains of the old Venetian castle and a stunning view down the city. We breathe some air, enjoy the view, take some photos and continue.

Our next stop is at Callinico Winery in the village Kalipado, which is one of the oldest wineries in Zakynthos. We will learn the process of making wine and, after we’ve become experts on local wine, you will also get the chance to take a wine tasting of many different wines. And of course you will try the traditional wine of Zakynthos- Verdea dry white wine. After the wine tasting we travel south to the village Lithakia, where we visit the olive oil press and Museum Aristeon. This olive oil press produces only extra virgin olive oil, the best quality olive oil you can find. After a short guided tour around the museum, you will learn everything about the traditional and modern way of olive oil production. To understand the importance of olive oil for the island, note that there is more than 2 million olive trees in Zakynthos and every single one of them needs to be harvested! Old stone and wooden machines, which were used in the past, are part of the display of the small museum. Part of the short tour is olive oil tasting with homemade bread as well!

We continue to the western, mountainous part of the island and drive through the small traditional villages of Kiliomeno, Agios Leontas, Exo Chora and Maries. At Exo Chora you will see the oldest olive tree on the island! Our next stop will be in Anafonitria’s 15th century monastery, which is of great importance for the island, as the patron saint, St Dionysios, was the Abbot of this monastery in the 16th century. After the visit to the monastery you can enjoy a cup of coffee or buy local products such as the famous Zakynthian raisins, handmade souvenirs, honey, local wine, olive oil and much more, which can be found only at these villages.

Of course, the highlight of Zakynthos, Navagio (Shipwreck beach), couldn’t be missed from this trip! The beach cannot be approached by land, but the view from above is simply breathtaking! We stop at a platform, where you can stand and enjoy the scenery and take loads of photos.

Later we continue driving to the north to the St Nicholas port, a very picturesque place, where on, we have a long stop for an optional lunch break. You can enjoy your lunch in this small, quiet, romantic village sitting at a tavern, right by the sea.

After this soul-nourishing stop, we continue driving along the beautiful eastern coasts of Zakynthos for the return trip.

Highlights

  • Kyllini port
  • Zakynthos island
  • Zakynthos port
  • Zakynthos town
  • Bochali village
  • Kalipado village
  • Callinico Winery
  • Lithakia village
  • Aristeon (olive oil press & museum)
  • VillagesKiliomeno, Agios Leontas, Exo Chora, Maries
  • Anafonitria’s  monastery
  • St Dionysios (patron of the island)
  • Navagio (Shipwreck) beach
  • St Nicholas port

Additional Info

  • *ΝΟΤΕ: The itinerary could be changed due to the ferry’s timetable from Kyllini to Zakynthos and back.
  • Bring sun protection (sun cream, hat, sunglasses); temperatures can reach over 86°F (30°C) during summer.
  • Minor under 18 years old are allowed to participate only along with guardian or parents without wine consumption as according to the Greek low, legal drinking age is 18 years old.
  • Low heeled comfortable shoes are recommended due to some uneven and slippery paths.
  • Appropriate clothing should be worn in churches and monasteries (no shorts, no hats; shoulders should be covered).
  • Last Minute Reservations: We do accept reservations up to 48hrs prior the tour. Full payment for the trip is required upon the confirmation of the reservation. All the last minute reservations are non-refundable.
  • Lower rates for larger groups (20+pax) are available upon request!

Terms & Conditions

Amendments
Geo Travel reserves the right to accomplish any amendments on regular shore excursions’, one day tours’ programs & timings and also abort a specific program/timing during the season. For any previous booked tour/timings which have been cancelled, a new tour program or timing will be suggested as a replacement. If the replacement does not satisfy you, you will be granted with a full refund.
Any scheduled tour or visit, in case of delay due to bad weather, damage of the vehicle used for transportation or any other reason is postponed to the next few days, and if this is not possible it is permanently canceled and no claim is made against the office for compensation as the reason of the cancellation is “force majeure”.

It is emphasized that the travel agency is not able to anticipate or control circumstances that are foreign to its sphere of influence and may lead to the cancellation of the trip or damages due to non-performance or faulty performance of the agreed travel services.

Typical examples of such cases are: strikes, accidents, diseases, epidemics-pandemics, organic disturbances due to local conditions, altitude, climate, due to meals not included in the itinerary or due to insufficient hygiene conditions due to external factors, external factors, injuries, wars or terrorist acts, airstrikes, earthquakes, weather conditions, fires, epidemics, toxic infections and any other emergency or «force majeure». In the above cases, the travel agency is not responsible for repairing any damage caused by them.

Insurance
Our clients are covered by the professional indemnity insurance of our office as well as from the bus transfer insurance which is obligatory in Greece. Our buses are fully insured. Concerning the rest of the tour, if the clients wish to be covered by commercial general liability, it is upon request and a matter upon negotiation with our clients with an extra cost.

Cancellations
In case of cancellation due to withdrawal the following cancellation policy is acceptable:
7 days prior service:                    pay 50% on the total
3 days prior service:                    pay 75% on the total
24 hrs and less prior service:     pay 100% total

Notes
1/ In all above cases, bank expenses that occur for the refund will be deducted from the payment.
2/ For large groups (15 people or more), some expenses, due to their nature, (example: restaurants, prepaid entrance fees) might not be refundable, if the cancellation comes within 4 days before service, whatever the cancellation reason is.
3/ by reserving one of our services you agree with the above terms.

Price Includes

  • Transfer by deluxe A/C vehicle to and from the port of Kyllini
  • Return ferry tickets to Zakynthos Island
  • Transfer by A/C vehicle while in Zakynthos
  • Service of professional licensed escort or guide
  • Guided tour of Callinico Winery + wine tasting
  • Guided tour of Aristeon - olive oil press & museum+ olive oil and homemade bread sampling
  • All the taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Meals & drinks* (can be organized for an extra charge according to the clients will)
  • Gratuities
  • The price does not include what is not listed as included

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