ZAKYNTHOS VIP TOUR
Minibus excursion in Zakynthos Zante island
The VIP Zakynthos island tour by bus excursion "Back to the Roots" is a truly unique trip. During this Zante island tour we journey off the beaten track to the most traditional villages on the island, completely away from mass tourism, and largely untouched by time. You will have the opportunity to see real Greek Island villages and experience day-to-day life in rural Zante. Of course, the view of Shipwreck Bay from above is another highlight of the bus excursion "Back to the Roots" Zakynthos island tour.
We travel in a minibus in small groups, giving you the opportunity to interact with your guide, Jackie Boots-Glavas. Jackie will tell stories as you travel around the authentic Zakynthos villages and the intimate nature of the Zakynthos island trip allows for plenty of question and answer opportunities. You will be sure to learn a thing of two about Greek culture, history, traditions and mythology – Jackie’s personal specialties. The "Back to the Roots" Zakynthos island tour by bus, is a very interactive and flexible experience with freedom to explore and enjoy at your own pace.
This Nefis Travel Zakynthos island tour, starts from your resort, where the minibus will pick you up as arranged. We will make our first stop on this Zakynthos island excursion, in the charming village of Tragaki. Tragaki is characterized by white-washed stone walls and sweeping country views. Here we stroll through the village streets and get a feel for the laid back Greek way of life. There is the chance to meet some of the Zakynthos locals at the oldest supermarket – come – coffeehouse in Zakynthos. This quaint pre-earthquake building is extremely traditional and a favorite Zakynthos photo for our photographers in our group.
Back on board the Nefis Travel mini-bus island tour, we will first continue our journey down the valley, set amongst beautiful vineyards, before the Nefis Travel Zakynthos tour will move deeper into the mountains of Zakynthos – taking in majestic views of the Ionian Sea along the way. We will stop at one of the most hidden jewel of Zakynthos, a village with its own olive mill museum, where we will have time to sit back for a nice Greek coffee while the locals are passing by, who will be very eager to talk to you. Nobody can resist a visit to the enchanting little local supermarket from Grandpa Nionios where we can meet the Zakynthian hospitality! Having taken in the authentic Zakynthos island atmosphere, we now make our way on our Zante island trip by bus to a picturesque traditional Greek roadside market where you will enjoy your free Greek snacks and wine-tasting: A slice of village bread, dipped in olive oil, with olives, oregano and local Zakynthian cheese called Lado-tiri you have the chance to try and buy some local products including: honey, oils, sweets, hand-made carpets and tapestries. Moving on from the village market, we drive towards the spectacular view of Shipwreck Cove. This is every keen photographer’s highlight of the Zakynthos island tour by bus and one of the most famous sites in Greece. Everyone is enchanted by the amazing array of blue colors in the waters around Smugglers Bay. Here Jackie explains the intriguing story of the Zakynthos Shipwreck – a fascinating tale. The "Back to the Roots" trip also includes a stop at the monastery of Saint George. We meet with the only priest living there, Theodosies, who explains some interesting facts about the Orthodox Church.
Our next destination on our unique Zante island tour is Kampi. Kampi located high along the Zakynthian white cliffs lends itself to the most breathtaking, panoramic sea views in all of Greece. Here you can enjoy delicious home-made Zakynthian meals while being serenaded by guitarist Nico and your guide Jackie! The uplifting sounds of traditional Zakynthian folksongs are always a highlight of the "Back to the Roots" Zakynthos island tour! After a fantastic meal and beautiful music, we will leave Kampi around siesta time, a good opportunity to sit back and relax on the mini-bus at the Nefis Travel Zakynthos excursion "Back to the Roots" island tour.
Off the beaten track views are stunning as we head towards the Southern part of the island, to the modern olive factory Aristeon, what means excellence in Greek, and the Ecological Olive Press certainly lives up to its name, complete with an olive oil museum, a tasting section and olive soap. We will have a tour with one of the olive oil experts who will reveal the history of olive making on the island press. This island trip is our unique off the beaten track way to see much of the beautiful island of Zante – the Zakynthos top sites and the hidden treasures. Join us on a "Back to the Roots" island tour in Zante and we guarantee you one of the most memorable days of your Zakynthos holiday!!!
Please be aware:
• Please think about respectful clothing for the monastery, just a sarong for the lady is okay.
• The time we are allowed to spend at the Shipwreck platform area will depend on weather conditions and compliance with local by laws.
• There is a gentle slope to the monastery and steps to the Shipwreck platform and in the taverna.
• Lunch boxes are not allowed in the taverna.
The excursion days:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
The excursion prices:
Adult: 33 euro PP
Child: 22 euro PP
The lunch is not included in the price.
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