This tour will showcase two sides of Zante, stopping off at the bustling capital and traditional villages. The day starts in Zante Town. You’ll stop at Solomos Square, which houses important buildings like the Byzantine Museum, the church of St Nicholas, and the cultural centre of Zante. You’ll then take a stroll along the major shopping road, before getting the coach up to Bohali village. Have your camera ready here, as the village has sweeping views over Zante Town. Next on the agenda is Anafonitria – the oldest monastery on the island. The patron saint of Zante, St Dionysios, served as abbot here until 1624, so it’s a pretty important place for the islanders. Plus, a recent renovation of the monastery uncovered some 15th-century artwork on its walls. From here, you’ll drive through the traditional mountain villages of Zante, stopping off at Volimes, which is famous for its handcrafted rugs, locally-produced honey and olive oil. You’ll have some free time to wander around before heading back to the port.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.