About Zakyntos (Zante)
Zakynthos, or Zante, as the English say, is one of the Ionian Islands. These together form an archipelago on the west side of Greece. In addition to Zante, the following islands belong to it: Corfu, Ithaka, Kefalonia, Lefkas, Paxi.
All islands are beautiful green and the sea is azure blue.
I myself visited Zakynthos for the first time in August 2022. And back in October already!
I was overwhelmed by the beauty of nature and the friendly residents, with whom I immediately felt at home. We went to do what we always do on holiday: walking, cycling and swimming and sightseeing. But to my surprise, we saw quite a few tourists in our residence, but during our outings in nature, we hardly met anyone. While it was in the middle of the high season.
Apparently, I now understand, tourists mainly go to the island for the sun and the sea and a boat trip to the 'blue caves' and the shipwreck. To get back on the plane home after a week with brown or red sunburn. With that you really miss the island!
That's where the challenge started for me: 'come see and experience it', I would like to exclaim to everyone who is looking for an active trip in beautiful surroundings and good weather!
I started looking around and came into contact with an ecotourism organization, a family that operates an accommodation in the north of the island and a guide who was born and raised there and takes tourists on an individual basis to the most beautiful places, outside the beaten track. The first result is an 8 days hiking trip. More active trips to follow!