The soul of the island
This journey through the interior of the island pictures the life style and the traditions of Zakynthos’ people. Gerakaria offers a marvelous view of the island plains with the mountains that house the villages of Maries, Exo Hora, Agios Leon, Koiliomenos and others, as a backdrop. Pleasant roads skirted by olive and pine trees connect them. Explore these routes until you find the small, well-preserved, XV century villages of Gyri and Loucha. Most of their stone buildings survived the 1954 earthquake. You can enjoy clean air and the special aroma of the area from the top of these mountains 550 meters (1650 feet) above sea level. This is a must if you are interested in Zante’s true essence.