You will enjoy amazing sweeping panoramic views when visiting Skinari – sparkling blue and green seas here are among the most beautiful on the island of Zante.
ZANTE RESORT OF SKINARI, FAR NORTH OF ZAKYNTHOS
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At the most northern point of Zakynthos, a few kilometres on from the port of St Nicholas, lies Skinari, a charming and unique region of Zante. Here the Potamitis family will welcome you to their homestead business, either for a day or a longer stay.
The Potamitis family own and manage the Skinari Windmills, as well as several furnished traditional stone holiday apartments, a charming cliff top cafe, a traditional Greek tavern, and the Potamitis Boat trips. The family have built facilities here to ensure that you have a truly fantastic experience in Skinari, visiting this remote point really is well worth the drive!
Skinari provides a perfect retreat in Zakynthos to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and relax in Greek Island holiday mood. The views from Skinari in the far North of Zakynthos are absolutely breath-taking and everyone who visits here leaves totally enchanted.
SKINARI TERRACES & SWIMMING FAR NORTH ZANTE ZAKYNTHOS
Cut into the cliff face at Skinari are a number of relaxation terraces for you to enjoy. With a few sunbeds on each terrace, you can really make the most of personal and private chill out time here. The spectacular sea views are some of our favourite on the island of Zante and we love heading to Skinari to escape the crowds in the busy summer months.
The swimming at Skinari is out of this world, again one of our favourite experiences on the island. When you visit the Windmills, in the far north of Zante you will see a sign promising “Down the stairs for the most amazing swim in the world”.
Walk down the winding steps and dive in from the rocks at the bottom. There is a great sea cave to explore if you are brave enough – swim around to the left of the staircase and you will see a small opening into the cliff face.
Swimming in you can discover a huge sea cave, and you will be amazed
by the bright blue translucent water inside – for us this is the blue
caves of Zante at their very best!
If you are looking for things to do around Zakynthos, and don’t fancy lying on the beach every day, then take your snorkel to Skinari. There are always beautiful fish swimming around this deep sea region and you might even spot a seal! The monk seal calls this Skinari area home and you might be lucky enough to spot one playing around the caves.
SKINARI BOAT TRIPS ZANTE ZAKYNTHOS GREEK ISLANDS
Departing continuously throughout the day from Skinari, you have the best boat trips in Zante. The Blue Caves of Zakynthos are right around the corner from Skinari, and Shipwreck Bay is just a ten minute boat ride away.
Because of the fantastic location of Skinari in between the Blue Caves and Shipwreck, the Potamitis Brothers are able to offer great trips at great prices. You get to spend more time enjoying two of the most amazing sites in Zakynthos, with some of the lowest prices on the island.
The Potamitis family in Skinari run their boats trips as a family business. The three brothers, Adonis, Dionisios and Nikolaos, always go out of their way to ensure that your time spent at sea on their trips is enjoyable, relaxing and rewarding.
The best time to take a boat trip to the Blue Caves in Zante and Shipwreck beach, navagio Bay, is in the morning. Before midday there are far less tourists on the famous Shipwreck beach and the light is optimal for visiting the Blue Caves and catching the best reflection on the water..
Often the Potamitis Brothers will make unscheduled stops along the way to Shipwreck Beach, at small secluded beaches on the coastline of the West coast, to allow guests to swim in the crystal waters without anyone else around.
Making the drive to Skinari for a Potamitis Boat Trip is well worth the effort. You will enjoy personal and consistent service, and are sure to have a fantastic time at sea.
SKINARI CAFE & TAVERNA IN FAR NORTH ZANTE ZAKYNTHOS
Whether you are spending the day, or the week, at Skinari, there are two lovely places to eat while you are there.
The Windmill Cafe is set back from the Windmills, still enjoying fantastic cliff and sea views. The Potamitis family serve a range of snacks, light lunches and refreshments here. You can also pick up a few essentials in their little shop with towels, snorkels and other bits available if you have left them behind.
We love the yoghurt and honey here at the Windmill Cafe – it is Greek food at its best, with completely fresh and natural ingredients.
For a more substantial meal, head a little up the road to the Family Taverna. Here you will find real Zakynthian food – authentic Greek cuisine, perfect for an afternoon meal in Zante. The Taverna here offers a selection of meals and starters – you won’t go hungry in Skinari, that’s for sure!
SKINARI LIGHTHOUSE ACCOMMODATION IN ZANTE ZAKYNTHOS GREECE
On your way down to the Potamitis Boat trips you will pass the Skinari Lighthouse. This charming green and white building is just what you expect of Greek Island architecture. The Lighthouse sits on the edge of the cliffs in Skinari and ensures safe passing between Zakynthos and Kefalonia, as well as watching over the boats travelling around the island of Zante.
SKINARI WINDMILL ACCOMODATION
You can have the Zante holiday of a lifetime by staying at one of the two charming Windmills in the beautifully unspoilt region of Skinari in Zakynthos.
There are two idyllic windmills located close to the cliffs of Skinari – both of which have been converted from flour grinding mills into holiday accommodation for tourists staying in Zante. If you are looking for a slightly unusual, and completely peaceful, summer holiday then this could be the ideal Greek Island holiday accommodation for you.
The windmills at Skinari are definitely among the most unique
accommodation on the island of Zante. You can choose to book in just for
one night, to have a break from the resort holiday experience, or for an
extended stay in the Skinari region.
The White and Blue Windmill is somewhat smaller inside, sleeping a maximum of two people. However, it has a real Greek Island feel and an unmistakable charm. Both of the windmills are two storeys, with the bedrooms upstairs and kitchen, living and bathroom areas downstairs. They have fully equipped kitchenettes and air-conditioning to keep you cool on the hot summer nights.
Each of the Skinari Windmills has a traditional little balcony off the bedrooms where you can enjoy your morning coffee overlooking the Ionion Sea. The views from both of these traditional Greek windmills at Skinari must be among the best in Zante, stretching over an immense expanse of sea, with the neighbouring island of Kephalonia floating in the distance.
SKINARI STUDIOS & APARTMENTS
The Potamitis family also accommodate guests in their four beautiful stone studios. Each studio is suitable for up to four guests.
All of the studios are fully air-conditioned, with en suite showers and pretty stone interiors. Each of the stone studios also has their own spacious balcony with magnificent sea and landscape views.
If you need a little more space, the Stone Apartment, also built in traditional Greek Island style, is suitable for four people with 60sqm space. The Stone Apartment has one bedroom with a double bed, and open plan lounge area with sofa beds. There is a large kitchen area fully equipped for cooking during your holiday. The bathroom in the Stone Apartment has a bath tub as well as a shower facility.
For a family holiday, or even for a couple looking for space and comfort, the Stone Apartment at Skinari is ideal. You can enjoy the amazing panoramic views and really get away from everything. This region is perfect for anyone looking for total peace and quiet – you won’t get much more tranquil than Skinari.
All of the accommodation at Skinari comes with twenty-four hour hot water supply, maid service, and linen change every three days. The family are on site to ensure that you have everything you need to enjoy a really relaxing stay.
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