Many tours in Zante will take you off the beaten track in Zante, away from mass tourism in Zakynthos. You can visit travel agency offices in the main Zante resorts where trips in Zakynthos depart daily from central locations on Zante island. You can also arrange trips around the island of Zante by boat and mini bus. Trips also depart daily, organized by travel agents in Zakynthos for trips to Kefalonia, Athens and Olympia.
ZANTE CULTURE & TRADITION
Tradition in Zakynthos Traditional CostumesTraditional MarketsCelebrations and ComemorationsTraditional Music and DancePottery and Ceramics HandcraftsTraditional Mediterranean DietGreat Tavernas Traditional Villages in Zakynthos Traditional Theatre
Trips and tours in Zakynthos Villages in Zante Zakynthos Greek IslandsAgalas Agia Marina Agios Dimitrios Agios Kyrikos Agios Leon Anafonitria Exo Hora Gerakario Gyri Kampi Keri Kilomeno Korithi or Skinari Lithakia Louha Maherado Maries Micro Nisi Mousaki Orthonies Volimes
It is a great challenge for the people of Zante to balance the requirements and implications of mass tourism with traditional values and culture. From our time spent on the island we have seen the traditional heart and soul of the people of Zakynthos remains strong.
Efforts to maintain Greek island culture are clear. The Zakynthian people go out of their way to honour the traditions of the past, commemorating and celebrating special events throughout the year.
A major aim of the Tourist Projection Committee in Zakynthos is to encourage activities that will ensure that visitors on holiday in Zante leave the island all the richer for having participated in a variety of traditional activities. They encourage a sharing of artistic expression through cultural activities such as music and song, tasting traditional Zakynthian foods, exploring agricultural activities and enjoying local festivals.
We have put together a few suggestions for you to get immersed in real Zakynthian culture and tradition during your holiday in the Greek Islands:
• Eat at Areklia Taverna on Krioneri Road in Zante Town and enjoy being serenaded by local kandathes singers
• Visit the ceramics workshop in Agios Sostis to admire the work of one local artist
• Wander through the markets at Volimes Town in the north west of the island where tapestries, ceramics and linen are sold by locals
• Attend a Greek Night at Vezalis Restaurant on Laganas beach and join in with the local Greek dancing
• Come into town for the St. Dionisios celebration on August 25th to see the local people honouring their patron saint of the island.
Many tours in Zakynthos, available from travel agents in the main
Zante resorts, include a visit to the Monastery at Anafonitria village
The Monastery of Anafonitria is a very special and spiritual site. It
was here in Zante that Agios Dionysios, the patron Saint of the island
of Zakynthos, spent the last years of his life.
While you are on holiday in Zante Zakynthos, Greek islands, you might like to visit a folklore museum. Travel agents will guide you to very popular museums that provide a unique insight into Zakynthos history, enabling you to travel back in time while you are on holiday in Zante and imagine how life on the island of Zakynthos used to be.
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