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Zante Village of Gyri
If you are looking for a truly Greek experience you should definitely visit the village of Gyri – the most mountainous, hidden village on the island with real authenticity and beauty.

Gyri has a wonderful taverna in hte main street where you will enjoy a true traditional meal - ideal to relax in the outdoor taverna courtyard in the heat of the afternoon.

Gyri has a wonderful atmosphere and provides a pleasnt place for a stroll around.

 

The traditional village of Gyri in Zakynthos Zante Greek islands has a wonderful taverna

ZANTE VILLAGES – GYRI  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

gyri village in zante zakynthos is one of the prettiest villages on the island

Tradition in Zakynthos Traditional CostumesTraditional MarketsCelebrations and ComemorationsTraditional Music and DancePottery and Ceramics HandcraftsTraditional Mediterranean DietGreat Tavernas Traditional Villages in Zakynthos Traditional Theatre

The tiny Greek village of Gyri is located in the mountains, around 550 metres high, and dates back to at least the 15th century. This is a really traditional village, you don’t get much more old-style Greek than this.

The church in the centre of the village was rebuilt by locals after the earthquake of 1953, but retains a very traditional style. The small, narrow streets, old stone houses and crumbling walls make this a great spot for photos and a stroll. There is a charming restaurant here where you can eat real Greek food in an old stone square, and the owner will often get out his guitar for some local song.

You can take brilliant day trips while on holiday in Zante at really affordable prices. Many of the off the beaten track tours and jeep safaris in Zante will include visits to villages such as Gyri - well worth the time spent exploring Zakynthos!

Coach tours, jeep safaris, and a number of other excursions operate daily around Zakynthos island so you can make the most of all the island has to offer. Alternatively, you can also hire a car or bike in Zante and explore Zakynthos at your own pace!

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