Stay in a Windmill in Zante

The Potamitis family in the far North region of Zante Zakynthos own and manage the beautiful Skinari Windmills, from where you also take boat trips at the lighthouse at Skinari to the famous Blue Caves.

You can rent a Skinari windmill in Zakynthos for accommodation in Zante, as well as several furnished traditional stone holiday apartments. Facilities at the Skinari Windmill location includes a charming cliff top cafe, a traditional Greek taverna, wonderful swimming below, and the Potamitis Boat trips to the Blue Caves nad teh famous beach of Shipwreck at Navagio Bay.

The Potamitis family have built facilities at the Skinari windmills to ensure that you have a truly fantastic experience in Skinari, visiting this remote point really is well worth the drive!

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A unique holioday in the windmills at Skinari Zante Zakynthos Greek islands


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Skinari in the far North of Zante Zakynthos 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 are absolutely breath-taking and everyone who visits here leaves totally enchanted. Don’t miss the sign for the Zante Windmills while you’re at Skinari in the Far North of Zakynthos – the windmills provide an enchanting area to explore.


There are two old flour grinding windmills here that have been converted into places to stay! You can wander round and enjoy the views from the top of the cliff here and the sparkling seas below.


Close to the windmills and the Windmill Cafe, at the cliff edge, near a cascade of stairs downwards, you’ll spot a sign promising ‘The most amazing swim in your life’. Head on down! At the bottom, you can dive into deep sapphire waters - the most amazing sea waters in Zakynthos. Swim to the left for about fifty meters where you’ll spot a small narrow entrance to a sea cave. Head on in if you’re feeling brave enough. Inside this huge sea cave you will be amazed by the effect of light on the water – turning the sea water translucent blue.

The Skinari Windmill swimming and sunbathjing terraces in the farNorth of Zante Zakynthos Greek islands

A little further down the road, past the turn off for the Windmills, is the Skinari Lighthouse. A charming building, great for photos, this active lighthouse watches over the crossing between Zante and Keffalonia.
The lighthouse at Skinari in Zakynthos is a great place to take ' all in one" boat trips to both the Blue Caves and Shipwreck - at the best price! You can take a combined trip from here to enjoy both the Blue Caves and Shipwreck - both famous things to see in Zakynthos- or take single trips - depending on your schedule.


Skinari provides a perfect retreat in Zakynthos to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and relax in a true holiday mood. The views from Skinari Windmills are absolutely breath-taking – everyone who visits agree that time spent on holidays in Zaknthos at Skinari is a really enchanting experience.

The natural and completely untouched surroundings of Skinari are not only spectacular but are also important environmentally. There is a rare plant found only in Skinari and no where else in the world! It is such an unusual plant that it is studied closely by the Nature Department at the University of Athens.



You can have the Zante holiday or honeymoon of a lifetime in Zante, Zakynthos, 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 Stone Windmill is the larger of the two, capable of sleeping up to four people, and has been more recently renovated inside.

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.

The region of Skinari in teh Far North of Zante where the windmills are located  in Zante Zkynthos Greek islands

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.


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 Greek island family holiday in Zakynthos, 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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