Zakynthian culture and traditions

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.

If you dont want to rent a car the best way to travel in Zante is with a tour, which are specially designed to show you the best places to visit in Zakynthos. If you are looking for things to do in Zante, Zakynthos, and places to visit in Zante, you can take day trips on extraordinary sight-seeing tours in Zakynthos, which are guided by tour guides.

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.