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Driving inland Zakynthos

Road under the mountains on Zakynthos

Petr Liška
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Driving inland Zakynthos
Inserted: 17.09.2018
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If you want to explore not only the coast but also the interior of Zakynthos, take the road connecting Lithakia and Katastari. A ride of about 20 kilometers through the foothill villages with beautiful bell towers overlooking both the highest Zakynthos Mountains and endless orchards of olive trees awaits you

Eleftherotria Monastery near Macherado

The first stop on this road is the interesting monastery of Eleftherotria near the village of Macherado

Eleftherotria Monastery near Macherado
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Monastery garden

The garden in the monastery is small, but very nice. There are also cages with parrots.

Monastery garden
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Views of the mountains of Zakynthos

All the way south you will have the main mountain ridge with peaks about 700 meters above sea level.

Views of the mountains of Zakynthos
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View of the fertile part of the island

To the north, the most fertile part of the island is overgrown with olives

View of the fertile part of the island
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The bell tower in Pigadakia
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The bell tower in Pigadakia

Whenever the road passes through the village it becomes very narrow and you will hope that you will not meet an oncoming car. Another stop can be made, for example, in Pigadakia, where there is a nice bell tower and interesting views.

View of Ano Gerakari

From here you can also see a super scenic hill from the village and the church – Yes Gerakari

View of Ano Gerakari
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Kaki Rahix

Pigadakia lies just below the Kaki Rahi hills. Thanks to the antenna on top, it is recognizable from all sides.

Kaki Rahix
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Sea view

After arriving in Katastari you can go down to the sea to Alikes or continue further north. In a bend in the road, the popular viewpoint is full of cars, although it's not that great. Neighboring Kefalonia can be seen in the distance

Sea view
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Green mountains on Zakynthos

From the viewpoint there is perhaps a nicer view of the interior than the sea.

Green mountains on Zakynthos
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