Our safari covers the whole island, from south to north and back. We explore the varied terrain from the plains on the eastern side, which merge gently into peaceful days and golden beaches, to the western side, which is mountainous with steep cliffs along its coastline. During the safari we drive both on and off road carefully and considerately.
The trip starts at about 9.00 in the morning with your pickup from your resorts, according to the schedule, which is given by the our offices.
Our first stop is at the historic Venetian church tower in the beautiful mountain village Kiliomenos,then driving off road we will pass Yperagathos monastery.Heading off track we visit the village of Loucha and also Giri, which is the smallest village on the island, having a population of only 20 people. Then onwards to our next stop at Vrachiona, the highest point on the island. Where from a height of 1000 m (3000 ft) you will be able to view the whole of Zakynthos, Kefallonia and the Greek mainland in the distance.
Heading further north we visit the cross of Kampi and learn the history behind it. You will also be able to take in the magnificent rugged coastline on this side of the island. At 12.30 you either have the option of bringing your own lunch or endulge in the Greek cuisine attered at special prices for our guests.
After lunch break, we drive through Exo Chora, where you will see the oldest olive tree on the island, on Maries and into the tiny village of Anafonitria. Just outside Anafonitria we have a short stop with a little wine tasting and see some of our local products such as rugs, lace, honey, wine.
And then one of the most famous sites around the world : Shipwreck, magnificant view of the deep blue sea of the ionian sea.
Heading on through the village at Volimes our next stop for swimming in the crystal clear waters of Makris Gialos.
The last stop,will be at an award-winning organic farm,located at the village of Kallithea,where you will be able to taste local products.
Throughout the day our drivers will share with you Zakynthian history and local stories as you explore the island. We can stop on request in any of the villages we are passing through to take photographs and answer your questions and provide further information on the history of Greece and the island in particular.
Around00 in the afternoon our drivers will bring you back to your resorts.
A day out on the Jeep Safari is a day of pure escapism, a time to leave all your worries behind and enjoy that feeling of being free and totally relaxed.
Remember to bring with you swimware, camera, sensible shoes, money for drinks & lunch.