Villages in the north
The townsIn the north of the island there are many small towns that haven’t been spoiled by the passing of time and tourism.
Examples of the traditional town consisting of small houses all around a church are Kampi where you can admire the largest cement cross of all Greece; Agios Leon, Exo Chora from where you leave to see the Venetian tower, Maries and Anafonitria that host two monasteries, Saint George of the Rocks and Anafonitria Holy Mother.
In winter all those towns live on agriculture and breeding, whereas in summer they sell handmade handcraft products and opening taverns for the tourist held by local families.
The beachThose towns are all in the inland and they do not have beaches but they are the starting point to reach the most beautiful fiords of the island through asphalted and non- asphalted roads: Porto Limniona, Porto Roxa, Porto Vromi, Porto Stenitis.
How to moveHere you can not rent motorbikes or cars since they do not have tourist facilities.
Two or three times per week there is a bus that goes from the Zakynthos town to these villages but not vice versa.
The shopsThere are some snack bars and mini markets for local people in addition to the stalls selling local products such as olive oil, honey, carpets, table clothes and souvenirs.
AmusementThis is a very quiet area and at night you have the possibility to taste typical dishes in the local taverns but there aren’t other places where to go after dinner to enjoy oneself.
Where to lodge in the north west of the island
It is difficult to find a place to spend the night but it is not impossible, some local habitants rent rooms and apartments but there are no hotels or big tourist infrastructures.
Lately small accommodation with apartments or villas are born in this area.