Katastari is a town close to the north east coast of Zakynthos
around 16 kilometres from the capital Zakynthos Town
which is about a 25 minute drive. It’s a 30 minute walk down to the coastal resort of Alykes
This picturesque village is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the 17th century Monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos
, but its main attraction is its incredible panoramic views and its traditional Greek charm.
Katastari is also home to a folklore museum, where you can explore a stunning collection including silver, embroidery, and traditional agricultural tools. You can also check out the fields those tools once ploughed, the entire village is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards.
Despite being quite a large spread out village it’s not heavily tourist focused. There’s a bunch of hotels and apartments available but not much in the way of restaurants, bars or other evening entertainment.
Katastari is in a good location, close to both Alykes and Alykanas
and less than half an hours drive from the capital. This is great as you can easily have a night out or take a day trip to those other villages to see what they have to offer.
Another option is to head north to Askos stone park
or to St Nicholas port
where you can get on a boat trip to the blue caves