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Skiathos Town

Skiathos Town is the main harbour for the island and capital of Skiathos. This will be the best place to stay for a lot of people travelling to Skiathos. It offers plenty of bars and restaurants for the evenings and is on the main road so it’s easy to get about.

Volimes

Volimes is a small village found up in the northern mountains of Zakynthos island, it's brimming with pine forests, olive groves, local farms, and vineyards, not to mention loads of traditional architecture and extremely authentic restaurants.

Agalas

Agalas is a village in the western mountains of Zakynthos, it's definitely not a tourist hot spot, it’s a charming and traditional Greek village that’s well worth exploring, there's no nightlife and just a couple of places to stay so an ideal retreat from the crowds.

Agios Leon

The small village of Agios Leon is a traditional Mediterranean village featuring quaint white washed houses with red-tiled roofs and a 14th century orthodox church which features a bell tower that was formed out of an old windmill.

Agios Sostis

Agios Sostis is a peaceful resort on the south east coast, it's an attractive village that's spread around the port and beach with a good selection of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops, most of which are down by the beach but some are in land too.

Alykanas

A stay at Alykanas is like two for the price of one thanks to its close proximity to Alykes. This side of the pair is fringed by olive groves and a wonderful soft sand beach. Tourists will find a bevy of amenities including shops, bars, restaurants, and tavernas.

Alykes

Alykes is an extension of nearby Alykanas and provides travellers with a desirable mid-point between the developed areas in the south and the unspoiled villages of the north. Alykes has a wide variety of hotels to choose from and tavernas to keep you well fed.

Anafonitria

Anafonitria is a small village in the north west. The main attraction is the Monastery of Anafonitria which has stood on the outskirts of the village since the 15th century. There’s not much in the way of hotels, tavernas and shops although there is a handful of each.

Exo Hora

Visiting Exo Hora is like taking a step back in time, it survived the 1953 earthquake well and is untouched by tourism with no large hotels and just a couple of tavernas. It's a traditional village that's perfect for an afternoon away from the crowds.

Gyri

Gyri is a tiny village in Zakynthos. Gyri has just 20-30 houses, a couple of which are rented out. There's no hotels and just a single taverna so Gyri really isn't a tourist hot spot but if you like exploring traditional Greek villages then it's perfect.

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