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Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa

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Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa

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Visit a string of Zakynthos’ beauty spots without a transport hassle in sight on this full-day tour. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle and boats; cruise to Shipwreck Beach (Navagio), ride a glass-bottom boat to the Blue Caves, swim in Xigia’s sulphur-rich, spa-like waters, see Cameo Island, visit viewpoints, and more. A lunch stop (own expense) and hotel transfers from Zakynthos Town and select south- and east-coast resorts complete the day.
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Panagiotis wrote a review Yesterday
Piraeus, Greece189 contributions45 helpful votes
Once you manage to get up there, everything is amazing. The old church is beautiful,the view is magnificent,you really feel you are far from everything. However the road is extremely difficult and your car will really suffer.You need to drive slow and carefully. If you trust your skills give it a try.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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TaoChunyu wrote a review Dec 2019
Champagne-Ardenne, France5 contributions1 helpful vote
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It is not easy to reach the monastery by driving from bottom to the top for half an hour, very steep and uneven road with a side cliff. Beautiful island view along the road. Beautiful view on the peak. Very impressive. I got bitten by a wide donkey, which bite my jacket and hold it. After pat his head for 5 minutes, finally he was calmed down and released my jacket.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Paul B wrote a review Oct 2019
Huddersfield, United Kingdom53 contributions12 helpful votes
A long winding uphill walk brings you to the Monastery. It was closed the day we went but the (strenuous) walk was worth it for the views. There were wild crocuses and cyclamen growing freely.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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lymbo32 wrote a review Sep 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom100 contributions20 helpful votes
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We walked up - I can’t quite believe so many people suggest driving up, especially as your hire car insurance won’t cover you on non tarmac roads! We went early in the day to avoid the heat but it was still very manageable in the August temperatures. There are a couple of steeper bits but in the main it is just a keep it steady and you’ll get there type of walk. When you do, what rewards you is the slowly opening panoramic views of the entire island. The lady in her little caravan in the shade just short of the top could not have been more welcoming. Not much English, but between her bits of English and our bits of Greek we had a nice chat. She poured us an ice cold glass of water each whilst we caught our breath and decided what cold drink to have - it had to be a frappe and a Fanta Lemon (so hard to find in the UK!) before the last 200m to the monastery. We stopped again on the way back down for an ice cream too! Took a little under two hours to get up from Kalamaki and about 1.5 to amble down. The trick, in both directions, is to stick to the track and not be tempted by any little paths or the google maps attempt at getting you to follow an old dry river bed. Both are steep and impassable in places. Just stick to the track and it gently winds up the mountain. The monastery is basic but worth it for the views alone!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Lost boy wrote a review Aug 2019
Zakynthos, Greece44 contributions1 helpful vote
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It’s a fairly steady walk from the bottom,taking it easy with decent trainers will take you around 1h30mn with cool overlooking view of the sea. Once you get there the monastery itself is small but gorgeous and defo worth looking around! If you adventurous you can climb on a rock next to it and overview the whole of the island! Also use a lot suncream before the walk in the sun...
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Date of experience: August 2019
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