Well, August is always my favourite month of the year, as it is usually always guaranteed that I will be visiting my favourite country: Greece!. This year was no different and we took a family trip to the beautiful Ionian Island of Zakynthos or otherwise known as Zante.
|Agios Dionysios Church|
The main reason for our trip was to attend and celebrate a friend of the family’s wedding day, which they had decided to have at The Balcony Hotel . This hotel was beautiful for the day and had amazing views of Tsilivi, which we found breathtaking. It really was a perfect spot for the lovely couple to get married. There was a restaurant part to the hotel where you could visit just for a meal if you liked and did not need to be a hotel guest.
|Fireworks – If you look closely you can see the glow of the fires in the distance (Top right of picture)|
Since our last visit, there has been a water park built just on the outskirts of the centre of Tsilivi. It is connected somehow to one of the bigger all inclusive hotels. We had a great day out here and I loved the lazy river going around part of the water park and the large bucket that filled and emptied over the children’s slides.You could stand nearby and get completely soaked, it’s amazing how much fun water can be! The best part was the happy hour though – €2 for a spirit and mixer, which was definitely more spirit than mixer!
During our second week of the trip we organised to go on two trips; Olympia and Bochali/Winery and Zakynthos town.
Both of these trips were wonderful in their own right and were completely different from each other.
Since booking the holiday to Zakynthos, I had been planning to take a trip to the mainland to visit the Archaeological site of Ancient Olympia – The birthplace of the Olympics. It is fair to say that this trip did not disappoint! I took so many photos and videos as I was in awe of all the ruins on the site. It is so hard to believe that once upon a time there were people actively training and competing in the games where I was now stood, and I still can’t quite believe that I have managed to visit. I don’t think I can fully describe the site in this small part of this post, so I am aiming to write a further post just on Olympia, where I can hopefully fully encapture the day we had there, and hopefully recall some of the histories of the site.
Here are a few pictures from the trip:
Zante Delight by Nefis Travel – Trip
|Agios Dionysios Church|
So that was a bit of a round up of my trip to the beautiful Greek island of Zakynthos. I took hundreds of photos from the trip and it was so hard to choose which ones to post here.
Hope you enjoyed reading and looking at my antics from the holiday. Here’s to the next trip away!
Have you had a trip to Zakynthos? What did you think of the island?