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The wonderful long sandy beach with its clear shallow waters at Tsilivi is perfect for families, whether you’re interested in paddling or parasailing. A good selection of restaurants, bars, tavernas and shops are available within the resort, offering both modern and traditional entertainment from cabaret to karaoke. You’ll find some of our villas set on a hillside just outside the main town area, surrounded by olive trees and citrus groves with fantastic views out to sea.

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Shopping and facilities in the area of Tsilivi

Shopping facilities:

High Street : Boutiques, Jewellery, ATM's, Souvenir shops
Speciality of the area : Pottery

General services

Internet cafe, Foreign exchange, ATM's, Petrol station

Food shopping

Baker, Butcher, Mini market, Supermarket, Patisserie, Green grocer

Health care

Pharmacy, Doctor / Clinic

Beauty treatments

Hairdresser, Spa, Beauty salon, Manicurist / Pedicurist, Masseuse
Information updated 13 Sep 2013

Nightlife in the area of Tsilivi

Tsilivi is a vibrant seaside resort with lots of bars and restaurants suitable for families. There are some very lively bars offering music and live entertainment as well as some quieter bars where you can just sit back and enjoy the atmosphere.
Information updated 13 Sep 2013

Dining in the area of Tsilivi

Restaurant types

Family friendly, International, Local/Traditional
Eating out in Zakynthos is seen more as a leisurely pleasure and the Greeks like to take their time where possible. Typical lunch dishes would consist of meze and hors d’oeuvres, as well as squid, cheese, olives, stuffed vine leaves and eggplant dips. Evening meals follow a similar suit with meze, but contain more meats and fresh vegetables, in dishes such as moussaka (lamb, eggplant and béchamel sauce), stifado (braised beef with onions) and paidakia (grilled lamb or goat chops).
Information updated 13 Sep 2013

Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

Out and about

Out and About in Tsilivi


Activities

Activities:

Land activities:

Mini Golf

Water activities:

Banana boats, Jet ski, Speed boat, Wind surfing, Parasailing, Donuts, Pedaloes, Snorkelling
Information updated 04 Oct 2013

Excursions and Places of interest

Vineyards

Winery Oenopli – the estate spans over 17,000sqm of vineyards, which are located near to the village of Machairado (in the central, lowlands of the island). Producing a variety of wines, the winery is open for tours and tastings.

Solomos Winery – located 3kms behind Zakythnos Town, the Solomos winery produces several varieties of wine, and is open to the public for tastings and tours of the vineyard.

Callinico Winery – the 19,000sqm vineyard, is set in the village of Kalipado, near the villages of Tragaki and Vanato. The winery is open for tours and tastings.

Cruises

Various boat excursions are available from most major ports / harbours in Zakynthos (Zakynthos Town, Keri,Agios Nikoloas, Alykes, Tsilvi), which offer a variety trips from: coastal day excursions, glass-bottom boats, ferries to the mainland (Igouministsa / Killini) and Kefalonia.

Natural areas of beauty

Keri Caves – The caves are situated on the south western coast of the island. The white cliffs create a fantastic back drop as the stunning arches come out of the water. Along with the crystal clear waters, there are plenty of photo opportunities here and this boat trip is definitely worthwhile.

Blue Caves – Situated on the north of the island, in the region of Skinari, you will find the beautiful Blue Caves. Take a trip in a glass bottom boat and go right inside the caves to see the mesmerising rock formations, surrounded by the crystal blue waters.

Water Parks

Tsilvi Water Park – Located in the resort of Tsilvi, and built in 2010 the park offers a superb variety of slides, lazy river, children’s adventure water parks, and a large pool area. Restaurants and bars are set around the water park.

Water Village – Situated in the village of Sarakinado, located centrally on the island, Water Village has a great variety of slides and activities, along with a restaurant, gelateria, several snack bars and a poolside bar.

Regions to visit

You can take a ferry from Zakynthos Town to the famous Olympia in the Western Peloponnese. Discover the birthplace of the Olympic games, exploring the ruins of places where ancient athletes once trained. In addition to the archaeological site, there is also a popular museum with exhibits of the modern day games.

Other excursions

Turtle spotting – The Gulf of Laganas offers fantastic boat trips for turtle spotting. The island is the main nesting ground for the Caretta Caretta Loggerheads and the turtles will always return to the same beach they were born on, to lay their eggs. With the help of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, it is ensured that all trips cause as little effect to the turtles as possible. You will be able to see the animals in their natural environment and will often see them come to the surface of the water for air.

Shipwreck Bay – Also known as Navagio Bay, this is one of the most famous beaches in the Mediterranean. You can only get here via boat and it does get very busy, so the earlier you go, the better. Boats leave throughout the day from various parts of the island, so you can get a bigger boat or smaller boat depending on the area.

The old town

Zakynthos town is definitely worth a visit, with brilliant local restaurants and tavernas, plenty of shopping opportunities, a lovely harbour and great night-time scene. The architecture here is strongly influenced by the Venetians, however unfortunately an earthquake in 1953 destroyed most of the buildings, so the Zakynthians have had to try and rebuild their town to replicate how it once was.

Museums

There are quite a few museums in Zakynthos town, such as The Museum of Post Byzantine Art in Solomos Square, The Museum of Solomos and Eminent Zakynthians and The Roma Mansion.

There are also several other museums around the island, such as the Helmis Natural History Museum in Agia Marina, the Naval Museum in Tsilivi, and the Exhibition Center of Caretta Caretta in Dani.

Churches / Cathedrals

There are a variety of Orthodox Churches within Zakynthos town, such as The Church of Saint Dionisius and The Church of Saint Nicholas.

St. Markos Church is the only Catholic Church on the island and is situated next to the Museum of Solomos and Kalvos.

Other churches are the St. Nicholas Kiliomenou Church, St. Mavra Church, Virgin Keriotissa Church, Church on the Sea and St. Elipsos Church.

War memorials

There is a large concrete cross in Skiza, near Kambi Village, which can be seen from miles away. This honours those people who were thrown off the cliff in World War II during the Nazi occupation.

Castles

The ancient Venetian Castle of Zakynthos is in the region of Bochali. The area surrounding the castle has been beautifully preserved and is lovely to walk around. It was thought to have been built in around 1480 on the site of the Ancient Acropolis. The castle has been destroyed and re-built several times, from invasions and earthquakes alike, however even today when you visit, you will still be able to see plenty of remains from churches, the fortress, prisons and canons.

Information updated 22 Jan 2015

Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

Events

Tsilivi events and festivals

Tsilivi events and festivals

Regional events

21 May 2015 - Union of the Ionian Islands to Greece

There are several parades and festivals around Zakynthos Town.

 

15 Aug 2015 - Assumption of the Virgin Mary

On the 15th August every year, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Villages are decorated, festivals are held, traditional dances are staged and there is a generally a great festive atmosphere.

 

24 Aug 2015 to 24 Aug 2015 - St Dionysios Day (Shops closed during this event)

St Dionysios Day is an annual celebration of St Dennis, the patron saint of Zakynthos. A market selling clothes, souvenirs and household items is held in Zakynthos town and there is also a small fair. These celebrations usually last a few days but on 24th August there is a procession to St Dennis Church located on the sea front in Zakynthos town, the procession followed by fireworks and food being cooked and sold in the streets. In the smaller resorts and villages some shops do close on this date but they will remain open in the larger tourist resorts.

Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

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Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

*Whilst wheelchair / disabled access (where stated) is deemed good in our opinion, it may not be compliant to Disability and Discrimination Act standards - for more detailed information we suggest that you contact the local tourist board.

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