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Kipseli

Situated close to the sea, on the east coast of the island near to the resorts of Tragaki and Tsilivi, sits the small sleepy village of Kipseli. The village is set amongst olive trees and farmland producing a variety of fruits and vegetables to the surrounding areas; whilst on the outskirts of the village, Kipseli backs onto the beautiful, sparkeling crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea.

  • 15 minsfrom Zakynthos
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Food & Dining

Food and dining at Kipseli

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).

Restaurant Types

  • Family friendly
  • Local/Traditional

Two of the best fish tavernas on the island are found here. The village also has a beach side garden bar and two grill houses.

Nightlife

Nightlife at Kipseli

Nightlife in Kipseli is simple, traditional and informal. If you do want to spend the evening somewhere a bit more lively then the resort of Tsilivi isn’t too far.

Shops & Facilities

Food Shopping

  • Baker
  • Mini market
  • Supermarket
  • Patisserie

Excursions and Places of Interest

Excursions and Places of interest at Kipseli

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 (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.

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 Dafni.

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.

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