The Village

Gyri village is the highest village on the island at 550 m above sea level and offers spectacular views. Located in the middle of the island, it has been here since the 15th Century.

It offers stunning mountain scenery, rich with wildlife and tranquility - the only sounds being the sweet melody of birdsong. Near Gyri are the unexplored Hagioti and Black Caves.

It is a very tranquil village, as the whole of the west coast of Zante is rural and undeveloped; the ideal place to visit and feel at one with nature, escape crowds and the stress of modern life.

The church in the centre of the village was rebuilt by locals after the earthquake of 1953, but retains a very traditional style. The small, narrow streets, old stone houses and crumbling walls make this a great spot for photos and a stroll. There is a charming restaurant here where you can eat real Greek food in an old stone square, and the owner will often get out his guitar for some local song.