Zakynthos

Skopos hike

Skopos: Up on the holy mountain - two old churches and unique panoramic view from the very top

Price Range: From 16 € (for large groups) up to 25 €
Children (up to 14 years old), half price

The mountain of Skopos is on the SE side of Zakynthos and it had strategic importance in the history of the island from ancient times. At the top you can find the rebuilt temple of Panagia Skopiotissa at the place which the ancient temple of Goddess Diana was situated. The course is surrounded by the characteristic mediterranian vegetation and Maquis of the Ionian Islands. The gorgeous panoramic view will fascinate you at every point of the route, which ends with a technical descend to Laganas Bay.

We walk up the sacred mountain in the southeastern part of Ζakynthos accompanied by amazing views, the smell of tasty herbs and scenting pinetrees. Passing by two old and both newly renovated churches, panagia Skopiotissa and Agios Nikolaos Megalomatis, we get to know more about the history of the island. For one of the best panoramic views of Zakynthos we can climb the very top of the mountain, overlooking from there Ionian Sea. On our way down we enjoy the mountainous feeling, with gazing to the sea, Zakynthos town, entire Vrahionas mountain and flat country, Kefalonia and mainland of Greece.

 

Total distance (km) 10
Duration 5 hours
Difficulty technical, demanding
Target group enthusiasts

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