Zante Zakynthos Villages - Volimes
Volimes Village - Zante Zakynthos Greece
Volimes is a collective name for three villages called Kato Volimes, Ano Volimes and Messo Volimes, located in the north of Zante.
The names correspond to their geographical position; Ano means up, Kato down and Messo middle. If thought of as a whole the three villages make one of the largest villages on the island and the local handiwork produced here is well known throughout Greece. Lace, embroidery, carpets and ceramics are still handmade using traditional methods, as are wine, honey, and cheese.
Some houses in this area survived the devastating earthquake in 1953 and these offer a glimpse of previous eras of Zante. A site of interest in Volimes is the Church of Agia Paraskevi which has fine icons and frescos. Volimes is approximately 30 km north west from Zante Town and is the ideal starting place from which to explore the north of the island, to visit the monasteries of Agios Andreas, Agios Georgios ton Gremon, the famous blue caves, as well as the lighthouse at Korithi.
One of the best features of Volimes is the stunning views of both beautiful mountain landscapes and panoramic vistas across the Ionian Sea. The village is very quiet and is becoming a popular place for house building. Many tourists who relocate to Zante desire to live here for the tranquility and scenery and many local Zakynthians also find this area attractive in an attempt to move away from busier towns.
Several new spacious beautiful stone houses are being constructed in this area and through their stone appearance they blend in harmoniously with the environment, appearing to have been here for centuries.
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