Chocolate-box pretty village Kampi, on Zante’s western coast, is one of the best spots on the entire island to take in its ravishing sunsets. The dramatic cliffs at the village’s edge offer sweeping views across the Ionian Sea, and when evening falls the sun appears to melt into the water, turning the sky a dazzling shade of burnt orange. Kampi holidays are an excellent choice for couples and families looking for a combination of relaxing break and mountain scenery.
Embrace Kampi’s slow pace of life, and pootle along its sleepy high street, stopping at a traditional taverna to try local delicacies such as rabbit in tomato sauce. Fancy a sweet treat? Drop into the shops to buy some ‘mantolato’, a nutty Greek nougat. If, after a while, you’d like some more lively scenery, then Zante’s capital, Zakynthos Town, is only a 50-minute drive away. All rural charm, holidays to Kampi are the best way to enjoy Zante’s rugged countryside.
Sunbathe on Navagio Beach
Instagram favourite Navagio Beach, with its mysterious shipwreck, is a 25-minute drive from Kampi. Its crystal-clear turquoise waters and glorious white sands are simply astonishing.
Do dinner with a view
Feast on traditional Greek meze such as stuffed vine leaves, squash balls and aubergines in garlic sauce while watching the sunset at a cliff-top taverna.
Go for a hike
The best way to take in Kampi’s rural idyll is to make for the mountaintop. Lace up sturdy walking boots and follow one of the paths to the summit.