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A Grecian mountain retreat

Set in Zante’s serene hills, Tragaki’s loudest inhabitants are chattering cicadas. Here, the rolling Greek countryside is studded with neat olive groves, verdant vineyards and the odd ruin. Time on Tragaki holidays is best spent pottering along village lanes and admiring its picturesque terracotta-roofed houses. It’s also worth walking to the hilltop Spilia monastery, where it’s said an icon of the Virgin Mary was discovered in a cave.

Visiting a local vineyard to try Zante’s signature Verdea wine is another thing to do on holidays to Tragaki. Produced on the island for generations, it’s made by harvesting slightly unripe grapes to increase acidity, before being matured in oak barrels, giving it a taste reminiscent of sherry. Many of these hillside vineyards offer sweeping views across the turquoise Ionian Sea, which is half an hour away by foot or 10 minutes by car. Once you experience Tragaki’s natural beauty and chocolate-box charm, you’ll never want to leave.

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Your Tragaki questions, answered

Tragaki’s mountainous location means that it’s not on the seafront, but the unspoiled Amboula Beach is a 30-minute walk or 10-minute drive away.
Zante Town is around 9 kilometres away and is easily reached by taxi or one of the regular buses. It’s worth spending a day visiting its Venetian port, boutiques and museums.
Tragaki remains blissfully uncrowded throughout the year, including during the warm months over summer. Keen hikers may enjoy the milder weather during spring and autumn.