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Vasilikos is a popular destination located on the southern tip of the island of Zakynthos. It is a peaceful retreat, yet you can easily reach more urban areas, such as Argassi, Kalamaki and Laganas, and it is only 11km from Zakynthos city centre. Vasilikos is known for its natural beauty and tranquillity, made up of a beautiful clear blue sea and picturesque beaches along with vast olive groves and mountain backdrops. Vasilikos makes the ideal Greek villa location, with everything you need to relax and have fun among the stunning scenery.

Things to do in Vasilikos

This quiet paradise location still has plenty to offer with bars, restaurants, shops and tourist attractions sprinkled around the area. It is the perfect setting for families and couples that enjoy quieter evenings. Vasilios is famous for its pristine and beautiful sandy beaches, perfect for unwinding or taking a dip in the warm shallow waters. It’s also home to the endangered Caretta turtles, which lay their eggs in the sand, providing a unique opportunity to observe and appreciate these creatures.

There are restaurants and tavernas spread out along the main road offering delicious and authentic Greek cuisine. You may prefer to pop to the local market, grab a few fresh ingredients and a bottle of the local wine and choose to eat in and spend the evening by your private villa pool. With amazing natural beauty you are sure to be charmed by Vasilikos.
 

Sea turtles in Zakynthos, Greece
Villa Andromeda sea view, Zakynthos

History and Culture in Vasilikos

Vasilikos is not only mentioned in songs from locals and writers but it is a prehistoric and Mycenaean settlement. The magical white powder sand beaches with Autumn lilies, Spring flowers, endless pine and cypress trees, and olive groves are the backdrop, making an incredible landscape. There are plenty of areas to explore whilst you immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings of this beautiful region.
 

Family holidays in Vasilikos

Vasilikos is the ideal location to choose a family villa if you are looking for a laid-back holiday. It is a calm resort suitable for both beach and nature lovers, in pursuit of a relaxing villa holiday. Take a boat trip out with the family or friends and go turtle spotting and snorkeling. Enjoy eating out at one of Vasilikos’ family friendly tavernas and restaurants serving excellent, delicious, authentic Greek food. Besides the exquisite Greek food, all tastes are catered for with international cuisines like Italian, Spanish, Chinese and English dishes. There is something to suit the whole family.
 

Child snorkelling, Zakynthos
Child on beach

Adventurous activities in Vasilikos

There are some fun, water related sports, and some glorious walks along the beaches, for people looking to be a bit more active. If you are looking for further adventure perhaps hire a car and head to Porto Vromi or Cape Skinari where you can pick up a boat trip to Smuggler’s Cove, the most photographed beach in the whole of Greece. The name comes from the ship that washed up on these shores in 1983. The wreck lies half-buried in an arc of golden sand, framed by steep white limestone cliffs. It’s a striking picture, which can only be seen from out at sea.

If you are looking for a bit more of a buzz, St Nicholas Beach has plenty to do, with sunbeds, parasols, loud beats, and possibly the best diving opportunities in Greece. A large villa in Vasilikos provides you with the perfect base from which to explore.

Romance in Vasilikos

When it comes to beaches, Vassilikos is the perfect setting for those looking for some relaxing, quality time. Head out and find your own secluded spot for a bit or rest and recuperation. You can’t go wrong with the soft sand and gentle crystal clear blue waters at Gerakas, Daphne, and Sekania beaches, you will be sure to find these romantic settings perfect for celebrating a special occasion.
 

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