Tragaki holidays move at such a relaxed pace, they’re practically in reverse. And when you want to up your game, hit the gas and aim for nearby Zante Town.
Tragaki wrote, printed and published the book on away-from-it-all holidays. This dainty village is cosied into a hillside above Zante’s east coast, with olive groves, vineyards and open countryside boxing it in on all four sides. The town itself is a flower-draped jumble of shutter-fronted villas and family-run tavernas, where traditional Greek food’s the beginning, middle and end of every menu.
Getting out and about’s a doddle from Tragaki. The nearby Wet ‘n' Wild Water Village does exactly what it says on the tin, with enough slides and splash zones to fill a couple of trips. Tsilivi, meanwhile, ups the stakes with its own offering of sandy beaches and bars. And at the top of the don’t-miss list, you’ll find Zante Town. This popular resort’s the island’s capital, and boasts everything from artefact-rammed museums to long-standing castles.
Flit down the hillside to the shores of the Ionian Sea, and you’ll be met with a quick one-two of Blue Flag beaches. Amboula Beach and Katragaki Beach are both on the diddy side, but they’re the ideal match for meek and mild Tragaki. Fine sand mingles with pebbles on this pocket-sized pair, and there’s a scattering of swanky hotels tucked away in the trees behind them.
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