• Argasi
  • Argasi
  • Argasi
About: Argasi

Welcome to Argasi, one of the most popular summer resorts in our island.

It's almost the south-west continuation of Zakynthos town with its natural bounds sprawling from the base of "Skopos" Mountain till the sea.Green land shelves gently and meets the sandy beach and the waves. Argasi resort can be reached easily and quickly as it is only 3 kms from the main port and 6kms from Zakynthos Airport.

Argasi is the favourite holiday destination for the locals swimming and relaxation.In recent years Argasi has been impressively developed in one of the most outstanding holiday destinations for the foreign visitors of the island. Argasi lives up to your expectations offering a combination of comforts so everyone can enjoy a unique experience during holiday.

The visitor can find a wide range of shops he may wish for!Strolling around the main road there is a variety of shops with impressive shopfronts. Shops for basic household items and food as supermarkets,bakeries, greengrocers,gift shops,souvenir and jewellery shops,clothes and accessories shops are nearby ideal for all budgets and special tastes.

In case of emergency on the central road ,there is a medical clinic and a pharmacy so that to provide first aid and health care services.

Argassi Beach

Argasi beach spreads along the resort. the beach is of pebbles and sandin most areas. Its shallow crystal waters are ideal for swimming especially for those who stay at nearby hotels and have access to the coastline.

In less than 5-10 minutes walking down the alleys ,you can reach the beach.Apart from swimming and sunbathing in the available for hire sunbeds and umbrellas.Alon

g the beach there are sportive facilities with watersports as jetski,pedalos,parachute etc.

When you are hungry,you can satisfy your appetite choosing from a variety of snack bars and restaurants spreading along the beach and continue your exploration.

Domenegini Tower

Memories from the historic past of Argasi overbearing monuments which lay sparsely around the location.

Probably the oldest of all, the Domenegini Tower is dated since the 17th century. Once a tower -country manor of Domenegini family and it is inextricably linked to the Greek National Liberation Fight (1821) as it was the place where the secret meetings of the Friendly Society Leaders were held to launch the Revolution against Peloponnese.

Only a few meters away from the Tower is the adjacent fountain known as "Solomo's Fountain" or "Venetian Fountain" from which natural water has been running all those years till recently.

According to the tradition it is actually thought that it was the idyllic location where the national poet Dionysios Solomos inspired the well known quantrain of "Tranquillity":

"Not even a wave is heard
at the deserted beach
as if the sea is also sleeping
cradled in the Earth's arms"

Vrysakia aqueduct

One of the finest buildings hidden in dense vegetation is the old Aqueduct located in "Vrysakia".

It was built in the 19th century collecting the water from the natural springs and through a complex pipe system distributed the water to Zakynthos Town.

The most interesting piece of architecture feature is "Vourderis Camara".

Venetian Bridge

Literally in the sea in 10 meters distance from Argasi's seashore is located the old bridge.

This landmark of Argasi was built at the beggining of the 19th century. Originally it was a part of the coastal which was constructed during the period of English domination but it was almost hidden in the sea.

It started from the church of St. Spiridon of Sgournes and assumingly ended up in the Venetian Vardiola just before Davia.

Virgin Mary Church

The church of Panagia Skopiotissa can be found on top of mount Skopos –also named after it– 2km from Argassi, the famous tourist resort in the southern part of the island.

The snow-white church, in crosswise style with dome was built in 1624 and stands to this day on the ruins of an old monastery, which is thought to have been built in the place of the much older temple of Artemis.

Remarkable wall-paintings can be seen inside the church, the temple (made of stone), impressive paintings, woodcuts and other valuable utensils, as well as the painting of Virgin Mary all the way from Istanbul.

The double-headed eagle (symbol of the byzantine empire) on the church floor will definitely draw your attention.

St Spyridon of Sgournes

Next to the seashore coming from Town towards Argasi, there is the church of "St Spyridon of Sgournes".

It is a 16th century monastery which has been looted by the pirates in previous centuries and destroyed by the earthquake in 1953. Finally, it was restored to its original form in 2009.

St Eustathios Celebration

The traditional celebration in honour of St Eustathios takes place in Argasi and it is dedicated to the village's central church.

Every 20th of September the relegious celebration includes traditional music, dances, food and feasts where all enjoy and share their festive enthousiasm.

Routes in Nature

Before Argasi's natural beauty begin to attract summer visitors, Argasi was a countryside location where locals cultivated vegetables and went fishing. Nowadays there are limited traditional cultivations such as the local small size Zakynthian strawberries which distinguish for their special aroma and are grown only in Argasi.

A beautiful trail From Argasi to explore the low Mountain of Skopos walking in a relatively approachable road that leads you to the peak of the mountain.At the heigth of 450 metres you will feel rewarded by the astonishing views of the island.The views make all the walk here worthwhile. In the rocky landscape is the imposing Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa which was built in the mid of 15th century and is one of the distinctive Monasteries on the island. At this point there was the Temple of Artemis in ancient years.

The second route starts from the centre of Argasi and ascents to the hill's slope where the settlement lays. Passing through the spread out traditional houses ,you will be astonished by the verdant sceneries with olive groves as well as the lush green vegetation a "pandaisia" of colours, a heavenly colour feast of flowers such as local wild orchids. Looking at the horizon, the eyes are filled with the magnificent seaview in a nice picture frame of both Argasi and Town.

A relaxing stroll down the coastal road of Argasi heading towards town ( preferably in the afternoon or evening) will offer you a magnificent view of the enlightened Town. On your route you will see the almost immersed ruins of the old bridge dated since the 19th cetury as well as the historic church of St Spyridon by the seashore.