Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa, Argassi

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  • As reviews are written by critics the way is ultratrudna. Car type opel corsa off of pain on vehicles and brake pads were glowing on the descents. However, you may want to see the lone monastery/church in the mountains, near the base of the relay. Climate at the top is worth seeing and feeling. After the season, the evening was even cold.
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  • We started our 'walk' from the centre of Agrassi. I'm in my 40's and although I like walking on the flat, I don't usually do anything to strenuous. It wasn't easy but the views and experience was well...  more »
  • We had read several reviews, and decided to venture with our rental car (Fiat Panda from 2011). The road up to it went smoothly, though of course in first gear and at most second gear. Once at the top we were greeted the owner of the mini café that guided us to the monastery. It is indeed forbidden to take pictures with a Flash. Frankly, we have no pictures of the monastery from the inside. Nice to see that there are still old relics in the monastery itself. View is breathtaking, you can almost the whole of Zakynthos. We have a bakkie done at the café and then enjoyed the view. Way down was as exciting, but without really much effort we came down safely. In retrospect, we could better meet the owner ask how she came over (she was with a scooter!). So indeed the tip of other reviewers, if you want to make the climb you can rent in each case a strong quad or 4 x 4. Or else slowly walk up.
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  • Took a gentle run up to the top to view the monastery. The roads there are rough dirt tracks and quite steep in parts - I would advise if driving that only confident drivers go up. There is a large flat opening part way up where you could park, from here I belive its roughly 2.5km to the top. There are signs saying 'Skopos' to keep you on track. There's a small stop 200m from the monastery where you can buy refreshments (however I was there early in the morning so it was closed). Overall a worth while trip and I'd have been sad to have missed it. The views on the hike and at the top are stunning and the remains of the monastery are an intriguing historic gem hidden from many.
  • Beautiful ruins of a monastery, the church is still there. You can climb to the top of the mountain just behind the monastery to have a great view of the island.
  • 6 km to the top from Kalamaki - excellent trail running experience and an awesome view of both shores.
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  • This is one of the "must visit" places on Zakynthos. It took us a lot of effort to get there but it really is worth every step of climbing. Near the mountain top is located a small place run by aged and very kind Greek couple that serve you a glass of water right after they see your bone-tired body in front of the gate to Panagia Skopiotissa. Remember to buy something cold to dring for that life saving glass of water!

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