Vrachionas, The Highest Point On Zakynthos
This was a hike we did to the top of Vrachionas, the highest point on Zakynthos. The views, you can imagine, are quite something, on a clear day, but we didn’t venture up on a clear day. We ventured up on a cold, grey day. In fact, I took very few photos as the weather was so grim.
Looking through the photos I wasn’t overly inspired to share them as the visibility was bad and the views are lacking. Then I thought why not share a grey day on Zakynthos? We still enjoyed the hike, maybe you will enjoy the photos. Even with it being the day of the carnival, more people than expected turned up to hike. And we all made it to the top.
So join us on our hike…
The Walk, As Always, Started Right At The Bottom
It never seems that we start our walks midway, or even after the steep bit. Oh no, we always start at the bottom. Which I suppose is better than starting at the top and heading down. I am not overly keen on walks that end on an uphill climb, like the one we did down the cliffs at Agalas; not keen at all.
Even this goat seemed to be questioning our sanity… His name was Billy (of course).
Don’t be fooled that is not a flat bit!
The view towards Kampi, a bit grey, but quite impressive all the same.
The cross at Kampi was quite visible, but it’s hard to see in this photo.
Imagine living in this house with just the sound of birds and the ragged breathing of hikers passing by for company.
Oh, look a flat bit!
In the distance, you can just about make out Kefalonia, you can imagine what the view would be like on a clear day.
And another grey view. It was still very scenic, though.
It’s easy to imagine how wonderful this view would be on a clear day.
After A Couple Of Hours, We Reached The Top!
Greg’s stood at the top of Vrachionas, the highest point on Zakynthos.
Grey into the distance. The weather did make me feel sorry for the people taking part in the carnival.
We had taken a picnic lunch to enjoy at the top of Vrachionas, but it was bitterly cold. Some people had the sense to picnic out of the wind, and some of us didn’t. I was freezing.
Wearing his little storm jacket, Alphie was wrapped up against the cold.
My husband and Rascal were not so warm, neither of them wanted to wear a jacket.
A last photo at the top before heading back down.
We hoped that the walk back down again would get the blood flowing again.
It was a very dull day indeed, with no sign of it clearing.
I don’t think it is possible to do a walk on Zakynthos without coming across ruins of an old building.
I would like to do that walk again, on a much nicer day, of course. Have you ever hiked to the top of Vrachionas, the highest point on Zakynthos?
This walk was dedicated to Jack, a founder member of the Zakynthos walking group. May he continue to enjoy his walks where ever he may be….
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