| Keri is situated
on the Southwest side of the island and is 15 klm from the city
of Zakynthos and
12 klm from the Airport.
Referred to by Herodotus it is an area that combines the sea,
pine forests, valleys and streams.
Keri was many times in the past, the target of pirates and conquerors.
The people of the village over the years have been humble farmers,
fishermen, woodcutters and shepherds who struggled with the land,
with poverty and the difficulties which existed in all the seasons.
At the same time they developed many cultural values; their love
of song, dance and music is renowned and popular theater or 'Speeches"
another name for street theater, were enjoyed by the entire village.
There also developed groups of wonderfully harmonious street singers.
Tradition and culture blossomed alongside the natural beauty and
with this came tourism which today makes Keri one of the highest
quality tourist destinations on the island as it combines all
the desirable elements of nature, tradition and culture.
Most of the businesses are family run thus giving a chance to
the visitor to come into contact with the local culture.
Come and experience Easter at Keri with centuries old traditions
and its beautifully kept church which is of historical importance.
Come and visit the village in May and see for yourself the astonishing
variety of wild flowers.
Come and visit in summer and swim in the turquoise waters or take
a trip to the Keri Caves. If you have a boat, come and tie up
at our beautiful natural harbour and if you don't, let one of
our experienced captains take you on a trip around our fascinating
coast, rich in geological wonders.
Come in September and join us in the wine making.
Come in October and see how we make the famous Zakynthos olive
oil. To try our local specialities and enjoy our hospitality.
Come and enjoy the underwater world at the two Diving centres.
Come and see the famous Herodotus Spring and the magical odyssey
of the sea turtle Caretta-Caretta as she makes her way back to
the island of her birth, after 40 years, to give birth to a new
generation on the sandy beaches in the bay of Lagana.
Come and see the sunset from the Keri Lighthouse... walk in the
pine forests. Every one of your days here will bring something
new to experience and enjoy.