Volimes located 30 km northwest of Zakynthos Town and is in the mountainous part of the island. It is the largest mountain in the area and population of the village and basically is the capital of the mountain villages. The village extends from the top of mountain Vrachionas (Upper Volimes) and ends in the northern seas of the island (Down Volimes). More specifically the beaches Xigia, Makrys Gialos, Agios Nikolaos (Schinari) belong to this village. The natural beauty of the landscape will enchant you with its pine forests, olive groves, local farms and vineyards resulting in crystal clear blue waters.
The sunset in this area is impressive and enchanting for the romantics and not only. Do not forget to visit the monastery of Agios Andreas to admire the beautiful frescoes, many of those who survived now adorn the hagiographic museum of the island. Also in the village is the picturesque church of Agios Georgios (Gremna) named because it was built in part to the steep slope of the mountain. Also in the village is the Anafonitria monastery moniase Saint-Dionysios. The church of Agia Paraskevi with remarkable pictures and paintings of one of the most interesting sights. It is also worth observing the traditional architecture of the houses and monasteries in the region. Volimes represent the starting point of your exploration in the northern parts of the island with numerous caves, blue sea and the well-known shipwreck.
Anafonitria: The Monastery of Panagia Anafonitria on Zakynthos, Ionian: The Holy Monastery of Theotokos (Panagia) Anafonitria, dedicated to Virgin Mary, is a Byzantine monument with interesting architecture. It was founded in the middle of the 15th century, during the Venetian occupation of the island. In this monastery, Agios Dionysios, the protector saint of Zakynthos, became a monk and lived the last years of his life in the 16th century.