Location & Map
Location & Map
Art & Wine is located at one of the most greenish and loveliest areas of the Zakynthian countryside, a few kilometers away from the traditional settlement of Maries, at the northwestern part of the island. The spot is graced with lots of waters, while from the western slope one can gaze at the proud mountain Vrachionas.
Despite its mountainous location (over 500m.), the Art & Wine premises are accessible from several towns and villages of Zakynthos, mainly via the regional road Macherado-Anafonitria.
- 7 km from Maries
- 4 km from Orthonies
- 15 km from “Navagio” (The Shipwreck)
- 20 km from Zakynthos town
Combine your trips on the island with a full day visit to our vineyard; try our fine collection of wines and homemade treats. Enjoy a unique display of icons and wander around the greenish locale.
The settlement of Maries hosts around 300 residents and belongs to the municipal unit of Elatia; its history is noted in the 15th century, when the three-nave church was built, dedicated to Mary Magdalene.
According to the legend, the two Myrrhbearers – Mary Magdalene and Mary Cleopas – reached Maries when their vessel found shelter at Porto Vromi, during its journey from Palestine to Rome.
The anniversary is celebrated every year in 22 July with feasts, dancing, singing, plenty of wine and – of course – traditional delicacies, while locals and guests take part in the procession of the Saint’s icon.
The village features picturesque houses built in accordance with the Zakynthian architecture; traditional little shops offering local products (olive oil, olives, handmade knittings) and friendly locals make this a cosy and lovely destination.
The traditional village of Orthonies lies on a verdant location with a view to Vrachionas mountain. The altitude here reaches 450m.
Orthonies is the home of the historical monastery of Spiliotissa, founded in 1548 by the monk Ioannikios. The legend narrates that Ioannikios discovered an icon of Virgin Mary in a small cave at Mt. Kentro. The monastery is still known for its rich library.