It will take you about 15 minutes to get from Zante town to Gerakaria. It is located 14 km NE of Chora. Its population is 720 inhabitants.
To be precise, you will pass through Kato and Via Gerakari and set a "bow" for Ano where the altitude is 350m., following the signs for "Fiore tou Levante", a tavern overlooking the Alykes that will surprise with its decoration.r.
"Fioro tou Levate" is a traditional greek tavern- restaurant that Mr Makis ans Mrs Martha runs over a decade.Also Mrs. Martha is responsible for all your dishes as she is the chef of the tavern.
Mrs. Martha will cook for you her delicious specialties from traditional recipies of local cusine.They are waiting to serve you and offer you our valued appetizers overlooking the Zakinthos from a panoramic view.
History - Saint Nikolaos
The new church is a new building built after the 1953 earthquakes by the residents themselves. Inside the church there are parts of the iconostasis of the old church. From her yard you will enjoy the beautiful, enchanting view from above. The natural scenery is wonderful. You can admire the plain, the sea, the sky, the mountain range, the traditional houses, the farms with the stables and the seaside villages spread out in front of you. On the one hand the green plain of Zakynthos, with the dense vegetation, the vines, the trees, the farmhouses reaching up to the sweet, uniform mountain range like a painting from where the mountains of Zakynthos begin. And on the other side the sea with the seaside villages that stretch from Alykes to Laganas. The location of the church of Agios Nikolaos gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful mosaic of nature as far as your eyes can see! From here there is visual contact with the Venetian Castle in Bochali, where they used to communicate with a signal.
Elisabeth of Austria, also known as Sisi, arrived in the area, she was Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, but she left because of the Temple. In the area of Agios Nikolaos, Agios Gerasimos practiced in a cave where to this day the people of Zakynthos call it Agios Gerasimos. In the central square of the same community apartment, a marble hero has been built in honor of the fallen soldiers who fought during the Asia Minor campaign, but also in honor of the dead soldiers who took part in the wars that followed. The column of the hero in the upper part, like a crown, has a marble slab with a relief image of Saint George on his horse slaying a dragon. .