Kampi is a remote small traditional mountain village surrounded by olive groves and vineyards on the North-west part of the island, located 30km away from Zakynthos town. It is located literally on the edge of the cliff, facing the bay of Schiza and the Ionian sea, from a height of 300 meters, offering a spectacular view to visitors, who are gathered to admire the breathtaking sunset and spectacular setting.
Natural Scenery and Agriculture
Kampi is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery; peaceful and relatively untouched, it is preserving the authentic traditional Greek way of life, with sweet old stone houses and narrow streets. This is a charming place to stroll around, with bougainvillea flowing over the walls. The very small amount of 60 locals, inhabitants of Kampi village, who are engaged in agriculture and farming, welcome tourists with open arms and offer them the hospitality which Greece is famous for.
Historical region and monuments
The village has many interesting examples of life from the Mycenean times, such as the Mycenean cemetery, with its sculptured tombs. Although dominated by the mountain, Kampi is easy to spot even at kilometres of distance due to the large cement Cross, which is a monument to commemorate the lives lost in the Greek civil conflicts of 1940 and Second World War.
Region of environmental importance
The green island of Zante, called by the Venetians "the flower of the east" is rich in wildlife and flora. The most famous wildlife associated with Zakynthos are the Caretta Caretta turtles and the monk seals, however there are a whole range of animals that dwell on this delightful island. The region of Kampi itself, is of great environmental importance and Mabely Grand Hotel was built respecting the natural eco-system, animals and wildlife in order to cooexist and not intervene with it's natural untouched beauty having an environmental study presented before being built in 2008. The area represents a very important passage and stop for many immigratory birds, the most common being the turtledoves (Streptopelia turtur). We also meet several species of buzzards (Falco eleonorae, Falco subbuteo), species of seabirds (Calonectris diomedea, Puffinus puffinus), swans, hoopoes, swallows, gulls etc.