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Zakynthos

A quintessential Greek island — home to breathtaking beaches, turquoise waters, and even a turtle or two.

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Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach and Blue Caves Land and Sea Tour

Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach and Blue Caves Land and Sea Tour

Discover Zakynthos Island's beauty on a minibus and glass-bottom speedboat tour. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your accommodation. Swim in azure caves and have the chance to visit Navagio Shipwreck beach. Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel or nearby accommodation in an air-conditioned bus. While at Bohali panoramic viewpoint, your guide will share the day's tour plan with you. Explore the northeast of Zakynthos Island by first stopping for a healing swim at Xygia beach, which is a natural spa with sulfur and collagen, and then pausing for photos at the rocky shore of Makris Gialos Beach. Hop aboard the speedboat and visit the stunning Navagio Shipwreck beach. Walk on the fine golden sands and take pictures with the boat. On the way back to the harbor, get the chance to swim inside the beautiful blue caves of the area. Purchase lunch after the boat ride and before checking out the stunning panoramic view above shipwreck beach. View the 2000-year-old olive tree in the charming town of Exo Chora before transferring back to your hotel.

Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting Cruise on a Glass-Bottom Boat

Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting Cruise on a Glass-Bottom Boat

After being picked up from your accommodation /arranged meeting spot/cruise port , set off to begin your 3-hour eco-friendly turtle spotting cruise. Climb aboard a special glass-bottomed boat and embark on your journey through the National Marine Park surrounding the island.  Make a photo stop at the famous Cameo Islet, which was created by the 1633 earthquake. Take unique photos (guaranteed sightings) of the turtles from up close, and take the opportunity to enjoying them swimming in their natural habitat.  After this, explore the enchanting Keri Caves, and pass underneath the “Kamares”, before enjoying another swimming opportunity in the clear waters. Finally, arrive at the turtle-shaped island of Marathonisi. Swim and have fun at the Golden Nesting Beach which is home to the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta Caretta. You will also have the chance to admire the stunning caves.

Porto Vromi: Navagio Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves by Boat

Porto Vromi: Navagio Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves by Boat

Discover the Navagio Shipwreck on a cruise from Porto Vromi in Zakynthos. Go for a swim in the crystal clear water, marvel at an iconic shipwreck from 1980! Set sail from Porto Vromi Maries toward Navagio Beach, a magical-looking cove with clear blue waters famous for its 1980 shipwreck. Depart from Zakynthos and admire panoramic ocean views as you navigate. Soak up the Mediterranean sun at Navagio Beach, only accessible by sea. Also known as 'Shipwreck Beach' discover the site of the MV Panagiotis wreck, which ran around and washed up on the sand in 1980. Return towards Porto Vromi Maries and stop for a swim at the blue caves, White beach, the hidden beach of Sfogio, or the paradisiac Porto Steniti. See the natural formations of the Neptune Profile cave before getting dropped off back at the port.

Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting, Marathonísi & Keri Caves Cruise

Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting, Marathonísi & Keri Caves Cruise

Depart from the Gulf of Laganas where your cruise begins. After boarding the boat your guide will give you some information about the loggerhead turtles "Caretta Caretta", while the crew will try to spot some turtles as they surface for air. Grab the opportunity to observe the turtles and take some great souvenir photos and videos. Continue to the stunning caves of Keri and stop for a relaxing swim in the crystal clear waters. Arrive at the turtle-shaped island of Marathonisi. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling as the clear turquoise waters surround you and explore the Golden Nesting Beach, where sea turtles lay their nests. Return to the Gulf of Laganas at the end of the tour.

Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach, Viewpoint, Blue Caves Day Tour

Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach, Viewpoint, Blue Caves Day Tour

Explore all the must-see spots in Zakynthos. Enjoy Shipwreck Beach, the Blue Caves, impressive viewpoints, and more. The first stop is Bochali Hill, the old neighborhood of Zakynthos town, experience the views of the town and the port that are stunning. Then head to the Shipwreck Viewpoint. Nature gave us this special place to enjoy seeing from the top, crystalline waters, steep limestone formations, and a rusty old boat in the middle of the white beach. Soak into the magnificent blue of the water and sky. After a quick stop to use the restrooms, at Porto Vromi in Anafonitria or Agios Nikolaos (according to the weather conditions) take the boat (medium size) for a 3 hours mini cruise to the Shipwreck beach and Blue Caves. Discover the location that makes this island so unique, the Navagio or Shipwreck beach with its clear white pebble sands. As soon as you approach, it gives you a spectacular turquoise color of the water. The beach is closed, for safety reasons, because the area is still prone to landslides. Even though we cannot land on the beach, our captain drives the boat right up to the shoreline so you can take photos of the wreck by itself, without any tourists around. It is a memory that you won't forget. Stop for a swim at Sfogio Beach which is close to Navagio and it is safe to go and explore this stunning also pebble beach. Head to the amazing blue caves of the west side of the island with an extraordinary shade of blue in some spots, we'll get up close to the caves and go through some of them, a great opportunity to jump off the boat, swim, or snorkel. It is time for lunch until now, prepare your palate for amazing tastes at one of the most beautiful Greek, traditional, mountain taverns in the village of Anafonitria, with a family atmosphere and great service. The famous 2,000-year-old olive tree is located in the village of Exo Chora. It is one of the seven oldest olive trees in the Mediterranean, and probably one of the oldest olive trees in the world. It still produces olives to this day. Here you will find some traditional products of the area and the local farmers that you can taste for free as oil, olives, wine, and liqueurs as well as biological beauty products. The next stop is Xigia Beach, the place where the springs provide a natural spa due to the sulfur and collagen that have healing properties. And if you need any refreshments on the beach, look out for the most ingenious and funny way they get drinks down to the beach. It is very picturesque and has good photo opportunities from the clifftop. The last stop will be Therianos Family Farm, an organic farm where they cultivate a wide range of fruits and vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Their Olive Oil was awarded the Gold Standard at the International Society, Olympia Awards. They also produce a selection of wines and the famous black raisins. We will visit the farm, meet the animals, and taste the local products.

Zakynthos: Half-Day Tour to Turtle Island and Keri Caves

Zakynthos: Half-Day Tour to Turtle Island and Keri Caves

Spend the day at sea on this multi-stop boat tour in Zakynthos. Visit the Gulf of Laganas and the picturesque Cameo Island, Turtle Island (Marathonisi), and a local olive oil press. Meet the resident turtles, swim near the Keri Caves, and taste olive oil samples.  After hotel pickup, start discovering the highlights of the southern region of Zakynthos. The first on our list will be Cameo Island, walk and take pictures on the bridge and visit for a short swim stop or for drinking a refreshment admiring the unique landscape. Next, embark on a 3-hour cruise on a glass bottom boat around the beach of Laganas. Keep an eye out for the Caretta turtles who inhabit the surrounding waters and wait for them to come out of the water to take a photo. Stop at the nearby island of Marathonisi, also known as Turtle Island. Admire its beautiful caves and white sand beaches, swim in the crystal clear waters, or snorkel into the caves to explore the amazing sea life. Continue sailing to the Keri Caves, located on the southern coast of Zakynthos. Make a 20-minute stop for swimming into a large cave before returning to the port and traveling to the Aristeon Olive Oil Press.  At the press, learn about the long history of olive oil production on the island and taste some samples before returning to your hotel.

Zakynthos: Marathonisi, Cameo Island and Keri Caves Tour

Zakynthos: Marathonisi, Cameo Island and Keri Caves Tour

After a convenient pickup from your hotel, head to the small port of Agios Sostis on the southern shores of Zakynthos. Admire and pass the famous Cameo Island bridge and visit this small fairy tale piece of land to take the most amazing photos and enjoy a swim in this unique landscape. Next, board the glass-bottom boat and participate in some turtlespotting of these unique creatures Careta Careta, without disturbing them of course, along the way to Marathonisi, an exotic, green, and coincidentally turtle-shaped island. Relax with an hour of swim or snorkeling in the pristine beach with soft sand and warm waters, protected by National Marine Park. See where the endangered loggerhead sea turtles nest. Hop on the boat again towards the Keri Caves, carved by time, tides, and wind. Follow the coastline, admiring the white beaches, rock arches, forested hills, and enormous limestone cliffs that fall into the sea. Pass through the famous rock arch, Kamara. Stop for a 20-minute swim just outside the entrance to a vast cave. Climb back on board and head to the port where the minibus waits for you to lead you to the final stop at the award-winning Aristeon ecological olive oil press museum in Lithakia. Explore the history of olive oil making on the island with experts and taste-free local olives and traditional bread with different flavored extra virgin olive oils (most likely lemon, orange, and garlic). Full of images and new experiences you will be dropped off at your accommodation.

Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach with Blue Caves Land & Sea Tour

Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach with Blue Caves Land & Sea Tour

Explore the beauty of Zakynthos on this unique tour. Begin with a pickup at your accommodation in a comfortable air-conditioned van. Then, head to Bochali, a small village above Zante Town, the perfect place to take photos with a spectacular view over the city and the coast of Peloponnese. Next, leave Bochali village and make your way to the northeast of the island, stopping at Xigia, the only beach on the island with thermal waters. Have the option to bathe in these waters. Later, stop is Makris Gialos Beach, an ideal spot for photo opportunities. After, continue to one of the most photographed beaches in the world, Navagio, or the famous Shipwreck Beach. Walk a rocky path for about 5 minutes until you reach the best viewpoint of Shipwreck Beach. Afterwards, arrive at Anafonitria village, a picturesque port. There, hop aboard a glass-bottom boat. Sail first to Shipwreck Beach. There, make a stop to take photos. Later, cruise through the Blue Caves by boat. Experience the blue and turquoise waters from inside, with the sun shining and reflecting the blue light. Here, take an optional swim by jumping from the boat. Next, stop by the famous White Beach, where the boat will drop you off for about an hour of swimming and relaxing. Afterwards, travel to the western part of the island, up into the mountains to the traditional villages of the island. Visit Maries, Loucha, and Exo Hora. Be fascinated by the oldest olive tree, which is more than 2,000 years old. To finish this unforgettable day, sit back and relax as you head back to your accommodation.

Zakynthos: Laganas Marine Park Speedboat Tour with Swimming

Zakynthos: Laganas Marine Park Speedboat Tour with Swimming

Begin your boat tour with a comfortable pickup directly from your accommodation in Zakynthos and head to the Agios Sostis Harbor, where you'll board a speedboat. From here, set out to discover the National Marine Park of Zakynthos. The park was established to protect a number of native species, with a focus on loggerhead sea turtles and Mediterranean monk seals. Make your first stop of the day at Myzithres Beach, a secluded beach that's only accessible by boat. Enjoy some free time here to swim in the azure waters and marvel at the pebbly white beach and imposing cliffs before moving on to your next destination, the Kerri Caves. Discover the series of caves located on the island's southwestern coast and stop at the second arch for another swimming opportunity. Next, head to the offshore islet of Marathonisi, a popular breeding ground for loggerhead turtles. This is your third and final swim stop for the day. Take advantage of the warm waters or soak up the sun on land before getting the opportunity to see the protected turtle species up close. Your tour comes to an end with a return journey to the port in Zakynthos, where your driver will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation.

Zakynthos: Shipwreck, Blue Caves & Xigia Beach Cruise

Zakynthos: Shipwreck, Blue Caves & Xigia Beach Cruise

Arrive at the convenient meeting point (Authority Port Zakynthos) in the morning to begin your excursion. Sail north to xigia Sulfur Beach, dive into its blue waters, and have about an hour to enjoy this unique spot. Next, head to the blue caves and swim in the famous waters of the Ionian Sea for about 45 minutes. Enjoy one of the most spectacular natural spots on the island. Setting sail once again, cross the whole northern part of the island to find one of the most beautiful and photographed places in Greece: Navagio Beach and its shipwreck. Admire the stunning view and go swimming or snorkeling. Dock back at the port of Zakynthos.

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4.4
(3,954 reviews)

Very good, they met my flight and picked me up at the airport, took us around the island to see all the top attractions with a great guide who ensured we saw the best of everything, then they dropped me off at my hotel at the end of the day. 10/10 would definitely recommend.

Everything is perfect! ilias is the best guide,he is friendly, patient and helpful, he took a lot of pictures and videos for us, we had a wonderful time with ilias! Highly recommended!

Very happy and relaxing trip ~ cost-effective captain emotional value is very good! As soon as I went out to sea, I saw turtles. What a happy day

great experience thanks to the very professional tour guide

Amazing tour of the island, packed with enough activities!