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Zakynthos Island: Navagio Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves Tour

1. Zakynthos Island: Navagio Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves Tour

Discover the beauty of Zakynthos island on a glass-bottom speedboat tour. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your accommodation. Swim in azure caves, visit Navagio Shipwreck beach, and see sights like a 2000-year-old olive tree and Kalamaki Beach. Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel or nearby accommodation in an air-conditioned bus and listen as your guide will share with you the day's tour plan. Explore the north-east of Zakynthos Island by, stop in Katastari to snap pictures of panoramic views of Alykes Beach. See a Xigia beach which has a natural spa with sulfur and collagen, and the rocky shore of Makris Gialos Beach. Hop aboard the glass-bottom 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, you'll get the chance to swim inside the beautiful blue caves of the area. Purchase lunch at the shipwreck panoramic viewpoint before hitting some more photo hotspots like the 2000-year-old olive tree in the charming town of Exo Chora. View the island of Agios Sostis, the 8-kilometer-long Kalamaki Beach before transferring back to your hotel.

Zakynthos: Island Day Trip with Turtles, Swimming, and Caves

2. Zakynthos: Island Day Trip with Turtles, Swimming, and Caves

t After a convenient pickup from your hotel, head to Kalamaki beach on Zante's southern shores. Enjoy the pristine beach with soft sand and warm waters, protected by National Marine Park. See where the endangered loggerhead sea turtles nest. You may spot tiny baby turtles breaking out of their shells. Next, head to Laganas beach to board the glass-bottom boat. Sail to 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 to head to Marathonisi, known as Turtle Island, an exotic, green, and coincidentally turtle-shaped island. Enjoy an hour on the golden sandy beach where you can swim and snorkel. Head back and pass the famous Cameo island bridge. Enjoy the idyllic views of secluded beaches surrounded by steep white limestone. Enjoy a 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.  Enjoy free tasters of local olives and traditional bread with different flavored extra virgin olive oils (most likely lemon, orange, and garlic). Take a sample of olive oil shampoo, soap, body cream, or face cream. You can also buy these products to support local businesses.

Zakynthos Water Park Entrance Ticket

3. Zakynthos Water Park Entrance Ticket

Prepare to get wet on the slides of a brilliant water park in the village of Sarakinado, just a few kilometers from Zakynthos Town. Enjoy a fun day out for the entire family and avail of the park's shops and snack bars. Get your thrills at the largest water park on the island and have some fun on attractions such as the 3 octopus slides, Slippery Rabbit and Boomer Bowl. Relax on the 300-meter long Lazy River or get an adrenalin rush as you are sucked into the Black Hole. Play spray games and take the kids to the dedicated slides and attractions of the Children's Tower. Newer attractions include the 25-meter high Mat Racer, where you can slide head first into the water, whilst the multi racing slides continue to thrill for those who want to challenge their mates to a race down a 60-meter slide.

Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach, Viewpoint, Blue Caves Day Tour

4. Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach, Viewpoint, Blue Caves Day Tour

Visit all the must-see spots in Zakynthos. Visit Shipwreck Beach, the Blue Caves, impressive viewpoints, and more. Begin with a stop at Bohali hill, the oldest neighborhood in Zakynthos town. Then head to Xigia beach where the springs provide a natural spa. From Agios Nikolaos port, take the boat to the shipwreck and blue caves. Check out Shipwreck Beach and swim around the Blue Caves. After returning to Agios Nikolaos port, enjoy a 1-hour photo stop at the shipwreck viewpoint before ending at a traditional olive oil factory for olive oil tasting.

Zakynthos: Shipwreck, Blue Caves & Xigia Beach Excursion

5. Zakynthos: Shipwreck, Blue Caves & Xigia Beach Excursion

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 some time to enjoy this unique spot. Reach the blue caves and swim in the famous waters of the Ionian Sea. 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.

Zakynthos: Half-Day Trip to Marathonisi and Keri Caves

6. Zakynthos: Half-Day Trip to Marathonisi and Keri Caves

Start with pickup from your hotel and discover the highlights of the southern region of Zakynthos. The first stop will be at the Argassi Bridge which was constructed in 1885. This bridge is now situated off the coast of the island but was once a river crossing. Then, stop at Kalamaki Beach to learn about the turtle nests in the area. Next, embark on a 3-hour boat cruise from the port in the town of Laganas. Stop at the nearby island of Marathonisi where you can admire its beautiful caves and white sand beaches. Keep a look out for the Caretta turtles who inhabit the surrounding waters. Continue by sailing to the Keri Caves located on the southern coast of Zakynthos, where you can enjoy a stop for swimming. Return to the port, and travel to the Aristeon Olive Oil Press. Learn about the long history of olive oil production on the island and taste some samples. Finally, be returned to your hotel on Zakynthos to finish the tour.

Zakynthos: Navagio Shipwreck Full-Day Cruise

7. Zakynthos: Navagio Shipwreck Full-Day Cruise

Set sail on an unforgettable trip to discover the north of Zakynthos. After hotel pickup, drive to the port in Zakynthos Town and be greeted on board by your friendly crew. Cruise past residential areas to the island’s northern tip. Admire the lighthouse and surrounding islands as you sail to the famous Blue Caves. Be amazed by the aquamarine waters — at around 4,5000 meters deep, this area is the deepest part of the Mediterranean. Continue to Navagio Beach to see the wrecked ship on the sand, and a stop for a swim in the clear blue waters. Cruise along the coast and stop for another swim, before returning to the port. At the end of your experience you’ll be driven back to your hotel or resort.

Zakynthos: Off-Road Jeep Tour

8. Zakynthos: Off-Road Jeep Tour

Discover the most scenic spots on the island of Zakynthos with an off-road jeep tour. Ride up to the highest point on the island, take in the views, and learn more about this beautiful place. Get picked up from your accommodations and zip around the Vrachionas mountain range. Stop at the island's highest point for breathtaking views and awesome photo opportunities. Stop and get a good view of the famous shipwreck off the island's coast before stopping in at a mountain village for a delicious lunch at a local taverna. After lunch, enjoy an optional boat trip or take a dip at Makris Gialos beach. Finish off your day at an organic, family-run farm for a guided tour and the chance to purchase some great local products.

Sunset Tour to Agalas with Damianos Cave

9. Sunset Tour to Agalas with Damianos Cave

Begin your unique experience with a convenient pick-up from the door of your accommodation. Your local guide-driver of the day will begin by giving you a free map of Zakynthos before briefing you on your unique tour that lies ahead. On our way, you will enjoy the views of the olive groves, vineyards, the diversity of the landscape, the rugged but verdant mountains, the traditional village houses, the old churches, and the stunning panoramic views of the Ionian sea waters, the south coast as well as the southwest coast, until we arrive in our next stop. The first stop is Cameo island. This dreamlike, charming island is a beautiful little paradise, you will take a very awesome walk across the 100-meter wooden rope bridge, that connects the island with the mainland, enjoying the wonderful views of the gorgeous crystal-clear seawaters in which you can see many sea urchins and colorful fish, and if you are lucky, you can see the endangered Loggerhead Caretta – Caretta swimming around or under the bridge, or a groom and bride with their friends and families taking matrimonial photos across the bridge. The tiny little islet is known as the wedding island. What an amazing and perfect location for intimate wedding ceremonies. Then we will head to Keri village which combines mountains and sea. The main settlement is located in a mountainous area and the seaside is one of the island's most popular resorts. In ancient times there was a port at Keri, Herodotus described the tar springs near Keri Lake, which seemed to be more like a State. Amongst the pine trees and olive groves lies the picturesque village of Agalas, our next destination, with its colored buildings and the large bell tower of the village's church. The 150 m. path to Damiano's cave is loose and rocky, it is two-storied and filled with awe-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites, the view from the cave is magnificent, the hills are thick with vegetation and the sea extends into the background. On the opposite side of Damianos Cave, we can see twelve wells of Agalas, known as the Adronios wells. Our knowledgeable guide will inform you with insightful details about the Legend of the Dragon. Near Damiano's cave, we stop at one of the stone-built rest areas to enjoy the romantic, glorious sunset. Simply, unbelievable beautiful location, breathtaking views, great atmosphere and very romantic. We chose for you one of the most perfect locations with spectacular views to see the sunset that will make this experience even more memorable. When the sun begins to gradually touch the sea, it is the perfect moment to observe nature’s beautiful blending of colors. For us, what a better way to end your day !! For you, what a promise of a new tomorrow!!

Zakynthos: Full-Day Traditional Eco-Fishing Tour with Food

10. Zakynthos: Full-Day Traditional Eco-Fishing Tour with Food

Embark on a sea adventure with your friends or family on this traditional fishing boat trip from Zakynthos. Experience the excitement of fishing as you learn how to catch your own fish. Enjoy local tastings and lunch, including Greek coffee, pastries, local olive oil, wine, and fish. The fishing tour takes off from the main harbor in Zakynthos. As you head out to sea, you may get lucky and be able to meet the famous loggerhead sea turtle, dolphins, and Mediterranean monk seals. Enjoy the morning serenity while having greek coffee accompanied by fresh baked goods. as you head to the spot to start throwing the fishing nets. In the meantime, learn all the methods you'll see used to catch the fish. After putting fishing gear into the sea, anchor to a quiet and isolated beach where you'll stay for the next 2 to 2.5 hours. Enjoy fresh summer fruits and dives from the boat. Later, gather the fishing equipment and see how lucky the group is. During this procedure, anyone who may want to can participate if the captain considers it safe. With your catch, head to the next stop, another peaceful beach. At the beach, swim and enjoy the warm sun while your freshly caught lunch is being prepared. Grilled, fried, or in a soup, the fish will be accompanied by risotto, fresh local vegetables, salads with extra virgin Zakynthian olive oil, and local homemade wine. Once lunch is prepared, grab a plate and relax under the shade of the boat and listen to the sounds of the Greek sea and the Ionian breeze. With full stomachs of fresh seafood and wine, head back to Zakynthos for drop-off.

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What people are saying about Zakinthos

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 785 reviews

the trip is very carefully planned in my opinion. each stop of the tour is scheduled at a time to optimise the experience of the visitor, for example the viewpoint of navagio early in the morning so there is not really a line and also no one on the beach yet, the visit to navagio when there is still ample shade one the beach etc. I would have preferred less time at navagio and more time to swim at the second beach we visited, which was incredibly beautiful and with fewer people. the restaurant we stopped for lunch was tasty with very friendly staff. it was also incredible to see the two thousand year old olive tree, this was very special. the scenery of the tour was beautiful, so driving place to place was incredibly pleasant. Elias the guide was great company and cared a lot about each person on the tour.

It is one of the most expensive trips in Zakynthos, but it is worth every single euro! Astonishing beaches and places which you should not miss...Small group, great guidance, beautiful beaches, great organization, awesome restaurant with tasty food...No wonder it has the best reviews! Absolutely beautiful...There are many trip providers, but non of them gives you so much as this one...

Actually got to see turtles on the sea bed and one coming to the surface for air. Really enjoyable trip, chances to swim and visited the olive oil factory and taste some samples. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable

The tour was really easy to book, we were collected on time from our accommodation, the tour guy is very friendly and chatty you really enjoy your time from the begging till the end of the tour,

Easy to book, very efficient and the place is super fun