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From St.Nikolaos: Boat Cruise to Navagio Beach & Blue Caves

1. From St.Nikolaos: Boat Cruise to Navagio Beach & Blue Caves

Combine mysterious shipwrecks and crystal-clear waters on this cruise trip from St. Nikolaos. Explore the white sands, marble cliffs, and the remains of a shipwreck at Navagio Beach. Visit the region’s blue caves in a glass-bottomed boat, and make a swim stop. Choose from a shared or private cruise. Meet your captain "Takis Karidis" at noon at the port of St. Nikolaos on the northeastern side of Zakynthos island. After a short meet and greet with your skipper, set off into the horizon aboard your boat for a day full of adventure.  Set sail to your first stop of the day, Navagio beach. While approaching the shipwreck beach, hear the true story of the abandoned boat from the captain. Hop off the boat and get on the beach for an hour of free time. Get back on board at your captain's call to continue to your next destination. Next, head to the Blue Caves on a glass-bottom boat. See the deep blue water and observe fish, corals, and marine life underneath you. If you wish, you can ask your skipper for a life vest and swim in the crystal clear waters. End your day back at the dock in St. Nikolaos. 

Zakynthos Island: Navagio Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves Tour

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

Discover the beauty of Zakynthos island on a combined minibus and 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.

Navagio Beach: Day Tour of Shipwreck Beach & the Blue Caves

3. Navagio Beach: Day Tour of Shipwreck Beach & the Blue Caves

Experience Navagio Beach by glass-bottom speedboat and taste products at a local market on a full-day guided tour from Zakynthos. Swim at one of the Blue Caves and take the scenic route to the famous windmills of the Skinari Cape. Start your Zakynthos tour with a pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned minibus. Drive north to Xingia and stop for breathtaking coastal views and photo opportunities. When you reach the northern tip of the island, you’ll be greeted by the famous windmills. From their high vantage point, look down on the Blue Caves below. Then, discover the Blue Caves from the inside on a small tour boat and pass underneath their arches. Take the chance to swim in the vibrant blue waters. Further along the coast, board a speed boat at Navagio’s Shipwreck Cove and gaze down into the sea through the boat’s glass bottom. Swim in turquoise waters for a leisurely hour. Be inspired by the breathtaking view of the world-famous shipwreck beach from above. Visit a market with local traditional products such as wine, olive oil, raki, nuts, fruits, honey, local cheese, and preserves. Try free samples and buy treats to take home. If you’re hungry, indulge in Greek food at Michalis, a traditional local taverna at Kampi (not included). At the end of your island day trip, the driver will take you back to your hotel.

From Kefalonia: Zakynthos Boat Trip with Navagio Swim Stop

4. From Kefalonia: Zakynthos Boat Trip with Navagio Swim Stop

Start your full-day boat trip from Kefalonia and visit the famous island of Zakynthos. Explore the stunning coastline and enjoy the swimming stops in secluded little coves around the island.  Your day starts off at Poros Port, where the boat will head to the northern coast of Zakynthos. Experience the blue caves and take the opportunity for a swim in this beautiful blue water. Enjoy the vivid colors of the Zakynthos coastline.  The next stop is the famous Navagio shipwreck beach where you can see the semi-covered remains of a ship. Admire the impressive landscape and the crystal blue water at this amazing beach and take some great photos.  Spend lunchtime relaxing in the traditional village of Alykanas on the northern side of Zakynthos. Savor a Greek lunch and use the free time there to explore the area at your own pace. At the end of your trip, the boat will return to Poros Port.

Zakynthos: Navagio Shipwreck Full-Day Cruise

5. 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

6. 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.

Zakynthos: Guided Boat Cruise to Turtle Island & Keri Caves

7. Zakynthos: Guided Boat Cruise to Turtle Island & Keri Caves

Marvel at the works of nature as you sail through blue waters on this boat cruise. Explore various islands and get the chance to see exotic and protected species. After being picked up from your accommodation, begin your cruise from the port of Agios Sostis. From there, sail south with your guide to the stunning Keri Caves, where you will be given fantastic photo opportunities. Then, cruise to the small island of Marathonisi, also known as Turtle Island because of its shape. It is one of the nesting beaches for the Loggerhead turtles, and it houses other exotic species. While there, you can swim in the clear blue waters. Continue sailing around Marathonisi and Laganas Bay for turtle spotting. Have the chance to personally see the Caretta-Caretta (Loggerhead turtle), which is a protected species and is one of Zakynthos' most famous inhabitants. Upon your return to Agios Sostis port, the buses will be waiting to return you to your accommodation.

Porto Vromi: Navagio Beach & Blue Caves Private Boat Tour

8. Porto Vromi: Navagio Beach & Blue Caves Private Boat Tour

Depart from Porto Vromi Anafonitria and head to the first stop of the day, the fascinating Shipwreck Beach, also known as Navagio Beach. Marvel at the resting place of a 1980 freight-liner shipwreck, which has been used as a filming location for many international TV series. Spend some time exploring the site and taking photos of the landmark. Cool off from the heat with a refreshing swim in the sea. Next, head to the magnificent Hidden Treasure Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Zakynthos. Jump in the water and float around the cave, soaking up the magic of this glistening location and watching the sun rays reflect against the turquoise water. Hop back on the boat and make your way to the next location where you can enjoy another swim stop and go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life. Other highlights during the cruise include stops at Sfogio Beach, White Beach, Porto Steniti, the Secret Blue Cave, and Heart Cave. After an unforgettable experience at sea, begin the return journey to Porto Vromi, stopping by the Profile of Poseidon rock formation along the way.

Private Tour of Navagio Shipwreck Beach and the Blue Caves

9. Private Tour of Navagio Shipwreck Beach and the Blue Caves

The tour begins with you and your friends being picked up in front of your hotel or at the cruise ship port. The English-speaking driver will welcome you and explain the details of the trip. You will drive all the way through the plains of Zakynthos nature, heading up north towards the Navagio. Enjoy the scenic route, with views of Zakynthos, while on the way to Porto Vromi. From there, you will board a boat which will take you safely to the Blue Caves. On arrival, you will have some time to swim and explore the caves. The boat enters the caves and lets you get up close to the amazing geological rock formations. Later the captain of the boat continues to the famous Shipwreck Beach. Discover the most famous beach in the world with its crystal clear waters and superb colors. Walk on the sandy beach and explore the graved ship named Panagiotis. After 1 hour, the boat will take you back to Porto Vromi where your driver will be waiting for you. Then, you will be transferred back to your hotel or to the cruise ship port.

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What people are saying about Zakynthos

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4.1 / 5

based on 536 reviews

We only have one day and we Love This tour have almost all but i wish you have the opción to add to This tour the same day the turtles Island … but everything was good …

Entire trip was wonderful. Vasiliy as a tour guide was perfect. He's the right man for this job. 100% recommended.

Great guide, Spiros! A very beautiful trip where you felt safe throughout.

The tour was amazing and the guide was very polite and professional!

Fantastic experience, very full on day in the best way.