Zakynthos: Half-Day Trip to Marathonisi and Keri Caves
- Pickup available
- Duration: 5 hours
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 you...
We enjoyed our tour to Marathonisi and Keri Caves. We were picked up on time and there were only 6 of us in the tour group. We firstly stopped at Kalamaki beach to see the turtle nests and our guide gave us some information about the turtles, which was interesting. We then proceeded to Laganas to get on the boat to turtle island and the caves. It was very chaotic with lots of people waiting for boats and we were left here by our guide to get on a boat with lots of others not from our tour. The boat trip was enjoyable, as we saw several turtles and then proceeded to the caves, which included a stop for swimming in the beautiful crystal blue waters. We then had a stop at Marathonisi , which was incredibly busy. After returning to land, we visited the olive oil press which was really interesting and we were able to sample and purchase the olive oil. There was no pressure to buy anything which was nice. . We finally visited cameo island at the perfect time to take sunset photos.
Spend the day touring Zakynthos in a comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes minivan. Swim and snorkel in crystal waters and even venture into the Blue Caves for incredible views. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch in a typical Greek tavern and visit a traditional olive oil factory for a tasting. The day begins with pickup from Zakynthos and the surrounding areas. The first stop of the day is Bohali hill to take in splendid views of the sea and town below. Next, head to Alykes beach, the place where the locals used to collect salt. Finally, continue to Xigia beach, where the springs provide a natural spa. In the second part of the tour, join a small group of 15-25 people and take a 3-hour cruise to Shipwreck Beach and the Blue Caves. Enjoy 20-minute stops at each location for swimming and venture into the Blue Caves by boat to admire the lights and colors. Return to the port and head to th...
The driver was very attentive and made the day special. The mini bus was very comfortable with good air conditioning. The group was small and we could reach all the points quickly. We took very good fotos at the viewpoint of Navaggio and the fotos of us that took the driver were excellent! We ate at a nice tavern typical greek food. Unfortunatelly due to the weather conditions we couldn't swim at Navaggio beach, but we had several opportunities to swim in beautiful places afterwards. I would definitely recommend. Amazing views. Tired and happy at the end of the day.
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We loved this activity which made us discover different places on the island (south side). They are very punctual, pick you up from the hotel and very well organized. The excursions are done by dozens of people which makes the activities more intimate. The guide was passionate, smiling and anxious to show us as many places as possible. He does not hesitate to do "extras", to show exceptional views that he loves. In short, pure happiness.
We went to Laganas beach first and checked out the turtle nests. Then we went out with the glass boat and were able to observe the common turtle. The bays and the water was the highlight of the trip. The water is turquoise-blue and very clear. At the end we were at the oil press and were able to try some olive oils. As a conclusion, we drove to the Cameo Island which was not on the plan, but was still very nice.
Wonderful outing! We had to postpone the day trip due to the waves being too big. The guide apologized a thousand times when it was not his fault. The next day we had a wonderful afternoon! Everything was perfect according to the program, boat in a small group of 10 people and adorable guides (boat and bus)! Thank you!
Lovely Tour! Pick up works without flaws, driver very friendly, funny and informative. Boattrip with a small boat and a motivated captain. Very good price for what you get.
it was a amazing experience. We had an opportunity to see turtles, explore the keri caves and enjoy the island. The staff was very kind.