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Zakynthos Culinary & nightlife

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Zakynthos Turtle Spotting, Marathonisi Island-Keri Caves

1. Zakynthos Turtle Spotting, Marathonisi Island-Keri 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: Half-Day Trip to Marathonisi and Keri Caves

2. 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 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.

Romantic Sunset in Zakynthos with Keri Myzithres Viewpoint

3. Romantic Sunset in Zakynthos with Keri Myzithres Viewpoint

Embark on a Zakynthos sunset tour experience. Make sure to carry your camera as your guide will capture fabulous photos of you and the magnificent views on the tour. After pickup, get a map of the adventure awaiting you. Explore Cameo Island, Keri Mizithres viewpoint, Agalas, and Damiano's cave. Make your way to the charming paradise of Cameo Island. Walk across a 100-meter wooden-rope bridge that connects the island with the mainland, enjoying views of the crystal-clear seawaters. Spot sea urchins and fish. If you are lucky, you can see the loggerhead Caretta swimming under the bridge. Continue to the Keri Mizithres viewpoint. See 2 imposing white rocks in the waters of the southwestern coast. Find yourself surrounded by huge cliffs. Capture the view with the help of your guide. Learn about the world’s largest Greek flag and a copy of an ancient Greek sculpture at this site. Move onward to Agalas, nestled among pine trees and olive groves. Witness its colored buildings and the large bell tower of the village's church. Navigate the rocky 150-meter path to Damiano's cave. This 2-story structure is filled with awe-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites. Enjoy the view of the lush hills and the sea from the cave. On the opposite side of the cave, see the 12 wells of Agalas village. Hear the local legend of Andronios, the 300-meter-tall dragon who is said to have made the wells. Make a stop near Damiano's cave at one of the stone-built rest areas to enjoy the glorious sunset. Soak in the stunning surroundings and romantic atmosphere from this location.

Zakynthos: VIP Day Cruise with Blue Caves & Shipwreck Beach

4. Zakynthos: VIP Day Cruise with Blue Caves & Shipwreck Beach

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. Continue to Xigia beach, where the springs provide a natural spa. In the second part of the tour, will 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 the Shipwreck viewpoint for stunning views. Enjoy lunch in a traditional Greek tavern and take a photo stop at the 2,500-year-old olive tree at Exo Chora. Last but not least, stop at the traditional olive oil factory, Aristeon, for a tasting and to learn about the production of olive oil in Zakynthos.

Zakynthos: Vineyard & Winery Tour with Local Winemaker

5. Zakynthos: Vineyard & Winery Tour with Local Winemaker

Visit an authentic winery in Zakynthos and meet the winemaker. Stroll across the vineyards and learn the secrets of local grape varieties. See a workshop of Byzantine art with exhibits of the work of the painter and winemaker and relax in a beautiful countryside. Tour the winery where you can see stone buildings from 1870, samples of Zakynthos architecture and its evolution over time. Discover the Orchard, where there are many fruit trees and olive groves from where the farmer produces the organic oil of the estate and there is a reference to the varieties grown in Zakynthos. Finally, tour an organic vineyard with information on how to cultivate local DOC varieties. Finally, taste delicious wines paired with local snacks. This wine tasting option includes the tasting of 6 different wines accompanied by handmade bread, organic olive oil of our production, cheeses locally accompanied by fig syrup and breadsticks, which are homemade.

Zakynthos: Dinner with Greek Dancing & Wine

6. Zakynthos: Dinner with Greek Dancing & Wine

Experience the ever famous Greek evenings - a firm favorite for many people returning to holiday in Greece and all newcomers. Enjoy food, wine, and dancing as you mingle with family, new friends, and people of all ages relaxing and having fun in a great atmosphere. Get picked up from your resort by a bus, then travel to Aresti Villas, close to the small hamlet of Agios Dimitris. Arrive at approximately 8 PM and admire the unspoiled rural location with buildings are built in the traditional style.As the evening kicks off, traditional dishes will be served which adults can wash down with lashings of the local village wine. Watch out as typically, these locally-made wines can be a bit stronger than what you may be used to! Children can chill out with unlimited juice. The menu includes starters of tzatziki (garlic, cucumber and yogurt dip), spinach pies, cheese pies, stuffed vine leaves, sausage pies, and Greek salad. The main course will include a mix of pork souvlaki and roast chicken with oven potatoes or a vegetarian option of either stuffed tomatoes or spaghetti Neapolitan. For dessert, you can enjoy fruits of the season or a traditional Zakynthian sweet. Throughout the evening, entertainment will be provided by Greek musicians playing traditional Greek music and traditional Greek dancers. Guests will be welcome to join in and have a go at the Greek dancing. The bus will depart at about 11 PM to return guests to their resorts.

Zakynthos Island: Private Tour in a Minibus

7. Zakynthos Island: Private Tour in a Minibus

Begin the tour at your hotel or cruise ship port. Your driver will take you safely through the island. Enjoy the scenic route with views of natural landscapes on the way to Xigia Beach where you can enjoy a swim in natural sea "spa" water. Next, stop on top of a mountain and enjoy the most beautiful wild landscape and views on Shipwreck Beach. See the famous shipwreck named Panagiotis and take memorable photos. Continue to the Monastery of Anafonitria where you have time to explore the architecture and the traditional Christian Orthodox artifacts. Experience life outside the cities in the picturesque village of Exo Chora afterward. Enjoy lunch at a local traditional tavern in Kabi (not included). On your route back your driver will take you to a Greek winery where you can enjoy a wine tasting (included).

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What people are saying about Zakynthos

It was such a dreamlike tour to 3 beautiful places in Zakynthos. The highlight was the end of the tour. We drove to one of the highest points on the island and had a fantastic view of the sea and were able to enjoy the sunset from there in peace. Our guide was super nice, showed and explained a lot to us and took good care of us the whole time :) I can only recommend this tour to everyone! :)

The guide was very nice and showed us all the places that were in the description. We had enough time to look at everything in peace and to take pictures or have them taken. The view of the sunset was simply breathtaking. All in all it was a great trip with new impressions and information about the island.

Nikos was really friendly and knowledgeable about all the locations. He picked us up on time, he gave detailed information on all the stops and we had plenty of time to explore and take pictures. The sunset spot at the end of the tour was fantastic. I would happily book the tour again.

A very nice trip. My expectations were exceeded...I can. Recommend vacation.

was a fantastic trip and the guide told a lot. thank you, thank you.