Zakynthos
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Our most recommended Zakynthos Day Trips

  • Zakynthos Island: Navagio Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves Tour

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

    After you're picked up from your hotel or nearby accommodation, your guide will share with you the day's tour plan. Following this you will explore the north-east of Zakynthos Island, with time for photo stops in Katastari (with panoramic views of Alykes Beach), Xigia beach (a natural spa with sulfur and collagen) and Makris Gialos Beach (a crystal clear and rocky beach). Afterwards, you will have the chance to board a glass-bottom speedboat and visit the Navagio Shipwreck beach. On the way back to the harbor, you'll get the chance to swim inside the beautiful blue caves of the area. When you arrive back from your boating experience, it will be time for lunch at the shipwreck panoramic viewpoint. Following lunch, your tour will wrap up with some more chances for photos in Exo Chora (a 2000-year-old olive tree), Agios Sostis (Cameo Island) and Kalamaki Beach (an 8-kilometer beach). This ...

    It was an amazing trip and our guide Denis was very skillful and kind. Thanks Denis.

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

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

    Meet the captain "Takis Karidis" at noon (12.30 PM) with your tickets at the port of St. Nikolaos on the northeastern side of Zakynthos island. After a short meet and greet with your skipper, you will set off into the horizon aboard your boat for a jam-packed day full of adventure.  Your first stop of the day will be Navagio beach, arriving at approximately 1:15 PM just as the big boats leave, offering you a more private experience as you enjoy and explore without large crowds. While approaching the famous shipwreck beach, the captain will share with you the true story of the abandoned boat and help you land on the beach with safety. After 1 to 1.5-hours, your captain will call you back to board the boat once again, so you can head to your next destination - the Blue Caves.  After leaving the Navagio behind you will eventually find yourself at the Blue Caves. On the glass-bottom boat,...

    Boat great - new - comfortable - good viewing and can be inside or out. friendly crew. The sites were amazing and the waters more than amazing. Enjoyed swimming - could be a little longer.

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

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

    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, ol...

    Everything was fantastic! Our guide was amazing and very nice. Enjoyed every single thing. Really recommend it!!!!!

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

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

    Take a boat ride, spot turtles, swim, admire incredible scenery, and more during a day trip in the Zakynthos region. After pickup at your hotel, head straight to your first stop at Kalamaki beach on Zante's southern shores. Enjoy the lovely, clean beach with soft golden sand and warm waters, protected by a National Marine Park. See where the famous endangered loggerhead sea turtle nest. Learn all about these beautiful creatures from your guide and volunteers who keep the turtles safe. If you're lucky, you may even spot tiny baby turtles breaking out of their shells. Next, head to Laganas beach to board the glass-bottom boat. Get ready with your camera to take awesome turtle photos. Sail to the stunning Keri Caves, carved by time, tides, and wind. Follow the coastline, admiring the white beaches, fantastic rock arches, forested hills, and enormous limestone cliffs that fall straight int...

    This was a super fun day out. Our guide, Sakis, was so helpful, funny and all around a pleasure to have as a guide. The activities were well planned and everything went smoothly. The boat trip was incredible. So relaxing. The side activities did feel slightly rushed, I would have skipped the olive oil museum to have more time at one of the other stops, since it's a turtle tour. Museum was still interesting though with being able to taste different types of olive oil. Would recommend!

  • Zakynthos: Half-Day Trip to Marathonisi and Keri Caves

    5. 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 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.

  • Zakynthos: 6-Hour Shipwreck and Blue Caves Bus Tour

    6. Zakynthos: 6-Hour Shipwreck and Blue Caves Bus 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.

  • Private Tour with Cruise to Shipwreck Beach and Blue Caves

    7. Private Tour with Cruise to Shipwreck Beach and Blue Caves

    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.

  • 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 Sten...

    Spiros was a talented captain, steering us right into many caves, and generously answering our questions and showing us all of the local caves between port of Vromis and Navaho. It was a wonderful morning and I would HIGHLY recommend.

  • 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...

    Start to finish an excellent experience. Clean spacious and private transport to the harbor where we boarded our boat. Don’t wince at the early start time- by the time you leave Navagio beach the giant tourist vessels are arriving. Our captain expertly navigated the caves and brought us to a isolated beach to play with iur young daughters before returning. The caves were a really cool bonus!

  • Zakynthos: Sunrise Paddle SUP Tour on Alykes Beach

    10. Zakynthos: Sunrise Paddle SUP Tour on Alykes Beach

    Experience the unique opportunity to watch the sunrise over the Ionian Sea, paddling on a SUP paddleboard for a truly unique and unforgettable memory of your time in Zakinthos. Beat the crowds as you experience the calm waters of Alikes Beach all to yourself and take in the beauty of the beginning of a new day. Enjoy serene waters, profound silence and changing scenery. Join this magical moment and allow the beauty of nature and the infiniteness of the horizon to embrace you.  The tour starts 30 minutes before sunrise so you will have plenty of time to get comfortable on the board before the spectacular sunrise begins.

    Dies war einer der Höhepunkte unserer Reise! Kosta ist sehr freundlich und kompetent und macht seine Arbeit offensichtlich sehr leidenschaftlich. Wir können eine SUP Tour mit Kosta wärmstens empfehlen und würden jederzeit wieder zu Paddle Surf Zante zurückkehren!

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What people are saying about Zakynthos

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 536 reviews

Amazing day! We got picked up from the hotel and the trip is half on a minivan, half on the boat. We’ve done several stops in the minivan, including the viewpoint from above the shipwreck which was awesome. The boat trip has 2 main stops where you can get out of the boat, they take you to the shipwreck beach with no need to swim there and another one in the caves where you can dive and explore the caves , which for me was the best bit. After the boat trip, we stopped for lunch which is not included on the price but much needed. Our tour guide was Dionissios, and he was great! Throughly recommend this day trip, absolutely fantastic day. Boat fees are not included and cost 15 euros per person. Bring shoes, swimwear, towels, drinks and snacks, as it’s a long day.

We were picked up by the bus at the hotel at 7.45am and then stopped at several hotels to collect people. Buggies are not allowed on the ship, so I took my stretcher with me for our 1 year old daughter. On the way there and on the way back we made a stop where you could go into the water from the ship. You were allowed to stay for 1 hour at the shipwreck. There is also the opportunity to buy food and drink on board! The shipwreck in Navagio is laid out in such a way that you can get into the water over a bridge and thus it is also possible to get to the beach with a small child. We were back at the hotel around 4.45 p.m. The crew on board was very friendly and it was really beautiful! I would definitely recommend it!

Katerina is a great guide and a great driver who also takes time for indi questions. Thank you very much for this wonderful day and this exciting and special tour!

Great tour if you are on a short vacation and you want to try a bit of everything. Guides are very friendly and try to make everyone feel good and comfortable.

It was an amazing trip with a lot of beautiful places and a very friendly guide. We are really grateful for this experience in Zakynthos.