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Blue Caves, Zakynthos

Blue Caves, Zakynthos: Our most recommended tours and activities

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. 

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

2. 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.

Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach, Viewpoint, Blue Caves Day Tour

3. 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: Off-Road Jeep Tour

4. Zakynthos: Off-Road Jeep Tour

See hidden parts of Zakynthos and enjoy an off-road adventure with this off-road Jeep tour of Zakynthos. Admire beautiful views, drive through charming mountain villages, and visit a local farm. Be picked up by your jeep guide/driver at your hotel in a closed jeep and begin your journey of discovery. Gaze out the windows at the many sights and scenic stops en route and learn more about the island on the way. Travel around mountain villages in lush landscapes, and enjoy a journey off-road to the Vrachionas mountain range, the highest point on the island. Be sure to have your cameras ready to capture the breathtaking views of the whole of Zakynthos and beyond. Stop during the day in one of the mountain villages for lunch at a local taverna (not included in the price), and enjoy some local cuisine. Move on to a stop to admire the views at Shipwreck viewpoint. Make your way to the very north of the island and take the opportunity to experience5 an optional boat trip to see the Blue Caves (not included in the price). Enjoy a swim stop at a local beach if you decide not to see the Blue Caves. Stop at the Therianos Organic Farm, and take the opportunity to sample and purchase some local products produced on the farm and in the area.

Zakynthos Town: Boat Cruise to Navagio Shipwreck Beach

5. Zakynthos Town: Boat Cruise to Navagio Shipwreck Beach

Go on an adventure with this boat tour from the port of Zakynthos. Swim in the waters near Shipwreck Navagio, relax at Xigia beach, and explore the stunning Blue Caves. Board your boat in Zakynthos and begin your maritime adventure. Head for Shipwreck Navagio and dive into the water for a 1-hour swimming stop. Explore the wreckage on the sand and swim in the warm waters off the coast. Continue to the Blue Caves, taking advantage of the onboard cafe and bar as you sail. Once you arrive, enjoy a 30-minute swimming stop through the stunning blue waters and fascinating rock arches and caves. Return to the ship and sail to Xigia beach for a swim in the therapeutic sulfur waters and a rest on the comfortable beach. In the late afternoon, return to the port of Zakynthos.

Zakynthos: VIP Day Cruise with Blue Caves & Shipwreck Beach

6. 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: Day Trip to Navagio Beach & Blue Caves by Cruise

7. Zakynthos: Day Trip to Navagio Beach & Blue Caves by Cruise

Departure from harbor Zakinthos town at 09.00. First stop is at the famous Navagio, the shipwreck, stop for swimming is 1 hour. Second stop is at the Blue Caves with its 15 shades of blue. Swimming stop for 40 minutes. Third stop is at Xigia beach. Swimming stop in the therapeutic waters for 45 minutes. On the way back to the harbor the boat passes from the villages Agios Nikolaos and Tsilivi. Return at 15.30

From Athens: Ancient Greece & Zakynthos Private 5-Day Trip

8. From Athens: Ancient Greece & Zakynthos Private 5-Day Trip

Explore some of classical Greece's most famous landmarks on a private 5-day tour. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Archaeological Site of Mycenae, Ancient Olympia, and the monasteries of Meteora. Discover Zakynthos Island and see its many caves on a day cruise. On Day 1, get picked up by your driver then drive along the Attica coastline toward the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, making a stop at the famous Canal of Corinth to admire the breathtaking views along the way. Later, stop at Nafplio and discover its iconic Venetian fortress of Palamidi, as well as the fortified islet of Bourtzi. Next, move on to the renowned ancient town of Mycenae to explore its archaeological site. Leave Mycenae after to arrive at Ancient Olympia for an overnight stay. On Day 2, your driver will pick you up again from your hotel and take you to the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, where the first Olympic Games took place in 776 B.C. After sightseeing in Olympia, head to Kyllini Port to take the ferry to Zakynthos. Check in at your hotel and then have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Zakynthos. On Day 3, get transferred to Zakynthos Marina by your driver before hopping aboard a local boat cruise to explore the island. Visit the Blue Caves and the shipwreck, and enjoy a photo stop at Porto Vromi where the boat pulls up next to the Agalas and Keri Caves. Have the chance to go swimming in the area of St. Nickolas, Vasilikos, where the boat anchors for about an hour. If you're lucky, you'll even spot sea turtles during the cruise. At the end of your boat tour, return to your hotel with your driver. After breakfast on Day 4, take the ferry from Zakynthos to Kyllini and continue the tour to Delphi. Cross over the amazing bridge of Rion – Antirion before reaching Delphi. There, visit the archeological site and, of course, the Museum of Delphi. Later, visit Arachova, a simultaneously traditional and modern small city, for coffee or lunch. Depart from Arachova and drive through central Greece to Kalambaka, a small traditional town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks of the great Meteora Monasteries. Overnight in Meteora. On Day 5, visit Meteora and marvel at the unique and impressive scenery of ageless monasteries standing atop huge rocks between the earth and sky. On the way back to Athens, pass by the small towns of Domokos, Kamena Vourla, and Thermopiles before arriving in Athens late in the afternoon.

From Athens: 6-Day Peloponnese, Cog Railway & Zakynthos Tour

9. From Athens: 6-Day Peloponnese, Cog Railway & Zakynthos Tour

Explore history and culture on a 6-day tour through the Peloponnese and Zakynthos regions, and take a ride on the Cog Railway. Enjoy five nights at a 3 or 4-star hotel, and experience history and culture at archaeological sites and UNESCO sites. Day 1:Begin the tour with pickup in Athens, and make your way to the world-famous Acropolis, built during the Golden Age of Pericles. Admire the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion, and the Porch of Maidens. Continue a short pleasant walk and pass by Herodion and Dionysus theater, and visit the new Museum of Acropolis. Drive along the mainland coast to the Peloponnese Region, and stop to see the Canal of Corinth and ancient Corinth. Stay overnight in Nafplio. Day 2: Stroll the narrow streets of the old city of Nafplio, and explore its shops and restaurant. Enjoy the view of the small island of Bourtzi, in the middle of the city's harbor, the fort on the sea, and Nafplio's trademark, the Castle of the Town. Make a stop at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus of the 15,000 spectators, and visit Ancient Mycenae, the former center of Greek civilization, home to the kingdom of the mythical Agamemnon, and stay overnight at Olympia. Day 3: Get an early start to the day, and visit the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, the place where the first Olympic Games took place in 776 BC, in the lush valley formed by the Alfios River. See the temple of Zeus, the most celebrated in Ancient Greece. Catch the ferry to Zakynthos, check in to your hotel, and enjoy a day of leisure. Rest and explore the center of Zakynthos and have dinner at a traditional tavern before staying overnight in Zakynthos. Day 4:Finish breakfast and relax as the driver transfers you from your hotel to Zakynthos Marina to take the local boat cruise to enjoy one of the best ways to explore the island. Stop first at the blue caves and watch the sun hit the water and change its colour. See the magical turquoise shade of the water that changes to emerald green, and move on to the next stop to see the shipwreck. Explore the beach, well-known throughout the world, and return to the Marina before the driver transfers you to your hotel. Stay overnight in Zakynthos. Day 5: Board the ferry from Zakynthos Port to reach Diakofto to take the Cog Railway which links Kalavrita with Diakopto through the Vouraikos Canyon. Travel over streams climbing the narrow gorge up int o the mountains, through tunnels, and over waterfalls. Continue the tour at the mysterious magnificent "Cave of the Lakes", a rare creation of nature. See small and large lakes, 13 in total, with different colors in each one. Stop and stay overnight in Dimitsana. Day 6: Start the day with a hike along the path that leads to the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos and Monastery of Philsofos. See one of the oldest monasteries in Greece, that was built in the 19th century. Admire a beautiful view of the Lousios River under your feet.

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This was a great day out with our guide Theodore who was friendly and helpful, giving us lots of information about the area and answering all our questions. He also volunteered to take family photos at all the scenic viewpoints. The minibus tour was great but the high light of the trip had to be the boat excursion to Navagio (shipwreck) beach where you get to spend an hour before being taken to the blue caves. I was amazed how far they took the boat in to the caves, we were lucky that at one of the caves the water was not too choppy and were able to take a quick swim here too. Theodore didn’t join us on the boat trip but his colleague Kostas was also very pleasant. After the boat trip there is a quick lunch stop at a local taverna which was okay - my wife says her prawns were amazing. A quick stop at the oldest olive tree on the island and then back to be dropped if at our accommodation. A thouroughly good day and I felt it was great value.

Have a very nice day! The guide was very friendly and the one we went on the boat with really took us past and through the beautiful caves. Also the stops at Shipwreck Beach and Xigia Beach were very nice and fun! This tour is really worth it!

Absolute must do!!! Best day so far, this place is gorgeous and the small tour really gives you more information with our tour guide. To see shipwreck beach from inside was just incredible. Definitely recommend.

We had a very nice day. Shortened due to a plane to catch which is a shame but our guide was able to show us everything in due time. Great

Trip was very nice organised however not in the schedule mentioned in the description. George - tourguide was funny and relaxed.