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Makris Gialos Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

Zakynthos Island: Navagio Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves Tour

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

Discover the beauty of Zakynthos island on a 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.

Kefalonia: Small-Boat Rental and Self-Guided Cruise

2. Kefalonia: Small-Boat Rental and Self-Guided Cruise

Enjoy a 6-hour discovery of the Mediterranean gem known as Kefalonia with a convenient boat rental. This exciting way to get around is made all the more exciting as the rental is for everyone, including those without a license. This is the best way to discover the breathtaking scenery of Argostoli's coastline, offering you a unique vantage point from the water. The experienced team that rents out these vessels are also happy to suggest special sea journeys that will satisfy your holiday needs.  These boats have 30 HP engines, making them available to drive for everyone. You will receive full onboard instruction along with a safety presentation. All the boats are equipped with a canopy for shade and have a 5-person capacity. All boats are fully insured and come with complimentary magical memories! Once aboard your vessel, there are plenty of places to witness. The local partners are happy to offer a selection of unique itineraries to help you experience the best that Kefalonia has to offer, whether it's taking in the best-known sights or getting off the beaten track. This is the most intimate way to see it. During your trip, you can travel to places such as White Rocks Beach, Paliostafida Beach, Xi Beach, Makris Gialos Beach, Vardiani Island and Lebeda Beach.

Zakynthos: VIP Day Cruise with Blue Caves & Shipwreck Beach

3. 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. At the end of the tour, the minivan will drop you off at the main office at around 5:00-6:00 PM. Pick up and drop-off is available in certain areas upon request.

Lefkada: Guided Half-Day Island Stand-Up Paddleboarding Tour

4. Lefkada: Guided Half-Day Island Stand-Up Paddleboarding Tour

Discover the diverse natural attractions of Lefkada from the vantage point of a stand-up paddleboard. On this unique half-day guided tour, embark on a sightseeing adventure filled with paddling, diving, and swimming in the pristine waters of Rouda Bay. Visit places also frequented by marine life. Begin your tour with a brief orientation on the activity and equipment preparation. Set out from Makros Gialos Beach and paddle to a cave with a small beach inside that serves as a winter home for seals. The deep waters of the caves around Rouda are also an inviting home for turtles and dolphins. Paddle onwards to arrive at Persistera Beach, accessible only by water. Pause to swim in the crystal-clear water in this beautiful setting. Further on, continue to the western cape of the bay, where you can make a splash with some aerial diving from the natural heights. Afterwards, rest for a moment with the balmy ocean air on your cheeks and regain your energy with a snack of coffee, fruit, biscuits, and juice. Next, explore the eastern cape and admire its limestone slopes. Peer inside a final cave before paddling homewards.

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What people are saying about Makris Gialos Beach

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 699 reviews

We booked a private boat and car tour, you will not regret this! Beating the crowds, stopping and swimming when and where you want, in some of the clearest blue water, private beaches to yourself! I mean who gets a private beach to themselves in Greece in July!!!! But best of all was our guide Iraklis, he made the day! such great energy, they say you can really tell when someone loves what they do and he really does! We spent the day with a friend not a guide! Treat yourself and go private!

Iraklis guide was very good organized during the trip, he showed us special places with local history, presented in a very interesting way the itinerary and he created a wonderful atmosphere within the group. If you want an amazing day than you have to choose this tour and Iraklis! Enjoy it!

The tour was really easy to book, we were collected on time from our accommodation, the tour guy is very friendly and chatty you really enjoy your time from the begging till the end of the tour,

We had a small, manageable group with a very cool guide named Heraklin or Hercules

Had so much fun on this trip!! Totally worth it. Our guide Dennis was amazingZ