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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 is simply an amazing day tour and cruise to Zakynthos that will truly take you to paradise. 

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 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 your hotel on Zakynthos to finish the tour.

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 Water Park Entrance Ticket

4. Zakynthos Water Park Entrance Ticket

Prepare to get wet on the slides of a brilliant water park in the village of Sarakinado, just a few kilometers from Zakynthos Town. Enjoy a fun day out for the entire family and avail of the park's shops and snack bars. Get your thrills at the largest water park on the island and have some fun on attractions such as the 3 octopus slides, Slippery Rabbit and Boomer Bowl. Relax on the 300-meter long Lazy River or get an adrenalin rush as you are sucked into the Black Hole. Play spray games and take the kids to the dedicated slides and attractions of the Children's Tower. Newer attractions include the 25-meter high Mat Racer, where you can slide head first into the water, whilst the multi racing slides continue to thrill for those who want to challenge their mates to a race down a 60-meter slide.

Zakynthos: Off-Road Jeep Tour

5. Zakynthos: Off-Road Jeep Tour

Discover the most scenic spots on the island of Zakynthos with an off-road jeep tour. Ride up to the highest point on the island, take in the views, and learn more about this beautiful place. Get picked up from your accommodations and zip around the Vrachionas mountain range. Stop at the island's highest point for breathtaking views and awesome photo opportunities. Stop and get a good view of the famous shipwreck off the island's coast before stopping in at a mountain village for a delicious lunch at a local taverna. After lunch, enjoy an optional boat trip or take a dip at Makris Gialos beach. Finish off your day at an organic, family-run farm for a guided tour and the chance to purchase some great local products.

Zakynthos: Evening Southern-Island Road Trip

6. Zakynthos: Evening Southern-Island Road Trip

Your evening tour begins at around 6:00PM as you are collected from your hotel. From there, begin exploring the southern part of the island of Zakynthos. Travel to the village of Agalas, where you can admire the spectacular sunset. Following that, stop by Kalamaki - home of the longest beach on Zakynthos. From there, venture to the neighboring village of Laganas, where you head towards the port of Agios Sostis and the island of Cameo. Whilst at the island of Cameo - also known as "weddings island", take a short break for photos. Finally, arrive to Agalas to visit Damian's Cave, before your tour concludes with your guide returning you to your accommodation.

Zakynthos: Navagio Shipwreck Full-Day Cruise

7. Zakynthos: Navagio Shipwreck Full-Day Cruise

Set sail on an unforgettable trip to discover the north of Zakynthos. After hotel pickup, drive to the port in Zakynthos Town and be greeted on board by your friendly crew. Cruise past residential areas to the island’s northern tip. Admire the lighthouse and surrounding islands as you sail to the famous Blue Caves. Be amazed by the aquamarine waters — at around 4,5000 meters deep, this area is the deepest part of the Mediterranean. Continue to Navagio Beach to see the wrecked ship on the sand, and a stop for a swim in the clear blue waters. Cruise along the coast and stop for another swim, before returning to the port. At the end of your experience you’ll be driven back to your hotel or resort.

Skala Port: Boat Tour to Navagio Shipwreck and Blue Caves

8. Skala Port: Boat Tour to Navagio Shipwreck and Blue Caves

Visit three stunning beaches on Zakynthos island on this boat tour from Skala port. Capture pictures of the shipwreck at Navagio beach and watch the way that light and water play at the Blue Caves. Head to Agios Nikolaos or Alykanas beach for more fun in the sun.  Board a well-maintained ship at Skala beach and feel the wind in your hair as you glide across the water to the Blue Cave. Dive into the water and enjoy the azure color of the water in these natural grottos. Continue to Navagio beach which is sheltered by imposing limestone cliffs. Snap some shots of yourself standing in front of the remains of the shipwrecked Panagiotis which lies on the picturesque golden sands. Have some free time to go purchase lunch on Agios Nikolaos or Alykanas beach, or take some time to relax on the beach. Return to your meeting point at Skala port at the end of your tour.

Zakynthos: Shipwreck, Blue Caves & Xigia Beach Excursion

9. Zakynthos: Shipwreck, Blue Caves & Xigia Beach Excursion

Arrive at the convenient meeting point (Authority Port Zakynthos) in the morning to begin your excursion. Sail north to Xigia Sulfur Beach, dive into its blue waters, and have some time to enjoy this unique spot. Reach the blue caves and swim in the famous waters of the Ionian Sea. Enjoy one of the most spectacular natural spots on the island. Setting sail once again, cross the whole northern part of the island to find one of the most beautiful and photographed places in Greece: Navagio Beach and its shipwreck. Admire the stunning view and go swimming or snorkeling. Dock back at the port of Zakynthos on your way back and enjoy a transfer back to your hotel.

Full Day Traditional Eco-Fishing Tour Zakynthos

10. Full Day Traditional Eco-Fishing Tour Zakynthos

The fishing tour will last approximately 8-10 hours (depending on the weather and the fishing spot). If we are lucky, then we get to meet on our way the famous loggerhead turtle "Caretta-Caretta", dolphins, and "Monachus-Monachus" seals. Afterward, we head to the spot where we will throw our fishing nets. On our way there we will enjoy the stunning morning serenity while having greek coffee accompanied by fresh baked goods. In the meantime our crew will describe to you, all the methods we are going to use to catch our fish. After putting our fishing gear into the sea we will anchor to a quiet and isolated beach, where we will stay for the next 2-2.5 hours, giving the ability to whoever may wish to fish with the fishing line while the rest enjoy fresh summer fruits and dives from the boat. Then we will gather the fishing equipment and see how lucky we got. During this procedure, anyone who may want can participate if the captain considers it safe. With our catch, we will head to our next stop, another beautiful and peaceful beach where we can swim and enjoy the warm sun while our freshly caught lunch is being prepared. Grilled, fried, or in a soup, our fish will be accompanied by risotto, fresh local vegetables, salads with extra virgin Zakynthian olive oil, and local homemade wine. Once we finish our lunch under the shade of the boat, full of experiences and delicacies, we will relax, having the wonderful Greek sea, the Ionian breeze, the seafood tastes, and the wine as our company, we will head back to Zakynthos main harbor around 5 pm, filled with great memories and once in a lifetime experiences.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 595 reviews

If you’re undecided about which tour company to go with…BOOK THIS ONE! The guides were amazing, didn’t rush too much and super friendly. It was a long day but they made it enjoyable! The views were beautiful..make sure you bring hiking shoes for the overlook of shipwreck beach. The lunch stop at the taverna was VERY GOOD! Book Now.❤️

Worth every single penny. Really great trip with a lot of spectacular views and explanations. The staff where so helpful and kind. I’m booking the same trip again for when I return in 6 weeks

Perfect it was great Thanks to Spiros our guide! On the other hand we did not do Agios Sostis (on the island of Cameo) as well as the beach of Kalamaki

Our guide was Spiros, and he was great! Plenty of fun and very helpful. He knows exactly where you can take the best pictures.

Was a very great day, great guide, excursions were very nice! It was perfect and I highly recommend it! :)