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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.

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

2. 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. 

Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting Cruise on a Glass-Bottom Boat

3. Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting Cruise on a Glass-Bottom Boat

After being picked up from your accommodation, set off to begin your 3-hour eco-friendly turtle spotting cruise. Climb aboard a special glass-bottomed boat and embark on your journey through the National Marine Park surrounding the island.  Make a photo stop at the famous Cameo Islet, which was created by the 1633 earthquake. Take unique photos (guaranteed sightings) of the turtles from up close, and take the opportunity to swim amongst them in their natural habitat.  After this, explore the enchanting Keri Caves, and pass underneath the “Kamares”, before enjoying another swimming opportunity in the clear waters. Finally, arrive at the turtle-shaped island of Marathonisi. Swim and have fun at the Golden Nesting Beach which is home to the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta Caretta. You will also have the chance to admire the stunning caves.

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

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

5. Zakynthos: Island Day Trip with Turtles, Swimming, and 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: Shipwreck Beach, Viewpoint, Blue Caves Day Tour

6. 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.

From Laganas: Day Trip to Navagio

7. From Laganas: Day Trip to Navagio

Meet your tour group at 9:00 AM and take the bus to the northern part of the island. Travel to Porto Vromi, where you board the boat and sail to discover some of Zakynthos’ most beautiful coastal locations. See the shipwreck of the MV Panagiotis, a container ship that sank in 1980. Spend an hour sunbathing on the beach, exploring the shipwreck, and swimming. Afterward, visit the paradise beach for a short swim. Next, head to Porto Steniti, where you’ll have the opportunity to swim again. From the boat, jump in the water and explore the caves. Start the journey to Porto Vromi. Along the way, stop at the Profile of Poseidon rock for photos. The trip will end at approximately 3.00 PM. At the end of the tour, be transferred back to the original meeting point.

Zakynthos: Shipwreck, Blue Caves & Xigia Beach Excursion

8. 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.

Zakynthos: Half-Day Trip to Marathonisi and Keri Caves

9. 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: Guided Boat Cruise to Turtle Island & Keri Caves

10. Zakynthos: Guided Boat Cruise to Turtle Island & Keri Caves

Marvel at the works of nature as you sail through blue waters on this boat cruise. Explore various islands and get the chance to see exotic and protected species. After being picked up from your accommodation, begin your cruise from the port of Agios Sostis. From there, sail south with your guide to the stunning Keri Caves, where you will be given fantastic photo opportunities. Then, cruise to the small island of Marathonisi, also known as Turtle Island because of its shape. It is one of the nesting beaches for the Loggerhead turtles, and it houses other exotic species. While there, you can swim in the clear blue waters. Continue sailing around Marathonisi and Laganas Bay for turtle spotting. Have the chance to personally see the Caretta-Caretta (Loggerhead turtle), which is a protected species and is one of Zakynthos' most famous inhabitants. Upon your return to Agios Sostis port, the buses will be waiting to return you to your accommodation.

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the trip is very carefully planned in my opinion. each stop of the tour is scheduled at a time to optimise the experience of the visitor, for example the viewpoint of navagio early in the morning so there is not really a line and also no one on the beach yet, the visit to navagio when there is still ample shade one the beach etc. I would have preferred less time at navagio and more time to swim at the second beach we visited, which was incredibly beautiful and with fewer people. the restaurant we stopped for lunch was tasty with very friendly staff. it was also incredible to see the two thousand year old olive tree, this was very special. the scenery of the tour was beautiful, so driving place to place was incredibly pleasant. Elias the guide was great company and cared a lot about each person on the tour.

It is one of the most expensive trips in Zakynthos, but it is worth every single euro! Astonishing beaches and places which you should not miss...Small group, great guidance, beautiful beaches, great organization, awesome restaurant with tasty food...No wonder it has the best reviews! Absolutely beautiful...There are many trip providers, but non of them gives you so much as this one...

Actually got to see turtles on the sea bed and one coming to the surface for air. Really enjoyable trip, chances to swim and visited the olive oil factory and taste some samples. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable

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,

Beautiful experience, we saw turtles and swam in crystal clear water.