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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: Shipwreck Beach Boat Tour from Porto Vromi

2. Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach Boat Tour from Porto Vromi

Set sail from Porto Vromi Maries and sail to Navagio Beach, voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Famous for its shipwreck, Navagio Beach also boasts crystal clear waters and the staggering natural color combinations that make up a landscape to excite every visitor. Only accessible by sea, the beach (also known as "Shipwreck Beach") is legendary as the site of the wreck of the MV Panagiotis that ran aground and washed up on the sand in 1980. Get up close to the boat following a short 15-minute cruise from the port of Porto Vromi Maries. Then, enjoy at least 1 hour to soak up the Mediterranean sun at the beach. Ask the captain to stay longer without extra charge if you wish! Return towards Porto Vromi Maries and stop for a swim at the blue caves, the hidden beach of  Sfogio or the paradise beach of Porto Steniti. See the natural formations of the “Neptune Profile” cave before getting dropped off at the port of Porto Vromi Maries. The total trip duration is at least 2.5 to 3 hours but can be extended upon request, depending on how long you want to stay on "Shipwreck Beach."

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.

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

4. 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: Turtle Spotting Cruise

5. Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting Cruise

Depart from the Gulf of Laganas where your cruise begins. After boarding the boat your guide will give you some information about the loggerhead turtles "Caretta Caretta", while the crew will try to spot some turtles as they surface for air. Grab the opportunity to observe the turtles and take some great souvenir photos and videos. Continue to the stunning caves of Keri and stop for a relaxing swim in the crystal clear waters. Arrive at the turtle-shaped island of Marathonisi. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling as the clear turquoise waters surround you and explore the Golden Nesting Beach, where sea turtles lay their nests. Return to the Gulf of Laganas at the end of the tour.

Zakynthos Water Park Entrance Ticket

6. 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.

From Porto Vromi: Shipwreck Beach Private Boat Cruise

7. From Porto Vromi: Shipwreck Beach Private Boat Cruise

Board your private boat for the day then set out on an adventure to discover some of Zakynthos’ most beautiful coastal locations. Depart from Porto Vromi and head to the first stop of the day, the fascinating Shipwreck Beach, also known as Navagio Beach. The beach is famous for being 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 with the landmark as well as cooling 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 suns' 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 of the cruise include Sfogio Beach, White Beach, Porto Steniti, the Secret Blue Cave, and Heart Cave. After an unforgettable day at sea, begin the return journey to Porto Vromi, stopping by the Profile of Poseidon rock formation along the way.

Zakynthos Sunset and Fishing Tour with Dinner

8. Zakynthos Sunset and Fishing Tour with Dinner

You will be picked up from your accommodation upon request and taken to the dock where you set off on your fishing adventure. The captain can teach you how to cast your nets in the traditional way and hopefully catch some big ones. You can then eat the fish you catch when you return to port at the Dali Restaurant. As the romantic sunset descends you can take a dip in the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea amongst the colorful sea life and reefs. Zakynthos is home to many fish, turtles, octopuses, and dolphins. Have fun spotting them all.

Semi-Private Cruise to Shipwreck Beach and Blue Caves

9. Semi-Private 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 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.

Zakynthos Island: Private Tour in a Minibus

10. Zakynthos Island: Private Tour in a Minibus

Begin the tour at your hotel or cruise ship port. Your driver will take you safely through the island. Enjoy the scenic route with views of natural landscapes on the way to Xigia Beach where you can enjoy a swim in natural sea "spa" water. Next, stop on top of a mountain and enjoy the most beautiful wild landscape and views on Shipwreck Beach. See the famous shipwreck named Panagiotis and take memorable photos. Continue to the Monastery of Anafonitria where you have time to explore the architecture and the traditional Christian Orthodox artifacts. Experience life outside the cities in the picturesque village of Exo Chora afterward. Enjoy lunch at a local traditional tavern in Kabi (not included). On your route back your driver will take you to a Greek winery where you can enjoy a wine tasting (included).

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What people are saying about Zakynthos

When you are on Zakynthos, you must allow yourself and your partner / husband / boyfriend or family to have this experience of watching the caretta caretta turtle and swimming and jumping in the sea whenever you can and then enjoy the boat trip and see Zakynthos from the sea

Total value for money, we saw the turtles ,great trip around the coast visiting sea caves ,stop for a swim and ended up on turtle island for 50 minutes explore/ swim or enjoy a beer Brilliant day thanks

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! :)