Blue Caves, Zakynthos

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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. 

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

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

Meet the captain "Takis Karidis" at noon (12.30 PM) with your tickets at the port of St. Nikolaos on the northeastern side of Zakynthos island. After a short meet and greet with your skipper, you will set off into the horizon aboard your boat for a jam-packed day full of adventure.  Your first stop of the day will be Navagio beach, arriving at approximately 1:15 PM just as the big boats leave, offering you a more private experience as you enjoy and explore without large crowds. While approaching the famous shipwreck beach, the captain will share with you the true story of the abandoned boat and help you land on the beach with safety. After 1 to 1.5-hours, your captain will call you back to board the boat once again, so you can head to your next destination - the Blue Caves.  After leaving the Navagio behind you will eventually find yourself at the Blue Caves. On the glass-bottom boat, you will be able to see the clear deep water and observe fish, corals and the rich sea life. If you feel up to it, you can ask your skipper for a life vest and even swim in the crystal clear blue waters. End your day back at the dock where you first boarded the boat. 

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

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

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

4. 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

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.

Skala Port: Boat Tour to Navagio Shipwreck and Blue Caves

6. 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

7. 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.

Zakynthos: Shipwreck land and Sea Minibus Tour

8. Zakynthos: Shipwreck land and Sea Minibus Tour

Experience the beauty that Zakynthos has to offer on this full-day guided adventure. Immerse yourself in the local culture and be swept away by the stunning scenery as you create memorable holiday moments. Grab some memorable holiday snaps at the spectacular viewing point above the exquisite shipwreck, arriving conveniently before the tourist rush. The imposing cliffs that rise far above, inspire the sense of mystery surrounding this most famous image. Visit a quaint, traditional Greek local roadside market where you can try free Zakynthian local Pastelli, nuts, and wine-tasting. You'll also have the opportunity to buy some local products. Indulge in the traces of sulfur and naturally produced collagen to revitalize your energy and skin with a swim in the sea at the sea-spa beach of Xingia bay. Continue on to the picturesque harbor of Agios Nicolas where you'll have time to explore and grab some food before boarding a private speedboat. Your picturesque speedboat ride will lead you to the beautiful Blue Caves. The vessel will enter the caves as you stop to take pictures. For those who wish to take a dip, the translucent blue waters are the perfect place to do so. Coming to the final part of the tour, feel your adrenaline and excitement build as you enter the fascinating Shipwreck Bay, a masterpiece of mother nature that needs to be seen to be believed. Back in the harbor of Agios Nicolas, board the minibus and enjoy the scenic drive back to the original starting location, capping off an exciting day of adventure and exploration.

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

9. 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.

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What people are saying about Blue Caves, Zakynthos

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 906 reviews

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! :)

Very nice experience, the Navagio beach and the caves are a must see! Very nice staff, I recommend