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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."

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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 Porto Vromi: Shipwreck Beach Private Boat Cruise

6. 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: 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.

From Kefalonia: Zakynthos Full-Day Boat Tour

8. From Kefalonia: Zakynthos Full-Day Boat Tour

Start your full-day boat trip from Kefalonia and visit the famous island of Zakynthos. Explore the stunning coastline and enjoy the swimming stops in secluded little coves around the island.  Your day starts off at Poros Port, where the boat will head to the northern coast of Zakynthos. Experience the blue caves and take the opportunity for a swim in this beautiful blue water. Enjoy the vivid colors of the Zakynthos coastline.  The next stop is the famous Navagio shipwreck beach where you can see the semi-covered remains of a ship. Admire the impressive landscape and the crystal blue water at this amazing beach and take some great photos.  Spend lunchtime relaxing in the traditional village of Alykanas on the northern side of Zakynthos. Savor a Greek lunch and use the free time there to explore the area at your own pace. At the end of your trip, the boat will return to Poros Port.

Skala Port: Boat Tour to Navagio Shipwreck and Blue Caves

9. 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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Navagio

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,599 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