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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. 

Kefalonia Island: Full-Day Trip From Zakynthos

3. Kefalonia Island: Full-Day Trip From Zakynthos

Start your day by getting picked up from your specific meeting points in Zakynthos where you will meet your friendly driver/guide. From here you and your group will be taken to board your ferry where the day's adventure will begin. Aboard your ferry you will set sail to Kefalonia. Upon your arrival in Kefalonia, you will board your luxurious Minibus, ensuring you travel the rest of the day in comfort and style. During your day trip, you will journey to the traditional villages untouched by time and charmed by the locals who will be sure to greet you with their Kefalonian hospitality. You will also get to visit some of the more popular and natural highlights of Kefalonia like the Melissani lake, the Drogerati cave and Myrtos beach viewing point. Through the day you will also have the chance to swim in crystal clear waters and enjoy lunch at a typical Greek tavern. This tour is designed so that it avoids you having to wait in lines with any crowds. The Kefalonia island tour is an interactive and flexible experience with freedom to explore and enjoy at your own pace. With it's amazing panoramic views of flora and fauna and it's rich mythical history and many legends, Kefalonia will leave a lasting imprint on you for years to come.

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: Half-Day Trip to Marathonisi and Keri Caves

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

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

7. 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.

Zakynthos: Off-Road Jeep Tour

8. 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.

From Zakynthos: Kefalonia Island Full Day Tour by Bus & Boat

9. From Zakynthos: Kefalonia Island Full Day Tour by Bus & Boat

At the start of this day trip to Kefalonia Island, you will be picked up from your resort and will be taken to the port in Zakynthos Town to board the boat. After the approximately one-hour ferry ride, the first stop on the island tour will be the monastery of St. Gerassimos, considered one of the most sacred pilgrimages in Kefalonia and situated under the imposing Mount Ainos. Next, the tour will head to the impressive Drogorati Cave, located outside of Sami, with its fine stalactites and stalagmites - experts estimate that the cave is about 150 million years old! A natural balcony was created in 1953 from an earthquake, which overlooks a chamber of about 100 square metres of floor space, making it possible to hold concerts for up to 500 people. The tour will then continue on to Melissani Lake and Cave.  Explore by boat the cave's stalactites, which are over 20,000 years old. Following a roof cave-in, an impressive sight has been created causing the colours of the water to be reflected onto the walls of the cave. Lunch will be at the town of Agia Efimia, a wonderful town with a small harbour. After lunch, the drive continues towards Myrtos Bay, one of Kefalonia's most famous beaches, for a photo-stop. Finally, a visit to Argostoli, the capital city of Kefalonia, will be an opportunity for refreshments, relaxing in the square or taking a walk to explore the town before reboarding the bus. The ferry will arrive back at the port in Zakynthos at about 7:00 PM.

Zakynthos: Navagio Shipwreck Full-Day Cruise

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Zakynthos

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 536 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.❤️

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