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

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50 reviews

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

Activity provider: DALI TOURS
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From US$ 58.80 per person

Explore Zakynthos on a day trip. Take a boat trip. Spot sea turtles, swim in crystal clear waters, and marvel at incredible scenery. Visit an olive oil museum to learn about Greek heritage.

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Duration 5 hours
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Host or greeter
Arabic, English, Greek
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Amazing views!
  • Swim in crystal clear waters
  • Take super photos at the famous Cameo island bridge
  • Spot turtles from the glass-bottom boat
  • Discover Greek cultural heritage and taste olive oil treats at the Aristeon olive oil museum
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Full insurance
  • All fees and taxes
  • Map
  • Boat ticket to Marathonisi island
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Food or drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Flip-flops
  • Beachwear
  • Snorkeling gear

Know before you go

  • You can use the restroom and buy snacks and refreshments at Laganas beach, where you board the boat
  • There are no toilets on Marathonisi but you can buy snacks from a mobile floating store
  • Wear your swimwear as you will walk about 5 meters in very shallow water to get into the glass-bottom boat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 50 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5

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We had an amazing day got some great photos of turtles and had a swim in the crystal clear water,then had a snack and drink at turtle island before going back to tour of olive factory which was really interesting and had some tasters which were very nice,Our driver sakis was lovely and friendly and very knowledgable all in all a lovely day would definitely recommend

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May 21, 2022

This was a super fun day out. Our guide, Sakis, was so helpful, funny and all around a pleasure to have as a guide. The activities were well planned and everything went smoothly. The boat trip was incredible. So relaxing. The side activities did feel slightly rushed, I would have skipped the olive oil museum to have more time at one of the other stops, since it's a turtle tour. Museum was still interesting though with being able to taste different types of olive oil. Would recommend!

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September 28, 2021

In the tour we followed all the stages described. The operators come directly to pick you up at the hotel in a comfortable and clean air-conditioned van or coach. The drivers are courteous, very prepared and friendly, as well as available if you need a few more minutes or if you need a stop. The captain of the glass-bottomed ship is very good at finding turtles for you to see. The stops for swimming are of the right duration and in very beautiful places, even the tour of the caves is excellent and they try to give maximum visibility to all passengers with the boat, which are never too many compared to other tours that overload the ships. The oil museum is also nice and interesting. Highly recommended

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August 20, 2021

Product ID: 398356