Τετάρτη, 17 Μαΐου 2017

1-day-trip to Zakynthos Island!


Zakynthos Island can be either a stop for a short time or a middle destination during a cruise or a tour round the Greek islands. We, as locals have some suggestions to make so that a short visit on Zante Island can be converted into an unforgettable experience! 

Morning- visit at Navagio (Shipwreck) and the Blue caves


The no 1 sight of Zakynthos Island
The view of Navagio Cove from above

The absolute must of Zante is the world famous Navagio. This beach with the dark blue sea water that looks like a huge swimming pool is accessible only by boat. The stop at this unique beach which is surrounded by imperious rocks lasts for about one hour. Thus, you will have the chance to take the best “selfie”, enjoy the sun and swim in this magic sea water.

During your return there is stop at the Blue Caves. Most of the Zakynthian beaches have sea water in light blue-green color but, here at the Blue Caves the water is dark blue. Actually early in the morning as the light of the sun reflects, the rocks, the bottom of the sea and everything that is under the surface of the water are ‘’painted’’ blue

In order to visit these amazing sights we, as locals recommend you the following boat trips:


The most famous boat trip of Zakynthos
Sailing to the Shipwreck Cove

The boat sets off from the port of Zakynthos Town. There is a 45-minute-stop at Navagio to swim, sunbathe and take amazing pictures. Depending on the weather there will be a second stop at the Blue Caves for about 15 minutesThe price is € 28 per person for the adults and € 15 for children 7-10 years old. Children under seven and infants do not pay a ticket. The boat trip lasts about 4-5 hours.


A theme boat where the crew is dressed in fancy pirate costumes!
Boat trip around the island on a pirate boat

The boat sets off from the port of Zakynthos Town. First, there is a stop at the Blue Caves and then you reach Navagio where the boat stays at the beach for about 45 minutes. The ‘’Piratiko’’ sails around the island and stops for swimming in two others beaches. This boat trip is recommended for families as "Piratiko’’ is a theme boat and the crew is dressed in fancy pirate costumes. The total duration of the trip is about 7 hours so make sure you have enough time available before you book it.The price is € 30 per person for the adults and € 15 for children 7-10 years old. Children under seven and infants do not pay a ticket.

 3.      Explore Shipwreck by car! A local will take you around!


The view of Navagio Cove from above

This trip takes a lot of time to be done but there is a great advantage comparing with the above trips. You can see the Navagio from above and by boat. The view from the platform situated above Navagio is breathtaking plus you will have the chance to take unbelievable photos! The duration of the trip depends on the places you wish to see. The price for the route in the car is € 100 for 1-3 persons. The driver is included in the price. The cost of visiting Navagio and the Blue Caves is €20 per person and is not included in the price of the trip in the car.

Tips for the trips!

-      Do not forget to take with you a hat, sunglasses and sun tan lotion with high protection!

- Put on your swimsuit!

- Get with you some plenty of water and a snack! 


Walking in Zakynthos Town during afternoon or evening


A place to enjoys stalling and visiting restaurants and cafe-bars
Saint Marcus Suare, Zante Town

After your trip depending on your mood you can go for a walk to Zakynthos Town, the capital of Zante Island. There are lots of cafes, restaurants and gifts shops to look around. We recommend you “Spaghettomania” for a meal or “Varkarola’’ where you can also listen to kantades, the traditional Zakynthian songs. For families we suggest to have a coffee or ice-cream at "Kokkinos Vrahos’’ a café that has port view. Children can play in safety at the square in front of the café.


Visit Bohali in the evening


The ideal place for enjoying the vie to Zante Town and taking amazing pictures!
The view from Bohali Hill

Alternatively you can visit Bohali that stands above Zakynthos offering a panoramic view of the town. The place is really amazing as you can relax, admire the view and take pictures. We recommend you the following places:

- "Latta’s": a special café where you can try ‘’frigania’’ a traditional sweet with ice-cream.

- "Diethnes" an amazing open air café that serves coffee, ice-cream and cool cocktails.

- "Movida: a club to listen to music, dance and enjoy a drink, if you decide to stay in Zante for the night. 


Our special friends!


Most of the photographs presented have been taken by Mr Alistair Ford. Alistair loves Zakynthos island and comes every year. More photos of him can be found on the page Zakynthos Island Images.  


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