Τρίτη, 23 Μαΐου 2017

3-day-stay on Zakynthos Island? Get local tips from ZanteHotels4U!



The best places to visit during a 3-day-stay on Zakynthos island from the locals!


Have you booked or intend to book a 3-day-stay on Zakynthos island? We, as locals have some suggestions, so that you can have an amazing time on our island. See in detail the places you should not miss.


1st Day

Morning - Banana beach


The longest beach on Zakynthos Island, Greece
Banana beach in Vassilikos

The best way to start your holiday is by going to the beach. Either you have travelled for a long or a short time, a swim in the green-blue sea water of Zakynthos will make you feel relaxed and refreshed. We, as locals recommend you to visit Banana Beach located in Vassilikos (south-eastern part). Banana is a sandy beach with quite shallow sea water. There are two snack bars and also for the fans water sports and games like flying fish, crazy sofa, jet ski, water ski are available.


Afternoon/Evening - Saint Mark Square


A vivid square with many shops and restaurants, Zakynthos, Greece
Saint Mark Square at night, Zante Town

Saint Mark square is a busy square ideal for a walk in the afternoon or in the evening. There are lots of cafes to have some coffee, restaurants to have dinner and shops to buy your souvenirs. The most popular cafes are 'Base' and 'Avant' situated opposite each other. Both of them are preferred by the younger people. For dinner we recommend you:

1. "Spaghetomania": delicious pasta and pizzas are served while the staff is really friendly and polite.

2. "Varkarola": more traditional dishes are served there, while you can hear the famous ''kantades'' the traditional zakynthian songs. The view to the port is amazing making the night unique.    


2nd Day

Morning - Boat trip


The most famous boat trips of Zante, Greece
Boat trip to the Shipwreck Cove, Zante

Navagio (Shipwreck), the No 1 sight of the island is a must when visiting Zante. The all over the world famous Navagio beach is accessible by boat only.
Have a look below at the recommended boat trips:


The most famous boat trip in Zakynthos, Greece!
Sailing to the beach of  Navagio, Zakynthos Island

The boat sets off from Zakynthos port. There is a stop at Navagio (Shipwreck Cove) for about 45 minutes to swim, sunbathe and take amazing pictures. Depending on the weather there is also a second stop at the Blue Caves for about 15 minutes. The price per person is € 28 for adults, € 15 for children 7-10 years old. Children 0-6 are free. The duration of the boat trip is about 4-5 hours.


An amuzing boat trip in Zante, Greece
The Pirate Ship heading to Navagio

In this boat trip first you visit the Blue Caves and then there is a stop at Navagio beach for about 45 minutes. The Pirate ship sails around Zakynthos island and stops in two more beaches for swimming. We recommend this boat trip especially to families with young children as this is a theme boat and the crew is dressed in fancy pirate costumes. The total duration of the trip is about 7 hours. The price per person is € 30 for adults, € 15 for children 7-10 years old. Children 0-6 are free. 



Afternoon/ Evening - Visit to Argassi


Dominicale Restaurant in Argassi 

Argassi is a touristic resort with quite intense night life and a wide variety of restaurants and taverns. Below are the recommended places for dinner or a drink:

Dinner

1. "Dominicale": here is the perfect place to taste fresh fish! The restaurant is of traditional architecture next to the sea with a breathaking view of Zakynthos TownThe dishes can satisfy even the most demanding guests while the hospitable atmosphere will make you want to come again.

2. "Anadalis": this is a restaurant of mediterranean cuisine and a panoramic view of the Ionian sea. The main courses are mostly for meat eaters but there are also some dishes of sea food. The variety of wines is great, while there is a wide choice in starters, salads and deserts.


3. "Peppermint": delicious snacks in an open air restaurant with children's menu and a play ground for the kids to play. There is a great variety in snacks while dishes of traditional greek cuisine are served. A special menu for vegetarians is also available.



Drink

Bar and night club in Argassi, Zante
Open air space of Barrage, Argassi

 
1. "To Portokali" (Orange)you can enjoy your drink here together with your kids as there is a small playground for them

2. "Barrage": ideal for couples, the garden is beautifully decorated and romantically lit while the music is soft.

3. "Island": this is the ideal bar to spend your evening, having a drink and listening to music.The view to the blue sea is breathtaking.


3rd Day


Suggestion Α

Morning - Kalamaki beach


Beautiful, quiet beach on Zakynthos Island, ideal for families
Kalamaki beach, South Zakynthos, photo by @demy_pag

We recommend to spend the last day of your stay at Kalamaki beach. It is sandy with shallow warm sea water. Several beach bars are situated along the beach where you can have a snack or a meal. Also you can try canoeing or sea pedal.


Morning – Boat trips Spotting the Caretta- Caretta turtles


Boat trip to Marathonisi islet and loggerhead turtle spotting
Marathonisi islet, Laganas Gulf, Zakynthos


The Caretta - Caretta turtle is an endangered species. Every year the turtles come to Zakynthos island to lay their eggs. On your third day you can take a tour to the south part of the island: Keri caves, Marathonisi, Cameo island and see the carettas from very close. We recommend you the following boat trip:


During this boat trip first you will observe the turtles in their natural habitat, then there is a stop at the caves of Keri. The second stop takes place in Marathonisi island while the last one is at Cameo island. You can learn a lot about the remarkable turtles in this trip so it is recommended for children.

Afternoon/Evening - Bohali


One of the most beautiful spots on Zakynthos Island with a panoramic view to Zante Town and the port
The view from Bohali Hill, Zante Town

Depending on your mood you can either spend the evening at your accommodation or go for a walk at the port. We also recommend you to go to Bohali hill thats stands above Zakynthos town. The view of the whole town and the port is panoramic from up there, while you can have a drink or taste the traditional sweet of the island '' frigania'' with ice cream at ''Lattas'' cafe. There are several restaurants for dinner too.    


Suggestion Β

Spend a relaxing day at Keri (southern Zakynthos)


Rent a private boat without a skipper for 1-6 persons!
Trip on a private boat from Keri to Mizithres 


Rent a private boat and enjoy a sail to Mizithres rocks. For this trip a skipper is not required. You will be given a short training on how to sail the boat and then you can have the vessel till sunset. You can decide where to stop and swim in the crystal sea water, sunbathe and take amazing pictures. We recommend you to stop at Marathonisi, Marathias, Kamares and Keri Caves. You can find further information about this unique trip here


Lunch at a traditional tavern with incredible view


A traditional tavern with a view to the Keri Lake
"Votsalo" taverna at Keri-Marathias 

After your trip you can enjoy your dinner at a traditional tavern. We recommend you to visit the tavern ''Votsalo''. The dishes are delicious cooked with pure ingredients, the staff is very friendly while the view of Marathonisi is absolutely breathtaking.


Afternoon – Visit the light house of Keri


The view to Mizithres Rocks from the Light House of Keri, South Zakynthos
View from the Light House of Keri , photo by Alistair Ford


























This an especially romantic visit. The light house of Keri is located in a place where the view of the Ionian sea is magnificent. The Mizithres, two white rocks that stand in the middle of the sea, can be seen from up there. When the sun sets, the sky becomes a painting full of colours.


Evening -  Night outing at Keri or close to Zakynthos Town


Cafe-bar Mythos with a beautiful view to Keri, southern Zakynthos
Cafe-bar Mythos, Keri, Zakynthos


We recommend you the following:

1. "Μύθος lounge café-bar": this is a cafe bar at Keri, open from early in the morning till late at night. Breakfast, coffee, meals and cocktails are served. We recommend it for an afternoon coffee or a drink at night. Ideal for families too.

2. "Portofino cocktail bar" this is one of the most well-known bars of the island.It is located in Krioneri in Zakynthos Town on the beach road that goes to Akrotiri. The decoration is of romantic style, the music is relaxing and the atmosphere is really hospitable. There is a great variety in cocktails and wine.

If you feel like spending your evening somewhere else, then go to Zakynthos Town, in one of the cafe- bars mentioned above (day 1 and day 2). 


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