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Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach and Blue Caves Land and Sea Tour

1. Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach and Blue Caves Land and Sea Tour

Discover Zakynthos Island's beauty on a minibus and glass-bottom speedboat tour. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your accommodation. Swim in azure caves and have the chance to visit Navagio Shipwreck beach. Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel or nearby accommodation in an air-conditioned bus. While at Bohali panoramic viewpoint, your guide will share the day's tour plan with you. Explore the northeast of Zakynthos Island by first stopping for a healing swim at Xygia beach, which is a natural spa with sulfur and collagen, and then pausing for photos at the rocky shore of Makris Gialos Beach. Hop aboard the speedboat and visit the stunning Navagio Shipwreck beach. Walk on the fine golden sands and take pictures with the boat. On the way back to the harbor, get the chance to swim inside the beautiful blue caves of the area. Purchase lunch after the boat ride and before checking out the stunning panoramic view above shipwreck beach. View the 2000-year-old olive tree in the charming town of Exo Chora before transferring back to your hotel.

Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting Cruise on a Glass-Bottom Boat

2. Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting Cruise on a Glass-Bottom Boat

After being picked up from your accommodation /arranged meeting spot/cruise port , set off to begin your 3-hour eco-friendly turtle spotting cruise. Climb aboard a special glass-bottomed boat and embark on your journey through the National Marine Park surrounding the island.  Make a photo stop at the famous Cameo Islet, which was created by the 1633 earthquake. Take unique photos (guaranteed sightings) of the turtles from up close, and take the opportunity to enjoying them swimming in their natural habitat.  After this, explore the enchanting Keri Caves, and pass underneath the “Kamares”, before enjoying another swimming opportunity in the clear waters. Finally, arrive at the turtle-shaped island of Marathonisi. Swim and have fun at the Golden Nesting Beach which is home to the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta Caretta. You will also have the chance to admire the stunning caves.

Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting, Marathonísi & Keri Caves Cruise

3. Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting, Marathonísi & Keri Caves Cruise

Depart from the Gulf of Laganas where your cruise begins. After boarding the boat your guide will give you some information about the loggerhead turtles "Caretta Caretta", while the crew will try to spot some turtles as they surface for air. Grab the opportunity to observe the turtles and take some great souvenir photos and videos. Continue to the stunning caves of Keri and stop for a relaxing swim in the crystal clear waters. Arrive at the turtle-shaped island of Marathonisi. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling as the clear turquoise waters surround you and explore the Golden Nesting Beach, where sea turtles lay their nests. Return to the Gulf of Laganas at the end of the tour.

Porto Vromi: Navagio Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves by Boat

4. Porto Vromi: Navagio Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves by Boat

Discover the Navagio Shipwreck on a cruise from Porto Vromi in Zakynthos. Go for a swim in the crystal clear water, marvel at an iconic shipwreck from 1980, and relax in the sun at Shipwreck Beach. Set sail from Porto Vromi Maries toward Navagio Beach, a magical-looking cove with clear blue waters famous for its 1980 shipwreck. Depart from Zakynthos and admire panoramic ocean views as you navigate. Come up close to the boat for amazing pictures and take a break to swim. Take a short 15-minute cruise from Porto Vromi Maries. Soak up the Mediterranean sun at Navagio Beach, only accessible by sea. Also known as 'Shipwreck Beach' discover the site of the MV Panagiotis wreck, which ran aground and washed up on the sand in 1980. Return towards Porto Vromi Maries and stop for a swim at the blue caves, the hidden beach of Sfogio, or the paradisiac beach of Porto Steniti. See the natural formations of the Neptune Profile cave before getting dropped off back at the port.

Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach, Viewpoint, Blue Caves Day Tour

5. Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach, Viewpoint, Blue Caves Day Tour

Explore all the must-see spots in Zakynthos. Enjoy Shipwreck Beach, the Blue Caves, impressive viewpoints, and more. The first stop is Bochali Hill, the old neighborhood of Zakynthos town, experience the views of the town and the port that are stunning. Then head to the Shipwreck Viewpoint. Nature gave us this special place to enjoy seeing from the top, crystalline waters, steep limestone formations, and a rusty old boat in the middle of the white beach. Soak into the magnificent blue of the water and sky. After a quick stop to use the restrooms, at Porto Vromi in Anafonitria or Agios Nikolaos (according to the weather conditions) take the boat (medium size) for a 3 hours mini cruise to the Shipwreck beach and Blue Caves. Discover the location that makes this island so unique, the Navagio or Shipwreck beach with its clear white pebble sands. As soon as you approach, it gives you a spectacular turquoise color of the water. The beach is closed, for safety reasons, because the area is still prone to landslides. Even though we cannot land on the beach, our captain drives the boat right up to the shoreline so you can take photos of the wreck by itself, without any tourists around. It is a memory that you won't forget. Stop for a swim at Sfogio Beach which is close to Navagio and it is safe to go and explore this stunning also pebble beach. Head to the amazing blue caves of the west side of the island with an extraordinary shade of blue in some spots, we'll get up close to the caves and go through some of them, a great opportunity to jump off the boat, swim, or snorkel. It is time for lunch until now, prepare your palate for amazing tastes at one of the most beautiful Greek, traditional, mountain taverns in the village of Anafonitria, with a family atmosphere and great service. The famous 2,000-year-old olive tree is located in the village of Exo Chora. It is one of the seven oldest olive trees in the Mediterranean, and probably one of the oldest olive trees in the world. It still produces olives to this day. Here you will find some traditional products of the area and the local farmers that you can taste for free as oil, olives, wine, and liqueurs as well as biological beauty products. The next stop is Xigia Beach, the place where the springs provide a natural spa due to the sulfur and collagen that have healing properties. And if you need any refreshments on the beach, look out for the most ingenious and funny way they get drinks down to the beach. It is very picturesque and has good photo opportunities from the clifftop. The last stop will be Therianos Family Farm, an organic farm where they cultivate a wide range of fruits and vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Their Olive Oil was awarded the Gold Standard at the International Society, Olympia Awards. They also produce a selection of wines and the famous black raisins. We will visit the farm, meet the animals, and taste the local products.

Zakynthos: Half-Day Tour to Turtle Island and Keri Caves

6. Zakynthos: Half-Day Tour to Turtle Island and Keri Caves

Spend the day at sea on this multi-stop boat tour in Zakynthos. Visit the Gulf of Laganas and the picturesque Cameo Island, Turtle Island (Marathonisi), and a local olive oil press. Meet the resident turtles, swim near the Keri Caves, and taste olive oil samples.  After hotel pickup, start discovering the highlights of the southern region of Zakynthos. The first on our list will be Cameo Island, walk and take pictures on the bridge and visit for a short swim stop or for drinking a refreshment admiring the unique landscape. Next, embark on a 3-hour cruise on a glass bottom boat around the beach of Laganas. Keep an eye out for the Caretta turtles who inhabit the surrounding waters and wait for them to come out of the water to take a photo. Stop at the nearby island of Marathonisi, also known as Turtle Island. Admire its beautiful caves and white sand beaches, swim in the crystal clear waters, or snorkel into the caves to explore the amazing sea life. Continue sailing to the Keri Caves, located on the southern coast of Zakynthos. Make a 20-minute stop for swimming into a large cave before returning to the port and traveling to the Aristeon Olive Oil Press.  At the press, learn about the long history of olive oil production on the island and taste some samples before returning to your hotel.

Zakynthos: Marathonisi, Cameo Island and Keri Caves Tour

7. Zakynthos: Marathonisi, Cameo Island and Keri Caves Tour

After a convenient pickup from your hotel, head to the small port of Agios Sostis on the southern shores of Zakynthos. Admire and pass the famous Cameo Island bridge and visit this small fairy tale piece of land to take the most amazing photos and enjoy a swim in this unique landscape. Next, board the glass-bottom boat and participate in some turtlespotting of these unique creatures Careta Careta, without disturbing them of course, along the way to Marathonisi, an exotic, green, and coincidentally turtle-shaped island. Relax with an hour of swim or snorkeling in the pristine beach with soft sand and warm waters, protected by National Marine Park. See where the endangered loggerhead sea turtles nest. Hop on the boat again towards 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 and head to the port where the minibus waits for you to lead you to the 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 and taste-free local olives and traditional bread with different flavored extra virgin olive oils (most likely lemon, orange, and garlic). Full of images and new experiences you will be dropped off at your accommodation.

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

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

Combine mysterious shipwrecks and crystal-clear waters on this cruise trip from St. Nikolaos. Explore the white sands, marble cliffs, and the remains of a shipwreck at Navagio Beach. Visit the region’s blue caves in a glass-bottomed boat, and make a swim stop. Choose from a shared or private cruise. Meet your captain "Takis Karidis" at noon at the port of St. Nikolaos on the northeastern side of Zakynthos island. After a short meet and greet with your skipper, set off into the horizon aboard your boat for a day full of adventure.  Set sail to your first stop of the day, Navagio beach. While approaching the shipwreck beach, hear the true story of the abandoned boat from the captain. Make memorable photos and selfies while captain turning boat to all sides for everyone. Next, head to the Blue Caves on a glass-bottom boat. See the deep blue water and observe fish, corals, and marine life underneath you. If you wish, you can ask your skipper for a life vest and swim in the crystal clear waters. End your day back at the dock in St. Nikolaos. 

Zakynthos: Shipwreck, Blue Caves & Xigia Beach Cruise

9. Zakynthos: Shipwreck, Blue Caves & Xigia Beach Cruise

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 about an hour to enjoy this unique spot. Next, head to the blue caves and swim in the famous waters of the Ionian Sea for about 45 minutes. 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.

Agios Nikolaos: Blue Caves and Navagio Bay Swim Cruise

10. Agios Nikolaos: Blue Caves and Navagio Bay Swim Cruise

Enjoy a memorable day exploring the northern coast of Zakynthos and Navagio Bay on a unique small boat cruise from Agios Nikolaos. Shoot pictures of the Navagio shipwreck and surround yourself with blue water and sandy beaches. Enjoy swim stops in Agios Andreas Bay and the Blue Caves. Hop on board and admire the boat's small as you start the journey from Agios Nikolaos. Head toward Agios Andreas for your first swim stop. Pass by the coast to see a natural arch and the ruins of an old monastery. Arrive at the iconic Blue Caves area for a 30-minute stop. Thanks to the boat's small size, you'll be able to sail deep into caves and natural rocky arches. Prepare to be amazed by the unique blue color of the sea as you venture into the caves.  After stopping near a beautiful cave to swim, get back on board to finish the trip back to Agios Nikolaos. 



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10/10 really enjoyable! Even though we were out of season for the turtles & we didn't have the glass bottom boat, Dennis made sure we got to spot 2 turtles! Dennis is a pro, we even heard another captain say to his passengers "this guy knows how to find turtles!" We really enjoyed our day out, highly reccommend this activity!

Our captain provided a plethora of information on local geography, some history and culture as it relates to the captivating views of the natural formations that are major viewpoints of the area. He was pleasant and very professional. Would recommend this trip, it was beautiful and exciting.

very nice day, the guide was excellent in finding the turtles and very good pilot in the blue caves which are sumptuous The Turtle Island beach is really beautiful and at this time (April) all the sites are not very busy which is very pleasant

Dennis is the best skipper 🚤 ! We appreciated it We saw two turtles 🐢 even though it was out of season ! I recommend it but the boat didn’t have a glass bottom 😅

It was a miracle, I didn't expect it. Recommended to everyone