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

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89 reviews

Activity provider: Pan Trust LTD

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

Activity provider: Pan Trust LTD
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From US$ 56.08 per person

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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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Covid-19 precautions
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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
  • Taste olive oil treats at the Aristeon olive oil museum
  • Swim in crystal clear waters and enjoy unbeatable views
  • Take super photos at the famous Cameo island bridge
  • Spot turtles from the glass-bottom boat
  • Learn more about Greek cultural heritage
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

4.4 /5

based on 89 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Our host was absolutely lovely and so accommodating. We were picked up from our hotel on time and given cold water. The trip itself was spectacular and we were able to see a gorgeous sea turtle. We swam by the beautiful white cliffs and spotted jellyfish, crabs and various fish. The glass bottom boat was a fun extra to look through. We enjoyed the olive oil museum and took home some delicious garlic oil. 10/10 day out, I would recommend!!

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July 27, 2022

We got picked up at our hotel and had a lovely guide. They provided us with water and headed of to the first beach on the main land where the turtles laid their eggs. Then we continued to board and drove to the caves where we had a lovely swim. After the sightseeing of the caves we had the possibility to swim at an island beach and eat something when you wanted to. After being in and on the water for some time we arrived back on the main land and ended the day with a short tour in the lovely olive oil museum where we were provided with tastings and were able to buy lovely olive oil based products.

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July 14, 2022

Dali Tours picked us up from our hotel well on time. We then took the direction of Kalamaky beach where the turtles lay their eggs then we took a glass bottom boat and were able to observe the turtles and make some nice videos. Then we headed to the Kéri Caves and their transparent waters. We were able to swim in this beautiful place! We made one more stop to photograph the Cameo Island Bridge and the last stop was at the Olive Oil Museum. It was a very nice day with a very friendly and helpful guide!

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July 11, 2022

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