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8 things to do in Zakynthos

Ionian islands ● Zakynthos ● 20 March 2017

Zakynthos (or Zante) belongs to the complex of the Ionian Islands and is famous worldwide for its amazing beaches and its natural beauty. It is an ideal place to spend your summer vacations, and it can offer unforgettable moments to couples, families and young people.

1. Blue Caves

Near Volimes Zakynthos Ionian Islands, a picturesque village away from the mass tourism, are located the Blue Caves, which are accessible only by boat. Interesting arches created by erosion and the reflection of the blue waters and the shine of the sky in them make the Blue Caves one of the most popular attraction in Greece. They are also a must spot for the lovers of diving.

Blue Caves in Zakynthos

2. The Shipwreck Beach

The Shipwreck Beach is the most famous beach in Greece. It is an exposed sandy cove on the coast of Zakynthos. The beach owes its name to the wreck of a ship called Panagiotis that is believed to have been a smugglers ship. The area of the beach attracts thousands of tourists yearly, but you can access it only by boat. This popular site is also a famous base jumping location.

Shipwreck Beach in Zakynthos

3. The Venetian Castle and the town

The Venetian Castle is located on a hill above Zakynthos Town, in the region of Mpohali Zakynthos. From there, you have a breathtaking view of the town and the sea, and it is a perfect spot to drink your cocktail in a romantic scenery. Zakynthos Town is more crowded, but the central square is perfect to eat in one of the traditional Ionian restaurants, walk and shop local products.

4. Marathonisi Islet

Marathonisi is a small island in Laganas Zakynthos Bay. Daily excursions by boat are made to Marathonisi, which is known for its sandy beaches and its green landscape. On the soft sand of Marathonisi's beaches, the sea turtle caretta- caretta lays its eggs.

5. Keri

On the top of a verdant hill, is located the traditional village of Keri. It is a quiet and charming village with stone built houses and narrow streets. The best spot of the village is the central square, from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the sea and the sunset. Keri is untouched from the tourism, and thus, you will find only 2 cafes there.

6. Caretta- Caretta

Caretta- caretta is a protected species of sea turtle, which can be found all over Greece, but in Zakynthos, it lays its eggs. Especially in Laganas Beach(Zakynthos) and in Marathonisi, there is a protected area, where caretta- caretta lays its eggs, and tourists should not put their umbrellas. If you take an excursion boat in Laganas Zakynthos Bay, you will certainly see a sea turtle swimming in the crystal waters, an unforgettable experience for children as well as for everybody.

Caretta caretta

7. The nightlife

The nightlife of Zakynthos is famous because it attracts many tourists from all over Europe. The best spots for partying till the dawn are Zakynthos Town and Laganas Zakynthos.

8. Other beaches

In addition to the Shipwreck Beach, Zakynthos has also many other beautiful beaches. Organised sandy coves with exotic emerald waters are waiting for you to swim, relax and sunbathe. Among the best, are Kalamaki Beach (Zakynthos), Agios Nikolaos, Tsilivi Beach (Zakynthos), Limni Keriou Beach (Zakynthos), Alykanas Zakynthos and Gerakas.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Zakynthos, Greece Blue Beach Bungalows
Blue Beach Bungalows
Agios Nikolaos, 29100 Zakynthos, Greece

Blue Beach Bungalows are located just above the picturesque, fishing village and the port of Agios Nikolaos in Zakynthos. The main road of the village with many traditional taverns, cafes, mini markers and the beach is 800 m away from the property. Agios Nikolaos port connecting Zakynthos with port Pesada in Kefalonia is at 900 m. The main town of Zakynthos and the main port are at 30 km, while Zakynthos International Airport is 33 km away.

Studio & Appartment in Zakynthos, Greece Studios Petra
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Studios Petra
Kipseli, 29100 Zakynthos, Greece

Studios Petra is located in Kipseli, approximately a 10-minute walk from the nearest beach. Zakynthos town and port are 12 km away. Zakynthos International Airport is 15 km away.

Hotel in Zakynthos, Greece Castello Beach Hotel
Castello Beach Hotel
Argassi, 29100 Zakynthos, Greece

Castello Beach Hotel is located right in the center of the lively summer resort of Argassi just 70 m from the beach. The picturesque capital of Zakynthos and the main port are at 3.2 km. Zakynthos International Airport is 6.4 km away.