The ultimate guide to a Zakynthos Island vacation
Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is the third-largest island and one of the most popular places in Greece. This breathtaking island sits in the heart of the hypnotizing Ionian sea and is blessed with beautiful beaches, crystal clear blue water, limestone cliffs, and charming towns.
Everything you’re looking to get out of a vacation can be found in Zante, whether that’s historical evidence of the lives of people before us, or a wonderful and tranquil sailing experience. You can also feed your curiosity, interact with the wildlife (like the almost extinct sea turtles), or explore exotic restaurants in quaint, colorful towns.
In this guide, we’ll show you all the fun-filled things you can do on Zakynthos Island, Greece. Let’s go!
In Zakynthos, there are enough beaches to visit for every day of your vacation, and never run out! The numerous beaches are sprawled around the coastlines, covered by golden sugar-fine sand, crystal clear waters, and bustling with fun activities. Locals would tell you that the best way to enjoy this captivating place is by sailing Zakynthos.
Most of these beaches can only be accessed by water, and thankfully, you can rent a boat in Zakynthos. If you’re going with a group, there is a catamaran rental in Zakynthos that is big enough for everyone.
Zakynthos is famous for Navagio Beach, also known as Shipwreck Cove. This beach is known for its turquoise water, beautiful sand, and the high cliffs that surround it. Navagio beach is the most photographed place on the island, so bring a camera!
The only way to get there is by boat, but if you want a personalized experience, there are private sailboat charters in Greece readily available. You can also find catamaran rentals in Zakynthos for large groups that come with guides for Zakynthos sailing tours. These will enhance your experience.
You may also want to consider other options like a Zakynthos yacht charter for a more luxurious adventure and this can be easily gotten at several spots. You can even find a great private boat rental Zakynthos price!
There are many more exotic beaches to check out, but we highly recommend Banana beach. It is the longest beach on the island with its well-organized beach tents, beach bars, music, and nightlife.
Sailing Zakynthos is one of the best ways to enjoy and explore the island's wonders. This breathtaking place is surrounded by high cliffs with natural caves underneath and any boat hire in Zakynthos knows about all the nooks and crannies of these caves.
The blue cave is one of such stunning locations, famous for its clear and striking blue water and luminous hue. You can go diving and snorkeling here or have lunch or dinner dates with your significant other on one of the numerous motor yacht charters in Greece just off the coast.
The Keri caves are also great spots to visit. They open directly into the Ionian sea, making them the perfect spots for swimming and snorkeling in the transparent waters. Sun rays reflect through the water onto the cave's walls, casting a surreal image and making it perfect for some Instagram photos. No filters needed! When you’re done, have your Greece yacht charters take you back.
The waters of Zakynthos are home to some of the world’s endangered turtles. Although these turtles' breeding ground and habitat are not open to the public, tour guides of catamaran rentals and sailing boat charters in Zakynthos work together with Sea Turtle protection societies to ensure that you can swim and snorkel with the Caretta Caretta turtles without harming them.
For a more eco-friendly adventure, you can get a transparent cheap boat rental Zakynthos or rent catamaran in Greece; these boats let you see what’s underneath so you can observe the turtles without disturbing their ecosystem.
If you don’t want to spend all your vacation exploring on sailboat charters in Greece or eating grapes and sipping champagne on a Zakynthos yacht rental, there are plenty of things to do on land and in town. Laganas is a resort town popular among visitors. It is filled with colorful lighting, boisterous bars and nightclubs, cultural music, exotic drinks, and mouth-watering local cuisine. Laganas is the perfect place to blow off steam or work up a sweat after a lazy day at sea.
The Town of Zakynthos has a rich history dating back to 1600. B.C. Take a solo hike or go with a tour guide to visit the ancient ruins and existing locations. One of these fascinating places is the 15th-century Venetian castle.
Besides its historical importance, it’s also a high point that gives you a great view of the sea. Another amazing location is the Roma mansion, which was established in the 17th-century and managed to survive the devastating effect of the earthquake of 1953.
Other enthralling locations to visit in Zakynthos include monasteries, museums, a stone park, marine parks, and many more! Some of these locations can be spotted from the sea if you rent a boat Zakynthos.