Zakynthos Tourist Attractions
Once you and your travel companion(s) arrive at Zakynthos International Airport in Greece you are only a short drive away from many amazing places to discover and unique attractions to explore. Greece is an interesting country where you can experience many fun, breathtaking, beautiful, and inspiring tours.
Below we have gathered a fine selection of recommended tours for you and your travel companion(s) in and around Zakynthos. We hope that all of you will be inspired to go on some memorable, interesting, fun, and unique tours.
A different and unique way to explore this amazing island would be to go on this tour: “Zakynthos: Greek Farm Visit & Evening Tour in Zante Town”. Get a chance to explore the Greek island of Zakynthos and learn more about why the Italians described it as "the flower of the East”. You will also discover more about the island’s agriculture on a guided tour at an organic farm and get to taste some of the local products. Later on the tour, you will get some time to walk around the beautiful Zante Town, where you will learn about the city’s history and take in the beautiful harbor views.
It is a 5-hour tour that starts at 5:00 pm in the afternoon from one of the pickups and drop-off areas of southeastern Zakynthos. During the tour, you will get a taste of the Ionian Sea's Zakynthos island when you go visiting a traditional organic farm in the afternoon, followed by an experience of the delights of the island's capital city in the evening.
The group will be picked up in an air-conditioned bus and travel to Therianos Farm, which is located in the small village of Kallithea. Here you will enjoy a guided tour carried out by a family member of this family-run, traditional organic farm.
During your farm visit, you will learn about how many products are produced on the farm. Products such as apples, olive oil, grapes, lemons, and walnuts. You will also be offered to try and taste some of the in-season varietals. Afterward, you can wander through the adjacent shop where you can find some local products or handmade crafts to bring home.
Once the farm visit has finished, you will drive a short distance to the city center of Zakynthos, which is the capital city of the island. Here you will make a stop at the Greek Orthodox St. Dionysios Church, which has been named after the patron saint of the island. You will get a moment to light candles and see the silver casket that houses the remains of St. Dionysios.
Following this, the bus will then continue to Solomos Square. Here you will be dropped off to have the rest of the evening to yourself. During your free time in the town, you can wander around and take in the sights and sounds of the city. You can choose to shop around in some of the small shops, have a delicious meal, or get a drink at one of the numerous taverns or restaurants. Please also make sure not to miss out on a stroll along the waterfront before the evening comes to an end.
The bus will depart from Zakynthos Town at about 10:00 pm for the return trip to your hotel or resort.
If you are looking for a few luxury experiences while still discovering some of Zakynthos’ beauty and nature you should get yourself a ticket for this tour: “Private Tour of Navagio Shipwreck Beach and the Blue Caves”.
With this tour, you have the chance to go on a private tour and enjoy your comfort in a Mercedes Viano modern minibus with a professional English-speaking driver. Following this, you will be boarding a boat to visit the Navagio Shipwreck Beach and the Blue Caves.
Your private tour will start at 8:00 am and will take approximately 5 hours. The tour begins as you and your friends get picked up in front of your hotel or at the cruise ship port. The English-speaking driver will welcome you all on the bus and explain the details about the trip. Then you are ready to start your drive all the way through the plains of Zakynthos nature, heading up north towards Navagio. Along the way, you will be able to enjoy the scenic route, with views of Zakynthos, while on the way to Porto Vromi.
Once you get to Porto Vromi you and your private group will board a boat that will take you safely to the Blue Caves. Upon arrival at the Blue Caves, you will have some time to swim and explore the caves on your own. The boat will enter the caves, so you have a chance to get up close to the amazing geological rock formations.
After you have enjoyed your time at the Blue Caves, the captain of the boat continues to the famous Shipwreck Beach. Here you can discover the most famous beach in the world with its crystal-clear waters and amazing colors. You can choose to walk on the sandy beach and explore the graved ship named Panagiotis or go for another swim. After 1 hour on the beach, the boat will take you back to Porto Vromi where your driver will be waiting for you. The minibus will then bring you back to your hotel or to the cruise ship port where your tour will end.
Zakynthos: Full-Day Island Tour by Minibus
Another fun and interesting way to explore the island of Zakynthos is by going on this tour; “Zakynthos: Full-Day Island Tour by Minibus”. This will be a good opportunity to take a tour through the villages of Zakynthos with a minibus. You will get to admire the nature of the island and enjoy the hospitality of the locals. You also get to visit a unique beach, taste local wine, and enjoy the view over Shipwreck Beach.
The tour will start at 8:30 am where you will be picked up at your hotel. The minibus will then follow the coastal road to the north, drive through the villages of Zakynthos until your first stop. This will be a viewpoint overlooking the village of Alikes and the cove of Laganas.
Once you are all ready, your trip will continue to the north toward Xigia Beach, which is a pebble beach. It is a unique beach on the island because of the water’s high sulfur and collagen content, which gives the beach a distinctive sulphuric aroma. This is a wonderful place for anyone with aches, pains, and arthritis to bathe, as the sulfur in the water helps the ailments. The water is also good for any skin problems and is rumored to remove cellulite.
After a dip in the water, you will be driving to the northwest to the viewpoint of the world-famous shipwreck. Get ready to discover some breathtaking views at this spot. Next, you will make a stop at the Anafonitria Monastery. Afterward, you will continue for a stop at a local market where you can try a variety of local products and do some shopping. The tour will continue with a visit to the village of Kampi, which is an amazing viewpoint with many local taverns. Here you will also have a chance to get some lunch.
Before your tour ends, you will make a stop at a local winery to taste some local wines and learn about the local varieties.
After approximately 7 hours you will return back to your hotel after an amazing day, which you will remember for a long time.
From Zakynthos: Day Trip to Ancient Olympia by Boat & Bus
Are you a sports fan? Or just a bit interested in old history? Then make sure not to miss out on this inspiring tour; “From Zakynthos: Day Trip to Ancient Olympia by Boat & Bus”. Here you will visit the site of ancient Olympia and its museum. The tour is conducted by an official guide, and you will get the chance to walk, or even run, in the footsteps of the ancient Olympians.
At the start of this day trip to Olympia, all visitors will be picked up from their resorts at approximately 8:00 am. Then you will all be transferred to the main port in Zakynthos Town where you will meet the ferry boat. From the port, the ferry travels over to the mainland of Greece, which will take about one hour and 15 minutes. On the ferry, you can get a snack bar and you will also find toilet facilities if needed.
Once you arrive at Kyllini Port on the mainland, you will get back on the couch and be guided through a 50 minutes’ drive south. Upon arrival, you will get to the highlight of the trip - the archaeological site of Olympia.
At the Olympia, there will be an official guide from the site who will provide you with a full tour of some of Greece's treasures. You will discover the location of the Temple of Zeus, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. Furthermore, you will see the Temple of Hera, where the statue of Hermes was found. In addition, you will be shown the original position of the Olympic flame and the original Olympic stadium. During the guided tour there will also be a visit to the museum at Olympia.
Following the official visits, the coach will take the group to the village of Olympia where you can get lunch, and maybe do a bit of shopping. Olympia is wonderful for cut-price gold, leather goods, books, and souvenirs. If you are lucky, there might also be enough time for anyone wishing to visit the medals museum dedicated to the modern 1896 Olympics.
Once you leave Olympia, it is time for the trip back to Kyllini Port to meet the ferry boat. From here, you will sail back to Zakynthos. The ferry will arrive back in Zakynthos Port at about 6:30 pm. This will be a 10 hour tour, full of interesting experiences.
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