Experience in Greece

Greece: Zakynthos

Publication date: 30 May 2019
  • Experiences USD 90
  • Accommodation USD 75
  • Transport USD 48
  • Total experience USD 1380

GALLERY Photos and videos of the trip


Know the destination

The beauty of the Ionian Greek Islands

The island of Zakynthos also known as Zante or Zacinto is one of the favorites of the archipelago of the Greek Ionian Islands.

Located on the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, its coastline is about 123 km in which there are beautiful beaches that can be visited peacefully and enjoy every one of them. On this trip, we will rent a car and start visiting the beaches of Tsilivi and Alykes, located northeast of the island, an area with fine sand beaches, restaurants, bars and hotels.

Then we will drive to the upper area to ​​the island’s most famous beach, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach). We will have a unique view of this beach that is located between limestone cliffs. We will see that the beach is a small cove with amazing colors between turquoise shades which is home to the skeleton of a ship that sank and ran aground on this beach towards the 80s. There we will stay until the sunset and then return to our hotel .

The next day, we will rent a small boat in the Port Sostis and go to look for sea turtles in the Bay of Laganas. We will visit Marathonisi Island where we can rest for a while on its beautiful beach. We will return and in the afternoon, with the car, we go to the Vassilikos, where we will visit two beaches. The beach Bannana Beach and the beach Geraka.

On the last day, we will take a boat tour that will take us from the capital of Zante Island to the shores of Navagio Beach. There we will descend, we will be able to enjoy the white sand and the turquoise waters that make up this beach. We will have time to take pictures with the wrecked ship and see how high are the cliffs. We will return at noon and go to the famous Blue Caves (Blue Caves) where we will stop and be able to have a dive. We end the day, knowing the beautiful capital of the island, Zante.

DAY TO DAY Itinerary day by day

The prices that appear per day are referential and correspond to the sum of activities that were made that day

    DAY 1 USD

    We arrived to Zakynthos international airport and we rented a car at the airport. We settle in our hotel and we go to the northeast of the island to visit Tsivili beach first. We can stop for a while or stay a few hours. Then we get up and go to Alykes beach where we take the opportunity to have lunch and discover its beaches. Then we go to Navagio beach to have incredible views and a wonderful sunset.

    DAY 2 USD 35

    This day we will go to Sostis Port to rent a small boat for about 4 hours and be able to sail through the Bay of Laganas. In the bay we will look for sea turtles near the boats that make tours to see them because they always find them. Then we can go to the caves of Keri and Marathonasi Island to rest on the beach for an hour. In the afternoon we will go to the southeast part of the island, visiting two beaches, Banana Beach and Geraka Beach.

    DAY 3 USD 55

    We started the day with an 8-hour tour to visit the shore of Navagio beach and swim in its turquoise waters. We will leave in a boat from the capital of the island, Zante and sail until we reach the beach. After spending some time on the beach and visiting the wrecked ship, we return to the famous Blue Caves where we can have a swim. Finally, returning to the capital, we can walk around it and get to know its streets and buy some souvenirs.

ACCOMMODATION Lodging per night

The lodging that is shown in the list of each night is recommended by the traveler, you can find more similar options. The cost is per person in a double bed room.

Night City Recommended accommodation Type of lodging Cost of the person
Night 1 Zakynthos Hotel Varres Hotel USD 25
Windmill Apartment
Villa Levante Hostel
Stathis Luxury Rooms Apartament
Night 2 Zakynthos Hotel Varres Hotel USD 25
Windmill Apartment
Villa Levante Hostel
Stathis Luxury Rooms Apartment
Night 3 Zakynthos Hotel Varres Hotel USD 25
Windmill Apartment
Villa Levante Hostel
Stathis Luxury Rooms Apartment

TRANSPORT Transportation per day

The prices that appear by transport are referential and correspond to what the traveler paid at that moment

Nº Day Origin Destination Link web Type of transport Cost
Day 1 ARPT ZAKYNTHOS (ZTH) Zante http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-8909329-12595013 Car Rental x 3 Days USD 38
Day 1 Zante Tsilivi - Alykes - Navagio Car Rental USD
Day 2 Zante Laganas - Banana Beach - Geraka Car Rental USD
Day 4 Zante ARPT ZAKYNTHOS (ZTH) Car Rental USD


RECOMMENDATIONS Tips for your trip

I recommend going in times that are hot to enjoy the beaches that is between May to mid-October. June I think it is the best time because it is hot and there are not as many people as in July and August.

The best is to buy a sim card at the airport so we can use the phone as a GPS to move around the island. While it is true that the island is not so big, but has many streets that it is easy to get lost because nothing is straight.

To eat, there is a lot of good restaurants, for example, in Alykes, there is a famous restaurant that is the Paradosiako, do not forget to take a reservation if you are going. In Zante, you can go to the Yard to Taste. And for the Kalamaki beach, there is one that you can go at night and also have a drink that is the Vinaz Resto Bar or the Massa Mediterrenean Cuisine. If you want to go out at night and meet many English people to go out to party, you should go to the Laganas Road, street full of restaurants, bars and discos.

When you rent the boat, I recommend buying a disposable cooler or ask the company to get one of them, sometimes they have. You can buy things to eat and drink so you can spend about 4 perfect hours and take advantage of lunch as well.

Important information:

Schenguen visa. Look if you need a visa for your nationality here.

The car rental value is divided between two people for the 3 days, which is a total of US $ 76 (US $ 38 per person). An additional cost of US $ 20 dollars in gasoline is calculated. That´s US $ 10 additional per person.

When you rent the boat and go see the sea turtles, be careful because you can hit them. You must respect the speed limits. Follow the yellow boats that look for turtles and they will find them easily. Do not forget to go to the Caves of Keri and bathe in its crystal clear waters.

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