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View of Gerakas beach, Zakynthos | © Live Zakynthos/Flickr
View of Gerakas beach, Zakynthos | © Live Zakynthos/Flickr
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The Most Popular Tours to Take in Zakynthos, Greece

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Updated: 30 October 2017
Zakynthos, or Zante, is an island of wonders. From stellar sandy beaches to hidden coves and sea caves, lush inland and tranquil villages, the Ionian island offers a plethora of activities for the whole family. If you cannot decide what to do or need some inspiration, here are the most popular tours and activities available.

Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos

As the principal nesting ground for Caretta Caretta sea turtles in the Mediterranean Basin, Zakynthos is the perfect place to go turtle spotting on the sea. This Turtle Spotting Cruise is a great opportunity to spend a marvelous day on the water, departing from Agios Sostis. You will then set sail to Laganas Bay to get a glimpse of a turtle in its natural environment before heading to Marathonisi, the turtle-shaped island as well as Keri Caves, to enjoy some swimming breaks along the way.

Zakynthos Shipwreck Beach Excursion

Undeniably one of the most famous sites in Zakynthos but also across the country, the Shipwreck beach is a popular destination for boat trips. This small-group boat tour is the perfect opportunity to see the cove for yourself. The tour includes pick-up at your hotel, before reaching Porto Vromi to embark on your boat trip. Luckily you will have the opportunity to stay on the beach for an hour, snap some photos and swim in the clear, turquoise waters before heading along the coast to see some sea caves and even swim in it. On the journey back, a stop at a local taverna is included.

Navagio Beach | © VOJTa Herout/Shutterstock
Navagio Beach | © VOJTa Herout / Shutterstock

Sailing in Zakynthos

Spend an afternoon of fun at sea with this exhilarating Sailing Cruise in Zakynthos. Sail across the turquoise waters along the coast by Vasilikos Bay to Cape Gerakas, stopping along the way for a swimming break before reaching the cliffs of Keri and the Blue Caves. You will then get the chance to visit the two inhabited islands nearby, such as Marathonisi, the turtle-shaped island, as well as Pelouzo before returning to the main harbor. The tour includes pick-up and drop-off to and from a small selection of hotels.

View from Skinari belvedere on Blue Caves. Zakynthos Island
View from Skinari belvedere on Blue Caves. Zakynthos Island | © R_Szatkowski/Shutterstock

Ceramic Making Experience in Zakynthos

Tired of the beach and want to do something creative? Then why not take part in this ceramic class? This activity, suitable for both adults and children, is the perfect occasion to express yourself through art and do something with your hands. At Adamieion Ceramic Art Studio, in the small village or Marineikia, you will get a chance to create some ceramic works and take them home with you, which will certainly be a great souvenir from your holidays.

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Courtesy of Adamieion Ceramic Art Studio

Ancient Olympia Full Day Trip from Zakynthos

Summering in Zakynthos doesn’t mean you have to skip on some of the most impressive archaeological sites of Greece. With this day trip to Ancient Olympia from Zakynthos, you will be able to visit with a small group, the place where the Olympic Games originated thousands of years ago. You will get your own guide and travel in a minivan or coach bus to the site, have time to explore it, have lunch and even do some souvenir shopping before catching the ferry home.

Pheidias’ workshop and paleochristian basilica in the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia
Pheidias’ workshop and paleochristian basilica in the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia | © Milan Gonda / Shutterstock

Greek Night with Dinner and Traditional Dance in Zakynthos

A fun night out with the family while discovering the traditional dances of Greece. This is possible with the Greek Night activity, which includes a barbecue dinner, followed by a dance performance. You will be able to watch local traditional dancers show you some moves and even join in if you feel like it. Prepare to pack your camera and your appetite for a fun night out.

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Traditional Greek Dance Performance │ | © Kurt Bauschardt / Flickr

Kefalonia Island Day Trip from Zakynthos

With this full-day trip to neighboring Kefalonia, you will be able to discover and explore this underrated island, which boasts some of the most fantastic sites in Greece. After a nice ferry ride to get there, you will be touring the island and stopping at several of the many wonders such as Argostoli, the main town, Melissani underwater lake (entrance fees not included in the package), Agios Gerasimos and Myrtos Beach, one of the most photographed sights of Kefalonia.

Myrtos beach, Kefalonia| © Shogun/PixaBay
Myrtos beach, Kefalonia | © Shogun/PixaBay

Water Park Day Trip in Zakynthos

For those very hot summer days where you don’t want to get out of the waters, this Water Park Trip is perfect. This gives you access to the largest waterpark of the island, which includes countless waterslides, a lazy river and a small area for younger children. The park features a karting track, mini-golf and trampolines (extra charge) for those who want to try something else. So now every member of the family can have fun.

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Courtesy of Zante Water Village