Zakynthos (Zante), Greece

More than just a stunning but crowded beach with a famous shipwreck visited by thousands on cruises and boat excursions of the Ionian Islands.

Zakynthos is an extinct volcanic island with stunning coastal cliff views, white sand and volcanic beaches, juxtaposition of ancient with modern Greek architecture, lush landscapes and vineyards, Greek traditions, cuisine and culture!

You’re probably familiar with the above photo, famous for the shipwreck that has been on Navagio Beach since 1980. Only accessible by boat, the beach becomes very crowded with numerous boats stopping throughout the day bringing hundreds of tourists.

But there’s more to the Ionian island of  Zakynthos, also known as Zante, than Navagio Beach and its famous shipwreck that can only be accessed by boat.

Other attractions on this Greek island are also best (or only) experienced by boat, including the exploring the Blue Caves or Keri Caves, Porto Limnionas (a secluded beach that is also accessible by a paved road), and other coves and secluded beaches ideal for swimming, snorkelling or diving to see turtles and other marine life in the clear azure blue waters surrounding the island.

But stay a while and expolore the interior of the island by car, bike, hiking or walking, and you’ll find amazing lush green landscapes and stunning coastal cliff views at every turn, and of course an abundance of Greek history, culture, and architecture.

Ancient castle and monastic ruins, Greek churches, traditional windmills, modern Greek buildings and museums, vineyards, quaint villages and a variety of more urban attractions in the vibrant capital city, also named Zakynthos (and known as Chora) can only be experienced by stepping off the boat and immersing yourself on the island for a few days.

But if it’s swimming and water sports you love, there are also more accessible beaches such as Agios Nikolaos, Alykanas and Tsilivi.

Scroll though the photos to see what I mean.

All photos via Pixabay.

Zakynthos cliff with Greek flag
Zakynthos monastry ruins
Zakynthos island goat
Zakynthos Byzantine Museum
Zakynthos traditional Greek windmill
Zakynthos rocky coastline
Zakynthos sunset view
Zakynthos vineyard with Greek worker
zakynthos town aka Chora
North Zakynthos
Zakynthos town
Zakynthos rocky coastline

Stop Dreaming… Start Planning!

If you have been dreaming about visiting Zakynthos or any other Greek island, it’s time to stop dreaming and start planning.

Whether you only want to explore  Zakynthos or you’d like a taste of a few Ionian Islands, Kaz Custom Travel can help you plan, create and arrange everything needed for an immersive Greek island experience.

Get in touch to start planning your trip now.

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