Tours

HALF DAY SMUGGLERS COVE

Highlights:
  • See the world famous "Panagiotis" shipwreck
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of Smuggles Cove
  • Experience the amazing colours of the Blue Caves
  • Enjoy the luxury of a large speedboat

You will be picked up and transferred to the main harbour of Zante town, where you will join the Stavroula speed boat for an unforgettable experience cruising to the North of the Island and back.

There will be a guide/escort on board. The crews are friendly and professional, offering a good standard of service.

 

The boat will pass the residential area of Krioneri, the resort areas of Tsilivi, Alykanas and Alykes, up to Skinari, the most northern part of the island, where you can see the lighthouse. Also, just off the port of Agios Nicholas at Skinari there is a small island in the shape of a turtle, officially belonging to the Vatican as it was not ceded to Greece along with the rest of the Ionian Islands in the 18th Century. From this point our closest neighbor, Kefalonia, can  be seen.

 

Heading onto Smugglers Cove, where the wreck of the ship “Panayiotis” can be seen, and a stop for a wonderful swim in the lovely blue waters. Those strong swimmers wanting to swim ashore can do so with the captain’s permission, as there is no dock. The beach is not sandy, it has small white pebbles. Smugglers cove is only accessible by the sea. (Docking and swimming is weather permitting)

 

Continuing, the boat will sail to the famous Blue Caves discovered in 1897. The name comes from the colour of the water, a mixture of aquamarine and turquoise. This area is also the deepest part of the Mediterranean called the Well of Ionysos, which is about 4,500 meters deep. There will be a swim stop here for about 30 minutes

 

The boat will now turn around and will cruise back to the port in town, arriving at about 13:30

 

Here you will be met and transferred back to your resort

 

Things to remember:

  • Snack bar on board for refreshments
  • Swimwear, towels, sunscreen, hats, cameras, extra film
  • Sensible footwear as pebbles on beach can be a bit uncomfortable underfoot
  • Food and Drinks not included
  • Take money

Notes:

  • It should be noted that stopping at the Shipwreck is weather permitting and that the captain has the safety of the guests as his uppermost priority.
  • Rotation could be changed at the discretion of the Captain. Due to Port Police regulations it is not possible to transfer non- swimmers to the shore by small boats at any swim stops.
  • Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion.

Keri Kaiki - A short cruise for all the family

 

Highlights:
  • Explore the stunning Keri Caves
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters
  • Chance to see the Loggerhead turtles in their natural habit

Having being picked up from your resorts, your day will begin at the port of Agios Sostis, where your kaiki boat will await you. Here you will embark on your 3 hour trip taking in the beautiful scenery. Sailing south to the stunning Keri Caves for your first stop where you will have some fantastic photo opportunities (Approximately 20 minutes).

 

From here you will cruise to the small island of Marathonissi. The island is situated in Laganas Bay. There are seven discrete nesting beaches for the Loggerhead Turtle, one of them being Marathonissi. The nature  on this tiny island is purely exotic as there are no inhabitants. Here you will have approximately 30 minutes swimming stop, in the clear blue waters.

 

Back on to the kaiki now, where you will gently cruise around Marathonissi and Laganas Bay for turtle spotting. The Caretta-Caretta is a protected species and is one of Zakynthos' most famous inhabitants.

Returning to Agios Sostis port, where your coaches will be waiting to return you to your resorts.

 

Things to remember:

  • Camera, sunscreen, hat, swimwear & towels, mineral water.
  • Money needed for food and refreshments
  • Snack bar on board for refreshments
  • Turtle sighting not guaranteed as they are wild animals

Included:

  • Transfer to and from the port
  • Boat ticket
  • Tour guide

Not Included:

  • Food and refreshments

Note: Changes in the order of itinerary are at the Guide’s discretion. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion

SMUGGLERS COVE

Highlights:
  • Visit the world famous “Panayiotis” shipwreck
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of Smugglers Cove
  • See the well-known Blue Caves

You will be picked up and transferred to the main harbour of Zante town, where you will join the cruise boat for an unforgettable experience cruising to the North of the Island and back.

There will be a guide/escort on board. The crews are friendly and professional, offering a good standard of service.

 

The boat will cruise past the residential area of Krioneri, the resort areas of Tsilivi, Alykanas and Alykes, up to Skinari, the most northern part of the island, where you can see the lighthouse. Also, just off the port of Agios Nicholas at Skinari there is a small island in the shape of a turtle, officially belonging to the Vatican as it was not ceded to Greece along with the rest of the Ionian Islands in the 18th Century. From this point our closest neighbor, Kefalonia, can  be seen.

 

Continuing, the boat sails fairly close to the famous Blue Caves discovered in 1897. The name comes from the colour of the water, a mixture of aquamarine and turquoise. This area is also the deepest part of the Mediterranean called the Well of Ionysos, which is about 4,500 meters deep.

 

Heading onto Smugglers Cove, where the wreck of the ship “Panayiotis” can be seen, and a stop for a wonderful swim in the lovely blue waters. Those strong swimmers wanting to swim ashore can do so with the captain’s permission, as there is no dock. The beach is not sandy, it has small white pebbles. Smugglers cove is only accessible by the sea. (Docking and swimming is weather permitting)

 

The boat will now turn around and will cruise around the north coast and the captain will make other swim stop(s) during the afternoon before arriving back at the port in town at about 16.00.

 

Things to remember:

  • Snack bar on board for refreshments
  • Swimwear, towels, sunscreen, hats, cameras
  • Sensible footwear as pebbles on beach can be a bit uncomfortable underfoot
  • Food and Drinks not included
  • Take money

Notes:

  • It should be noted that stopping at the Shipwreck is weather permitting and that the captain has the safety of the guests as his uppermost priority.
  • Rotation could be changed at the discretion of the Captain. Due to Port Police regulations it is not possible to transfer non- swimmers to the shore by small boats at any swim stops.
  • Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion.

ISLAND TOUR BY COACH

 

Highlights
  • Tour a traditional olive factory
  • Drive through idyllic mountain villages in the north of the island
  • Take a boat trip to caves (optional with an extra charge per person for this trip)
  • Visit the 15th century monastery of St Dennis, the Patron Saint of the island

We begin our day at 09.30 after all the guests have been picked up from their resorts and we return around 17.00 hours. (Depending on resort).Zakynthos is a fantastic island steeped in history and culture. It is very proud of its many local products and crafts from olives, olive oil, sweets, honey, wines to lace, rugs and pottery.On the way to the mountains we will visit an olive factory. Here we can see how the famous Zakynthian olive oil is produced in the winter.

 

Continuing northwest passing the mountain village of Kiliomeno and onwards, through Agios Leon to the village of Kampi. Here we see the spectacular views over the cliffs  and the magnificent view of the out-stretched Ionian Sea. There will also be an opportunity to have refreshments here. Following on then to Maries, where it is said  Mary Magdalene stopped on her way to Rome to protest the crucifixion of Christ and started preaching Christianity.

 

Our next stop will be the visit to the caves in the North of the island. Here guests  can take an optional trip to the Caves. Small boats will take the guests to the caves which are riddled with hollows eroded by the sea. Blue light is reflected on the walls making the experience truly magical and definitely worth seeing. Also, the sea bottom is coloured as if scattered with precious gems. Anyone not wishing to go out on the boats can relax on shore or take a quick dip. (There will be an extra charge per person for the boat trip)

 

The next stop will be Anafonitria here we will visit the famous monastery of St Dennis- the patron Saint of the Island. Here St Dennis served as an Abbott for the majority of his life until his death on the 17th December 1622. St Dennis was well- known for his healing powers and compassion. In 1703 he was declared a Saint. It is worth knowing that the monastery has recently been renovated uncovering 15th Century frescoes.Lunch stop will be in one of the traditional mountain villages. We will have a shopping stop to sample and purchase various local produce. The bus will now cross over to the North East and head to the stunning photo stop in Katastari overlooking Alykes and beyond.

 

Finally you will be able to take in great views overlooking Zakynthos town from Bochali where the remains of the old Venetian castle lie. Bochali is a popular spot for the locals especially on an evening where they can relax and meet up with friends.

 

Things to remember:

  • Sensible footwear, sensible clothing for church & monastery stops.
  • Camera, sunscreen, swim wear & towels, mineral water.
  • Euros €.

Not Included:

  • Boat ticket (caves) – 6 euros per adult and 3 euros per child
  • Lunch and refreshments.

Note: Changes in the order of itinerary are at the Guides discretion. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion

Kefalonia - A Full Day Tour

 

Highlights:
  • Visit the monastery of St Gerassimos, the patron saint of the island of Kefalonia
  • Tour around Drogarati Cave
  • Boat trip to Melissani Lake and Cave
  • See the sights in Argostoli, the capital city of Kefalonia

Guests will be picked up from their resorts to connect with the boat from the port.

 

St George's castle was the capital of Kefalonia until the end of the 17th Century. The Byzantines started the work in the 12th Century but it was the Venetians who gave the castle its present day look. It is this dunce's-cap of a hill which gave the castle an almost impregnable position. St George's castle was to remain the capital of Kefalonia right up until the Napoleonic wars. Rumour has it that there were even tunnels that once connected the castle to Argostoli some 5km away. These, of course, collapsed in the 1953 earthquake!

 

First stop will be the monastery of St. Gerassimos, the patron of the Island. St Gerassimos was known for his miraculous abilities to cure people with mental illness. The monastery is considered one of the most sacred pilgrimages in Kefalonia and is situated under the imposing Mount Ainos. Today the monasteryhas been reconstructed and it is an imposing building with a newly built church.

 

Next you head to the impressive Drogarati Cave, located outside of Sami, with its fine stalactites & stalagmites. Experts estimate that the cave is about 150 million years old. A natural balcony was created in 1953 from the earthquake, overlooking a chamber with about 100 square meters of floor, making it possible to hold concerts for up to 500 people. (30 min stop).

 

Continuing on to Melissani Lake and Cave. Explore by boat, the cave stalactites, which are over 20,000 years old. Following a roof cave-in, an impressive sight has been created causing the colors of the water to be reflected onto the walls of the cave. Important archaeological finds were also discovered on the lake’s sandbank, one of them is a figurine of the nymph Melissanthe after whom the cave is named, and another is a clay figurine of the God Pan. (30/40 min stop).

 

Lunch will be at the town of Aghia Efimia – before the 1953 earthquake it was one of the island’s important trade centres, with stately homes, these were rebuilt with help from the French. Today it’s a wonderful town with a small harbour. You will have time here for lunch, a stroll or there’s a small beach if you would like to swim. After lunch, we drive towards Myrtos Bay, one of Kefalonia’s famous beaches, for a photo-stop.

 

Finally a visit to Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, here you can take refreshments, relax in the square, or have a walk and explore before reboarding the coach to start your journey back to the port.

The boat departs at 17.30 and arrives back in Zakynthos at approx 19.00. You will then be transferred back to your resort.

 

Things to remember:

  • 118 Steps at Drogarati cave to walk down, then obviously up, so comfortable walking shoes.
  • Swimwear, towels, hat, sunscreen and money.
  • Change money before tour, as no money exchange en route.

Included:

  • Round trip boat tickets.
  • Transfers to/from resorts.
  • Tour escort.

Not included:

  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees Drogarati Cave & Melissani Lake
  • Drogarati Cave entrance fee 4€ Euro and Melissani Lake entrance fee 6€ (prices may change)

Note: the order of the itinerary may be subject to change at the guides discretion. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion

Ancient Olympia - A Full Day Tour

 

Highlights:
  • Go on a tour of the ancient site of Olympia
  • Explore the archaeological museum to see significant artifacts from the site
  • See the location of one of the seven wonders of the world

You will be picked up early morning and taken by coach to Zante Town. Then we will   travel over to the mainland of Greece by ferryboat, taking about one and a quarter hours. On the boat there is a snack bar. You will also find toilet facilities on board.

 

On arrival at Kyllini port you will rejoin your coach and guide and after a 50 minute drive south we will reach the wonderful site of Olympia.

We arrive in Olympia for the highlight of the trip, the Archeological site. There will be an official guide from the site to take you on a fully guided tour of some of Greece’s treasures. You will see where the Temple of Zeus stood, one of the Seven Wonders of the World; the Temple of Hera,where the statue of Hermes was found and the original position of the Olympic flame and the original Olympic stadium, to name but a few historic points. You will also visit the museum at Olympia.

 

We return to the village of Olympia for lunch and shopping where time allows. Olympia is wonderful for cut price gold, leather goods, books, and souvenirs. There may also be enough time so you can also visit the medals museum dedicated  to the modern 1896 Olympics if you choose to.

 

Leaving Olympia we make the journey back to Kyllini port and the boat should arrive back into Zakynthos port at around 18:30 pm, and you will rejoin your coach to travel back to resort.

 

Things to remember:

  • Camera, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, bottled water
  • Take Euros. There is a cash machine in the Village but sometimes it does not work!

Included:

  • Tour escort and English speaking official guide for the site
  • Transfers from/to resorts
  • Boat tickets

Not included:

  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees for museum and archeological site Site & Museum entrance 12 €.
  • Children under the age of 18 years free entry and OAPS over 65- 6 €, ID must be provided.
  • Students from within the EU – free entry and students from outside the EU – 6 €.

Note: The rotation could be changed at the discretion of the guide or escort of the excursion. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion

TASTE OF ZAKYNTHOS

 

Highlights:
  • Visit a family run traditional organic farm
  • Marvel at the beauty of the interior of the Church of St Dennis, the patron saint of the island
  • Free time in Zakynthos Town

We set off from resorts and first visit Therianos Farm in the village of Kalithea. This is a traditional family run organic farm, where you will have a guided tour from a member of the family, enabling you to see, learn about and taste the many products. You will also be able to visit the shop here selling local products and hand-made crafts.

 

Leaving the farm, we drive to Zakynthos Town, which is the capital city of the island. This is where the church of St Dennis is situated, which houses the remains of the Island’s Patron, Saint Dennis and is our next stop.

 

We will then make our way to Solomos Square in the town and here, you will be dropped off and the rest of the evening will be yours.You will be able to shop at your own leisure, maybe have a meal or a drink at one of the numerous tavernas and bars or stroll along the harbour front and relax. In high season there are horse and carriage rides up and down the town.

 

You will be picked up at around 22.00 at the point designated by your guide and transferred back to resorts.

 

Things to remember:

  • Camera and Euros €
  • Sensible clothing if you wish to go into the church

Included:

  • Transfers from and to resorts
  • Tour guide

Not Included:

  •  Food and refreshments

Note: Please note that rotation could be changed at the discretion of the guide or escort of the excursion. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion

Zakynthian Evening

 

Highlights:
  • Traditional Greek food and free flowing village wine will be served
  • Entertainment will be provided by live musicians and Greek dancers
  • The chance to try Greek dancing

A firm favourite for many people returning to holiday in Greece and all newcomers, are the ever famous Greek evenings. Food, wine, dancing, family, new friends, people of all ages relaxing and having fun with a great atmosphere.

 

We will arrive at around 20.00 at Aresti Villas which is close to the small hamlet of Agios Dimitris. The setting is in a unspoilt rural setting and the buildings are built in the traditional style.

 

Once you have been seated, traditional dishes will be served, adults can wash it down with lashings of the local wine (watch out as typically local wines are a bit more potent), children can chill out with their juice, and of course the next day enjoy telling everyone what the adults got up to.

 

You will be entertained by Greek musicians and dancers during the evening and possibly be asked to join in and try a bit of Greek dancing yourself.

 

At the end of evening around 23.15 you will rejoin your coach and be taken back to your resorts.

 

Included:

 

Meal:

  • Starter: Tsatsiki (Garlic, cucumber and yoghurt dip), spinach pies, cheese pies, stuffed vine-leaves, sausage pies, and Greek salad.

Main Course:

  • Roast chicken with oven potatoes
  • Pork souvlaki with oven potatoes

Dessert:

  • Fruits of the season or a traditional Zakynthian sweet The meal orders will be taken on the evening on board the coach.

Drinks:

  • Free flowing village wine for adults
  • Unlimited juice for children
  • (All other drinks: beer, water and soft drinks must be paid for by the guests)

Notes:

  • Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion
  • This excursion is sold to all Nationalities. Although there will be English guiding there could well be other languages too.

JEEP SAFARI

 

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Explore mountain villages in the north of the island
  • Enjoy breathtaking views throughout the island
  • Cool off with a swim at the end of the day

There is no better way to see hidden parts of Zakynthos than by joining our Jeep Safari.

 

Your jeep guide/driver will pick you up from your resort and take you on a journey of discovery. There will be many sights and scenic stops en route and you will learn many great facts about the island.

 

The route will take you around mountain villages plus a journey by road around the Vrachionas mountain range. Be sure to have your cameras ready when you stop at the highest point on the island where you can take in breathtaking views of the whole of Zakynthos.

 

During the day the jeeps will stop in one of mountain villages for lunch at a local tavern (not included in the price).

 

After lunch you will continue northwards on through the mountain villages and will get the opportunity to purchase some local products and maybe sample some of the locally produced wine.

 

Making your way from the north of the island through Volimes and ending the day at Makris Gialos where you will be able to stop off for swimming so don’t forget your swim wear.

 

The jeep safari is a great fun day out not to miss out on. Return to resort approximately 16.00 – 16.30.

 

Things to remember:

  • Places are limited
  • Wear sensible footwear
  • Suitable clothing for possible church & monastery stops
  • Camera, sunscreen, mineral water, swimwear and towels
  • Money needed for refreshments, meals and any shopping

Not Included:

  • Lunch and refreshments

Notes:

  • Not recommended for very young children, pregnant women, elderly & infirm or disabled clients.
  • Changes in the itinerary are at the driver’s discretion.Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion.

Zante Water Village

 

Highlights:
  • Fun day of activities or relaxation for all the family
  • Numerous water slides
  • Children’s area

You are picked up from resorts and taken to the Waterpark in Sarakinado. Here you can have a fun filled day out enjoying all the rides, slides and facilities.

 

If you are looking for an action packed day out for all the family don’t miss the opportunity for a visit. The Water Village is Zante's biggest water park occupying 30000 square meters of land.

 

The water park has three octopus slides, Aqua spray games, Kiddies slides, Slippery rabbit, The Boomer Bowl, 300 Meter long Lazy river and the Black Hole to name but a few, including a 800 meter squared reception pool. Newest attractions include the 25 metre high Mat Racer and the Freefall Plus.

 

You will be picked up around 16.30 in the afternoon and transferred back to your resorts.

 

Facilities:
  • Toilets
  • Snack bars
  • Shops
  • Safety Lockers
  • Gelateria
  • Photo Shop
  • Bars
  • Free sun beds and umbrellas

Things to remember:

  • Camera, swimwear, towel, sunscreen.
  • Money €

Included:

  • Entrance Fee.
  • Transfers to and from park

Not Included:

  • Food and drink.
  • Photos (payable extra)

Note: All rides and activities are undertaken at the guests own risk. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion

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  • Sun-Fizz 40 Classic
  • Atlantic 49

Sailing tours

 

Highlights:
  • Experience a more exclusive way to explore the waters in the south of the island
  • Enjoy a relaxing day on board a small yacht

Go on board a beautiful sailing boat at Zakynthos harbour or at the nearest beach to your residence (resort of Vasilikos).

Sail eastward along the wonderful green area of Vasilikos and along Cape Gerakas towards Keri (the far end of Lagana bay). At Keri we visit the caves. Enjoy swimming or explore the caves using a dinghy. Next sail along the cliffs of Keri and return to the small harbour at Lake Keri for lunch in a Greek taverna (not included).

 

Having the right spirit and hope for favourable winds we cross the bay of Lagana and stop at one of the two uninhabited islands, Marathonissi or Pelouzo for a quick dip, before setting course towards Zakynthos Harbour.

 

During Spring and Autumn, in windy conditions we suggest you are equipped with the necessary windproof garments. Please note that as there are limited places on board the yacht, it is always necessary to check for availability before booking.

 

Things to remember:

  • Camera, swim wear, towels, sunscreen
  • Turtles not guaranteed!!!!!!
  • Limited availability
  • Full names and passport numbers or identity cards of all guests going on the excursion must be provided at the time of booking

Included:

  • Transfer to and from port (except resort of Vasilikos)

Not Included:

  • Lunch and refreshments

Notes:

  • The order of the itinerary may subject to change at the discretion of the captain.
  • Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion.

Scuba For Begginers - St. Nicholas Beach

 

Highlights:
  • Experience the thrill of the underwater world with experienced qualified divers
  • Enjoy the beautiful St Nicholas Beach

After you have been picked up from your resorts you will be driven to St. Nicholas for your scuba diving session with our professional diving school. It is a 30 min drive from Zakynthos Town through Argassi and Vassilikos.

 

On arrival at St Nicholas Beach, the first order of the day will be filling out a medical form given to you by one of the instructors and you will be given a lecture on diving procedures. After that, you are given a tutorial period of 15 mins before being split into groups and taken into the water for your first dive. Actual diving time is 15-20 minutes.

 

Underwater photos/video will be taken for this momentous occasion. (This is at an extra cost)

 

For those of you accompanying divers and not wishing to scuba dive you be able to relax on the lovely sandy beach. Refreshments and snacks are available at the scuba diving club. There are also watersports available on the beach but are not linked to the excursion package.For safety reasons you are advised not to dive 24 hours before your flight home, due to the differences in altitude and air pressure.

 

You will leave at around 1700 and be transferred back to your resort.

 

Things to remember:

  • Take swimwear, sunscreen, hat, towels
  • Euros
  • Some water sports need licenses and guests are not always covered by their insurance policies for this kind of sport
  • Children under 12 are not allowed to dive

Included:

  • Transfer from and to resorts
  • Diving equipment
  • Diving tuition from qualified instructors

Not Included:

  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Water sports
  • Umbrellas or sun beds

Note: Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the excursion