Zu Inhalten springen

Best things to do in Zakynthos

Malerischer Ausblick
“The most amazing beach in Zakynthos!! Fantastic clear blue waters, perfect scenery that takes your breath away!!”
11Empfehlungen vor Ort
Natural Feature
“The beach is only reachable by sea, and boat trips set sail from nearby Porto Vromi Bay or the village of Volimes, taking about 20 minutes to reach Navagio. You can also take a boat trip from Agios Nikolaos bay, or the main port of Zakynthos, and visit the Blue Caves along the way as well. The Shipwreck viewpoint can be reached either from the south road from the town of Anafonitria, or from the north-east town of Volimes, from where it's less than 4km away (2.5 miles). There are signs on the road pointing to Navagio or alternatively to Agios Gergio Kremnao monastery, so you shouldn't get lost.”
10Empfehlungen vor Ort
Griechisches Restaurant
$$
“It is one of the most hidden places and maybe for this reason more beautiful and wild of the entire island. To get there you have to pass through the mountains village of Agios Leon and from there following the signs, driving down a recently asphalted road running down to the sea and ending in a small square where you can park. From there getting down a few steps carved in the rock, you reach a real fiord stupefying the visitor for the clearness and colours of the waters. It is easy to imagine that in this place there are no many tourist facilities, only recently two terraces with loungers and umbrellas have been created but are not always enough for the request. Porto Limnionas For those who really care about caves it is worth visiting the first one just getting down the steps; once there and in the water you understand that the cave is to continue … but only for those who love extreme sports. We suggest to everybody and especially those who have their own boat, to visit Porto Roxa that is only 3 km from Porto Limnionas. It is another small bay with a slipway to put boats in the water in an exceedingly beautiful part of coast. ”
19Empfehlungen vor Ort
Beach
“Marine Park located at Vasilikos Village, 16km from Zakinthos town center. ”
13Empfehlungen vor Ort
Museum
“In the historical square of Saint Markos, used to be also the Casino of the island, place of meeting for the Broads, which with the earthquakes 1953 was also destroyed. After the earhquake, in this position the "Solomos & Kalvos Museum" was built.”
11Empfehlungen vor Ort
Park
“Park with indigenous plants and wildlife, as well as a series of ancient stone constructions.”
8Empfehlungen vor Ort
Park
“Solomos Square is the central and biggest square in the city and there take place several religious and cultural events & celebrations. Here stands out the statue of our National poet, Dionisios Solomos, nowadays a copy of the original statue, work of the Athenian sculptor Georgios Vroutos. Around the Square you can see several remarkable buildings which still follow their pre-earthquake form, as well as the church of Saint Nikolaos of the Dock. On the left, stands the Town Hall of Zakynthos Zante and in the south the statue of Ugo Foskolo. More statues in the Square are those of Pavlos Karer ans the Staue of Freedom. ”
7Empfehlungen vor Ort
Travel Agency
“Kipseli is 11 km away from the town and the harbor of Zakynthos and 13 km away from the airport of the island. You can use the local buses (KTEL) that run very often from and to Tsilivi area. ”
4Empfehlungen vor Ort
Natural Feature
“ The beach of Dafni belongs to the village of Vasilikos and is located 18 km southeast of the city of Zakynthos. It is a heavenly, long sandy beach with a magnificent view of the bay of Laganas. Opposite is the small uninhabited island, Pelouzo. Its waters are shallow, calm and blue. There are also sun loungers and umbrellas available for rent. It is one of the beaches where Caretta - Careta turtles give birth to their eggs. The beach of Dafni belongs to the National Marine Park, so the protection measures are very strict. There are no water sports. Be careful driving to Dafni because the read is steep and rough. ”
6Empfehlungen vor Ort
Bar
“Cocktail bar-restaurant with panoramic view of Zante town. Located at Bohali Hill in Zakinthos town. ”
11Empfehlungen vor Ort
Beach
“In the popular area of Tsilivi (3 km) thay lays along the beach in the direction of the Zakynthos town, as the sun sets, a beautiful, lively atmosphere of nightlife and walk takes place. Have some dinner under the starlight and then enjoy your drink, in one of the wonderful Cocktail bars of the resort, listen to the music and try your dancing skills in a music bar while enjoying the warmth of the Greek summer.”
2Empfehlungen vor Ort
Cave
“The Blue Caves are one of the most popular and advertised attractions of the island; you can visit them with your own boat or with one of the many organized tours. The Blue Caves consist of particular geologic formations giving life to a succession of caves along the North-West coast of the island; they start soon after Agios Nikolaos to end near Skinari Cape. Blue Caves Their name is due to the particular reflections of the water in the caves and you can visit many of them with a small- medium boat whereas the others are to be visited only by expert swimmers and divers. Between Agios Nikolaos and Skinari Cape it is possible to reach by car a small mill and from there coming down a hundred steps, to reach the piece of coast where the caves are. At the bottom of the steps there are some polish rocks, not very comfortable to lie down to sunbathe, that are a good base to start visiting the caves by swimming and to dive. The boat tours to visit the Blue Caves start from Makris Gialos beach, Agios Nikolaos port and Cape Skinari. ”
9Empfehlungen vor Ort
Café
“Right in the heart of the Zakynthos city. Very nice place in the pedestrian zone, between Solomos square and St. Mark’s Square. It mainly serves coffee during the day and drinks in the evening. Coffee is very good with many choices in the blend while the cocktails are high quality. Beautiful relaxed atmosphere. Pleasant staff.”
6Empfehlungen vor Ort
Restaurant
“Restaurant or Bar, whichever you wish, something very special, good music also, quite a favourite of the locals. ”
13Empfehlungen vor Ort
Point of Interest
“The Venetian castle located in the Mpohalis and just 2 km from the city. The Castle has great historical importance as it inside the Medieval years was located the capital of the island. The exact date that the castle was built is not known. The walls are of ashlar stone and form resembles the walls of Cretan castles. In 1480 largely demolished by the Turks and was denied the restoration of. Since then to1514, the islanders made several efforts to renovate after each raid or earthquake. The major restoration took place in 1515 with aid of Venice. Then added the cannons and the big gate, the bell of which serves as the town clock. The presence of the Venetians seem even if we observe the third gate, the walls of which bear the "Lion of St. Mark", a symbol of Venice. The castle housed throughout the city of Zakynthos, administrative agencies and the military. The Venetians created inside the castle rare works of the era, such as an organized sewerage system. The passage of time and the many earthquakes altered the form of the old city, from which few examples survive today. More specifically, in the area of ​​the castle, visitors can see the stone vaulted prison, the building of gunpowder, the main bastion of the fortress, remains of the sewerage system and ruins of several churches. The route will follow inside the castle is circular.”
8Empfehlungen vor Ort
Café
$$
“The most popular café- bar on the island, located in St’ Marks square, landmark of the island. At Avant Garde you will enjoy your morning, as well as your evening drinks and cocktails accompanied by nice music choices. Perhaps one of the busiest places with high quality coffee and drinks. ”
5Empfehlungen vor Ort