THINGS TO DO
Zakynthos is widely known for the Shipwreck beach and the Caretta Caretta sea turtle, but the whole island is indeed full of surprises. There are so many activities available that no visitor will ever get bored. On the contrary, he will leave the island with unforgettable memories and experiences.
An island full of choices that will not let anybody down - this is Zakynthos. The visitor will certainly find what he asks for, no matter if it is adventure, relaxation, mountain or sea, isolation or cosmopolitan life, modern entertainment or art and culture. There are excursions for everyone.
SPORTS & ADVENTURE
There are plenty of fascinating sports and adventure activities on the island. Diving in the magical seabed of Zakynthos, hiking in the breathtaking nature, fishing, horse-riding, impressive water sports, sailing and many other activities will satisfy the tastes of every visitor, no matter how demanding they may be.
Enjoy a unique and personal holiday experience by renting a boat. Spend an unforgettable day in the sea, relaxing or visiting the island's top destinations. You can rent a boat either with or without a skipper and explore the beauties of Zakynthos with total freedom, comfort and privacy, away from the tourist crowds.
RESTAURANTS & TAVERNS
The good food -accompanied with the great local wine- is a main feature of the Zakynthian culture. On the island, the visitor can enjoy Zakynthian food with local recipes of hundreds of years old, up to modern cuisine, in the dozens of restaurants and traditional tavernas that operate, especially during the summer months.
Zakynthos is considered to be the island of art and culture - and it really is. Influenced by Venetians, Russians, Frenchmen and Britons, the island's culture extends from the architecture up to the musical tradition. Even younger people love their tradition, and that’s why it’s alive and it attracts thousands of visitors every summer.
Although Zakynthos is famous for its beaches and nightlife, the island is also a real revelation to the friends of ecotourism. Beaches full of nests of the turtle Caretta-Caretta, rare species of birds, animals and fish, flowers and plants that you do not meet in other places, but also paths of rare beauty will meet the needs of tourists who choose alternative holidays.
There are dozens of churches and monasteries devoted to the Saints of Orthodoxy on the island. Built either on steep slopes or in easily accessible areas, places of worship of Christians are everywhere to remind people's bondage to their religion. Most temples and monasteries in Zakynthos are real works of art and definitely worth a visit.
Romanticism is in the DNA of the island and this is what every visitor feels just as they set foot in Zakynthos. Magnificent landscapes, idyllic sunsets, cantades, colorful flowers, complement the romantic scenery. It is no coincidence that every year hundreds of wedding proposals and rituals take place on the island of romance, Zakynthos.
The main market of Zakynthos town can cover the needs of every modern requirement, but the market of traditional products is also of particular interest. In every small or large village, local products, woven and knitted fabrics, spirits and edible products stand out and it is worth trying them out. It is more than sure that, upon leaving the island, you will have lots of them in your luggage.
The summer nights in Zakynthos do not end before the sun rises. In Laganas, youths fill the hundreds of small and big bars for all sorts of cocktails and dancing. In Argassi, Greek and foreign visitors listen and dance to the -mainly Greek-music, while in the town the cafes turn into bars as the sun falls and keeps company in the guests until the early hours. In Bochali with the incredible view of the town from above, food, drink and sweets will remain an unforgettable experience to the visitor, while in the tourist areas small family bars with a special atmosphere steal the impressions.
The landscapes of Zakynthos will not let the lovers of photography be untouched. It is no coincidence that amateur and professional photographers from all over the world come to the island every year. The most photographed beach in Greece is that of the Shipwreck, which is a pole of attraction. But there are so many landscapes of magical beauty and photographic interest on the island that will take the photography lovers lots of days to explore and capture them with their cameras.
Adult visitors of Zakynthos have many choices to enjoy themselves, but children will have the fun of their life, too. Whether you choose to swim in the absolutely safe beaches of the Careta Careta turtle or visit some of the organized Water slides and fun Water sports, it is more than sure that you will have an unforgettable vacation.