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City break in Zakynthos Island. Active leisure ideas for Zakynthos Island - attractions, recreation and nightlife

St Denis church, Zante town,Zakynthos In Zakynthos, it is necessary to visit the Bay of Navajo, sometimes also called the "smugglers’ bay". In addition to the most beautiful view that some people consider to be a real visiting card of the island and the cleanest beach, the true "highlight" of this place is the Panayotis ship, which smuggled tobacco from Turkey to Italy, stranded here 40 years ago. You can get here only by water.
Zakynthos is just great for a vacation with children. There are many beautiful beaches with a gentle descent, and unusual natural objects, historical monuments, and attractions for children … Open
You should rent a boat and go explore the island at least for one day. For example, the world-famous Blue Caves, named because of the unusual color of water, are also accessible only from the sea, as well as the Keri Caves. The latter is worth visiting for those, who love the wildlife, as there is an opportunity to see not only the familiar bats but also fur seals, the Caretta turtles, and much Mediterranean fish. Both the Blue Caves and the Keri Caves are beautiful underwater as well, and therefore snorkeling and diving fans should visit this place more than once. If you do not have a diver's license, then you can get training and certification in any of the dive centers on the island. Due to the purity of water and the wealth of the natural world, Zakynthos attracts divers from all over the world.
It's worth spending time on the road to the island of Marathonisi, otherwise called the Turtle Island. This natural object not only resembles a turtle from afar but also serves as a breeding ground for one of the rare species of these inhabitants of the waters, Caretta. However, the island is beautiful and on its own – small olive groves, deserted sand and pebble beaches, coastal caves. The Turtle Island seems to be away from all destructive influence, which civilization brings. Copyright
The island's cuisine absorbed all the best traditions of the Greek culinary. One of the most important ingredients in almost any dish is olive oil. The Islanders also like to use tomatoes, … Open
Take a walk to the Keri lighthouse in the southern part of the island – there is an excellent view of Zakynthos. On the observation deck nearby you can find the huge flag of Greece, which until recently was the largest national flag in the world. Wander through the Askos Stone Park, famous for its collection of stone objects, which includes ancient tanks, vessels of different shapes, and troughs. Here is also a zoo with a variety of animals, some of which can be fed and patted. Not far from the park there is a beautiful beach Xigia, next to which a hydrogen sulphide source is located, where any traveler can swim.
Blue church at Oenolpi winery on Zakynthos If you want, you can explore the beauty of the island on a rented mountain bike. The most beautiful places for bike tours are in the area of ​​Vasilikos hills and a mountain range located east of the island's capital. However, if you prefer to travel on your own two feet, you won’t be disappointed with the variety of walking routes. Olive groves, oak, cypress, and pine forests, rivers, waterfalls, and caves are just some of the natural sites that can be found on the island. Be sure to get to Gerakas Bay, near which is located an almost deserted clean beach – you cannot miss such a natural beauty. Do not forget to visit the National Marine Park.
When you are talking to the local residents, remember that not all gestures here have a traditional meaning. For example, the palm that is spread out and directed right at the interlocutor … Open
The nightlife on the island is most active in June-October when the flow of tourists increases. However, you can sit peacefully in a tavern somewhere in the center of Zakynthos and look at the evening dance program at any time. In summer, the noisiest and fun parties until dawn are held where the majority of tourists are – in Argassi, Tsilivi, Laganas, Alykes, and Kalamaki. In Laganas, you can go to BlackandWhite, CherryBay or Zeros. However, in almost every more or less large settlement on the island, there are places for night parties, and coastal restaurants often arrange cool discos right on the beach.
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National and city parks around Zakynthos Island
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko limnothalasson Mesolongiou – Aitolikou' , 76.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Ygrotopon Amvrakikou' , 142.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Melissani Cave

From the series “Fantastic and Colorful Caves Inside the Earth”
Scientists believe that the cave was formed about 20000 years ago, due to the erosion of rocks. During one of the earthquakes, the upper part of the cave collapsed, giving way to daylight. It stains the crystal clear waters of the cave lake in bright azure color and makes the walls of the cave painted in a variety of shades. Boat trips along the cave lake are incredibly popular among tourists. The depth of the cave lake is quite large and reaches 14 meters. The water in it is so clean that even at such a depth one can easily examine the stony bottom. … Read further

Navagio Beach

From the series “The Hidden and Hard-To-Reach Beautiful Beaches”
Located on Zakynthos Island, the Navagio Beach is popular with the followers of the peaceful rest. Literally one can translate the beach name as 'the shipbreak' from the Greek. In the ancient times these coastal stretches were considered one of the most dangerous among sailors. The reason for this are the underground currents, because of which the numerous ships were undersigned and a sandbank. … Read further
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