Zakynthos popularly referred to as Zante by the locals is one of the most spectacular islands lying along the Ionian Sea. These are some amazing activities that top the to-do list of tourists who visit the island.
Tour the main town
While Zante town may not be the postcard of Greece, it sure has its fire and charm. Visit the lovely restaurants, the pedestrian streets and a very picturesque seascape promenade that lies opposite to the beautiful natural harbor.
Go up the Cliffs of Keri
From the imposing height of the Cliffs of Keri, you will have panoramic views of the entire island; you won’t miss the charming beauty of the azure waters of the sea. If you are on the look-out for some really remarkable experience at Keri, visit this cliff when the sun is settling for the day. You will be surprised to see the pale shade of the sun cast its shadows on the sea, illuminating the waters to brilliant shades of purple, orange, and red.
Visit the Alykes Beach
A visit to Alykes Beach is worth the troubles. The gorgeous beach features abundant warm golden sands and a stunning seascape. It is where you can find one of the most boisterous bars in the island, the Porto Paradiso. The view of the statuesque beach from the bar is simply enchanting. The blue waters of the Ionian Sea will mesmerize you, and you will be tempted to go for a swim. Go for it! The waters are shallow and the waves very mild.
Make a Trip of the Venetian Castle
If you find the willpower to escape the lovely beaches of the island, it will be an enjoyable experience to visit the stunning ruins of the ancient Venetian Castle. In times past, the Ionian Islands were the dwelling place of the French, Turks, British and Venetians but the Venetians left their mark, a castle. Visit this fortress and tour the bastions, churches and ancient prison.
Snorkeling with Turtles
Zakynthos is home to one of the oldest species of wildlife, the Loggerhead sea turtle. This amazing creature is usually found at the reefs and beaches on the island. If you visit the Zakynthos Marine Park, you will definitely see one. You can also see some coming ashore on some beaches to lay their eggs in the evening.
Dinner at Lofos Restaurant
From the little, Greek restaurant called Lofos, guests can get scenic views of Zante’s rugged terrain. You should visit this eatery during dinner when the settling sun shows the island in all its glory. Make sure you get a table close to the deck and take a peek over the cliff. Let your eyes roam towards the farmlands and beyond towards the Ionian Sea. The customer service here is top-notch, the food is very palatable.
Tour the Navagio Beach
Navagio Beach is the main point of attraction on the breathtaking island. Navagio Beach is undoubtedly the poster-child of Greece. The idyllic stretch of white sands and blue waters is a wonder to behold. The beach is surrounded by enormous cliffs on three sides. At the heart of the sand is a decaying ship which gives the beach a charming vibe. You can either access this beach from the surrounding cliffs or through the sea.