WHEN YOU INITIALLY START TRAVELLING, YOU FIND A PLACE WHICH TEMPTS YOU SUCH THAT YOU CAN’T RESIST. FOR SOME IT IS THE ALLURING HIMALAYAS OR IT IS MEADOWS AND FOR SOME IT IS BEAUTIFUL BEACHES. WHILE I LOVE ALL OF THEM, BUT ZAKYNTHOS ISLAND HAVE SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART. WHILE PRETTY MUCH OF WHOLE EUROPE IS FAMOUS ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR ITS BEAUTY BUT ZAKYNTHOS REMAIN UNKNOWN TO A QUITE A LOT.

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM BEACHES JUST SAND AND WATER BUT I ASSURE YOU THIS PLACE WILL MAKE YOU GO CRAZY OR JUST LOOK THE ABOVE IMAGE AGAIN. PEOPLE, FOOD, WEATHER, WATER, BEACHES EVERYTHING HERE IS TO FALL IN LOVE. SO TIGHTEN YOUR SEATBELTS AS WE ARE GOING ON A RIDE TO ZAKYNTHOS, GREECE.

HOW TO REACH ZAKYNTHOS ISLAND GREECE

YOU HAVE FEW OPTIONS TO REACH ZAKYNTHOS SUCH AS

BY AIRPLANE

AS THE ISLAND HAS ITS OWN AIRPORT YOU CAN EASILY GET PLANES FROM BIG AIRPORTS LIKE LONDON GATWICK OR EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT. THIS OPTION SEEMS PRETTY GOOD FOR PEOPLE OUTSIDE EUROPE.

BY FERRY

THE FERRY STARTS FROM PORT OF KILLINI WHICH IS 1 HOUR AWAY FROM HERE. YOU CAN REACH PORT OF KILLINI BY TAKING A BUS FROM ATHENS, GREECE. THE RIDE FROM ATHENS TO PORT OF KILLINI IS USUALLY AROUND 3.5 HOURS.

WHAT PLACES TO GO IN ZAKYNTHOS ISLAND GREECE

SO NOW WE ARE HERE WE WILL START EXPLORING THIS ISLAND FROM ALL THE SIDES. WE FIRST CAME TO ZANTE THE CAPITAL TOWN. IT IS THE BIGGEST TOWN HERE WITH A POPULATION OF AROUND 10,000. FROM HERE WE WILL EXPLORE ALL THE BEACHES, ALSO WE WILL TASTE LOCAL CUISINE SO LET’S GET STARTED.

ALKYES ZANTE

IN THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF ZANTE IS LOCATED ALKYES. THIS NORTH EASTERN CAOST OF ZANTE IS PERFECT FOR FAMILIES AND ROMANTIC COUPLES.
ALKYES IS QUITE PRETTY WITH ALL THE VINEYARDS AND LUSH OLIVE GROVES. YOU CAN TRY OUT LOCAL CUISINE HERE. ALSO, MENU INCLUDES ZAKYNTHIAN WHICH IS A MIX OF ITALIAN AND BRITISH CUISINE. I WAS HAPPY TO SEE CHINESE AND INDIAN GRILL HOUSES EVEN HERE.

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THE BEACH HERE IS IDEAL FOR A TRIP WITH FAMILY OR EVEN IF YOU ARE SOLO. THE GOLDEN SANDY BEACH WITH CLEARWATER, AND YOU UNDER THE SUN IS A PERFECT DAY. ALKYES ZANTE IS THE BEST PLACE TO VISIT IN ZAKYNTHOS ISLAND GREECE.
P.S YOU CAN HIRE EVEN A CARRIAGE HERE IN ALKYES TO TRAVEL.

ALKYES BEACH, GREECE

SHIPWRECK BEACH

NAVAGIO BEACH IS AN EXPOSED COVE WHICH IS ALSO INFAMOUS AS SMUGGLERS COVE. THIS IS THE STAR OF OUR TRIP FOR SURE. YOU CAN RENT A BOAT FROM PORTO VROMI MARIE TO AND WILL REACH HERE IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

IDEAL TIME I WOULD SAY IS TO REACH HERE AROUND 10.30 OR 11 AM AS SUN IS NOT SO BRIGHT AND WEATHER IS PRETTY PLEASANT TOO. REACHING THERE AND WATCHING SHIPWRECK BEACH AND SHIPWRECK TOO IN REAL LIFE IS ANOTHER EXPERIENCE. YOU WILL SEE SOME BLUE NEONISH WATER WHICH SEEMS TO BE LIGHTENED OR SOMETHING BY NATURE ITSELF. THIS PLACE IS EPITOME OF ALL BEACHES EVER. BUT BE CAREFUL OF THE STONES THOUGH, THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL AS HELL BUT THEY HURT.
IF YOU WANT AN AERIAL VIEW THAN GO TO THE CLIFF THAT SURROUNDS IT BUT CAREFULLY AS IT IS DANGEROUS. SHIPWRECK BEACH IS THE BEST PLACE TO VISIT IN ZAKYNTHOS ISLAND GREECE.

SHIPWRECK BEACH

PORTO LIMNIONAS BEACH

OUR NEXT PLACE IS IN SOUTHEASTERN ZANTE.
THE VIEWS HERE ARE BREATHTAKING SOMETHING WHICH YOU WILL SEE IN MOVIE, BUT HOWEVER YOU CAN ONLY GET TO THE WATER BY JUMPING IN AND WALKING DOWN A STEEP SLIPPERY HILL. SURELY NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW HOW TO SWIM. BUT THE WATER IS SO BEAUTIFUL I AM SURE YOU WOULD NOT RESIST TO DIVE IN. THE MOST BLUEST WATER IF THERE IS SOMETHING LIKE THAT MUST BE LIKE THIS ONLY.
ARRIVE EARLY I SUGGEST, BECAUSE IT GETS CROWDED OVERTIME FOR SUCH A SMALL BEACH.
THE VIEW FROM THE RESTAURANT IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. THE FOOD WAS ALSO GREAT. HAVE SOME FOOD, DRINK A LOT AND SWIM AROUND A PERFECT DAY.

PORTO LIMINIONAS

TURTLE BEACH

YOU CAN HIRE A SMALL MOTOR BOAT TO VISIT THE ISLAND. THE WATER AROUND IS MAGICAL. THERE IS A SMALL GRASSY BEACH WHICH IN HIGH SEASON COULD BECOME CROWDED DEPENDING ON NO OF BOATS COMING.
TAXI BOATS COST AROUND 5 EURO BUT IF YOU ARE WITH KIDS SO GO ON SMALLER BOATS INSTEAD.

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WHILE THE NAME OF BEACH IS TURTLE BEACH BUT RARELY YOU WILL SEE TURTLES LYING AROUND. IF LUCKY ENOUGH YOU WOULD SEE ONE OR TWO. THE BEACH BAR IS THERE TO SERVE FOOD AND DRINKS WHICH ALSO GETS CROWDED AS THE NO. OF VISITORS INCREASE, BUT BEACH ITSELF IS NICE AND BEST TO CHILL AROUND. JUMP IN THE WATER AND RELAX AS YOU SEE BEAUTIFUL CRYSTAL CLEARWATER AROUND. TURTLE BEACH IS THE BEST PLACE TO VISIT IN ZAKYNTHOS ISLAND GREECE.

TURTLE BEACH, GREECE

GERAKAS BEACH

TAKE A BIKE RIDE FROM LAGANAS TO GERAKAS WHICH IS PRETTY CHEAP BUT YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR BRAKES TO BE SURE. WE MADE THE JOURNEY TO GERAKAS BEACH. ACCESSING THE BEACH MAY BE CHALLENGING FOR SOME AS THE ONLY OPTIONS DOWN WERE SANDY STEPS OR RICKETY, WOODEN RAMP THAT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS UNER CONSTRUCTION BUT WASN’T.

EVEN ON A CLOUDY DAY, THE WATER LOOKED CLEAR AND APPEALING. IT WAS TOO COLD TO SWIM SO WE WALKED ALONG A MAJORITY OF THE SHORELINE WHICH WAS LINED WITH DOZENS OF CHAIRS.

RUN EARLY THERE, MAYBE AROUND 7 OR 7.30 AS IF YOU ARE LUCKY CAN SEE BABY TURTLES THERE. THE BEACH IS NICE AND SAND IS SOFT. THERE ARE MANY SUNBEDS AVAILABLE WHICH CAN GET FOR LIKE 10 EUROS. THERE IS NO RESTAURANT AT THE BEACH BUT A REALLY NICE PLACE CALLED NIKOS JUST BEFORE THE STEPS. GERAKAS BEACH IS FAMOUS PLACE TO VISIT IN ZAKYNTHOS ISLAND GREECE.

HOW TO TRAVEL AROUND IN ZAKYNTHOS

THERE ARE FEW OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM WHEN YOU TRAVEL AROUND ZAKYNTHOS

RENTAL CAR

YOU CAN FIND RENTAL CAR SERVICE NEAR AIRPORT ONLY. THE PRICING CAN BE ANYWHERE AROUND 25 TO 40 EUROS. IT IS BEST FOR THOSE WITH FAMILY OR LOT OF STUFF.

BIKE

BIKE IS THE BEST OPTION TO TRAVEL AROUND IF YOU ARE SOLO OR IN A FRIENDS GROUP. NOT ONLY YOUR GANG LOOKS COOL BUT IT IS PRETTY DECENTLY VALUED. ROADS HERE IN ZAKYNTHOS TEST A RIDER AND THESE BIKES CAN BE REALLY HELPFUL WHILE GOING AROUND FROM ONE BEACH TO ANOTHER.

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BUS

A SPECIAL TOURIST BUS/BUSES TAKES YOU AROUND POPULAR DESTINATIONS AND PLACES AROUND. BUT THEY HAVE THEIR OWN TIMINGS WHICH SURELY IS NOT OUR WAY TO EXPLORE.

CUISINE IN ZAKYNTHOS

WELL, YOU CAN’T GO AWAY WITHOUT HAVING AUTHENTIC GREEK FOOD HERE.
FROM DOLMADES, MOUSSAKA AND DIFFERENT FISHES TO GRILLED MEAT EVERYTHING TASTES FANTASTIC HERE. YOU SURELY WANT TO ALSO TRY FRESH SEAFOOD AND KEBABS HERE.

WHILE SOMETIMES THESE THINGS CAN BE PRETTY PRICEY AND HEAVY TOO. IF YOU WANT TO GO LIGHT ON YOUR STOMACH AND BUDGET TO SO YOU CAN GET CHEAP MEALS DOWN THE STREET.

BEST TIME TO VISIT ZAKYNTHOS

IN JULY IT IS VERY HOT THERE AND ALSO THIS IS ALSO PEAK MONTH IN GREECE TO VISIT. WHILE THE BEST TIME TO VISIT WILL BE AROUND MAY AND JUNE. IT WILL BE SUNNY ALL DAY AND TOURIST WILL BE LESS AROUND. IF YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE WHO DON’T CARE ABOUT BUDGET THAN AUGUST CAN ALSO BE A GOOD TIME. IN AUGUST PRICE ARE LITTLE HIGH AND DAYS ARE HOT TOO.

SOME COMMON FAQ’S

IS ZANTE AND ZAKYNTHOS THE SAME PLACE

YES ZANTE AND ZAKYNTHOS IS THE SAME ISLAND. ZANTE IS THE ITALIAN NAME ACTUALLY OF THE ISLAND.

IS ZAKYNTHOS WORTH VISITING?

IT IS AN ADVENTURE OF LIFETIME WHICH YOU SURELY WILL NOT FORGET FOR YEARS. ONCE YOU ARE HERE YOU WILL SURELY WANT TO COME HERE AGAIN AND AGAIN.

WHAT IS ZAKYNTHOS FAMOUS FOR?

BECAUSE OF FAMOUS SHIPWRECK BEACH OR NAVAGIO, ZAKYNTHOS IS FAMOUS WORLDWIDE. BUT I BELIEVE ZAKYNTHOS, GREECE IS MUCH MORE TO THAT ONLY.

IS ZAKYNTHOS A PARTY ISLAND?

YES, IT HAS A REPUTATION AS A PARTY ISLAND BUT THE BEACHES HERE ARE EQUALLY APPEALING.

WHAT SHOULD I AVOID HERE ?

-DON’T GET INTO UNNECESSARY FIGHT ON A FOREIGN LAND.
– WHEN ON CLIFF PLEASE BE CAREFUL AS IT IS A VERY NARROW SPACE
– CARRY WATERBOTTLE AROUND
– DON’T GO WHEN ITS TOO HOT
– CHECK FOR PRICING AS SOMETIMES YOU MAYBE OVERPAYING

DO WE NEED A CAR IN ZAKYNTHOS?

WHILE THERE ARE MANY OPTIONS LIKE QUAD BIKE AND COACH BUS TOO BUT GETTING A RENTAL CAR IS SURELY BENEFICIAL. IT COSTS AROUND 30 EURO ONLY.

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