Most Popular Places
The most beautiful beach of Zakynthos and one of the five or six most photographed beaches of all Greece.
Accessible only by sea, it gives you the idea of hugeness and perfection.
It consists of millions of small pebbles with the blue shades of the sea as far as the eye can see, it results unique in its gender and the relict looks like if it was made by an artist.
Arriving by caique, the tall lateral walls hide the island till the last minute when out of the blue you get a complete view of the bay.
Waters around Navagio often have electric light blue colour because of the numerous sulphurous caves around the beach and when the sea is rising a large quantity of sulphur radiates, giving the possibility of taking beautiful pictures.
To visit the beach, a part from the numerous tours of the island, it is possible, from the close bay of Porto Vromi or from Aghios Nikolaos, to get the daily taxi-boat offered by the local boats.
We suggest visiting Navagio in the morning since in the afternoon the sea tends to become bigger and may cause problems to get back.
You can not leave the island without having seen this beach from the panoramic view at the top of the promontory facing the beach itself.
Half way between the villages of Volimes and Anafonitria there is an asphalt road leading to a huge car-park; getting down a few steps you reach a balcony from where you can admire the beach.
Marathonisi (Turtle Island)
The small islet is situated in Laganas bay and provides one of the nesting homes for the loggerhead turtle Caretta Caretta. Its turtled-shape formation has evoked a number of myths over the years one of which is that it was carved by the ancients in honour of the visiting creature!
Restrictions for visiting the islet are imposed by the National Marine Park in order to protect the nesting grounds in the area.
The islet is surrounded by crystal clear deep waters and rich vegetation. You can catch a boat from either Keri or Laganas.
Bochali –Venetian castle
Bochali it is a lovely and small village at the top of the promontory rising at the back of the city of Zakynthos.
Keeping the sea at your right, once passed the chief town, there is an inner road on the left that goes up. After a while you will see a crossroads and you must turn left going up till you reach Bochali.
Reaching the place is very easy and we believe it is really worth especially at sunset or at night when the landscape of the enlighten city and the harbour bay are really beautiful.
In spite of the small dimensions of the village there are different restaurants offering a romantic dinner under the stars.
Bochali is worth visiting even by day to take pictures of the small church of Zoodos Pigi with its Byzantine icons, or of the huge pinewood with ancient Venetian castle.
The castle, partly destroyed by the earthquake that in 1953 devastated the island, must be visited during your holidays even because from there the 360° view allows the visitor to see in one time both coasts of the Island.
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.
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.
The real centre of enjoyment and of night life in the island.
At the beginning the town developed along the main street, about 3 kms taking to the beach, nowadays Lagans is expanding very quickly and it is better and better equipped for young and for tourists who want a holiday of enjoyments.
In winter the town is deserted but during the summer there are many hotels, night clubs and souvenir shops and supermarkets open from early in the morning to late at night to satisfy every tourists’ interests.
Even restaurants and snack bars have very long opening timetables and you can find them in the town main streets and along the beach.
The beach is a very long sand tongue very well equipped for the tourist; it is possible to rent deckchairs and sunshades, to organize tours to the island of Marathonissi and to the close cave of Kerì and furthermore for the divers the possibility to make unforgettable diving.
Definitely the “youngest” and more commercial beach of the island.
The beach is so long that joins the beach of Kalamaki and it is full of restaurants and snack bars open from the morning to night.
This beach together with the ones of Tsivilì is the main meeting point for those who love to be out till late and being always crowded from May to October it has being tourist equipped under every respect: volleyball, boats trips to see the turtles …
The sea, even if not as spectacular as in other parts of the island, is very warm and crystal clear with a short deepness even far from the beach!