Culture & Travel27 April 2023
Would you like to spoil yourself with a wonderful vacation getaway? Then we have come to you with great suggestions. Get ready to be swept off your feet on Zakynthos Island, the favorite island of Greece. At the end of the article, you will want to visit all the places we mentioned on your Greece route. So let's examine the Greek dream of Zakynthos Island together...
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach )
When it comes to Greece, your first stop should definitely be Navagio Beach, also known as Shipwreck Beach, because this is the most famous beach on the island. On the other hand, it maintains its current position among the most popular places to swim in Zakynthos, which fascinates its visitors with its magnificent view and vibrant turquoise sea.
Navagio, one of the most photographed and shared beaches in Greece, is waiting for new visitors on the west coast of Zakynthos. The beach of very fine white pebbles backed by cliffs is named after the wreckage of a cigarette smuggling ship that crashed in this place in 1980. Let's not forget to mention it! There is something very special about this beach. It can only be accessed from the sea. You can easily reach this beach by taking a taxi-boat from the port in Agios Nikolaos, which is located on the northeast coast of the island, approximately 32 kilometers from the town of Zakynthos. On the other hand, since this is the most touristic beach of the island, it is a must-see!
Our next Greece-based stop is Blue Caves. Located at the northern tip of the island, Cape Skinari, these natural blue caves will sweep you off your feet. It also tops the list of the most popular places to visit on Zakynthos Island. And that's not all! Inside, the bright azure sea reflects the color of the sky reflected off the walls of the caves like a canvas. In this context, Blue Caves is a mesmerizing sight.
You can visit the Blue Caves with the help of a tiny boat departing from Agios Nikolaos or as part of a longer island-hopping excursion from Zakynthos Town. We should mention. If you visit these caves on one of the various tours, you are also allowed to jump off the boats for a swim. In this way, you will be able to witness all kinds of visions about life under the deep blue water.
Our next stop in Greece is known as the center of the island. Yes, Zakynthos Town! This route is a good starting point where you can start your trip. On the other hand, you can reach other parts and beaches of this magnificent island very easily. Also, most tour companies on the island are located in this town.
All this and the town of Zakynthos, which stands on the east coast of the island, on a wide arc along the gently sloping shores of the gulf, is known as the capital of Zakynthos Island. Most of its Neoclassical buildings, however, were destroyed in the 1953 earthquake. But the town is still home to many historical and touristic attractions that can be explored on foot. Therefore, you should definitely visit this magnificent place that has emerged from the pages of history.
Our next stop is the very popular Porto Limnioas. Porto Limnionas, which attracts attention with its unique crystal clear, deep blue, and lush green waters of rocks and caves, is gaining popularity as one of the most secluded swimming spots on the island. Porto Limnionas, which you can easily reach from Agios Leon, known as a small village, can also be used as a beach as it is an increasingly popular place. At this point, Porto Limnionas, which is frequented by nature lovers, ranks first among the must-visit places.
Agios Dionysios Church
The place we will talk about now is one of the most important and historical buildings that you can add to your list of places to visit on Zakynthos Island. Agios Dionysios Church. As it is known, this church is dedicated to St. Dionysios, the patron saint of the island. In this context, the historical relics of St. Dionysios, the patron saint of the island, have been specially kept in the b u church in the harbor in Zakynthos Town since 1717.
The original church was destroyed by an earthquake in 1893. The current church, which was rebuilt afterward, dates back to 1948. This church, which is home to classical neo-Byzantine architecture, is very popular for its interior as well as its exterior. For all these reasons, it is possible to see valuable and famous frescoes and decorations inside the church. On the other hand, there are also four famous works by the famous 18th-century painter Nikolaos Koutouzis in the church museum. Therefore, you will be very sorry if you leave without seeing such a historical and important building...
The last stop we will talk about is among the places you should definitely add to your travel route. This islet in Laganas Bay, located in the southern part of Zakynthos, is used as a hatching ground for loggerhead sea turtles. For this reason, it is known as ‘Turtle Island.’ On the other hand, Marathonisi, one of the most popular places to swim on the island, offers a peaceful and magnificent beach experience with its silence. How about choosing the most suitable route for yourself and making a little getaway?