Zakynthos (or Zante) is an enchanting island with great natural beauty. It is not without a reason that the Caretta-Caretta turtles have chosen some of its magnificent beaches to lay their eggs on. The most famous sightseeing in Zakynthos is the Shipwreck Beach that has taken its name from a rusty, wrecked ship that is found on shore. This beach is accessible with excursion boat that also passes from the famous Blue Caves. In general, the island is famous for the wonderful beaches with sandy shores, such as Gerakas, Kalamaki, Agios Nikolaos, and Porto Zoro. A drive around will bring visitors to traditional villages and old monasteries.
In this section, you can see the best Zakynthos Sightseeing but also things to do by location.
You can also view all things to see in Zakynthos by category: villages, beaches, museums, and churches or view our suggested excursions.
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Blue Caves are located on the northernmost side of the island. They were created by wave erosions and excursion boats get through their arches.
Marathonisi is a pristine island in the bay of Laganas, right opposite Limni Keriou beach. Excursion boats go to Marathonisi, which is known for its sandy beaches and the green landscape. On the soft sand of Marathonisi, the sea turtle caretta-caretta goes to lay its eggs.
Location: On the eastern side of the island
Description: Zakynthos Town is the capital and main port of the island. Its architecture distinguishes for the elegant Venetian and Neoclassical style. This is a lovely town for an evening stroll along the narrow paths and the waterfront.
Location: 21 km south west of Zakynthos Town
Description: Keri is a lovely village that has managed to escape the tourism growth of the island. The nearest beach is Limni Keriou.
Location: 10 km south west of Zakynthos Town
Description: Maherado is the second largest village of the island. Located in the inland, it has escaped the tourism growth of Zakynthos.
Location: 33 km north west of Zakynthos Town
Description: Volimes is an agricultural village on the northern side of the island. Located at an altitude of 480 m, Volimes gives nice view to the surrounding nature.
Location: On the north western side of Zakynthos island
Description: Navagio is the most famous beach of Zakynthos. This beach is always crowded because excursion boats go there all day long. The exotic water and the rocky surroundings attract a lot of people.
Location: 18 km south of Zakynthos Town
Description: Considered among the most beautiful beautiful beaches of Zakynthos, the long sandy beach of Gerakas has wonderful crystalline waters.
Location: 32 km north west from Zakynthos Town
Description: Agios Nikolaos is a popular beach resort on the northern side of the island. It gets very busy for its watersports activities and the area is great for scuba diving.
Location: 6 km south of Zakynthos Town
Description: Kalamaki is the closest beach to the airport and among the most developed resorts in Zakynthos Town. It gets very popular and has plenty of tourist facilities.
Location: 17 km south east of Zakynthos Town
Description: Porto Zoro is a long and sandy beach between Argassi and Vassilikos. Due to its location and its natural beauty, it gets very popular in summer.
Location: 16 km south west of Zakynthos Town
Description: Spiantza is a beautiful beach in the area of Vassilikos, southern Zakynthos. Some of its parts are pebbled and others are sandy.
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