Things to do in Zakynthos Island
Set sail, taking a route around Zakynthos Greece (Ζάκυνθος in Greek) and enjoy the view of beautiful beaches. Shipwreck Beach, Gerakas, Laganas, Marathonisi, Vasilikos, and the Blue Caves, each one more magical than the other.
Just looking at the white sand, the cliffs, and the turquoise waters is as if they’re competing against one another as to which is more beautiful. Wake up early in the morning and take a dive that will awaken your spirits!
The National Marine Park of Zakynthos
This is the place where the loggerhead sea turtles, known as the Caretta Caretta, lay their eggs. Every spring these endangered species set off to Gerakas, Dafni, Kalamaki, Marathonisi and, especially, Sakania, to lay eggs in the sands of the beaches. Some people are lucky to witness this marvel, and if you happen to be one of the lucky ones, don’t disturb them.
Bohali Village is a magical part of town, located just 2 km from the center of the city. A place where you can admire and take pictures of the beautiful view of the harbor, the Bay of Laganas and Argassi, and the old and traditional look of the houses and cafés. If you take a walk to the castle, you will see the Venetians’ island capital.
Saint Dionysios of Zakynthos
Throughout the years, Saint Dionysios has drawn crowds of believers for the remains of the saint of the same name. Saint Dionysios was the island’s patron saint, and the sensational church was built back in the year 1926. The three-aisled basilica church survived a big earthquake in 1953, with no damages at all. Some say it was a miracle, whereas some think it just has solid foundations.
Miracles of Zakynthos Greece
The two small Ionian islands, Strofades, are unknown to most people, both Greek and foreign, even though they’re located just 37 nautical miles from Zakynthos.
In the 13th-century, Orthodox Christians in Constantinople threw an icon of the Virgin in the sea, to save it from the Iconoclasts. Iconoclasts were destroying paintings with human figures. But two centuries later the icon washed-up at the monastery located at Strofades, undamaged.
Wineries of Zakynthos
Don’t forget to visit a winery on the island – some of them go back centuries! There are hundreds of hectares dedicated to vineyards, having more than sixty different types of grapes.