Zakynthos, Greece

Sea, Turtles, Quads and Vine Leaves

QUAD ROUND THE WHOLE ISLAND IN A DAY

TAKE A BOAT TRIP IN THE BRIGHT BLUE SEA

VISIT TURTLE ISLAND

PHOTOGRAPH THE NAVAGIO SHIPWRECK

CANOE IN THE BLUE CAVES

EXPLORE THE FAMOUS STRIP

JOIN IN THE WATER SPORTS ON BANANA BEACH

SWIM IN THE MARATHONISI CLEAR WATERS

SNORKEL AROUND THE BLUE CAVES

FEED PACO THE PARROT

ENJOY A DAY IN ONE OF THE LARGEST WATER PARKS

SOAK YOUR SKIN IN THE WATERS OF SULFUR BEACH

FEAST ON THE LOCAL DISHES IN MICHAELOS KALAMAKI

Top Tips

Good to know

The best way to get to and from the airport depends on where you are staying, for example if you are staying in Kalamaki it is only around13 Euros for a taxi from the airport. However if you are to stay in Vasilikos you are better off booking a transfer.

The currency in Zakynthos, Greece is Euros.

The best time to visit, in my opinion is the summer through til the beginning of October for the best weather.

Make sure you bring your driving license with you to hire the quad bikes.

Inflatable lilos and snorkels are cheaper on eBay and Amazon than they are buying on the island

All of the dishes in Michaelos are the owners Mother's home recipes and it really shows, it is the most authentic greek restaurant you will find in Zakynthos

If you can avoid it, try not to stay in an all-inclusive resort if you want an authentic, local experience - I would recommend the Daniel Hotel (bed and breakfast with a pool) so that you are able to explore all day without the constant pull back to the resort for meals

Quad bikes are on average 30-40 euros a day and fuel is very cheap compared to the UK, this is definitely the best way to get around as it is so fun and cheap

Pre-booking a to the shipwreck is essential as they sell out fast in the island shops and you do not want to have to take the last remaining boat trips which are often terribly long and boring

Michaelos Taverna in Kalamaki is my favourite restaurant in the world - the staff are amazing, they recognise us every year we come back and are incredibly friendly

Find Paco the Parrot on Facebook and pay him a visit, feeding him nuts and hearing him sing - it is definitely worth it

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