Zante exclusive Tours Zakynthos

1.Myths and Legends of ZANTE TOWN

The capital of the island often referred to as “Hora” by the locals was rebuilt in 1955 after the devastating earthquakes of 53'. The town is an amazing labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys, squares and neighborhoods, each one with its own fascinating history.

We begin our tour in Bochali, one of the town's prettiest suburbs where you can admire the stunning view of the town.

If history is your main interest, we may walk up to the Venetian Fortress , built on the site of an ancient Acropolis. Within the fortress walls was Terra the medieval town of Zante abandoned by its inhabitants when colonization of the foreshore began in the 16th and 17th century and stones and other masonry materials were transported to build the new town.

On our way into town we may stop at Strani Hill, an inspiring site where the words of the national anthem were composed by Dionisios Solomos (close friend and contemporary of Lord Byron). Also located on Strani Hill, the Razi Perfumery, with a rich local tradition in creating perfume compositions from the island's unique flowers.

Descending into Zante town , a stop at the church of St George , meeting place of the“ Society of Friends “ , a secret organization whose purpose was to overthrow the Ottoman rule of Greece in the early 1800's.

Once in Zante town and begining in Solomos Square we may access local museums and churches (St.Nicholas, St Dionysios) while learning about the town's history as well as local festivals and celebrations.

Finally, time will be set aside for shopping (gold, shoes and clothes) and relaxing in one of the cafes or tavernas of Zante Town.

Alternatively, if shopping isn't your thing, we can experience the impressive Solomos Winery situated on the town outskirts.

Please email or message us on how to book this excursion.

  • Choice of pick up times: 9am - 10am - 11am
  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Price 2 persons: €80
  • Price 3-4 persons: €100

(snacks, beverages and meal extra) (museum and fortress admission fee extra)

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2.Zante by Night

Treat yourself to a magical evening in Zante Town.

Browse the gold shops and boutiques, indulge in a fine restaurant or authentic taverna, sample some of the best cocktails in one of the trendy roof garden bars. Whatever your pleasure, Zante Town is buzzing at night! Please email or message us on how to book this excursion.

  • Choice of pick up times: 7pm-8pm
  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Price 1-4 persons: €100

(snacks, beverages and meal extra)

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3.Natural Wonders OF ZAKYNTHOS

Your chance to explore and discover the most idyllic sites on the island

Driving through the countryside of the Zakynthos, through its fertile agriculture backbone we head up to the mountainous region with its unique beauty comprised of pine tree forests, wild flowers and breathtaking vistas alas reaching Smuggler's or Shipwreck cove: one of the most famous beaches in the world , perhaps the most photographed beach in Greece. A vessel carrying contraband cigarettes mysteriously shipwrecked in 1982 resulted in the island's most visited landmark. Admire the panoramic view from the surrounding cliffs. The colour of the sea is unbelievable.

Pursuing our itinerary through picturesque villages, stopping off at medieval monasteries we visit the 2000 year old olive tree in Exo Hora, the “Cross” at Kampi and (optionally) the Pierced Rock” at Korakonissi.

Taking the road less travelled to Agalas mountain village with its breathtaking scenery, we explore the legendary Damianos dragon cave and the mysterious 12 water wells. Our magical journey continues at the local taverna with wonderful dishes, refreshing drinks and more amazing views.

As an alternate route we bypass Agalas, heading towards Keri traditional village, stopping for a stunning vista of the protruding from the sea Mizithres Rock formation.

Finally at Keri Lagoon we can relax in a seaside taverna with a quaint view of Turtle Island.

  • Choice of pick up times: 9am-10 am
  • Duration: 6hrs
  • Price 2 persons: €140
  • Price 3-4 persons: €200

(snacks, beverages and meal extra)

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4.Simply the best of Zakynthos

SEE THE ISLAND'S MOST MEMORABLE LANDMARKS

In order to avoid the crowds we drive directly up to Smuggler's or Shipwreck cove: perhaps one of the most famous beaches in the world certainly the most photographed beach in Greece. A vessel carrying contraband cigarettes mysteriously shipwrecked in 1982 resulted in the island's most visited landmark. Admire the panoramic view from the surrounding cliffs. The colour of the sea is unbelievable.

After stopping at a local monastery, we continue north along the rocky landscape. On to the lighthouse at Korithi where (optionally)boats can be taken to another famous natural attraction of the island “The Blue Caves”. Next the port village of St.Nikolaos, featuring an islet with palaiochristianic and venetian ruins. Mikro Nisi ( Little island) another islet along our drive has given it's name to a lovely picturesque settlement with beautiful turquoise waters awaiting to be discovered by us. Next stop is Makris Gialos(long Beach) with crystal clear deep waters and impressive scenery. Optionally a special treat awaits us at the Levante Brewery where you will have the oppurtunity to taste the varieties of the local brew. Leaving the mountainous part of the island we will visit some of the local villages known as the (Riza ). These villages cultivate the famous Zante currants (a small grape with great anti oxydant elements)which are harvested in August , dried under the sun and exported to the Uk, Holland and the US. At the Vertzageio folklore museum we will meet some of the locals and learn about their way of life.

On the road again heading towards Vasilikos, with its pine tree forests, olive groves and vineyards, we will visit some of the islands' most magnificent beaches such as Gerakas, St.Nicholas, Banana and Porto Zorro. Optionally we may visit a traditional olive oil press and taste some of the island's finest virgin olive oil.

Returning through Zante Town, if time permits, a stop will be made at the Solomos Winery(closes at 3pm) where we will indulge in the knowledge of the local wine making and grape varieties.

Finally we will make our way up to Bohali Hill with its Venetian fortress and striking view of the town.

  • Choice of pick up times: 9am-10 am
  • Duration: 6hrs
  • Price 2 persons: €150
  • Price 3-4 persons: €220

(optional boat trips to shipwreck and blue caves extra) (snacks, beverages and meal extra) (museum entrance and olive oil mill guided tour extra)

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5.Shipwreck Panorama

Visit the island highlight with over a million visitors every year,

We drive directly up to Smuggler's or Shipwreck cove: perhaps one of the most famous beaches in the world certainly the most photographed beach in Greece. A vessel carrying contraband cigarettes mysteriously shipwrecked in 1982 resulted in the island's most visited landmark.

Admire the panoramic view of the fine white pebbled beach, the aged shipwreck and startling bright cliffs which together with the turquoise tinted sea create the scene of a fine oil painting. Before returning to your resort we may visit the important Anafonitria monastery, stop for a snack or meal and visit a local farmer with local products.

  • Choice of pick up times: 9am-10 am
  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Price 2 persons: €120
  • Price 3-4 persons: €150
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6.Beautiful Beaches of Zakynthos

A memorable day on the famous beaches of Vasilikos.

The area of Vasilikos is adorned with sandy beaches and stunning scenery. This tour takes you to some of these exotic beaches and then depending on your interests you get to spend the day on one of them.

After picking you up, we make our way up to Bohalis to admire the view of the capital. Next we drive through Zante Town along the harbour and take the left turn towards Argasi, perhaps the islands first resort. No stops made in Argassi we head towards Vassilikos' beautiful beaches.

Azzuro: A beach bar serving fine cocktails and delicious food, the ultimate beach for relaxing.

St. Nicholas: an excellent range of water sports and the best reputation for scuba diving . A white washed chapel built in 1675 completes the beach's beautiful setting.

Banana : a well organized and popular beach of the island attracting the younger generations around its trendy beach bars(banana baya and casa playa) with numerous rows of beach beds

Porto Zorro: The blue and green landscape and big rocks dotting the sea set the stage for another picturesque shore of the island.

Gerakas: a long sandy beach, a caretta caretta nesting ground, considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.

While in the Vassilikos area, optionally we may visit a traditional olive oil press.

  • Choice of pick up times: 9am-10am
  • Duration: 6 hrs
  • Price 2 persons: €140
  • Price 3-4 persons: €180

(Optional water sports and boat rides extra) (snacks, beverages and meal extra) (olive oil mill guided tour extra)

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7.Stunning SUNSET ...

(EVERY THURSDAY)

ANOTHER AMAZING EXPERIENCE OF ZAKYNTHOS

No trip to the island is complete without experiencing a stunning sunset. We've chosen the village of Agalas for a magnificent evening at the Cave of Damianos and its unique taverna. The time of departure is set in accordance to time the sun sets and we arrive in Agalas with ample time to enjoy a meal while appreciating the stunning view of the sun setting across the ionian sea to the west.

Alternatively a sunset at the Shipwreck, Maries or Kampi is also possible.

  • Pick up time: to be confirmed
  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Price 2 persons: €120
  • Price 3-4 persons: €150

(snacks, beverages and meal extra)

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8.This is ZANTE

THE 5 SENSES EXPERIENCE

SEE the island highlights, smell enchanting scents, Taste local products, Hear the story of Zante, Touch everything...

Our experience begins at the Artisan perfumery at Strani Hill where the local flora is used to produce amazing scents. A stop at Bochalis vista point and on to see the Famous Shipwreck and Blue Caves panoramic views. In between, olive oil tasting, wine tasting, honey tasting and local cheese tasting to satisfy every palate. Finally a visit to the beautiful St.Dionisios church to complete your 5 senses experience of the island.

  • Pick up time: 9am-10 am
  • Duration: 5 hrs (a lifetime of memories)
  • Price 2 persons: €130
  • Price 3-4 persons: €170

(snacks, beverages and meal extra)

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9.Zante in LOVE

Honeymoon/ wedding proposal tour

The Artisan Perfumery, the Bochalis view of Zante Town, a winery, the Olive press museum(optional), the Damianos Dragon Cave, Keri Lagoon,

  • Pick up time: 9am - 10am
  • Duration: 4-5 hrs (HOPEFULLY FOREVER)
  • Price for 2 persons: €130

Optional meal/snacks/drinks extra

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10.Customized Tour

On an hourly or daily rate, you may make up your own itinerary and set the pace that appeals to you while you visit the island's attractions. Alternatively you may spend the day shopping, tend to your business or banking needs or just enjoy a simple drive to an enchanting local taverna in the mountains . Refreshments, free wi-fi and phone charging included.