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Zakynthos Shore Trip -The Highlights of Zakynthos


 



This 5.5 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port or your Hotel in Zakynthos
  • Private English Speaking Tour Escort
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Included Interior Visits- St Dennis Church and Monastery of Anafonitria
Please Note: The prices shown below are not valid on Sundays or local National Holidays. If your only day in this city is Sunday, please Contact Us for pricing and availability.

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Tour Number:
GZAKY-01

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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 
Type: Culture, History, Nature, Panoramic Views, Scenic Drive, Walking
Length: 5.5 Hours
Walking: Medium
Mobility: Folding wheelchair OK, some sites may be inaccessible (advance notice required)
Guide: Driver and Tour Escort
Language: English

Zakynthos Shore Excursion - This tour allows you to enjoy the highlights of Zakynthos Island. You explore the capital town on foot, enjoy panoramic views of the island and its stunning beaches plus visit the island's patron saint church and the oldest monastery.

After meeting your driver and escort at the port of Zakynthos you enjoy a walking tour of Zante town. Zante is the island's capital and after the earthquake and fire of 1953, the town was rebuilt preserving the Venetian and Byzantine style. The town was historically known as "The Venice of the South". Today there are approximately 45,000 inhabitants. On your private guided walk you will visit Solomos Square, with the statue of the famous poet who wrote the Hymn of Freedom that later became the National Anthem of Greece. Important buildings such as the church of St. Nicholas and the Cultural center of Zakynthos surround the square.

You visit the church of St.Dionysios (Dennis) which is the most important church on the island. The church is is dedicated to the patron saint of the island and his body is held in the church in a silver casket. Founded in 1708 it has a Venetian appearance and the bell tower is a direct copy, although slightly smaller, of St Marco's in Venice.

Next you start to drive into the mountains and enjoy a picturesque photo stop at Bohali. There are beautiful views of Zante town and the mountains of the Peloponnese on mainland Greece. Your photo stop, just below the Venetian Palace, is also a place where traditionally dressed young island folk offer a piece of Mandolato which is a traditional sweet made from the almond nougat.

After this photo stop you depart for the Monastery of Anafonitria which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is the oldest monastery on the island (14th century). St. Dionysios, who is the patron saint of Zakynthos, served as abbot for the majority of his life here until he died in 1624. St. Dionysios was well known for his healing powers and compassion. In 1703 he was declared a Saint. The monastery has recently been renovated uncovering 15th century frescoes.

Before returning to the pier you enjoy stunning photo at Navagio and Kambi. At Navagio you will look down from the cliff top onto Smugglers Cove, where the wreck of the ship Panayiotis can be seen on the beach. At Kambi, the deepest point in the Mediterranean lies just off the dramatic cliffs.

At the end of this island tour you return to the pier in Zakynthos.


If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Zakynthos tours and Zakynthos Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Zakynthos tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Meet Private Guide and enjoy Walking Tour of Zante- 45 Minutes
  • Visit St Dennis Church- 30 Minutes
  • Drive to Bohali and enjoy Panoramic Photo Stop- 45 Minutes
  • Drive to Anafonitria Monastery- 45 Minutes
  • Visit Anafonitria Monastery- 1 Hour
  • Scenic Island Drive with Photo stops- 1 Hour and 45 Minutes

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