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15 Best Things To Do in Zakynthos, Greece

15 Best Things To Do in Zakynthos, Greece

There are so many things to do in Zakynthos (Zante) and I’m going to share our top 15 favourites in this post. This island is definitely one of the best places to visit in Greece.

When you hear the name Greece, it likely conjures up images of the white sand beaches of Crete, the stone pillars of the Acropolis in Athens, or the whitewashed buildings of Santorini.

But, there are over 6,000 islands in Greece to choose from, and Zakynthos is a small hidden gem among them.

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Many travellers from the UK and parts of Europe have already discovered this Ionian beauty, which lies west of mainland Greece, but for North Americans and travellers from other parts of the world, this could be the first time you’re hearing about it.

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Blessed with a jagged coastline, picturesque villages, a hilly interior, and a few of the best beaches in Greece (namely Navagio Beach), Zakynthos quickly became one of our favourite islands in the country.

Small enough to easily navigate by car, but large enough to offer a diversity of landscapes, villages and coastlines, this Ionian island should feature prominently on your next Greek Itinerary.

In this article, I’m going to list 15 of the best things to do in Zakynthos so that you can get an idea of what’s on offer here.

You’ll notice that many of the things to do in Zakynthos are beach-related, as this is what the island is best known for.

You won’t find the history of Crete, the cool architecture that’s famous on Santorini, or the culture and towns of islands like LesvosChios and Corfu, but “Zante” offers the perfect relaxing holiday spot for those in the know.

💡Bonus Tip: car rental in Greece is very inexpensive and definitely worth it for the duration of your stay. If you rent for 1 week, you’ll likely pay no more than $20 / day (we paid $17) and it will give you the freedom to see all of the sights in this post.

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1. Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Cove)

Okay, let’s start with the main attraction on the island and possibly the most photographed site in the entire country. This stunning stretch of white sand and impossibly blue water is protected by a natural harbour with terrifyingly tall…

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