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Blue Caves Tours

Blue Caves
The bright turquoise waters of the Greek Islands have inspired many a postcard, but perhaps no spot is more idyllic than Blue Caves of Zakynthos. Visit these sea grottoes, carved by thousands of years of erosion, to bask in the glow of the cobalt-blue water that creates a magical reflection on the caves' pale stone walls. 

The Basics
Blue Caves is set amidst Zakynthos' landscape of steep coastal cliffs, green valleys, and crystalline beach coves. Reach the caves on a private or small-group day cruise or boat tour that skirts the coast. Combine a visit to Blue Caves with one to Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach). Or, explore the island’s coastline by land on a driving tour with a stop at Blue Caves to board a glass-bottomed boat for a quick grotto trip.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Blue Caves can only be accessed by sea, either on a day cruise or via one of the tourist boats that depart from a nearby beach.
  • Bring your camera to capture the colorful caves.
  • Passengers must be agile enough to board and disembark on boat tours, so travelers with limited mobility should confirm accessibility in advance.
  • Be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the Mediterranean sun.
  • Most boat tours that include a stop for swimming provide snorkeling gear, but bring your own swimsuit and towel. 

How to Get to There
The Blue Caves are located on the northern coastline of Zakynthos, east of Cape Skinari. They can only be reached via boat. You can see them as part of a boat tour or day cruise along the coastline or by taking a driving tour to a nearby beach and boarding a tourist boat that takes small groups into the caves. 

When to Get There
The caves glow brightest in the morning, though they are deeply colored on any sunny day. Avoid visiting on overcast days when sunlight is too dim to create the dramatic reflections for which the caves are famous.

Zakynthos’ Most Famous Shipwreck
On many lists of the world's most beautiful beaches, Navagio Beach on Zakynthos is distinguished by a ship that ran aground in 1980 and was abandoned here to rust. You can visit this picturesque spot, sometimes called Shipwreck Beach or Smuggler’s Cove, by boat to see the shipwreck up close. To view it from above, drive or take a tour to a marked viewpoint set high in the cliffs.
Address: Ionian Islands, Greece, Greece
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20 Tours and Activities to Experience Blue Caves

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Zakynthos island: One day tour to Navagio Shipwreck Beach Blue Caves & top view

Zakynthos island: One day tour to Navagio Shipwreck Beach Blue Caves & top view

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Combine mysterious shipwrecks and with crystal-clear waters and sulfur-filled hot springs on this action-packed beach crawl. Other highlights include a visit to the region’s blue caves in a glass-bottomed boat, two panoramic lookout points over Navagio shipwreck, and a photo stop along stunning Cameo, or “Wedding Island.” Tours include comfortable transfers between locations in an air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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From St Nikolaos port: Boat cruise to navagio shipwreck beach and blue caves

From St Nikolaos port: Boat cruise to navagio shipwreck beach and blue caves

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The small group speed glass bottom boat. Visiting shipwreck beach when is sunny and not so crowdy. Visiting blue caves with a glass bottom without the need of getting wet (swim) Having the chance to swim in turquoise waters of the area. Having the chance to see dolphins on the area.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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VIP Full Day Tour Shipwreck - Blue Caves

VIP Full Day Tour Shipwreck - Blue Caves

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Abba Travel Agency offers a wide selection of private tours designed to cover all aspects of the island’s beauty, history and culture. However, with the aid of our qualified guides, our guests may also specify their own itineraries according to their interests and available time, embarking on unique customized tours. In order to provide an unforgettable experience, we aim for, we have carefully selected the necessary elements. Equipped with a thorough knowledge of the island, our guides will devote their full attention to your queries with courtesy and interest. Our professional and experienced drivers provide safe transfer from destination to destination in luxurious modern vehicles, fully equipped with air-conditioning, large windows and audio.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.03
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Full Day Tour Shipwreck beach - Blue Caves

Full Day Tour Shipwreck beach - Blue Caves

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Guided small group tour and cruise with right size of group so that guest will have a personalized all in one unique experience
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.94
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All Day Tour Shipwreck-Blue Caves

All Day Tour Shipwreck-Blue Caves

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Dali Tours offers a wide selection of private tours designed to cover all aspects of the island’s beauty, history and culture. However, with the aid of our qualified guides, our guests may also specify their own itineraries according to their interests and available time, embarking on unique customized tours.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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VIP All Day Tour Shipwreck-Blue Caves

VIP All Day Tour Shipwreck-Blue Caves

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Dali Tours offers a wide selection of private tours designed to cover all aspects of the island’s beauty, history and culture. However, with the aid of our qualified guides, our guests may also specify their own itineraries according to their interests and available time, embarking on unique customized tours. In order to provide an unforgettable experience, we aim for, we have carefully selected the necessary elements. Equipped with a thorough knowledge of the island, our guides will devote their full attention to your queries with courtesy and interest. Our professional and experienced drivers provide safe transfer from destination to destination in luxurious modern vehicles, fully equipped with air-conditioning, large windows and audio.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Sunset Of The Blue Caves Excursion from Greece

Private Sunset Of The Blue Caves Excursion from Greece

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Our experience will offer you a pleasure trip and romantic atmosphere, enjoying the sunset and swim to the crystal blue waters of our beautiful island. What make this trip special? A) Our brand new speed boat provides to the customers a pleasant and safe trip. B) We provide to our guests a local experience skipper and make sure that all the passengers will be happy on board. C)We also offer a bottle of proseco to enjoy, viewing the sunset and make this day to be unforgettable.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$292.10
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Private Tour to Shipwreck, Blue Caves & Xigia by Mercedes Benz Mini Bus (7hr)

Private Tour to Shipwreck, Blue Caves & Xigia by Mercedes Benz Mini Bus (7hr)

Your personal driver will pick you up from you accommodation you will reach Korithi port within an hour, the closest port to shipwreck. within 20' you will be in shipwreck beach to swim for about an hour. Your driver will join you so he can look after you all the time. When you come back from shipwreck a small boat will take you to the blue caves and the captain will guide you, to see the beauty of the caves. After your boat trip experience we will take you to take photos of the traditional wind mill. It’s an ideal place to take photos and to have a quick snack. The next stop takes place at the platform that 'hangs' above Navagio beach so that you can get the best selfie with the panoramic view of the famous beach and the dark blue sea behind you. On our way back to your accommodation we will make an make a stop for swimming at Xigia beach for 30-40'. We are looking forward to meet you in person and share with you the best beaches of our island.
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  • 7 hours
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$767.17
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"ANNITA" 17m | Day Cruise to Shipwreck and Blue Caves | 7 hours

We start from Zakynthos main port. Our first stop is the famous “Shipwreck” beach one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Take pleasure from the magnificent crystal water, the unique cave with the dazzling colors and the white sand. You can enjoy swimming in its turquoise waters and taking the best selfies with your loved ones. The captain will take you to private beaches next to Shipwreck to relax and enjoy swimming in private. Then we will sail towards Blue Caves which is ideal diving from the yacht in the transparent deep blue waters. The wild white rocky landscape together with the calm crystal clear blue water of the sea creates a contrast that leaves you speechless. We are anchoring very close to the caves, so that the visitor can enjoy the view, touch and swim inside the caves. We recommend making a stop for lunch in Nobelos Bio Restaurant After your tasteful lunch we can stop for enjoy the last swimming in the most famous beach of Xigia Beach
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  • 7 hours
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$1,785.49
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"ERIETA" 11m | Day Cruise Shipwreck and Blue Caves | 7 hours

We start from Zakynthos main port. Our first stop is the famous “Shipwreck” beach one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Take pleasure from the magnificent crystal water, the unique cave with the dazzling colors and the white sand. You can enjoy swimming in its turquoise waters and taking the best selfies with your loved ones. The captain will take you to private beaches next to Shipwreck to relax and enjoy swimming in private. Then we will sail towards Blue Caves which is ideal diving from the yacht in the transparent deep blue waters. The wild white rocky landscape together with the calm crystal clear blue water of the sea creates a contrast that leaves you speechless. We are anchoring very close to the caves, so that the visitor can enjoy the view, touch and swim inside the caves. We recommend making a stop for lunch in Nobelos Bio Restaurant After your tasteful lunch we can stop for enjoy the last swimming in the most famous beach of Xigia Beach
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$811.81
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"ALMA" Day Cruise Shipwreck and Blue Caves | 7 Hours

We start from Zakynthos main port. Our first stop is the famous “Shipwreck” beach one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Take pleasure from the magnificent crystal water, the unique cave with the dazzling colors and the white sand. You can enjoy swimming in its turquoise waters and taking the best selfies with your loved ones. The captain will take you to private beaches next to Shipwreck to relax and enjoy swimming in private. Then we will sail towards Blue Caves which is ideal diving from the yacht in the transparent deep blue waters. The wild white rocky landscape together with the calm crystal clear blue water of the sea creates a contrast that leaves you speechless. We are anchoring very close to the caves, so that the visitor can enjoy the view, touch and swim inside the caves. We recommend making a stop for lunch in Nobelos Bio Restaurant After your tasteful lunch we can stop for enjoy the last swimming in the most famous beach of Xigia Beach
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  • 7 hours
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$973.68
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Island tour of Zakynthos with a VIP Mini Bus!

Island tour of Zakynthos with a VIP Mini Bus!

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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,195.58
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Jeep Safari through the island

Jeep Safari through the island

An excellent jeep safari to explore many of the hidden gems on the island that most tours do not offer!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Island Tour Deluxe ( a full Zante experience )

Island Tour Deluxe ( a full Zante experience )

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A full Zakynthian experience offered in one trip. Starting off we pick you up from your hotel/any give location with our mini bus which fits up to 8 people. First thing we do is to pass through famous beaches like Xigia and Makris GIalos until we reach Skinari cape. There we hop on a glass bottom to visit the inner part of the Blue Caves with the crystal clear waters. After that we change to a speedboat to reach the famous Shipwreck beach in 15 minutes, staying there to swim and enjoy one of the most photographed places in Europe. Also, we get to go to the top of the mountain to snap a few photos of the Shipwreck View! Afterwards, we will pass through the monastery of St.George, one of the oldest in Greece and some picturesque villages of Zakynthos, and the oldest olive tree on the island at Exohora. Next stop is at Mihalis Taverna Kampi for lunch and a view of the Ionian. Before the end we stop at Therianos Organic Farm to taste local products.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Fishing Trip

Fishing Trip

Our fishing trips are special because we provide nice and safe speed boats and very experienced skipper and we guaranteed that you can catch many fish enough for dinner
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Sea Stories - The Boat Journey Company

Sea Stories - The Boat Journey Company

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We are Charis and Spiros, two childhood friends that have spent their summers since months old together in Kefalonia. It was exactly these childhood memories and insights of Ionian Sea’s most unique beauties that we wanted to recreate and share with our guests, through Sea Stories, our luxury Rib Boat Tour service. Are you ready for the most unique & authentic boat tour experience? Join our daily quest for the hidden beauties of Kefalonia and the Ionian Sea. Discover unseen Greece and tread secret routes known only to the locals and the adventurous ones or visit famous landmarks and beaches. Together we’ll cruise gracefully towards the holiday memory of your life.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,521.38
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$1,521.38
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"ALMA" 11.7m | Zakynthos Island Tour | 7 hours

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Our day cruise around Zakynthos is sure to be unforgettable and will be your favourite memory of this lush green island in the Ionian . The first stop for swimming is in Blue Caves. The wild white rocky landscape together with the calm crystal clear blue water of the sea creates a contrast that leaves you speechless. Blue Caves is ideal diving from the yacht in the transparent deep blue waters Our next stop is the famous “Shipwreck” beach with the dazzling colors and the white sand. You can enjoy swimming in its turquoise waters and taking the best selfies with your loved ones. Mizithres is the next stop. Two big rocks in the sea create a beautiful beach. We sail toward to Keri Caves and the impressive "kamara" cave. In Marathonisi Island you can use our snorkeling equipment in order to explore its caves. In Laganas gulf the turtle “Caretta Caretta” will swim next to us. You can take photos or swim near this amazing creature Lunch in a Greek Tavern on the beach of Porto Roma
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,136.77
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$1,136.77
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"ANNITA" 17 m | Zakynthos Island Tour | 7 hours

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Our day cruise around Zakynthos is sure to be unforgettable and will be your favourite memory of this lush green island in the Ionian . The first stop for swimming is in Blue Caves. The wild white rocky landscape together with the calm crystal clear blue water of the sea creates a contrast that leaves you speechless. Blue Caves is ideal diving from the yacht in the transparent deep blue waters Our next stop is the famous “Shipwreck” beach with the dazzling colors and the white sand. You can enjoy swimming in its turquoise waters and taking the best selfies with your loved ones. Mizithres is the next stop. Two big rocks in the sea create a beautiful beach. We sail toward to Keri Caves and the impressive "kamara" cave. In Marathonisi Island you can use our snorkeling equipment in order to explore its caves. In Laganas gulf the turtle “Caretta Caretta” will swim next to us. You can take photos or swim near this amazing creature Lunch in a Greek Tavern on the beach of Porto Roma
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,110.45
per group
From
$2,110.45
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"ERIETA" 11m | Zakynthos Island Tour | 7 hours

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Our day cruise around Zakynthos is sure to be unforgettable and will be your favourite memory of this lush green island in the Ionian . The first stop for swimming is in Blue Caves. The wild white rocky landscape together with the calm crystal clear blue water of the sea creates a contrast that leaves you speechless. Blue Caves is ideal diving from the yacht in the transparent deep blue waters Our next stop is the famous “Shipwreck” beach with the dazzling colors and the white sand. You can enjoy swimming in its turquoise waters and taking the best selfies with your loved ones. Mizithres is the next stop. Two big rocks in the sea create a beautiful beach. We sail toward to Keri Caves and the impressive "kamara" cave. In Marathonisi Island you can use our snorkeling equipment in order to explore its caves. In Laganas gulf the turtle “Caretta Caretta” will swim next to us. You can take photos or swim near this amazing creature Lunch in a Greek Tavern on the beach of Porto Roma
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$973.68
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$973.68
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Zakynthos Island Tour by Coach

Zakynthos Island Tour by Coach

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Spend a memorable day exploring the beauty, flavor and culture of Zakinthos on this 6-hour island coach tour. Get local insight into Ionian island life as you travel to highlights like the St Denis Monastery in Anafonitria, a Kefalonia viewpoint, the crafty village of Volimes and stunning Shipwreck Beach. Whet your appetite with a tasting of local wine and specialty products, and then settle in for lunch in a traditional mountain tavern.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.55
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