ZAKYNTHOS VIP TOUR
The ultimate picture perfect experience in a small group...
The unique VIP Above & Beyond Shipwreck Tour is a picture perfect mini bus and boat trip. This Zante holiday highlight gives you the opportunity to explore this magical Greek island in a small group. You will enjoy some of the most famous sights in Zante, while avoiding mass tourism at the shipwreck viewing point, before you experience the shipwreck view from eye level, and it's all on this one tour!
Starting off early in the morning, with pick-ups by our 19 seated minibus from nearly every holiday resort, you will enjoy the scenic east coastal views around you whilst travelling in a small group. As we move deeper into the mountains of this stunning island, we will take in the majestic views of the Ionian Sea and authentic villages along the way. Your Nefis guide, with you for the day, will inform you about the diverse local history, flora and fauna and Greek mythology.
Your first stop on the VIP Above & Beyond Shipwreck Tour, will be a fantastic photo opportunity at the top of the Alykes Hills. From here you can see all over the island of Zakynthos, as well as the mainland of Greece and the neighboring island of Kefalonia. After taking in this stunning view, we now make our way to one of the world’s most beautiful panoramic picture perfect opportunities, the exquisite Shipwreck bay from above. We will be at the viewing site before mass tourism arrives and take you off the beaten track, helping you to get that special picture to be envied by all who will wish they were here with you. It’s not just the much-photographed Shipwreck at its centre, but the turquoise waters that need to be seen to be believed, as well as the imposing cliffs that rise far above, inspiring the sense of mystery surrounding this most famous image.
After this dazzling moment we get back onto our air conditioned mini bus and make our way to the quaint traditional Greek local roadside market where you will get to tickle your taste buds with the free Zakynthian local pastelli, nuts and wine-tasting. You will also have the chance to try and buy some local products including: honey, olive oils, hand-made rugs and tapestries. We will now make our way to the natural Sea Spa of Xingia, a beautiful small bay with a tropical outstanding look. The turquoise blue sea here contains traces of sulphur and collagen, yes you read that right Collagen, and it’s all natural and free! The collagen pours down from the mountains into the sea and has been proven to offer significant health benefits. A swim in the healthy waters at xingia sea spa combined with a natural sand scrub, will revitalise your energy and polish your skin. Many visitors have reported feeling younger and relaxed due to this natural sea spa phenomenon in the North of Zakynthos. This is a perfect stop and ultimate way to relax and recharge before we hit the more commercialised area around Shipwreck bay.
Moving on to the picturesque harbor of Agios Nicolas, we will have time to explore and grab some food before we board our private speedboat. Our Nefis Travel speedboat has the ability to safely enter the Blue Caves of Zante, as we stop to take photos of the sea caves and arches, as well as the stunning translucent blue waters. Those who wish to fully experience the phenomenon of the Blue Caves can take a dip in the crystal clear blue waters. Your whole body takes on the blue hues and everyone enjoys photographing all the swimming "blue Smurfs". Don’t worry though, this is just an optical illusion and the blue hue will disappear once out of the water! Coming to the end of this picture perfect tour feel your adrenaline and excitement build as we enter the fascinating Shipwreck bay. The enchanting white limestone cliffs surrounding the bay of Navagio and its white pebbly stone beach, contrast the mesmerising bands of sea colours from light turquoise to dark blue. You will instantly understand why this masterpiece of mother nature is called one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and is a must do on the list of things while on holiday on Zante, one to tick off the bucket list for sure!
As we come closer the colours become even more intense, creating an artistic scene. The setting of the reddish wreckage on a blue and white surrounding is so perfect that it is almost as if it was placed there intentionally. We will have enough time on Shipwreck bay to create memories that will last for a life time. We then make our way back to the harbour and we may even be lucky enough to end this fairytale tour accompanied by a Zakynthos dolphin or two, they also love it here. Back in the harbour of Agios Nicolas we will board our minibus and make our way back to resort. Sit back, relax with a big smile on your face, salt on your skin, a feeling of pure bliss, and check out your pics of the memories made on this unique travel experience.
We can't wait for you to join us on this unique Nefis Travel Tour and share with you some of the most beautiful places that Zante has to offer.
We travel with a max off 19 guests in the bus and on the speedboat.
The excursion includes a guided bus tour to the north of the island with a picture stop at the panoramic view of Shipwreck.
The path taken is uneven and needs sneakers or stable shoes NOT flip flops.
Please make sure you have a bottle of water with you.
We will stop at a traditional road market if you want to buy some local product it’s advisable to bring cash.
There will be steps involved to Xingia.
We stay one hour at Xingia and there is a kiosk where fast food and drinks are being served.
This tour will NOT have a programmed lunch stop but at Agios Nicolas harbor you will have time to grab some take away lunch with you.
The Shipwreck and Blue Caves boat trip consists of a 3 hour speedboat tour with 2 swim stops at Shipwreck bay and at the Blue Caves.
90% of the time we land directly on to the Shipwreck beach. When the sea conditions don’t allow us, the guests can swim to the beach. If neither this is not possible due to safety reasons, we only stop for photos. At the Blue Caves the captain will dock the boat close to the cave, so you can have a swim.
Please be aware:
• Our highly trained staff will check your body temperature before entering either our buses or boats, all of which are cleaned by set rules and regulations considering the pandemic.
• Our focus on protecting and caring for people has made us a leader in safety.
• Face masks might be required for the bus transfers.
• As the season moves to the autumn months the sun's rays will take longer to reach the Shipwreck beach at the panorama viewing point.
• The time we are allowed to spend in the Shipwreck bay area will depend on weather conditions and compliance with local by laws.
• As this tour involves walking over rough and even paths, it is unsuitable for guests with mobility problems and for young children.
• Please note there are two separate viewing points on this tour: The first is by land at the viewing point thus avoiding the crowds and queues that congregate there as the day goes on. The second is at Shipwreck Bay itself later in the day, to not coincide with the many other tour companies that frequent the area, allowing for a quieter experience (Although schedule the timings of our tours carefully to give you a more unique experience the Shipwreck area is a popular public viewing site).
The excursion days:
Monday and Thursday. In the high season also on Saturday.
The excursion prices:
Adult: 50 euro PP
Child: 35 euro PP
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