A trip to Zakynthos is not complete without a visit to the Blue Caves. Situated between Cape Skinari and the port of Agios Nikolaos.
The caves are a spectacular natural phenomenon on the northwest of the island and the reflections of light turn the water a shimmering blue colour.
The arches caused by erosion and the stunning colour can be best appreciated at sunrise or sunset. The caves are only accessible by boat though a series of tunnels that end in Megalia Spilia, the largest cave.
Boat trips to the caves are available from the harbour in Zakynthos Town but be sure to choose a trip with a smaller boat as the entrance to the caves is restricted to a 4 metre height.
Trips will only go when the weather is suitable as the water can get choppy. If you are confident in your ability, you can hire your own private boat and make the journey without other visitors. A boating license is not required.
Swimming is not allowed due to the number of boats that enter the caves, but a trip to this beautiful place will make your holiday on Zakynthos a truly memorable experience.
Near to the village of Volimes, the caves are situated on the west coast of the island. Volimes is 33.8 kilometres from the airport and 31.8 kilometres from Zakynthos Town.
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