So at the start of the summer, I made a decision to come over to Greece for 6 months and do a summer here. This was a place I came to when I was 15 years old on holiday with my sister and some friends. I don't really remember much from back then about here, so I thought it was time to come back and see what the island had to offer. This time I was ready to explore and check it all out.
A great way to get around the island is by hiring a car, buggy, moped or, if on a budget, there is always the bus. I had a friend come over on holiday for a few days so we opted for the buggy option, which was 45 euros for the day, and great for catching the sun and boosting your tan while travelling around on a fun adventures.
If you want fall in love with Zante, make sure you visit the shipwreck viewpoint for sunset! There are so many things to do on this island, but this is just one of them that will blow your mind away. There is not much else to do at the viewpoint other than see the view, but it’s worth it!! They have a few stalls where you can grab a drink or buy some local bits, honey and oil and that. There is also a cliff walk you can do take over to the other cliffs, but I would not advise doing this, as it isn't really that safe. Just stay at the viewpoint, where most people are, and you will get to watch the sun go down from here and see the amazing views.
A fabulous place to visit that isn't too far away from the shipwrecked viewpoint, about 30 mins drive in car/buggy over beautiful mountains. With amazing scenery, this location is called Xigia beach.
This is a beautiful beach, where you can cool off in its natural sea spa water. Be warned, it is cold when you first get in, but you soon warm up. The minerals from the rocks clean and rejuvenate the skin, which is why it’s also called the Sulphur and Collagen Spa Beach, and is one of the top holiday spots in Zakynthos. It’s in a small bay, set between the cliffs, with turquoise waters, and very Caribbean in style. The natural spring water flowing into the sea is filled with collagen and sulphur, which is great for your health, and really relaxing to float about in.
Things to do
If you’re looking for a good, chilled out day in Greece, why not try sailing around the island on a beautiful sailing yacht? This is a truly relaxing day, where you can see turtles, go snorkelling, drink wine while relaxing on board, and listen to good music being played while sailing along, with the sun beaming down. This is an amazing day out. We stopped for lunch at Keri beach, where they have a few little restaurants, some rooftop ones, which are always nice to eat at, so you can look out to sea with a fab view. Then back on the boat, to sail around the coast all afternoon, what a blissful day.
Who likes adventure? If you fancy a bit of off-road adventure in a 4x4 jeep, the jeep Safari is for you. So, what do you get, and what do you experience with this? You get wine tasting, and you get to stop at Antennas, the highest point of the island, where you can see the magnificent views from up high looking down all over
You drive though a few Greek villages taking in the real GREEK vibes, stop off at a monastery and go for lunch, where you can take photos, stretch your legs, and take in more breath-taking views, then visit the most famous sight around the world. After this you have a choice to go on and visit the BLUE CAVES for an extra cost on top of what you pay for the jeep (8 euros), but well worth it!! Or you can stay on land and go for the swim stop, if you don't fancy visiting the BLUE CAVES. I went to the BLUE CAVES, as I like to experience most things in life, and managed to get this little video of us on the boat.
I have another few weeks left here in Zakynthos, so I really can’t wait to explore more. I feel satisfied that my initial curiosity has been fulfilled, but this has only made me want to explore more. I never had any expectations of here, if I am honest, so I am very grateful for all the beautiful things I have seen and done, and look forward to another few weeks of exploring and sharing with you all.