Design your own day at sea with a private cruise around Zante's sun-kissed coastline. Aboard a luxury vessel exclusively for you and your party, you'll have a captain and crew at your disposal to spend a few hours cruising the Ionian. What's more, there'll be beer, wine and snacks, too.Your first point of call will be to meet your captain to decide on how you want to spend your time at sea. They'll recommend places for you to go according to your interests – whether you'd like snorkelling sites, standout scenery, or swim stops at the best bays and beaches.Cruise by the sea caves on the Keri peninsula and do a spot of wildlife-watching off Marathonisi Island – a major nesting ground for loggerhead turtles. Make waves along the Vasilikos península. Plot a course for the good-looking shores of Laganas Bay, or sail into Zante Town – the island's capital. On this tour, you decide.
Athens is packed with landmarks steeped in history. Enjoy a small group tour of some of the most important locations in the cradle of democracy, including the Acropolis and the Parthenon.Kick off with a tour of the city's top sights. Enter the famous old town district, Plaka, and follow the pedestrian zone to the Acropolis. Climb the hill and reward yourself with a spectacular view of Athens. Listen to the detailed descriptions of monuments of the Acropolis and its surrounding landmarks – the Shrine of Dionysus, the Philopappos, the Areopagus and the Agora.And if you wish, you can visit the award-winning Acropolis Museum. Ever since it opened a decade ago, it has wowed visitors with its collections of thousands of priceless artefacts dating to the fifth century BC. You'll also have some free time to explore Athens old town. Maybe have lunch at one of the many pavement cafés or check out the shopping opportunities in Plaka.
Pick-up any postcard of Zante and it's likely that Smuggler's Cove sits front and centre on it. Discover the soaring cliffs and shipwreck ruins of this famous bay during a full day boat cruise. Along the way, there'll be plenty of swimming and sunbathing, a stop at the Blue Caves, plus free time to explore the pretty port of Agios Nikolaos. Eleni, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Be prepared to be dazzled by the sea around the Blue Caves, which seems to glow electric blue because the white limestone underneath the waves reflects the sun through the azure water.' The best part of this cruise is that you'll get to catch all of Zante's top coastal bits in one relaxing boat trip. After sailing over from Kyllini Port we'll kick off with a swim stop at dazzling Xigia beach. Sailing by windmills and white cliffs against the turquoise sea, we'll then head for Smuggler's Cove for a photo stop. Back in the 80s, a ship carrying contraband cigarettes ran aground in this chalk-white cove. What's left is a fantastic photo-op - Zante's best-known beach is one of the most photographed spots in the whole of Greece.After pausing to admire the Blue Caves, there's another swim stop at a secluded beach before heading ashore for some free time in the teeny fishing port of Agios Nikolaos. It's a sleepy kind of place with a couple of tempting beaches and one or two tavernas. You'll have free time here to try some meze, or just simply swim and sunbathe before the return cruise.
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As far as boat trips go, it doesn't get more idyllic than this. You'll cruise over to Zante, past Marathonissi – popularly known as ‘Turtle Island' – from Kyllini to discover some of the highlights of south Zante on this full day excursion. There's also time to swim and snorkel, as well as relax.
Nestled between the Gulf of Patras and the Panachaiko Mountains, the city of Patras is the largest city in the Peloponnese. Discover cultural gems on this tour and indulge in some retail therapy amid its many shopping attractions.
Visit the crumbling ruins, solitary pillars, and faded frescoes of any UNESCO-listed site and it can be tough to imagine the grandeur that once was – so this tour takes your experience to the next level. Using a tablet, you'll see ancient monuments brought to life in the birthplace of the Olympic Games – Olympia.
Rural Peloponnese comes to life on this epic 4x4 tour. You'll rumble over mountainous terrain, with stops at some of the peninsula's top sights, including the River Erymathos and Nemouta Waterfalls, with a swim stop here. You'll also pass through rustic highland villages and drop into a traditional café for ouzo and meze.
If exploring one area of Greece isn't enough for you, then this boat trip to Zante is the answer to your dreams. You'll glide to our near neighbour onboard a luxury catamaran, chartered exclusively for you and your party. And it's totally up to you how you spend your day at sea – design your day with your skipper and discover all the top sights, including the world-famous Shipwreck Beach and Zante town itself.Set sail from Glyfa and you can admire every inch of Zante's beauty. You'll get to spend about six hours either on board or on Zante. Head to Laganas Bay in the south and anchor off the islets of Marathonisi or Kalonisi. Or glide over to St Nick's Beach on the Vasilikos peninsula. While in Zante town, the waterfront Church of Saint Dionysios – with its gilded interior – is a must.But if there's one spot you can't miss, it's Shipwreck Beach on the north of the island. It can only be reached by sea – and its beautiful blue waters are not the only attraction. Light snacks will also be served, as well as free-flowing beer, wine and soft drinks. What's more, your captain will fit in as many swim stops as you wish.