I went to Zakynthos in Greece a couple of weeks ago, and I’d love to share some thoughts and pictures with you. In case you’re thinking about going to Greece, or to Zakynthos specifically, I hope this will be helpful for you!
On our way to Zakynthos we made a quick visit to Athens. First of all, I was so surprised by all the marble in Athens, so gorgeous!
If you’re into history you’ll appreciate Athens. On picture number 1 you have Acropolis of Athens. On picture number 2 you have the prison of Socrates. On picture number 3 you have the location for where the Olympic Games started, and on picture number 4 you have the armor you can buy to prove that you’ve been to a tourist shop in Athens!
My only regret was that we didn’t stay over for a night. As we were walking around, I only had a little backpack with me, but it was way too hot to carry anything. I never felt more in need of a shower than when we finally got to the hotel at Zakynthos, haha!
As you all probably know, Greece is a super popular tourist destination. I actually didn’t mind, it was kind of a fun game to guess where people were from. When I first booked our hotel, I booked one in Zakynthos city, but then changed to another hotel outside of the city. I’m super happy about that because although Zakynthos city was a nice place, it’s very touristy and busy with, yes, tourists.
When I travel, I really don’t want to waste my time accidentally going to the “wrong” places or in this case, “wrong” beaches. I think we found some really awesome destinations. Here’s my review of some beaches we visited.
1. Kalamaki Beach
This is where we stayed at Zakynthos, and I really liked it. It’s a peaceful resort 7 km from the town of Zakynthos. It has plenty of restaurants but the night life is pretty quiet, (which is what I prefer) The beach is also a production place for the famous Caretta sea turtles. There’s turtle nests on the beach, and if you’re lucky you might see some turtles.
I liked Laganas until I didn’t like it. It’s cute to walk over the bridge to the little island . (You pay an entrance fee about 5 euros). It’s a cool beach etc , but it was super crowded. We hung out there for about an hour, and then we walked over to Agrilia beach. It was very peaceful for a few hours.
It all of a sudden it turned into a CRAZY beach party. Seriously not my cup of tea. That’s when we went back to the hotel and hung out at the wonderful pool.
AMZING beach! Love love loved it! If you want action, this is not for you. But if you’re like me and love a beautiful peaceful beach with a stunning view, this is definitely for you!
4. Porto Limnionas
Maybe we got there on a extra busy day, we weren’t even able to get sun chairs because it was so crowded, but what a gorgeous beach. If you get there around 10am you should be fine. Awesome for snorkeling. Would not recommend this place if you have very young kids, or if you’re having trouble walking. It’s pretty steep, and it’s kind of tricky to get in the water.
5. Porto Azzuro Vassilikos
Another really awesome beach that I highly recommend. It’s also the only beach we went to, that had a little bit of waves, which was nice when I was on my little mattress.
Okay guys, that’s it for this time! Hope you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for reading!