Trips from Corfu to Zakynthos / Excursions

Next to Kefalonia and unlike the rocky Ithaca, Zakynthos – also called Zante – is, perhaps, one of the most inspired options for short 2 to 3 day trips from Corfu. The island is the farthermost of all Ionian Island as compared to Corfu, and its main highlights refer to its numerous fine beaches and village resorts. Given its natural endowments and its tourist infrastructure, the island of Zakynthos is a tourist destination in its own right, Laganas counting as one of the most popular resorts in the south of the island, whereas the northern smaller resort of Alykes is often chosen for its Blue Grotto (or Kianou Caves) where advised visitors can test by themselves whether a bath into the natural pool of the grotto really turns them blue or not.

The only limitation of tourism development is represented by the fact that the so-called Caretta Caretta, an endangered species of turtles – which for that matter, also nest in the nearby Kefalonia – must share in view of nesting the same beaches (Laganas and Yerakas in particular) with the huge flow of tourists coming here to sunbathe and to indulge in beach enabled sports activities. Given its high degree of endangerment, tourists are advised against using speedboats in the Laganas Bay, against sticking umbrellas in the sand, against using the beaches between sunset and sunrise and the like. The bottom line is the island of Zakynthos is a genuine natural haven, and tourists are encouraged to do their best to accommodate their vacation plans with this particularity of the island.

Attractions in Corfu

Molos Beach

The Molos Beach looks a lot like the Kavos Beach, featuring shallow waters and a sandy texture.

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Kassiopi Beach

What is so appealing about the Kassiopi Beach is that it is located at the foot of Mount Pantokrator.

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Corfu Aqualand

Corfu Aqualand is the one water park which is the closet located to Corfu Town. Aqualand is the largest water park in Europe with large water slides.

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Corfu