Start planning your cruise and book your excursions in Zakynthos and its surroundings
The spectacular Zakynthos, an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination, is an island paradise located off the beautiful coast of Greece.
Here, white pebbled shorelines meet turquoise-blue waters, and rugged clifftops such as Kampi offer breathtaking views of the sea. Soak up the island's atmosphere of local traditions or explore its ancient culture. Glimpse limestone cliffs, historical monasteries, and the iconic Shipwreck Beach, one of Greece’s true wonders.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Agios Dionysios Church
• Kampi Clifftop View
• Shipwreck Cove
Choose an MSC Cruises excursion to the Agios Dionysios Church, with its impressive bell tower and shrine to Zakynthos' patron saint. Next, travel inland towards the village of Machairado, to learn about ancient traditional pottery techniques from a local artisan. The tour proceeds to the charming Bochali, where you’ll appreciate beautiful views of Zakynthos and its old Venetian Fortress. Finally, stop by the seaside resort of Tsilivi to spend some retail or beach-side leisure time.
Take an MSC Cruises excursion to sample delicious Mandolato, a handcrafted almond nougat considered the traditional sweet of Zakynthos. Made with a light meringue base and enriched with honey, Mandolato dates back to when the Ionian Islands were under Venetian rule! In Kampi, cast your gaze over the seductive blue sea from a spectacular clifftop vista. Finally, enjoy a taste of authentic meze dishes and a glass of the spirit Ouzo, while you watch local dancers perform in the village.
Sail over the heavenly waters of Zakynthos' Blue Bay on an adventurous MSC Cruises excursion. After a leisurely drive to the harbour of Skinari, you’ll take an exciting boat ride to the Blue Caves network. Years of natural erosion have created breathtaking geological arches that rise majestically from an azure sea. Next, take in the monumental cliffs, powder white sands, and crystal waters of Navagio, affectionately known as Shipwreck Beach.