Zakynthos Cruises

Agios Dionysios Church
Kampi Clifftop View
Shipwreck Cove

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Zakynthos

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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. 

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    Greece

    Under the protective wing of the gods
    Under the protective wing of the gods

    It would take a lifetime of island-hopping to fully appreciate the 227 inhabited Greek islands scattered across the Mediterranean Sea.
    With sapphire water lapping at rocky coastlines sprinkled with secret coves and sandy beaches, they are the stuff of dreamy travel posters, the very definition of the eulogized Greek summer of sun, sea and sand.



    For anyone with a cultural bone in their body a cruise to the Greek islands cannot fail to inspire. Every culture has left its mark, and almost every town or village has a link to the past, whether it’s a delicately crumbling temple to Aphrodite, a forbidding Venetian fort or a dusty Byzantine monastery decorated with exquisite frescoes. 


    But the call to cultural duty will never be too overwhelming on a Greek islands holiday. The hedonistic pleasures of languor and warmth – swimming in balmy seas at dusk, talking and drinking under the stars – are just as appealing.
    Sprawling, globalized Athens is an obligatory, almost unavoidable introduction to Greece: aside from the show-stopping Acropolis it offers a truly metropolitan range of cultural diversions, from museums to concerts; well-stocked shops; gourmet restaurants and stimulating clubs.