Zakynthos, or Zante in Italian, is a holiday destination that is so diverse it can cater to visitors looking for wild summer nightlife and those that prefer to experience the quiet, natural side to the Greek islands.

I am particularly impressed by its nature including Navagio or the Shipwreck Beach — one of the most photographed beaches in the world.  There are fantastic sea caves including the Blue Caves, Keri Caves and stretches of sandy beaches.  Foodies can sample the rich local cuisine products such as olive oil, local wines and Greek cheeses.

Discover Off-the-Beaten-Path Zakynthos

Feel like discovering off-the-beaten-path Zakynthos?  There’s more to this island than meets the eye. Here’s a list by locals of some of the lesser-known things to experience on the island.

Boating to the Blue Caves in Zakynthos

The Blue Caves in Zakynthos are part of the island’s picturesque rocky coastline, a natural wonder only accessible by boat.

Where to Eat on Zakynthos

Wondering where to eat on Zakynthos? Here’s a list of the restaurants with great local specialties, all recommended to me by Zakynthians.

Navagio Shipwreck Beach Experience

The Navagio Shipwreck Beach experience is a must when visiting Zakynthos. There’s a reason it is one of the most photographed beaches in the world.

Zakynthos Sea Caves, Turtles and Perfect Beaches

Zakynthos sea caves, sea turtles and perfect beaches. That summed up the great experiences I had on my first full day on the island.