While visiting the magnificent island your holiday would not be complete without one of the fabulous boat trips. Many local tour operators offer a variety of excursions by boat which give you the opportunity to see for yourself the unique coastline of the island.
The most famous trip on offer is that to the shipwreck cove or Navagio as it is known locally. The beach is only accessible by boat, as it is surrounded by cliffs but is one of the most stunning sights in Greece the shipwreck lies in the middle of a breathtaking white sandy bay, dominated by white limestone cliffs and surrounded by turquoise water. The shipwreck is in fact a container boat that was trying to illegally smuggle cigarettes and alcohol and was pursued by the Greek navy. Encountering stormy weather the boat ran aground and was abandoned by the crew.
The famous Blue Caves are another tourist attraction. Nature has crafted a unique impression in the picturesque and imposing cliffs offering the visitor a most extraordinary spectacle. Arches and domes which could never have been formed by the human hand offer stunning grottos deep blue in colour, hence the name. Many of the excursions to the blue caves are taken by small boat which takes you inside these magnificent grottos.
Marathonisi is the home of the rare endangered species of loggerhead turtle Caretta-Caretta and is one of the many beautiful and unique natural secrets of Zante. The island's shape resembles a turtle which is why it is affectionately known as Turtle Island. This uninhabited island is located off the south coast of the island opposite Keri.