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Zakynthos, Greece-port

This green gem in the Ionian Sea, frequently called the the Florence of Greece, has a long history shared with many nations, having been occupied by Italy (specifically the Venetians) and later by Turkey. While many visitors choose to stroll the beaches or take a relaxing day cruise, those looking for a glimpse into history should make their way to The New Museum at Solomou Square, with artwork in the Byzantine and post- Byzantine style; or the Museum Solomos & Kalvos, resting place of the native poets, featuring their works and portraits, on St. Markus Square.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Highlights of Zakynthos
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Panoramic Zakynthos
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required

Highlights of Zakynthos

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 4 1/4 hours

Tour Code: ZAK-002

Zakynthos Town, historically known as The Venice of the South, is the island's modern capital and was nearly completely destroyed by an earthquake and fire on August 9, 1953. Afterwards, the town was rebuilt, taking care to preserve its original Venetian and Byzantine style wherever possible.

Tendering ashore, your coach awaits to transport you to Bohali Village, which is located below the Venetian fortress and offers incredible views of Zakynthos town and the surrounding areas for as far as the eye can see. This charming enclave enchants visitors with its quiet lanes, quaint houses with flowered courtyards and elagant tavernas. Enjoy a photo stop here before traveling on.

Your next stop is at the The Church of St. Mavra, located in the village of Maherado, was built during the 14th century and is considered one of the most important and famous churches of the island. The church houses a remarkable collection of fine icons and frescoes painted by famous Greek artists.

Continuing on, you will make your way to Kampi, where the deepest point in the Mediterranean lies just off the dramatic cliffs found here. During your visit, you will be treated to some Greek Mezedes and a traditional folkloric show before it's time to return to the pier.

Please note: This tour consists of approximately 1-hour of moderate walking and is not available to wheelchair guests. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Comfortable, flat-heeled, closed-toe walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.