Blue Caves
Blue Caves
Blue Caves

Blue Caves Tours and Tickets

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The bright turquoise waters of the Greek Islands have inspired many a postcard, but perhaps no spot is more idyllic than Blue Caves of Zakynthos. Visit these sea grottoes, carved by thousands of years of erosion, to bask in the glow of the cobalt-blue water that creates a magical reflection on the caves' pale stone walls.

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FoyeEllis_D, Oct 2023
Really great tour
I was expecting a bigger boat, max is 12 guests in the boat and it worked out Great. Very friendly. Easy meeting point and really cute and funny tour guide. He took us to as many of the blue caves as we wanted and took us to a beach where we swam for 20 minutes or so! Had a great lunch. Highly recommend Andrea Dragnos and ABBA.
Becky_D, Sep 2023
The most beautiful water I have ever seen!
Definitely recommend this excursion! The beach, the Shipwreck cove, and the Blue Caves were all so beautiful and the opportunity to swim at these stops was fantastic! Our family thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride and swimming, the pictures don't do it justice! Truly the most beautiful water I have ever seen!
Nicholas_L, Oct 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our...
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour Spiro our driver was great. We loved that he showed and explained many things. Our boat guide Sakis and captain Takis were great. I highly recommend the tour and would do it again
tianyu_f, Oct 2023
great tour. it was very...
great tour. it was very fun. the ocean water is very beautiful. Definitely recommend to friend and family.
People Also Ask
Q:Can you go to the Blue Caves without a tour?
A:Yes, you can visit the Blue Caves without a tour—but you’ll need your own boat to get there. That’s why most visitors choose to explore the Blue Caves with guides who know the coast well. Most guided tours of the Blue Caves also include additional stops, such as Shipwreck Beach.
Q:How do I get to the Blue Caves in Zakynthos?
A:You have two main options for reaching the Blue Caves in Zakynthos, a day cruise featuring multiple coastal stops or a shorter trip from a nearby harbor. Shorter boat trips generally depart from Agios Nikolaos Harbour (St. Nikolaus Harbour), and can make the return trip—including a swim stop—in an hour.
Q:Can you swim in the Blue Caves?
A:Yes, you can swim in the Blue Caves—but only in the smaller, quieter areas. Swimming is not allowed at the main entrance to the Blue Caves, as busy boat traffic around the mouth of the caves can create unsafe conditions. Many tours of the Blue Caves make swimming stops nearby.
Q:How long does it take to tour the Blue Caves?
A:You can take an hour-long tour of the Blue Caves: Since round-trip boat journeys from Agios Nikolaos Harbour take 40 minutes, these tours generally budget for 20 minutes at the caves themselves. Many day cruises to the Blue Caves last all day, with time for stops at beaches and viewpoints.
Q:What is the best time of day to visit the Blue Caves?
A:Midday light makes the most of brilliantly colored water at the Blue Caves, so many recommend coming around noon. That’s a busy time at the caves, however—and the morning light is also gorgeous. If you prefer fewer crowds, opt for a boat trip that leaves first thing in the morning.
Q:What is the best time of year to visit the Blue Caves?
A:July and August are busy months in Zakynthos, when the Blue Caves, beaches, and harbor towns can be crowded. For beachy weather and fewer crowds, consider visiting in the shoulder-season periods of June and September; you’ll find lower prices, fewer tourists, and water that is still warm enough for swimming.