Blue Caves in Zakynthos
The Blue Caves are one of the most famous attractions in Zakynthos. Located on the northwest coast, between the port of Agios Nikolaos and Cape Skinari, the Blue Caves consist of a series of natural caves and arches ending in the large cave (Megali Spilia) and in the small cave (Mikri Spilia). Their name originates from the particular reflections that the water takes on inside them, a phenomenon very similar to that of the Blue Grotto of Capri. Here’s how to reach the Blue Caves by sea and by land.
How to reach the Blue Caves of Zakynthos by boat
The boats offering excursions to the Blue Caves depart from Zakynthos town harbour and from Agios Nikolaos port. If you want to visit the inside of the caves the only solution is to book an excursion with boats with maximum 50 seats, in fact the caves have a height of about 4 meters and consequently the large boats that go around the island cannot enter inside the Blue Caves but they can only stop in front of the entrance to take pictures of these particular rock formations. Keep in mind that in case of wind and rough sea it is not possible to enter the caves. Information on weather and sea conditions is posted on this Facebook group, subscribe and stay updated: CLICK HERE.
With the Welcometozante excursions it is possible to change the day of the excursion in case of bad weather or for health reasons. More information on Shipwreck Beach and Blue Caves Excursion.
An excellent alternative way to visit the Blue Caves of Zakynthos is to rent a private boat with or without a captain. This type of boat can typically hold up to 9 people (but larger models are also available) and the cost for a 2-hour tour ranges from € 200 upwards. More information on Shipwreck Beach and Blue Caves Excursion.
How to reach the Blue Caves of Zakynthos by car / scooter
To reach the Blue Caves by land you have to arrive with your own vehicle at the Windmill Restaurant, this is the position on Google Map https://g.page/potamitis-windmill?share. To the left of the mill there is a staircase that leads to the sea. Swimming to left and right you will notice small caves you can enter. It is forbidden (as well as dangerous) to swim to the entrance of the most important Blue Caves due to the numerous boats around this area.
Is it possible to swim inside the Blue Caves of Zakynthos?
Swimming is forbidden in the main Blue Caves due to the numerous boats that enter and leave the caves. It is possible to enter the smaller by swimming.
How do you know if the Blue Caves of Zakynthos are open or closed?
In case of wind and rough sea it is not possible to enter the caves. With Welcometozante it is possible to change the day of the excursion in case of bad weather or for health reasons. To find out about the marine situation at the moment you can contact the information service at 00306995806809 or check on this Facebook group: Welcometozante.