Salt Stories: Zakynthos

#BOATDAY

By Michael Chapman

#BOATDAY-Salt Escapes

There’s no day quite like boat day, and there’s no boat day quite like a Salt Escapes Boat Day.

Got it? OK then, let’s dive straight in…

If there’s a better feeling in the world than floating about on the ocean, Summer beats buzzing through the Soundbox, basking in the sunlight with a group of mates, and nothing in sight but a crystal clear big blue, then we’re yet to experience it.

So far, Salt has bobbed around the bays of La Maddalena Archipelago in Northern Sardinia, circumnavigated Chrysi island in Southern Crete, and found pure paradise along the Ionian coast of Zakynthos.

Already in the line up for 2020, are the Pacific oceans of Costa Rica and plenty more of the eye-watering turquoise blues of Greece’s Ionian Sea. Where else should we set sail next year?

Sink your teeth into these snaps of some of our Boat Day best bits.Or even better, book an Escape with us in 2020 to experience the real deal…

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Zakynthos: Greece's greenest island

By Michael Chapman

Zakynthos: Greece's greenest island-Salt Escapes

Floating on the turquoise waters of the Ionian sea, Zakynthos is a tale of two halves. The south of the island may be well known for its nightlife and holiday resorts, but venture north and you'll be blown away by breathtaking landscapes, white-sand beaches, vast pine forests and the warmest hospitality on the Greek islands. 

Our top 6 ABSOLUTE

must do's


#1. Sail away on the stunning stretch of coastline.

Navagio beach is one of the most Instagrammed spots in Europe, but just a hop, skip & a jump around to the next bay, you’ll find spots like this. Just as instagrammable, FAR less tourists.

#2. Explore the Blue Caves.

 

Sail or swim into these magical natural wonders where the sunlight bounces off the water and reflects onto the limestone walls. Just keep everything crossed that it isn't your Captain's first time navigating his/her way through the caves... 

#3. Walk through olive groves and explore ancient ruins.

Hike through the shady pine forest, with the sunlight falling through the trees. Stumble upon ancient monastery ruins against the most mind-blowing backdrop of the big blue. 

#4. View the Shipwreck in all her glory.

Although Shipwreck beach can be accessed by boat, its beauty is best appreciated from the viewing platform on the cliffs above. Soak it all in, you might never witness so much blue for the rest of your days.

#5. Wander around the harbour at Port Nikolaos.

Tucked away in the North of the island, this tranquil beach town is well off the tourist trail, but well worth a visit. It’s sheltered bay has pristine water, a quiet beach, and traditional family-run tavernas right next to the sea.

#6. Soak up the sunset from our Salt villa.

It’s almost as if Mother Natures best show was designed to be viewed from our Zakynthos villa. Watch the sun go down on another magical day right in the centre of where the cliffs fall from the sky into the sea. We don’t know where you’ve seen your favourite sunsets, but trust us, this one will be right up there.

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