The Blue Caves Of Zakynthos Island, Greece

In the north of the Greek Ionian island of Zakynthos at an area called Skinari you will find the magnificent Blue Caves. Discovered in 1897 by Antonio Komouto, the Blue Caves are one of the island’s most famous natural attractions, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Located just below the lighthouse at Cape Skinari, they should definitely be including on your “Zakynthos Island Things To Do” list 😉

The beautiful Blue Caves of Zakynthos Island, Greece

The caves owe their name to the blue waters inside them. Objects below the water appear to turn blue — this even includes people who can enter the water inside the caves to go swimming.

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The beautiful Blue Caves of Zakynthos Island, Greece

The Blue Caves can only be visited by boat. The small boats like the one we went on are great as they go all the way inside the caves and some boats have glass bottoms so you can see the marine life below.

There are countless boats that provide trips to the Blue Caves scattered around around the island at places like the Skinari Lighthouse and St Nikolas Port.

The beautiful Blue Caves of Zakynthos Island, Greece

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