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Blue Caves

On the west coast of Zante, near the village of Volimes, visitors will be enthralled by stunning views of the Blue Caves. The water in the caves captures and reflects light in every imaginable shade of blue, a surreal phenomenon to experience. The caves look best at sunrise and sunset, or from under the water while scuba diving. There is also wonderful snorkelling to be enjoyed. The Blue Caves are only accessible by sea but there are many boats that make this excursion. Often the boat trips to the caves are combined with Navagio beach and the shipwreck there, or a round island trip. The smaller boats, which seat up to 25 passengers, are generally far more pleasant than the ships which carry over 300, not least of all because the smaller craft can actually sail into the caves which is a magical experience. If you experience motion sickness or sea sickness be sure to take some medication with you as the boat ride can be fairly lengthy. Although the Blue Caves proper are only accessible by boat and can't be reached by swimming, there is a walk down to the beach from the lighthouse at Skinari from where you can swim to some lovely caves from a bathing platform and explore at your leisure.