Top 5 reasons why you should visit Zakynthos island for your photography adventure!

Updated: Oct 21, 2019

Have you ever heard about an island in Greece, surrounded by turquoise blue water ?

Perfect home for sea turtles ?

A place where sound of sea water wakes you up every morning?

If you are looking for a great spot for your photo shoot adventure then ...

Yes, Zante (Zakynthos) is the right place for you!

Zakynthos island is one of the most beautiful places in Greece, known as “turtle island” with beautiful, blue, transparent salty water. If you are a Greek mythology fan, you would probably want to know that the island name is not a coincidence, Greece paradise is named after Zakynthos, the son of the legendary Arcadian chief Dardanus!

Don't think that because the island is only about 40 km long and 20 km wide, you will not find huge amount of places for shooting .. I will reassure you in the opposite!

This amazing place can offer you countless of breathless views, long sandy beaches, steep cliffs, more than 2000 years old olive trees, beautiful caves and that is not all!

From my side of view, the best part of visiting Zante as photographer is that you don’t have to search for photo shooting places! You can take pictures literally from everywhere!

Here are my top 5 reasons why you have to visit Zakynthos for your photography journey:

1. Beautiful views - this island offers you plenty of incredible views for your landscape pictures! Have you ever tried to capture picture of forests fallen in love with singing birds? Believe me, Zante will help you create new level of creativity skills!

There are several ways how to get to a nice location for your perfect photo :

- by walking on your feet (free)

- by renting a car/quad/motorcycle

(40-60€ per day)

- by buying ticket for ship cruise

(around 25€)

- renting a small boat (around 50€/hour)

If you would ask me - my tip for you, is to rent a quad which will allow you to travel anywhere (even places out of civilisation) and take amazing pictures from place that you will choose with finger on map. It is more practical than traveling by bus, and more funny than traveling by car!

My another great tip is to rent a small boat (even a water bike if you like to exercise your legs) and sail to the turtle spotting places, hidden dolphin caves, or interesting "wild" beaches (which are accessible only by sailing, so they are "tourists free").

Of course the most popular are the views from the top of the hills, focused on the blue water and cliffs - as they are amazing ... but friends, please do not forget that views of the land are amazing as well (specially during sunrise and sunset)!