Well, not such a bad one but worth thinking about.
Generally a pint of beer is about 2 euros to 3.5 euros depending if it is local or imported.
If you go to the main street in Zante town, choose the place you stop for a drink wisely ! we payed 5 euros a pint, for the local beer ! One street away, parrallel to it it is only 2.5 euros !
Unique Suggestions: find out the prices first
Fun Alternatives: go to another street, not the main stretch in the middle
I have never seen so many turtles in my life everywhere on zante you can see shops of all descriptions selling turtles in various forms i.e. soft toys, ornaments, backpacks t.shirts etc etc.
ps. I got a lovely bath mat, white background with a blue turtle on--- and its reversable!
Don't believe the tour guides that tell you your boat leaves early to get to the shipwreck bay first, they all leave at approximately the same time and so the beach is crowded. The prices of the food and drink are a real rip off, take your own if you can.
Most of the children on board got bored, especially the very small ones, and we all know how irratating other people's bored children can be.
Take plenty of suncream and a hat.
Don't believe the promise that your boat will go into the caves, it will at a squeeze, the best photo opps are if you turn around and look the other way as everyone rushes towards the front of the boat.
Don't believe the promise of seeing turtles either. BUT go anyway a great way to see the sightsand at least 3 swim stops.
Probably the most famous site of Zyknthos, but the wreck (a rusty heap) spoils a beautiful beach. It is also suspect as to how it got there. One major problem is that all the day cruise boats arrive at the beach within 15mins of each other, so you have 100's of people landing on the beach, & 4 or 5 boats pumping out diesel. Getting off boats is tricky, it looks like perfect fine white sand but at the sea edge is shingle and you will sink in, people mislay their flip flops all the time. Further up the beach it is fine sand. Beware there is very little shade, and the sun reflects off the white cliffs.
Viewing the beach from the platform high on the cliff is not for the faint hearted, but again the problm is that all the coach tours arrive at the same time, while the boats are also there so you get a view of the boats & crowds rather than the empty beach.
My tips for the local tourist authority:
Get rid off the wreck, you don't need it to attract people to the beach.
Stagger the cruise boats, then everyone gets to enjoy the beach.
Unique Suggestions: If you can get there early in the morning or late afternoon by a smaller boat, the crowds should be gone & you will have a lovely beach.
Fun Alternatives: There are other beautiful beaches that only a boat can get you there, and many don't get other visitors. ASk a local boat owner based in port St. Nicholas (The one in North Island) confusing as there are 2 St. Nicholas's