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Is Zakynthos worth going to?

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By Traveller December 31, 2018
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Is Zakynthos worth going to?

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By abby Traveller December 31, 2018

I'm thinking about traveling to Athens, Corfu, Santorini. I have 2 children that love exploring the world. We love to go to the beaches and was wondering if this would be a place worth visiting. We were thinking of going in October or November. We want to find a place where we can swim with the turtles and sounds like Zakynthos offers that but do any of the other islands closer to Athens do the same.

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Well first of all try june or september better. U can avoid touristic season but still enjoy the sun. Zakynthos is nice but somewhat touristic and not so picturesque. I would prefer the island of ithaca or paxous.

Turtle wise, not sure how easy it is to find them. Once i swam and saw one near monemvasia.
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Good evening Abby and happy holidays.
Although a marvellous experience, swimming with the turtles is quite rare and even rarer during the time of year you plan on visiting Greece. Therefore, I suggest it shouldn't be a criteria for visiting Zakynthos.
Since you enjoy swimming, your best bet for fine weather in October would be somewhere south like Rhodes, which has many beaches, ancient ruins, a beautiful medieval city to explore and the warmest sea temperature in the Aegean.
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I am not sure you Will swim with the turtles this season.
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Swimming with the turtles is not possible. The ones in Greece are not easily approachable. Athens Santorini and Corfu are not so easy to be combined on one voyage so including Zante don't know if it is a great idea. In any event it is an interesting island and would definitely suggest for summer vacations (avoid Laganas area at all cost)
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