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Our most recommended Ionian Islands Family-friendly Activities

Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting, Marathonísi, & Keri Caves Cruise

1. Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting, Marathonísi, & Keri Caves Cruise

Depart from the Gulf of Laganas where your cruise begins. After boarding the boat your guide will give you some information about the loggerhead turtles "Caretta Caretta", while the crew will try to spot some turtles as they surface for air. Grab the opportunity to observe the turtles and take some great souvenir photos and videos. Continue to the stunning caves of Keri and stop for a relaxing swim in the crystal clear waters. Arrive at the turtle-shaped island of Marathonisi. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling as the clear turquoise waters surround you and explore the Golden Nesting Beach, where sea turtles lay their nests. Return to the Gulf of Laganas at the end of the tour.

Corfu: Aqualand Water Park 1-, 2- or 7-Day Entry Tickets

2. Corfu: Aqualand Water Park 1-, 2- or 7-Day Entry Tickets

Have a splashing day out at Aqualand Water Park. Get your entry ticket in advance to skip the ticket line and enjoy full-day access to the home of 49 water slides.   Bring the whole family or come with friends — the park has something for everyone. Enjoy not only fun water attractions, but also green forest scenery, free sun beds and umbrellas for sun worshippers, and food outlets and shops on hand. Have fun on the water attractions designed by the same people that designed some Universal Studios and Disney’s attractions.  Relax knowing safety is at the center of the water parks’ philosophy — qualified lifeguards always look out for visitors and provide services for people with specific requirements. Splash all day long in the daily-cleaned and filtered water.

Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting Cruise on a Glass-Bottom Boat

3. Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting Cruise on a Glass-Bottom Boat

After being picked up from your accommodation, set off to begin your 3-hour eco-friendly turtle spotting cruise. Climb aboard a special glass-bottomed boat and embark on your journey through the National Marine Park surrounding the island.  Make a photo stop at the famous Cameo Islet, which was created by the 1633 earthquake. Take unique photos (guaranteed sightings) of the turtles from up close, and take the opportunity to swim amongst them in their natural habitat.  After this, explore the enchanting Keri Caves, and pass underneath the “Kamares”, before enjoying another swimming opportunity in the clear waters. Finally, arrive at the turtle-shaped island of Marathonisi. Swim and have fun at the Golden Nesting Beach which is home to the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta Caretta. You will also have the chance to admire the stunning caves.

Nydri: Boat Cruise to Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Agiofilli

4. Nydri: Boat Cruise to Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Agiofilli

Swim at 3 beaches that can only be accessed by boat on this tour to Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Agiofilli beach from Nydri. Snap pictures of the Greek coast and spot marine wildlife. Depart from the port of Nidri in the morning. Admire the small green islands that dot the deep blue bay. Stop at Egremni beach where the boat will stop for two hours of soaking up the sun on this pristine, remote beach. Sail to the western part of Lefkada to swim for an hour at Porto Katsiki. Head to Agiofilli for an afternoon dip. Marvel at the views on your return to Nydri.

Nydri: Island-hopping Boat Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

5. Nydri: Island-hopping Boat Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Swim in beautiful bays and eat authentic Greek food with drinks on this cruise to the islands of Lefkada and Meganisi from Nidri. See Giovanni's cave and have some free time to explore the village of Spartochori. Depart from the port of Nidri and sail into the historic Papanikolis cave. Head to Giovanni's cave where you can jump in the crystal waters. Continue to Spartochori, a traditional Greek village on Meganisi island. Take some free time to walk around or enjoy a coffee before boarding the boat to Lakka beach. Savor a real Greek lunch served with cool drinks. Go to a swimming spot by the mysterious private island of Scorpio before heading back to Nydri port.

Lefkada: Sea Kayak Experience in the Rouda Bay Sea Caves

6. Lefkada: Sea Kayak Experience in the Rouda Bay Sea Caves

Meet your guide at the beach of Mikros Gialos on the South side of Lefkada island. After a short safety briefing, your guides will provide you with all the necessary equipment and you'll set off. Together with your group, you will start paddling along the coastline and in and out of magnificent sea caves in blue waters of the Ionian Sea. Enjoy swimming at picturesque secluded beaches and snorkel around, visiting the sea caves of Lefkada, which are adorned with stunning stalactites. The distance covered while paddling is approximately 4 nautical miles. A traditional Greek snack and picnic will also be provided.

Zakynthos Water Park Entrance Ticket

7. Zakynthos Water Park Entrance Ticket

Prepare to get wet on the slides of a brilliant water park in the village of Sarakinado, just a few kilometers from Zakynthos Town. Enjoy a fun day out for the entire family and avail of the park's shops and snack bars. Get your thrills at the largest water park on the island and have some fun on attractions such as the 3 octopus slides, Slippery Rabbit and Boomer Bowl. Relax on the 300-meter long Lazy River or get an adrenalin rush as you are sucked into the Black Hole. Play spray games and take the kids to the dedicated slides and attractions of the Children's Tower. Newer attractions include the 25-meter high Mat Racer, where you can slide head first into the water, whilst the multi racing slides continue to thrill for those who want to challenge their mates to a race down a 60-meter slide.

Corfu: Advanced Scenic Horseback Riding Tour

8. Corfu: Advanced Scenic Horseback Riding Tour

Seize the opportunity to put your horseback riding skills into practice while holidaying in Corfu and further discover the island on a guided trip. Depending on the option you choose, you can trot along the coast for a unique beach experience, or discover the stunning lakeside trails. Take advantage of these two wonderful tour options catering only to advanced riders who can trot and canter. Admire the incredible lakeside landscape as you focus on your riding skills and speed, or have a more laidback experience as you take your horse into the ocean for a swim. Make the most of your time in Greece by taking part in unusual but breathtaking activities such as this one, and snap plenty of photos to take home and remember your trip forever.

Pelekas: Tandem Paragliding Flight

9. Pelekas: Tandem Paragliding Flight

After gathering at the tour meeting point, begin with a briefing about take-off before adjusting your flying seat position. Following that, begin practicing taking off, at which point you're ready to fly. The tandem glider used for your activity is specially designed to carry two people, and is nearly twice the size of a regular solo paraglider. Your flight lasts 20 minutes on average, depending on the force of the wind and other flight conditions. Your team on the day is made up of experienced and certified pilots. Your flight is filmed with a GoPro Hero5 camera, and following your flight you are issued an SD card containing video footage to take home with you.

Sidari: Parasailing Experience for Two

10. Sidari: Parasailing Experience for Two

The actual time for this activity is approx 20 minutes with actual air time of 5 - 7 mins (Longer flights can priced accordingly). With this skip-the-line ticket, it enables you to jump on board a speedboat (1 Spectator FREE OF CHARGE) (per Double), after a short speedboat ride to the launching pad, you will be kitted out with your certified safety gear and receive a safety briefing. Once you feel comfortable, get ready for take off! To enjoy a serene "Birds Eye" view of the spectacular Canal D' Amour, famed for its incredible coastline and a peak over the Albanian Mountains. You will also enjoy a "Touch and Go" specialty, where half way through your flight your "chute" will go down to dip your toes into the cool ocean before taking off again, returning to the pad to prepare for landing. Cross this activity off your Bucket List TODAY. This activity is a very serene experience requiring the minimum of physical fitness!

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What people are saying about Ionian Islands

Wonderful day on the boat for families, couples or singletons too. We have truly enjoyed exploring the islands this way but what really made it great was the experienced and friendly crew who made sure everyone on board had the best time! Seating was comfortable and we felt everyone had plenty of space on board. There were many opportunities to cool down in the sea and swim in beautiful cave and beaches. Lunch was excellent - freshly prepared and delicious traditional Greek food. All in all great value for money. I am glad we chose Papanikolis Boat!

Hreat day trip with friendly family hosts. Not overcrowded and felt relaxed throughout the trip. Lovely stops at some nice beaches with plenty of time to swim and take in the atmosphere. Very nice lunch (remember to tell them if you’re veggie in advance, they’ll be happy to cater for you. Water and drinks offered throughout. Highly recommended :)

Amazing experience! Went to the Keri caves and Marathonisi both where we could go swimming and snorkeling. After we cruised around the Laganas bay a little while and spotted a turtle!

sehr interessant für alle altersgruppen. man muss schon ein stück laufen aber durch die koordinaten die man suchen muss hat auch das laufen unseren kindern spaß gemacht.

Easy to book, very efficient and the place is super fun