Watching the sun set over the Ionian Sea is one of those must-do Zante experiences. And this cruise in a traditional Greek caïque boat features a swim before the main event. Constantine, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Even though I've seen it a thousand times, it's a moment that still gives me a frisson. It's magical, romantic and soulful – Mother Nature at her most creative, steering the sun to set between the Misithres Rocks. Utter bliss.'The scene is set the moment you board your boat. A wooden caïque evokes a sense of nostalgia and tradition. Fishermen in the eastern Mediterranean have used these boats since ancient times. A guide will be on board to give you the inside track on all things Zante. Sailing from Agios Sostis harbour in the south, you'll sail towards Marathonisi, a small islet known locally as Turtle Island. You'll captain will drop anchor offshore for an early-evening dip. See caves and, with luck, loggerhead turtles before cruising to the west coast to catch the sunset.And the spot where you'll see it is hard to beat. Near the Misithres Rocks, there's an amazing view of the sunset perfectly sinking beyond the horizon between the two formations. It makes for Insta-perfect snaps. The romantic atmosphere will accompany you back to port as you sail along to the sounds of waves lapping gently against the hull and relaxing music while sipping on a sparkling wine.
Enjoy a sunset cruise in the Ionian Sea in a traditional Greek caïque boat. Take a dip in the waters off Marathonisi, known locally as Turtle Island. Watch as the sun slips behind the horizon through the two Misithres Rocks. Sip on a sparkling wine, listening to relaxing music as you take in the scenery. Expert local guide with an unrivalled knowledge of Zante and its coastline