Head out on a little adventure, whether it’s a trip on our vintage yacht Odyssey, or a visit to a local taverna, the stunning blue waters and untouched part of the island near the club are certainly worth a trip.
Excursions, Boats & Local Area
Our Classic Yacht Odyssey
A beautiful, bespoke, 55ft wooden Cacique-style yacht built in the Peloponnese in the early 70’s, Odyssey is a staple part of the Peligoni experience, lending itself to all manners of trips. Hosting a maximum of 10 guests, Odyssey can be chartered for a half-day or a full-day trip and includes both a delicious lunch and refreshing beverages. Whether a family day out, a romantic proposal or a cruise with friends, Odyssey assures an unforgettable trip.
Crewed by a fully-qualified skipper and host, Odyssey will take you along the beautiful Zakynthian coastline before dropping anchor for lunch, drinks and some of the best swimming in the Ionian Sea. Throw a couple of paddleboards in to the crystal water and paddle to shore or simply relax on the comfortable beds with an ice cold glass of rosé.
FOOD & DRINK
The price includes a freshly prepared lunch by The Deli & Kitchen and half a bottle (or the equivalent) per person. We also sail with a fully stocked bar on board, should you wish to purchase more beverages.
Please note Odyssey can accommodate up to 10 passengers per trip. Specific drink/food requests are welcomed but may incur an additional charge. Prices are subject to change. To pre-book with the UK team, please give us a call or head over to the Guest Hub.
Half Day with Lunch: 10am – 2pm or 2:30pm – 6.30pm – £950.
Full Day with Lunch & Afternoon Tea: 10am – 6.30pm – £1,900.
Trip To Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves
The Shipwreck Trip is a Peligoni staple not to be missed. Every Wednesday, guests are whisked away by a privately chartered boat, arriving at the world famous Shipwreck Beach well in advance of the tourist crowds. After an hour or so exploring the beach and the shipwreck, the boat then cruises back along the coastline to enter the spectacular Blue Caves. Guests are returned to the club in time for lunch.
ABOUT THE SHIPWRECK
On the north west coast of Zakynthos lies a hidden cove called Navagio Shipwreck bay. Here lies the ruins of a freightliner from the 80s, rumoured to have been smuggling hoards of cigarettes, wine and women. After a tumultuous storm, the ship ran aground on the island and has remained in this spot ever since. Enveloped within the jaw-dropping white cliffs and exquisite blue waters, it’s no wonder the the Shipwreck is one of the most photographed attractions in the world.
Guests can reserve a space on our private trip whilst at the club or via the Guest Hub.
You could say that Zakynthos is a tale of two places. In its south you’ll find a plethora of party-goers, sandy beaches and bustling bars, and in the north, where The Peligoni Club resides, you’ll discover a beautifully untainted way of life. With the occasional ring of a goat’s bell, the peaceful ambience up here will make you feel like you’ve time travelled – and you might not want to go home!
WHAT’S WORTH SEEING
Surrounded by azure waters and swathed in glorious Greek heat in the summer months, Zakynthos is the epitome of rustic and idyllic. The pre-summer rainy season adorns the island with lush vegetation and exquisite flora, so be sure to bring your paints or camera if you’re seeking landscapes to capture.
In the nearby mountain village of Volimes you can buy hand-made lace, bed linen, crocheted bed-spreads, rugs, pottery and honey. Or try an Ouzo with pistachio nuts in one of the tiny bars.
Drive through the pungent pine forests to the beautiful Venetian monasteries of Anafonitria and St.George’s, and next to it, view the famous shipwreck on Navagio Beach from the giddy heights of the cliffs.
There are a few select local tavernas that we’ve known and loved for years. Serving plates of amazing local Greek dishes from hearty homemade moussaka to calamari with tzatziki, these spots are the go-to for fantastic local food.
IN THE SOUTH
The bustling capital, Zakynthos town, is an hour away. Destroyed by an earthquake in 1953, the elegant Venetian houses, icon rich churches, museums and a magnificent sweeping harbour have all been faithfully restored. It’s surprisingly cosmopolitan and a pleasant place to wander, dine and shop.
At the southern end of the island, there’s Go Karting, horse riding and a water park.
ADVICE & RECOMMENDATIONS
We’ll happily suggest the best local restaurants and family-run haunts to satisfy your craving for Greek specialities. Just head to Reception for reservations and recommendations.