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Strand von Tsilivi, Bild: koal_a / shutterstock

Beach, sun and sea in Tsilivi in Zakynthos

Tsilivi – Mediterranean cuisine and local specialties are waiting to pamper your palate, fine sandy beaches invite you to linger and the crystal-clear water offers the perfect way to cool off on hot summer days. Enjoy your personal time-out in the small coastal village and just let your soul dangle and give your body a break.

Tsilivi on Zakynthos has continued to develop in terms of tourism in recent years and has thus gained in attractiveness for holidaymakers. Tsilivi is located near the town of Zakynthos and is located on the eastern coast of the island. Due to the wide range of activities, young and old as well as families get their money’s worth here.

Highlights in Tsilivi

The main attraction is the lively beach of the coastal town, which is located in a wind-protected bay and invites you to stroll, relax and enjoy numerous sports activities. Feel the sand between your toes, the wind gently brushing over your skin and refresh yourself in the crystal clear, clean water. The water slopes gently down to the open sea and is also ideal for families with small children due to its quiet location. For those who prefer to be more active, there is a wide range of activities such as beach volleyball courts, water games, jet skis, canoes, windsurfing, water scooters, pedal boats and other tourist and sports facilities. Culinary lovers can enjoy numerous restaurants with local specialties, bars and small kiosks, which ensure that you are optimally supplied with snacks during the day. Immerse yourself in Greek culture, get to know the locals and make new exciting acquaintances that will make your vacation unforgettable.

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Fishing boats in Tsilivi
Old fishing boats in Tsilivi, Image: Evannovostro / shutterstock

Due to the rapid development in recent years, the tourist offer has also increased and offers a lot of opportunities to use your time in the coastal town. How about a trip to the water park of Tsilivi? The tropical water paradise is suitable for young and old and convinces with its variety of different water slides, swimming pools and water games surrounded by a green, colourful and lively tropical landscape. The park was opened in 2010 and is intended to serve both locals and tourists as an oasis of relaxation and pastime. Another highlight is the fair in Tsilivi, which invites you to stroll, play and have fun. History lovers will get their money’s worth in the north of the town and can immerse themselves in the culture and history of bygone times on a tour of the ruins of a Venetian observatory. Nature lovers will get their money’s worth on an exploration tour of the area around the coastal town. Green hills, lined with olive trees and vines, offer the perfect opportunity to discover the area during long walks and easy hikes. A special highlight is the panoramic view that you have from the higher vantage points.

Traditional handicrafts can be found in the small shops and shops, which are still mostly family-run today. Tsilivi impresses above all with its authenticity and its special charm, which has preserved the traditions of the place despite the rapid development of tourism.

Means of transport in Tsilivi

Due to its size, most spots in Tsilivi can be reached on foot. For further excursions on the island, there are numerous possibilities to book a suitable vehicle on site. The selection ranges from bicycles and cars to quads and scooters. On the water, you can also use jet skis to circumnavigate and explore the island from the sea.

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Nightlife of Tsilivi

Tsilivi is also a suitable destination for night owls and offers a wide range of different localities such as trendy bars, quaint taverns, exquisite restaurants and cool clubs. These establishments are not only a place for tourists to get to know each other, locals also mingle with the people and prove Greek hospitality. It can happen that one or the other ouzo goes over the counter. Or how about a boisterous evening of fun at a karaoke bar? If you prefer to take it easy, you can end your evening with a few delicious cocktails or a good glass of red wine in one of the numerous restaurants or taverns, preferably with a view of the big wide ocean.

What accommodations are available?

The range of different types of accommodation ranges from hotels to holiday apartments to a campsite a little outside the centre. The price range ranges from cheap to a little more expensive, so that there is the perfect accommodation for every budget.

In summary, it can be said that Tsilivi is still an insider tip, even if the tourist offer is constantly being expanded. Away from the crowds of tourists, the coastal town captivates with its diverse offer and its authentic charm. Let yourself be inspired by the Greek hospitality and immerse yourself in the extraordinary Greek attitude to life.