Beaches

Limni-Keri-Beaach-111-300x200Limni Keri Beach

Beach with: Pebble
Distance from Zakynthos town: 15 klm
Area: Keri Lake
Belongs to: Municipality of Lagana
Geographic position: G. width: B 37,41 – G. length: A 20,5
Other nearby beaches: Marathias, Marathonisi island
Sun beds & Umbrellas available for rent
The beach of Keri, also called Lake of Keri, took its name from the big lake that used to be there in the old times, and which nowadays is drained.
In the Lake of Keri you may find traditional Taverns and beautiful Bars & Cafes and, Diving Schools. On the coastal street one can send beautiful evenings. There you may also find the Diving schools which organise diving lessons and diving cruises, a sport that many visitors prefer. It also worth to rent your small boat or get taken by a Kaiki, to visit the splendid Marathonisi and the Light blue Caves. At the end of the coastal street there is a small port that shelters fishing boats but also the boats of the visitors.

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Distance from Zakynthos town: 15 klm (up to the beach of Keri) + 1 naval mile
Area: Marathonisi Island
Belongs to: Municipality of Lagana
Other nearby beaches: Keri, Marathias
Sun bed & Umbrellas no available for rent
Across the coast of Keri , lies the island of Marathonisi (or else called the island of Marathias), that imposingly jewels the gulf of Laganas.
The island has two reefs, called Pontikonisia, that in the old times were linked to the cape of Marathias. The island has roughly one mile perimeter.
The nature there is pure exotic as the island has no inhabitants.
The sandy beach is spotless and the waters crystal blue.
Apart from the two beaches, with pebbles and with sand, we can admire the rich vegetation, the olive trees, the green oaks and pines, the sprouts and a lot of marathos from where the island took its name.Distance from Zakynthos town: 18 klm
Other nearby beaches: Aghios Nicolaos in Vassilikos, Gerakas, Ionio – Banana, Kaminia, Porto Roma, Porto Zoro, Sekania Sunbeds & Umbrellas available for rent Dafni beach is a really beautiful, long an In the north-west of the island, tall bluffs are raised. In the long gold sandy beach that unfolds like a tongue in the sea, the turtles Caretta-Caretta make their nests. The Guards of the National Marine Park, stay there on a permanent basis in order to protect the island, the turtles and their eggs. In the steep coast with the pebbles, we admire the two small marine caves which we can visit either swimming or with the small Kaiki.
You may visit the Island only during the daylight by renting a small boat from the beach of Keri, or with the Kaiki that go there every day. The island is virgin, and no shops are found there, therefore take care to carry with you water and other supplies if you intend to stay there for the day.

Kalamaki-Beach-Zakynthos-greece-2-300x225Kalamaki

Sandy beach
Distance from Zakynthos town: 8 klm
Other nearby beaches: Laganas, Aghios Sostis
Sunbeds & Umbrellas available for rent
The area of Kalamaki was developed after the big tourist growth of Lagana.
Here the life is also cosmopolitan but quieter. The hotels are smaller and beaches quieter.
In general Kalamaki is considered a very good choice for stay as it has a little from the city, but also because there one can find everything. The beach of Kalamaki is the continuity of the beach of Lagana. It is wide and long with fine sand, and it is also one of the the points that the Sea Turtles Caretta – Caretta choose to lay their eggs. Indeed several streets in Kalamaki lead to a certain point of this beach, making it therefore easily accessible. The Beachfront restaurants found there, operate till sunset. Most shops are found in the centre of Kalamaki, and the variety is large and for all tastes.

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Sandy beach
Distance from Zakynthos town: 9 klm
Other nearby beaches: Laganas, Kalamaki, Porto Koukla
Sunbeds & Umbrellas available for rent
The area of Laganas is the most cosmopolitan and tourist developed area of Zakynthos.It is located in the Gulf of Laganas in the south flat area of the island.
It is from the first areas that lived mass Tourism.
Ideal for those that love the intense night life, as the variety of choices in night clubs and restaurants is big.
The wide beach is 9 kilometres long and it is one of the biggest in Greece.
A part of this beach is also chosen by the Sea turtles Caretta-Careta as one of their main shelters. For their protection, the Gulf of Laganas and then areas that lie in this, have been characterized and belong to the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, and since then, reconstruction decreased and the mechanically-driven marine ships were prohibited. On this each you may also find small ships and kaikia that will take you to a small tour in the Gulf , and thus you may also see the turtles more closely.

Makris-gialos1-300x199Makrys Gialos

Pebble beach
Distance from Zakynthos town: 25 klm
Other nearby beaches: Xigia, Aghios Nicolaos in Volimes
Sunbeds & Umbrellas available for rent
Makris Yialos is a small beach, in comparison with the other large beaches, with crystal deep waters.
The wild beauty of the surroundings makes this beach extremely impressive.
On the top of a cliff that stands above the beach, we can rest and eat in the small tavern that offers traditional greek dishes.A diving school is also found nearby.

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On the eastern part of the island where the landscape is rocky and beaches are small and quiet and waters are crystal blue the well known Navagio beach makes its mark, close to the mountainous village of Anafonitria. Crystl- clear waters, white sand, the corpse of a ship , impressively half- drawn in the sand compose un unexpectedly fantastic scenery. The access to the beach is only realized by the sea. Small boats leave every day for the Navagio beach from the neighboring Porto Vromi, the city of Zante but from other points of the island as well.

Porto-Vromi-Zakynthos1-300x200Porto Vromi

Sandy beach
Distance from Zakynthos town: 22 klm
Other nearby beaches: Limnionas, Shipwreck
Sunbeds & Umbrellas available for rent
In one naturally protected harbour between sharp lime stones we meet the small white sandy beach of Porto Vromi.The waters there are deep and crystal. From there you may rent a kaiki in order to explore the nearby caves and the Shipwreck (the route lasts half an hour ).

Porto-Roma-Vassilikos-31-300x225Porto Roma

Sandy beach
Distance from Zakynthos town: 18 klm Other nearby beaches: Aghios Nicolaos in Vassilikos, Dafni, Gerakas, Ionio – Banana, Kaminia, Porto Zoro, Sekania
Sunbeds & Umbrellas available for rent
The quiet beach of Porto Roma with the picturesque traditional small tavern to overlook it, is one of your best choices for tasting fresh fish and traditional Zakynthian Cusine. This quiet beach took its name from the important Zakynthian Alexandros Romas whose house was nearby.

Porto-Zoro-Beach-Vassilikos-Zakynthos-Greece-300x225Porto Zoro

Sandy beach
Distance from Zakynthos town: 15 klm
Other nearby beaches: Aghios Nicolaos in Vassilikos, Dafni, Gerakas, Ionio – Banana, Kaminia, Porto Roma, Sekania
Sunbeds & Umbrellas available for rent
The area of Basilikos includes a long coastal area that extends at length at the south-eastern side of island. It features many picturesque and sandy beaches. The area has developed considerably the last years maintaining though a traditional colour. All the beaches of this side of island are impressive and easily accessible. The rich vegetation reaches in may occasions the sea. Successively there is the beach of Kamina, the Porto Zoro Beach, the Ionian beach, the Banana beach, the Aghios Nikolaos and the Porto Roma beach. In almost all of them operates a small Tavern or a beach bar. Despite the tourist growth, the area remains quiet underpopulated therefore we recommend that you have a kind of trasportaton, in oder for you to move around and visit all the beaches but also the several of traditional Taverns with the authentic Zakynthian cuisine.

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Sandy beach
Distance from Zakynthos town: 6 klm
Other nearby beaches: Tragaki & Amboula, Bouka
Sunbeds & Umbrellas available for rent
The large sandy beach with the shallow waters offers also beach front bars and snack bars, restaurants but also a great variety of water sports. Across the southern utmost of the beach we find a small islet called Vodi (Ox). In the northern point of beach we see the Venetian Vardiola (old observatory). The northern winds that blow usually in the area make the beach cool and ideal for windsurfing. For those that seek a quiet beach, in the end of village we find smaller sandy beaches which we can approach by taking the small streets that we meet in the main street of Tsilivi.The street to the beach of Bouka leads us also to the remains of the Venetian Observatory, from where we can see the island of Kefalonia.

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Sandy Beach
Distance from Zakynthos town: 17 klm
Other nearby beaches: Dafni, Gerakas, Ionio – Banana, Kaminia, Porto Roma, Porto Zoro, Sekania
Sunbeds & Umbrellas available for rent
The beach of Saint Nikolaos has taken its name from the small church of Saint Nikolas that stands on a small hill, in the end of the coast. There you may find Beach front Bars with loud music during the day , and a great variety of water sports. In this beach, every year, takes place the Greek Beach Volley Tournament. The area of Vassilikos, where we find the beach of Saint Nikolaos, is tourist developed but at the same time underpopulated therefore we recommend that you have some means of transportation in order for you to move around in the area and visit the several and traditional Taverns with the authentic Zakynthian cuisine.

Alikes-Beach-Zakynthos-Greece-300x200Alikes

Sand beach
Distance from Zakynthos town: 22 klm
Other nearby beaches: Alykanas, Amoudi
Sunbeds & Umbrellas available for rent
Alykes beach is a very long sandy beach. The geographic place and the spotless beach have made this area an organized tourist resort, mainly for those that seek a calm relaxed holiday. The area owns is name to the salt marshes that are found near the beach. It is highly tourist developed and offers almost everything to the visitor. A lively atmosphere in the center and serenity a little bit further away. On the beach you may find Watersports.

Alikanas-Beach-Zakynthos-Greece-300x213Alykanas

Sandy beach
Distance from Zakynthos town: 18 klm
Other nearby beaches: Alykes, Amoudi
Sunbeds & Umbrellas available for rent
Despite the relatively long distance from the city of Zakynthos, the beach of Alykanas has, during the last years been developed to a very attractive tourist sesort. When we visit the beaches of Amoudi and Alykanas, we immediately understand why this area is chosen more and more. Close to Alykanas, we find the resort of Alykes, a more cosmopolitanbut also interesting for the traveller area.

Argasi-21-300x200Argassi

Sandy beach
Distance from Zakynthos town: 4 klm
Other nearby beaches: Municapal Coast, Kryoneri, Kaminia
Sunbeds & Umbrellas available for rent
Argasi is one of the most popular resorts in the island, and one of the most tourist. The area of Argasi suits to those that love the intense life and the variety, as there one can find almost everything. Sea Side Hotels, Rooms to rent, restaurants, bars and water sports. Nightlife is also great with many alternatives. The lively atmosphere makes Argasi a favourite destination for young people and for those who seek for a lively holiday with dancing and singing.

agios-Sostis-Beach-Zakynthos-Greece-4-300x200Aghios Sostis

Sandy Beach
Distance from Zakynthos town: 9 klm
Geographic position: G. width: B 37,43 – G. length: A 20,5
Other nearby beaches: Laganas, Kalamaki, Porto Koukla
Sunbeds & Umbrellas available for rent
In a very picturesque point of Lagana's Gulf, stands the pine-cladded islet of Agios Sostis. This privately-owned islet stands on the left side of Laganas Gulf and up to 1633 was was linked to the mainland, until a strong earthquake cut it. Today, during the summer season the island is connected with the mainland with a large wooden bridge. It operates as a nightclub. Undeniably it is one from the most graphic points of island.

Geraka-Beach-Zakynthos-300x225Gerakas

Sandy beach
Distance from Zakynthos town: 18 klm
Other nearby beaches: Aghios Nicolaos in Vassilikos, Dafni, Ionio – Banana, Kaminia, Porto Roma, Porto Zoro, Sekania
Sunbeds & Umbrellas available for rent
The beach of Gerakas, is very long and wide, and it might be considered as one of the most beautiful beaches of the area. This beach has been chosen by the Sea turtles Carretta – Caretta as a lying place. Gerakas belongs in the National Marine Park therefore the beach is protected. Here there are no water sports or Bars on the beach front. However, in a short distance from the beach, you may find several restaurants and Snack bars.

Xigkia-Beach-Zakynthos-Greece2-300x200Xigia

Pebble beach
Distance from Zakynthos town: 23klm
Area: Volimes
At 20 km on the north part of the city of Zante, a very small beach, one of the most picturesque with pebbles and a characteristic smell of brimstone due to the brimstone source located in a close cave, is the Xigia beach. Because of the content of brimstone in the water, white pieces reminding of grease are thrown in the sea. The beach was named after that (Xigia in Greek means fat). The region's inhabitants believe that swimming in these waters is therapeutic for cases of arthritis, rheumatism.

Dafni-Beach-Vassilikos2-300x224Dafni

Sandy beach
Distance from Zakynthos town: 18 klm
Area: Vassilikos
Other nearby beaches: Aghios Nicolaos in Vassilikos, Gerakas, Ionio – Banana, Kaminia, Porto Roma, Porto Zoro, Sekania
Sunbeds & Umbrellas available for rent.
Dafni beach is a really beautiful, long and wide sandy beach, with a splendid view in the gulf of Laganas. Just across the beach, stands the small islet Pelouzo.
This is another place where the turtles Caretta – Careta lay the eggs. The beach of Dafni belongs also in the National Marine Park therefore it is protected. Here there are water sports. The small Taverns that operate here, are open only duri ng daytime so that the turtles are not disturbed. The access to the beach of Dafni becomes from the central street of Vassilikos and is considered quite difficult. You have to drive 3 kilometres earth-road in order to access the beach. Despite this difficulty, the visitors are very attracted to this beach as its beauty is unique.



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