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South Coast

Beaches on Zakynthos Southern Coast

Zakynthos’ southern coast, which includes the Marine Park, stretches from Keri beach to Gerakas beach.

This area is rich of sandy beaches and is also known as the Gulf of Laganas. Gerakas, Dafni and Kalamaki beach are closed to the public from sunset to sunrise to protect the reproduction and hatching of the eggs of the Caretta Caretta turtles.

The beaches of Laganas, Agios Sostis, Cameo, Keri and Marathia have no time restrictions, for which there is only a speed limit for boats that must not exceed 6 nautical miles.

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GERAKAS BEACH

gerakas beach

Gerakas beach is considered among the most beautiful beaches in Zakynthos. This strip of sandy beach is located at the southern end of Zakynthos and is about 17 km from the capital. Chosen by hundreds of Caretta Caretta turtles to lay their eggs, in the months of August and September it is possible to watch the hatching event, and see the small turtles take the sea route. Marine sports and bars are prohibited in this area. Gerakas is under the protection of the Marine National Park and at the entrance the WWF volunteers will explain the behaviors to be kept inside.

GERAKAS BEACH

gerakas beach

Gerakas beach is considered among the most beautiful beaches in Zakynthos. This strip of sandy beach is located at the southern end of Zakynthos and is about 17 km from the capital. Chosen by hundreds of Caretta Caretta turtles to lay their eggs, in the months of August and September it is possible to watch the hatching event, and see the small turtles take the sea route. Marine sports and bars are prohibited in this area. Gerakas is under the protection of the Marine National Park and at the entrance the WWF volunteers will explain the behaviors to be kept inside.

DAFNI BEACH

dafni beach

Dafni beach is part of the protected area of ​​the Marine National Park. This long stretch of golden sand is the least popular among the beaches of the Marine Park as it can only be reached by private vehicle. On this beach you will find numerous turtle nests protected by wooden cages positioned by WWF volunteers. In the seabed of this area there are Posidonia meadows where numerous fish find shelter from predators.

DAFNI BEACH

dafni beach

Dafni beach is part of the protected area of ​​the Marine National Park. This long stretch of golden sand is the least popular among the beaches of the Marine Park as it can only be reached by private vehicle. On this beach you will find numerous turtle nests protected by wooden cages positioned by WWF volunteers. In the seabed of this area there are Posidonia meadows where numerous fish find shelter from predators.

KALAMAKI BEACH

kalamaki beaches Zakynthos

The sandy Kalamaki beach is the longest beach of the Marine Park and it is the continuation of Laganas beach. The limit of the these 2 beaches is signaled by a WWF kiosk where a volunteer provides information on the behavior to be followed in the protected area. Almost every year about 200 nests are laid on this beach, recognizable by the characteristic wooden structures that the volunteers put in place to protect the nests. Typically the first stretch of beach is always crowded, but just move to the end of the beach to find tranquility.

KALAMAKI BEACH

kalamaki beaches Zakynthos

The sandy Kalamaki beach is the longest beach of the Marine Park and it is the continuation of Laganas beach. The limit of the these 2 beaches is signaled by a WWF kiosk where a volunteer provides information on the behavior to be followed in the protected area. Almost every year about 200 nests are laid on this beach, recognizable by the characteristic wooden structures that the volunteers put in place to protect the nests. Typically the first stretch of beach is always crowded, but just move to the end of the beach to find tranquility.

LAGANAS BEACH

laganas beaches Zakynthos

Laganas beach is the most famous beach of Zakynthos. The beach is located about 10 kilometers from the capital and it is by far the most popular beach for young people. Laganas is characterized by an immense sandy beach, dotted with deckchairs and umbrellas and is embraced by an infinity of restaurants and bars open until late in the evening. The sea water, although less spectacular than in other parts of the island, is still crystal clear with a shallow bottom that degrades slowly.

LAGANAS BEACH

laganas beaches Zakynthos

Laganas beach is the most famous beach of Zakynthos. The beach is located about 10 kilometers from the capital and it is by far the most popular beach for young people. Laganas is characterized by an immense sandy beach, dotted with deckchairs and umbrellas and is embraced by an infinity of restaurants and bars open until late in the evening. The sea water, although less spectacular than in other parts of the island, is still crystal clear with a shallow bottom that degrades slowly.

CAMEO BEACH

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Cameo Island is the second most photographed point in Zakynthos and inside there is the smallest beach of the southern coast. This white pebble beach is easily accessible both by foot from Laganas and by car / scooter. In past years, the island of Cameo was a promontory of the coast, following the numerous earthquakes it has become the island you see today. Characteristic of the island is the wooden pier that connects it to the mainland.

CAMEO BEACH

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Cameo Island is the second most photographed point in Zakynthos and inside there is the smallest beach of the southern coast. This white pebble beach is easily accessible both by foot from Laganas and by car / scooter. In past years, the island of Cameo was a promontory of the coast, following the numerous earthquakes it has become the island you see today. Characteristic of the island is the wooden pier that connects it to the mainland.

BEACH OF KERI

keri beach

Keri beach is located south west of the island and offers a beautiful view over Marathonisi island. The beach is pebbly and sandy and  there are some trees that offer shade in the hottest hours. The sea of ​​Keri is sandy and it is possible to walk for about twenty meters in the crystal clear waters. Ideal place for families with small children.

BEACH OF KERI

keri beach

Keri beach is located south west of the island and offers a beautiful view over Marathonisi island. The beach is pebbly and sandy and  there are some trees that offer shade in the hottest hours. The sea of ​​Keri is sandy and it is possible to walk for about twenty meters in the crystal clear waters. Ideal place for families with small children.

MARATHIA BEACH

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Marathias beach is located about 19 km from the city of Zakynthos. The sea is crystal clear and the beach is made up of white pebbles. The waters are characterized by a shallow seabed, ideal for families with small children. To get to the beach, you need to go down a dirt road behind a restaurant. In the hottest hours you can find shelter by renting an umbrella from a boy who controls the beach.

MARATHIA BEACH

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Marathias beach is located about 19 km from the city of Zakynthos. The sea is crystal clear and the beach is made up of white pebbles. The waters are characterized by a shallow seabed, ideal for families with small children. To get to the beach, you need to go down a dirt road behind a restaurant. In the hottest hours you can find shelter by renting an umbrella from a boy who controls the beach.

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