Παρασκευή, 3 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

Top 10 beaches of Zakynthos (Zante)

What makes Zakynthos island unique is the magical beaches with the blue sea water, the variety of water sports available and of course the tiny isolated beaches.




Zakynthos is an island located in the western part of Greece, opposite Italy, famous for the Navagio Beach, the Caretta-Caretta turtles (loggerhead sea turtle) and the unique vacation offered to the guests.



What makes Zakynthos island unique is the magical beaches with the blue sea water, the variety of water sports available and of course the tiny isolated beaches.



Either you spend family vacation or you are the typical party animal enjoying the intense night life, you will definitely be amazed by the unique beauty of the zakynthian beaches.

Navagio Beach (Shipwreck)


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The Navagio beach is the No 1 zakynthian sight, even if someone does not have the chance to dive in its special sea water, they must definitely admire it from above.


The Navagio beach is located on the north-western part of Zakynthos island, 22km away from Alykanas and 30km (about 52 min drive) from Zakynthos town. Navagio is an amazing beach surrounded by wild rocks with rich vegetation. The sand is soft and golden while the sea water is often painted with different shades of blue, due to the numerous sulfur springs existing in the caves around the beach that release big quantities of sulfur during the anosis times, giving you the chance for colourful photographs.

The beach is accessible only by the sea. There are a lot of boats leaving daily from Zakynthos port, Laganas Gulf and Alykes that sail around the island. Also from Agios Nikolas Volimon and Skinari (the closest areas to Navagio), small boats run very often sailing towards Navagio and the Blue Caves.

By car, Navagio is in the distance of 30km from Zakynthos town. Taking the road to Volimes through the zakynthian mountains and passing the village of Anafonitria at The monastery of Agios Giorgos ton Gremnon, following the signs,you easily find the special platform that " hangs" above Navagio where you can admire the breathtaking view and take pictures. We, as locals advice you to visit Navagio in the morning since, there is the possibility of rough sea during the afternoon.

Kalamaki Beach Zakynthos

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Kalamaki beach is 8km away from Zakynthos town. It comes after Laganas beach,though it is quieter. 

Kalamaki is developed, but with a few sun beds and umbrellas. Opposite stands the popular Cameo island accessible by a wooden bridge, that has a bar -cafe and a tiny beach with shallow, warm sea water.The restaurants and the bars situated along Kalamaki beach are open till sunset. Yet, Kalamaki is easily reached on foot by Laganas or by car from the main roads. Usually there is plenty of space to park a vehicle nearby.


Alykanas, Alykes beach Zakynthos

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This is a pretty, sandy beach, 16km away from Zakynthos town ( about 20 min drive) with shallow,warm sea water.

It is easily accessible while there are lots of beach bars in a short distance. Water sports are also available. Alykanas is ideal for families with young children, couples and groups of friends who wish to spend their day in a quiet beach.




Makris Yialos Beach zakynthos
Markis Yialos beach


Makris Yialos is 7.5 km away from Alykes and 25km from Zakynthos town (about 40 min drive). 

The sea water is clear, deep and blue appropriate for scuba diving. There are tiny pebbles, a bit sand and numerous caves to be explored. Some taverns are situated along the beach which is accessible by a stiff ramp. Makris Yialos is ideal for couples, experienced swimmers and nature lovers.



Marathonisi (Turgle Island) Beach Zakynthos

Turtle Island beach (Marathonisi)




Marathonisi is a turtle shaped island with two beaches one in front and the other at the back side.

It is about one mile away from Zakynthos Town and can be reached only by boat. It is part of the National Marine park of Zakynthos and thus protected as the turtles lay their eggs. The vegetation is very rich consisting of olive trees, green oaks and fennel plants. The beach at the back side (where swimmers are allowed) is ideal for the lovers of nature but not appropriate for young children as the sea water is a bit deep.The guests must have supplies of food and water before they visit Marathonisi. Yet, water sports are not allowed but there are two small caves to be explored. One of them even has a tiny-tiny beach and clear sea water.



Agios Nikolas (Saint Nikolas) Beach Vasilikos Zakynthos
Agios Nikolas beach



Agios Nikolas beach is located at the end of Vasilikos peninsula, 17km away from Zakynthos port (30min drive) and 22km from the airport ( about 35 min drive).

This is a small beach with brownish sand and deep blue sea water. At the end of the beach stands the tiny, picturesque church of Agios Nikolas. The vegetation around the beach is thick while several bars serving food and beverages are available. Also, there is a great variety of water sports to choose from. The access is very easy by the main road of Vasilikos. Futhermore the space to park a vehicle is plenty. Agios Nikolas beach is ideal for couples, families with older kids and groups of friends who wish cosmopolitan atmosphere. It is also perfect for snorkelling.


Tsilivi Beach Zakynthos
Tsilivi beach Zakynthos

Tsilivi Beach is located just 6km away from Zakynthos town ( about 10 min drive) also very close to Bouka beach.


It was awarded with a blue flag in 2005. The sand is soft and golden. In addition the sea water is warm and shallow. Tsilivi Beach is easily accessed as the local buses run quite often from and to it. There is plenty of space for parking while beach bars, super markets and taverns can be found in a short distance. Water sports are available, you can choose among jet ski, canoeing, paragliding, sea pedals and of course boat trips. Tsilivi is ideal for families as the sea water is perfect for young children, couples and groups of friends who are fans of the water sports and the cosmopolitan atmsphere.



Xigia Beach Zakynthos
Xigia beach Zakynthos

Xigia is located 6km north-western from Alykes on the main road going to Skinari and 20km about 25 min drive from Zakynthos town. 


The beach is pebbled with deep spa sea water that contains sulfur. Rocks surround the coast while a canteen is situated next to it. In a short distance there are several taverns serving a great variety of dishes together with sea food. The access is quite easy by the main road where there is also a small parking area. The path which leads to the beach is quite stiff though. Xigia is ideal for nature lovers, couples and families with older children that are experienced swimmers.



Porto Limnionas beach
Porto Limnionas


Porto Limnionas is a coast with magical natural beauty

It is located next to village Agios Leon and 25km about 40 min drive from Zakynthos town. There is no beach with sand. Rocks surround the coast and the sea water is deep, cool and crystal, perfect for diving. In the distance of 30m a tavern serves fresh fish and other traditional dishes. Porto Limnionas is easily reached by car and the parking area is quite spacious. The coast is ideal for experienced swimmers, snorkelling and scuba diving.


Gerakas beach Zakynthos
Gerakas beach

Gerakas is a beach of exotic beauty with warm sea water.


It is located on the southern edge of Zakynthos island, five minutes by car from Agios Nikolas beach, 18km about 25min drive from Zakynthos town and 23km about 35 min drive from the airport. The beach is huge with brownish-golden sand chosen by the caretta turtles to lay their eggs. It is part of the National Marine Park and thus protected. Access is not allowed after sunset and generally the use of umbrellas is avoided.The price for two sunbeds is €8 to €10. Taverns and bars are situated in a short distance while the parking area is spacious. A 2-minute walk is needed to reach the beach from the parking lot. Gerakas is ideal for families with young children as the sea water is shallow and couples who wish to spend time in a peaceful beach.


Our special friends!!

All the photographs presented have been taken by Mr Alistair Ford. Alistair loves Zakynthos island and comes every year. More photos of him can be found on the page Zakynthos Island Images. The photo of Kampi was used by Kampi~Zakynthos| Queen Tiye|Flckr.


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