Zakynthos is the well known Ionian island in Greece. Famed for its amazing beaches. It has something for every beach taste. From secluded coves to lively beaches with bars and watersports.
Laganas beach is approximately 2 km of sandy beach. From Agios Sostis all the way to Kalamaki. The bay has shallow waters making it great for all. The bay of Laganas is also one of the turtle nesting beaches, so you won’t find watersports here. Along the beach are many tavernas and bars. Most have sunbeds, and there are also sunbeds on the beach.
Kalamaki beach is approximately 2 km of lovely sandy beach, starting at Crystal bay and stretching all the way down to Laganas. With shallow waters an ideal place for families. Crystal bay gains its name by the shimmering rock formations there. Kalamaki is part of the Marina Park protected for the turtles. You won’t find watersports here, only canoe, pedalo and SUP. There are a couple of tavernas at the back of the beach, but it is mainly undeveloped. There are a few sunbeds on the beach.
Argassi is a thin stretch of beach running from the start of the village to almost the end approximately 1 km. Shallow waters make a safe area for all. It boast the remains of the Venetian bridge which dependant on the water you can sometimes walk on. There are bars along the stretch of the beach as well as sunbeds. The beach also has a wide variety of watersports. From the beach you can see the mainland of Greece and specifically Kilini castle
Tsilivi is a long sandy beach approximately 3 km long with a beautiful little port at the far end. Shallow waters make it ideal for children. There are beach bars along the stretch of the beach and sunbeds too. Tsilivi beach also has a selection of watersports too. With some amazing views accross to the mainland, to Kilini castle and our neighbouring island of Kefalonia.
Giadaros/Donkey beach a small sandy bay a little further along from Tsilivi. There is just one taverna here and no sunbeds. There is also a beautiful little port where the local fisherman can be seen preparing for their trips. Shallow waters and unspolit it makes a perfect spot for families.
Alykes is a beautiful sandy beach strectching 3 km and joining up with the neighbouring resort of Alykanas. Beach bars can be found along the beach as well as sunbeds. Waterports from Alykes beach are readily available. Boat trips can be taken from here to the more secluded coves too. Alykes has some amazing views accross to our neighbouring island of Kefalonia
Alykanas is a lovely sandy beach approximately 3km in length, starting at the port and stretching down to resort of Alykes. The beach is fairly undelevoped with only a small number of sunbeds and a couple of tavernas close to the beach. Shallow waters make this a favourite for families. Boasting amazing views of our neighbouring island of Kefalonia.
Psarou is a small beach/cove just around from the resort of Tsilivi. Pictureque with sandy beach and shallow clear blue waters. You can wander throught the countryside behind the beach too. There are no sunbeds or watersports on this unspoilt beach. In the immediate area you can find some traditional Greek tavernas.
Located next to the resort of Alykanas Ammoudi is a little village with a small stretch of beach. No sunbeds or watersports on this beach. Just shallow crystal clear water. Great for relaxing.
Keri beach is a lovely stretch of beach half sand half stone. With the natural shade from the line of pine trees. This is a beautiful little beach with the amazing Marathonisi Island to admire from the beach. At the end of the beach is the little port with boats to the island. You can also find tavernas cafes and mini markets here.
Agios Sostis is the far end of Laganas beach. It is made up of a wide sandy beach and the port. You can also find the famous Cameo Island with the bridge from the port to the island. Nothing has been built in the port and there are no sunbeds at all. In the ‘village’ of Agios Sostis you can find tavernas and bars.
Gerakas is a beautiful sandy stretch of beach with the amazing theraputic clay at the far end. One of the turtles nesting beaches, there are a very limited number of sunbeds. No bars have been built on the beach and there are no watersports. At the top of the walkway to the beach you will find the turtle museum and a couple of tavernas.
St Nicholas beach is one of the most well known beaches on the island for watersports. A lovely cove like sandy beach with all your watersports needs. The beach have a bar at the back of it as well as sunbeds. The far end of the beach is home to a beautiful little chapel.
Banana beach another well known beach on the island for watersports. A long sandy beach got its name by the shape and colour of the sand. The beach boasts the amazing beach bar with sunbeds on the grass around it . You can also play on the water with whatever watersports take you fancy. Beautiful shallow waters and a failry unspoilt are make a great day day.
Dafni is a difficult beach to get to by car. The road is not the best! But if you do get there you will find an unspoilt sandy beach, which is one of the turtles favourites. Dafni is a small sandy beach with just two tavernas a great spot for a quiet day out.
Porto Roxa in the northwest of the island is an amazing place for diving, snorkelling and getting away from the hustle and bustle. This amazing inlet boast a divinfg board approximately 4 m high. The rock formations are wnere you lay and you can cool off in the beautiful watr. its so deep even in the height of the summer its cool. A couple of bar above the water with sunbeds. You can also find natural rock pools or ‘swimming pools’ as the locals say
Porto Limnonios is another amazing inslet of rocks. Great for diving and snorkelling. With just one taverna here the area is relatively unspoilt. There are some sunbeds at the top of the walk to the beach. Beautiful is the only way to describe this area.
Xigia with its natural spa. The sulphur beach draws people from all over for its natural healing powers. A small cove of very fine almost white stone. Defintely worth a stop. You will smell it before you see it!
A small stoney beach popular with the locals and Italian visitors to the island. Beautiful clear water which becomes quite deep quite quickly. Some little caves at the side of the beach make great exploring. No water sports at the beach and very limited sunbeds. A small taverna is close by.
Agios Nicholas Volimes
Agios Nicholas is the port at the north of the island where you can get the ferry to our neighbouring island of Kefalonia. it is made up of two parts. The port and the sandy beach. No sunbeds or watersports, but plenty of boats to the Blue caves and Shipwreck beach. You can also find cafes and tavernas at the back of the beach.
Shipwreck beach or Navagio, is a small bay of very fine pebbles. It is where the famous shipwreck can be found and is only accessible by boat. Amazing blue waters, which are very deep and refreshingly cool in the summer months. Best to go early or later as it gets very crowded during the day.
There are many many more beaches on the island. In fact most roads will take you to a beach. Some so small they are unnamed. Take you car and explore, but don’t forget to stay on the tarmaced roads.
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