That little treasure of Zakynthos that is often forgotten, with its amazing golden sandy beaches, watersports, secluded coves and of course the nesting beaches of our wonderful Carretta Carretta turtles.
Vassilikos is located on the southeastern part of the municipality of Zaknthos and is made up of the villages of Agios Ioannis, Ano Vassilikos, Xirokastello and the uninhabited island of Kalonisi.
The village of Vassilikos is situated on the easternmost point of Zakynthos. 11km from Zakynthos town.
The village of Xirokastello is halfway between Argassi, which you have to drive through in order to get to the penninsula and Vassilikos. It is at the foot of the hill Skopos.
Greatly protected from major development due to the nesting beaches of the Carretta Carreta turtles. Vassilikos has remained one of the unspoilt areas of the island, surrounded by pine forests and the amazing coastline.
Vouderi beach just 3 km passed Argassi and Xirokastelo is the tiny secluded beach. You will see the sign on the left hand side of the road
Porto Zoro beach 4 km passed Argassi you will find the first turning for the beach. If you miss that don’t worry 7km from Argassi is the second turn! The beach combines the thick vegetation and the infinite blue of sea. With the wild beauty of the hugh cliffs/rocks in the sea.
Porto Roma beach 7 km passed the village of Argassi you will see the statue of Roma. This is where you will find the turning to this thin strip of beach with its sparkling blue water. The little rocky fisherman cove at the edge of the beach is very picturesque.
Plaka(Perivolakia) beach is situated at the priviledged location , where the sea meets the land. Approximately 2 km after the village of Vassilikos. Offering a spectacular view of the green pine clad mountains and the vast blue of the sea.
Mavratzis beach is located in a small bay next to St Nicholas beach. It is a small sandy beach with a circular beach bar. 5 km passed the village of Vassilikos you will see the sign for this beach.
St Nicholas beach approximately 2 km passed the village of Vassilikos you will see the signs for St Nicholas. this beautiful sandy beach is popular for watersports. There is also the picturesque church of St Nicholas at the far end of the beach.
Spiantza beach more commonly know as Banana beach because of the long stretch of golden sandy beach. Just before St Nicholas. Amazing beach bar and some watersports greet you on this fantastic beach.
At the end of the Vassilikos penninsula you will find the beautiful beach of Gerakas, one of the main nesting beaches of the Carretta Carretta turtles. At the far end of the beach you will also find the therapeutic mud/clay, with its regenerating ‘powers’.
Mount Skopos towers at 492m over the penninsula, and is well worth a visit , if you are feeling fit! At the top of the mountain, you are rewarded with panoramic views of the whole island as well as the beautiful, abandoned monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa, where they celebrate on the 15th of August. Underneath the church are the remains of the temple dedicated to the Greek goddess of hunting and nature, Artemis. While the temple is in ruins you can understand why its location was chosen by the beauty of the nature around you.
The monastery itself if privately owned by the Logothetis family.
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