Best beaches in Zante

Beach Type: Sandy
Banana Beach

A truly spectacular beach, Banana is one of the longest and biggest beaches in Zante. You can find it at Vasilikos (right before Ammos beach). Banana beach has plenty of space for you and your family to swim, find privacy (if you'd rather avoid the crowds). Here, you can also find a few quieter beach bars to enjoy drinking and eating by the beach.

Beach Type: Sandy
Agios Nikolaos Beach (Ammos)

Right next to Banana beach at Vasilikos, you'll find Agios Nikolaos beach (Ammos). This is one of the best beaches in Zante - with perfect fine golden sand, shallow water, a number of beach bars with WiFi, umbrellas and other facilities to enjoy drinks and food by the beach.

Beach Type: Mixed
Porto Vromi

A small picturesque bay with thick sand, pebbles and deep waters in the North-West of the island is linked to the mountainous villages of Maries,  Anafonitria and Orthonies. The cove is full of little caves and scenic views of the surrounding rocks and cliffs. From here, you can catch a boat to the famous Navagio (Shipwreck) beach. Apart from the odd canteen or beach bar there are not many facilities around so remember to come prepared.

Beach Type: Rocky
Keri caves

Even though it does not qualify as a beach and you can only access it by the sea, Keri Caves is definitely worth visiting. Just off Keri Cape you can find this little paradise of crystal clear turquoise waters and a succession of caves from which the area takes its name. Many divers visit the area as well as visitors on katamaran tours or boat trips .

Beach Type: Mixed
Keri Beach Zakynthos

Keri is one of the most scenic destinations at the South of the island and is formed by Keri Lake by the sea and a traditional village at the top of the hill. Limni Keriou (Keri lake) took its name by the wetland that is still home to many animal and plant species. Down by the narrow strip of shore and the pedestrianised walk along the sea front you can find many local tavernas, cafes and bars.

Beach Type: Sandy
Porto Roma Beach Zante

A small and peaceful sand-and-pebble beach next to Gerakas peninsula. Often by-passed in favour of  the more well-known Gerakas, Porto Roma has maintained a quiet and picturesque quality which is favoured by families and couples. There are a few local amenities around like tavernas, beach bars and small shops for your convenience. A small jetty and fishing port are also available.

Beach Type: Mixed
Alikanas beach

Extending beyond Alykes and devided in two parts by Cape Agia Kyriaki, Alikanas offers white sandy beaches with dunes, a fishing port and local amenities. There is also a picturesque 'mini wreck' of a sunken boat in the sea (reminiscent of the famous Navagio on the island). Alykanas’ shallow, warm waters make it ideal for young children and families.

Beach Type: Mixed
Porto Roxa

As with Limnionas, this small cove is a secluded resort tucked away from the busy commercialized tourist areas on the island. The deep azure waters are a refreshing break form the heat at the peak of the summer, however come organised as there are not many facilities near by. For experienced swimmers there is a spring board for you to dive straight into the water. Alternatively, you can follow the steep path down to the water edge.

Beach Type: Sandy

This small sandy beach is a few kilometers away from busy Laganas with many local amenities. Porto Koukla is a favourite destination with families and groups as there are plenty of waterfront fish tavernas to choose from after a refreshing swim.

Beach Type: Mixed
Dafni Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches on the island with mesmerizing views of Pelouzo in the distance (a protected islet not accessible to visitors), Dafni is part of the National Marine Park therefore visiting restrictions apply.

Beach Type: Sandy
Marathonisi

This little paradise is situated in Laganas bay and is a protected wildlife area by the National Marine Park. Strict visiting and mooring regulations apply. It's worth visiting for a dive into the crystal clear waters and to admire the beautiful natural heritage of the island. Please respect the local rules and regulations of beaching, anchoring and mooring to help preserve this natural treasure.

Beach Type: Sandy
Tsilivi Beach Zakynthos

One of the busiest and liveliest resorts on the island. Tsilivi beach is located just 6km from Zakynthos town. A highly developed and tourist area Tsilivi is a favourite among young travelers, groups  and families especially for its beautiful surroundings, long sandy beach, ample choice of  activities, water sports, local amenities of bars, tavernas, hotels and vivid nightlife.

Beach Type: Rocky
Marathias Beach Zante

This beautiful white pebbly beach is located opposite Marathonissi islet at Keri Lake. To access the beach you need to drive up the hill and park off the main road before you walk down a steep path which leads to the sea. Its secluded location allows for relaxation and peace and even though it is never over crowded it is becoming very popular with well-informed visitors.

Beach Type: Sandy
Porto Zorro Zakynthos

Best known for its two picturesque rocky formations emerging from the sea, Porto-Zorro is a well-organized sandy beach with clear waters and easily accessible facilities such as beach bars, tavernas and accommodation. Popular with young tourists, couples and families.

Ideal for beach bar cocktails, music, leisure and fun for the whole family.

Beach Type: Sandy
Alykes Zante

One of the most popular resorts on the island, Alykes beach takes its name by the salt flat found in the area. The municipality of Alykes has greatly developed the area over the recent years and is now one of the top destinations on the island with many excellent hotels and restaurants to choose from. The open sea in the region is ideal for water sports like wind surfing and water skiing.

Beach Type: Rocky
Navagio Shipwreck

The famous Shipwreck is one of the most photographed beaches in Europe and is positioned on the west coast of Zante under the famous and picturesque mountainous village of Volimes. In 1983 an illegal boat carrying cigarettes was washed off the shore of the Agios Georgios bay, as it was then known.

Beach Type: Rocky

A beautiful sandy-pebbly beach with deep, cool waters in the north of the island. This is a great destination after a tour of the northern part of the island. The crystal clear waters and small caves found in the little bay are perfect for snorkeling and exploration.

Beach Type: Rocky
Ksygia beach

This small pebbly beach can be found approximately 20 km from Zakynthos Town. The beach is known for its underwater sulphur spring which also gives a distinctive smell to the area. The locals are convinced of the water's remedial qualities, especially for conditions such as arthritis. Access to the beach includes a walk down a sloppy path.

Beach Type: Rocky
Porto Limnionas

On the west side of the island, approximately 7 km from Agios Leon, you can find Limnionas a beautiful cove tacked away from the busy tourist resorts. There is no beach as such and in order to approach the water you need to walk down steep steps formed in the rocks. The refreshing cold waters are a combination of sea currents and underwater streams.

Beach Type: Sandy
Kalamaki beach Zante

This scenic golden sandy beach with warm shallow waters stretches out for approximately 3km before merging with Laganas and Agios Sostis further on. It is a protected nesting ground for the loggerhead turtle Caretta Caretta, therefore visitors are not allowed before sunrise or after sundown.

Beach Type: Sandy
Gerakas Beach

At the southern most tip of the island you will find Gerakas peninsula. The beach of Gerakas forms the eastern part of Laganas bay, is a protected area of the National Marine Park and nesting ground for the loggerhead turtle Caretta Caretta. The shallow turquoise waters combined with the golden sand and rocky formations in the distance make-up an impressive spectacle.

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