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. There is local initiative led by the villagers to maintain the natural beauty and ecological significance of Gerakas and the wider area of Vasilikos. In 2005 Gerakas was voted amongst the top beach resorts in Europe by Times online.
Ideal for tuning in to the natural eco-system and soaking up the glorious sun in stunning surroundings. Naturists have also used the isolated parts of the beach over the recent years.