The most important reason for visiting the island of Zakynthos is the unique beaches. The most characteristic element of the island is the fact that there is a great combination of mountain and sea. You will swim in sandy beaches with a view the hills and the rocks this landscape will remain in your memory forever!
Below we present the most significant beaches in Zakynthos:
It is located on the Eastern part of the island and is most famous beach. A lot of tourists take photographs from the rocks or visit this beach by boat. Navagio beach is accessible only by boat because it is a steep beach. Navagio is the trademark of Zakynthos with the thin white sand, the turquoise waters and the shipwreck which is located in the coast for many years. You can admire the beach either from the hill or go there for swimming.
Laganas beach is one of the largest beaches in Greece and in Mediterranean because it is a beach of 9 kilometers length. It is sandy beach and you have the opportunity of sailing, diving and windsurfing. It is the most cosmopolitan beach in Zakynthos and is situated in the southern side of the island at the homonym village. You can swim in crystal-clear waters or you can sunbathe in the golden sand. Laganas beach is protected from the state and is a part of National Marine Park because this is the birth place for the turtle kareta- kareta.
LAKE CANDLE (LIMNI KERI)
At the most southern part of Zakynthos is situated the most picturesque coast. Lake Candle is a small quiet coast with unique view to Marathonisi islet. The landscape is very beautiful and every day are organized excursions to the Blue Caves. Do not forget to visit it. It will be a unique experience!
Alykes beach is located in a distance of 18 kilometers north-west of the island's capital, near the villages Alykes and Alikanas. It is a well-organized beach and you will find a lot of restaurants, hotels and tourist shops around the beach. This beach is ideal for swimming and sun bathing.
The beach in Argasi village is one of the most organized beaches of the island. Apart from sun beds and umbrellas you have the possibility to participate to a variety of sport facilities.
Tsilivi village is pole attraction for a lot of tourists every year and is developing rapidly. You can do water sport or swim in the crystal-clear waters. It is absolutely safe beach for small children.
Banana beach is situated near the village Vasilikos. It is very well organized with beach-bar, sun beds and umbrellas. It is not the suitable place for water sport, you can only swim or sunbathe.
In distance of 7 kilometers of south of the capital you will meet the beach of homonym village, Kalamaki. It is a small tourist beach, with a view to Laganas beach. You will be impressed by this rocky location and you will be surprised if you see some turtles swimming near you!! it is mainly a family, quiet beach.