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Submitted on Mar 15, 2020 Useful Info

What are the best beaches in Zakynthos and How to get to each beach.

Navagio or Shipwreck beach

  • This is by far the most famous brach in Zakynthos. You can either get there by car or boat depending on your aim.
  • If you want to reach the viewpoints, which are on top of the cliffs you have to take a car since you can't climb up or down the cliff. If you want to visit the beach itself you must take boats.
  • Where you can you get car rentals and taxis to Navagio: Agios Nikaloas, Skinari and Porto Vromi. You can also take boats to Navagio from these towns.
  • Car rental costs: Car rentals start at about €25 per day. Motorcycle rentals are a cheaper option starting at €15 per day.
  • Note: You can't drive from Zakynthos town to Navagio, the only option you have from Zakynthos town is to take the boat which costs €30.
  • Sailing duration: Depends on the type of boat you take. It can take 3-5 hours.

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Gerakas beach

  • This beach is within the Zakynthos marine park. access is limited, you can only visit the beach 30 minutes before dawn and 30 minutes before sunset. You can see the turtle eggs hatch and the young turtles trying to reach the sea. This beach also has some medicinal clay.
  • How to get to Geraka: Geraka beach is located in Vasilikos town which is about 18 km from Zante town. There are about 5 bises from Zante to Vasilikos daily. From Vasilikos town you can walk to Geraka beach, it's just a 10 minutes walk.
  • I would highly recommend getting a car rental from Zante. It costs just about €25 and drive yourself to Vasilikos.

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Laganas

  • Laganas is 9km south of Zante town. The easiest way to get here is by taking a cab from Zante town taxis charge €13 to Laganas. Don't take the bus, it's not worth it since its irregular and furthermore, taxis are affordable and more convenient.
  • Laganas is the busiest beach resort in all of Zakynthos island and has the most active nightlife.

Kalamaki.

  • This beach is within Zakynthos town just 5 kilometers from the airport.
  • Why I recommend visiting: It's close to Zakynthos town and there are several resorts that have accommodation facilities along the beach. You can find accommodation starting at €50 per night. Also, endangered loggerhead turtles hatch their eggs along this beach.