Zakynthos beaches are famous for their natural beauty and exotic emerald water. The most famous is the wonderful Navagio Beach (Shipwreck), which has soft white sand, turquoise waters, impressive cliffs around it and can be visited only by boat. Other beautiful beaches in Zakynthos Greece are Gerakas, Agios Nikolaos, Kalamaki, Tsilivi, and Spanzia. Most Zakynthos beaches on the eastern side of the island are organized, while the beaches of Zante on the western side are secluded. You will find below a list of the best beaches in Zakynthos island.
Except for the beaches, there are also many places for sightseeing. Discover the best things to see in Zakynthos.
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Guide to 27 beaches
Discover our guide to 27 beautiful Zakynthos beaches. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Zakynthos. For the most popular spots, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
Location: On the north western side of Zakynthos island
Description: Navagio is the most famous beach of Zakynthos. This beach is always crowded because excursion boats go there all day long. The exotic water and the rocky surroundings attract a lot of people.
Location: 6 km south of Zakynthos Town
Description: Kalamaki is the closest beach to the airport and among the most developed resorts in Zakynthos Town. It gets very popular and has plenty of tourist facilities.
Location: 32 km north west from Zakynthos Town
Description: Agios Nikolaos is a popular beach resort on the northern side of the island. It gets very busy for its watersports activities and the area is great for scuba diving.
Location: 17 km south east of Zakynthos Town
Description: Porto Zoro is a long and sandy beach between Argassi and Vassilikos. Due to its location and its natural beauty, it gets very popular in summer.
Location: 21 km south west of Zakynthos Town
Description: Although the southern side of Zakynthos is much developed, Limni Keriou (Keri Lake) has managed to develop its tourist gradually and to keep its traditional character. The beach is sandy and it is surrounded by lush greenery.
Diving Club, Party, Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports
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Location: 9 km south of Zakynthos Town
Description: Laganas is the busiest beach resort of Zakynthos. Fortunately, the beach is very large and can cope with all these tourists. Many watersports centres and beach bars are located along the coast.
Location: 18 km north west of Zakynthos Town
Description: Alykes is a long and sandy beach on the northern side of Zakynthos. It gets very popular in summer and has some watersport centres along the coast.
Location: 30 km west of Zakynthos Town
Description: Limnionas is not actually a beach but a rocky cove where people dive from the rocks into the crystal water. Its secluded location doesn't make it very popular.
Location: 28 km north east of Zakynthos Town
Description: On the way to Agios Nikolkaos, on the northern side of the island, Makris Gialos is a small beach with crystal water. As it is not much organized, Makris Gialos doesn't get very crowded.
Location: 25 km south west of Zakynthos Town
Description: Marathia is a secluded, pebbled beach on the southern side of the island. Far from most popular beaches, Marathia is ideal to enjoy total relaxation.
Location: 12 km south of Zakynthos Town
Description: This is a small beach between the popular resorts of Vassilikos and Argassi, on the southern side of Zakynthos. Small and organized, this beach gets much crowded in summer.
Location: 35 km north west of Zakynthos Town
Description: Porto Stenitis is a lovely fiord with crystal water and some small caves along the coast. This is a totally unorganized, calm bay great to relax.