Zakynthos beaches

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 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 with the best beaches in Zakynthos island.

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Guide to 28 beaches

Discover our guide to 28 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.

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Navagio or Shipwreck

Sandy, Non Organised
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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.
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Gerakas

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly
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Location: 18 km south of Zakynthos Town
Description: Considered among the most beautiful beautiful beaches of Zakynthos, the long sandy beach of Gerakas has wonderful crystalline waters.
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Kalamaki

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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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.
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Agios Nikolaos

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports
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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.
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Porto Zoro

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly
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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.
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Spanzia

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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Location: 16 km south west of Zakynthos Town
Description: Spiantza is a beautiful beach in the area of Vassilikos, southern Zakynthos. Some of its parts are pebbled and others are sandy.
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Banana

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports
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Location: 14 km south east of Zakynthos Town
Description: This long, sandy beach is considered among the most beautiful in Zakynthos. It is organized and has clean water.
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Porto Vromi

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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Location: 37 km north west of Zakynthos Town
Description: Porto Vromi is a secluded, narrow beach that usually doesn't get very popular. It is surrounded by a green, rocky landscape.
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Limni Keriou

Diving Club, Sandy, Family Friendly
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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.
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Tsilivi

Party, Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports
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Location: 8 km north west of Zakynthos Town
Description: Tsilivi is a popular beach resort in close distance to Zakynthos Town. The beach is organized with sunbeds, umbrellas and many watersports.
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Laganas

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.
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Agios Sostis

Party, Sandy, Organised
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Location: 11 km south east of Zakynthos Town
Description: Agios Sostis is a small beach between the popular resorts of Laganas and Porto Koukla, on the southern side of the island.
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Alykanas

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports
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Location: 16 km north west of Zakynthos Town
Description: Alykanas is a busy tourist resort on the northern side of Zakynthos. With soft sand and clean water, Alykanas receives many visitors.
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Alykes

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports
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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.
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Amboula

Sandy, Secluded, Non Organised
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Location: 10 km north east from Zakynthos Town
Description: Amboula is a small family beach with calm atmosphere. Partly organized, it has clean water and soft sand.
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Argassi

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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Location: 5 km south of Zakynthos Town
Description: Argassi is a very popular tourist resort in close distance from Zakynthos Town. It is well organized with umbrellas, sun beds and watersports.
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Dafni

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly, Secluded
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Location: 15 km south of Zakynthos Town
Description: Although the other beaches on the south of the island are crowded, Dafni is secluded because of the track road that leads there.
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Drosia

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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Location: 12 km north west of Zakynthos Town
Description: This small beach gets less crowded than other beaches of the area, but still it is busy. The coast is organized and sandy.
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Koukla

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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Location: 13 km south west of Zakynthos Town
Description: Porto Koukla is an organized beach close to Laganas and Limni Keriou. Lush greenery surrounds this sandy beach.
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Ksigia

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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Location: 20 km north of Zakynthos
Description: Ksigia is a narrow, sandy beach on the northern side of Zakynthos, close to Alykes. A huge rock with lush greenery surrounds it.
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Limnionas

Pebbled, Non Organised
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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.
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Makris Gialos

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly
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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.
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Marathia

Family Friendly, Pebbled, Non Organised
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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.
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Plaka

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly
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Location: 15 km south west of Zakynthos Town
Description: Very close to the village of Vassilikos, there is the small beach of Plaka with sandy coast and shallow clean water.
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Planos

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports
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Location: 8 km north west of Zakynthos Town
Description: Planos is among the most popular beaches in Zakynthos. It is actually a continuation of the lovely and busy resort of Tsilivi.
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Porto Kaminia

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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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.
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Porto Roma

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly
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Location: 16 km south east of Zakynthos Town
Description: Porto Roma is a picturesque beach with crystal water and surrounded by much greenery.
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Stenitis

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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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.

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