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.
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.
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.
Description: Considered among the most beautiful beautiful beaches of Zakynthos, the long sandy beach of Gerakas has wonderful crystalline waters.
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.
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.
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.
Description: Spiantza is a beautiful beach in the area of Vassilikos, southern Zakynthos. Some of its parts are pebbled and others are sandy.
Description: This long, sandy beach is considered among the most beautiful in Zakynthos. It is organized and has clean water.
Description: Porto Vromi is a secluded, narrow beach that usually doesn't get very popular. It is surrounded by a green, rocky landscape.
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.
Description: Tsilivi is a popular beach resort in close distance to Zakynthos Town. The beach is organized with sunbeds, umbrellas and many watersports.
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.
Description: Agios Sostis is a small beach between the popular resorts of Laganas and Porto Koukla, on the southern side of the island.
Description: Alykanas is a busy tourist resort on the northern side of Zakynthos. With soft sand and clean water, Alykanas receives many visitors.
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.
Description: Amboula is a small family beach with calm atmosphere. Partly organized, it has clean water and soft sand.
Description: Argassi is a very popular tourist resort in close distance from Zakynthos Town. It is well organized with umbrellas, sun beds and watersports.
Description: Although the other beaches on the south of the island are crowded, Dafni is secluded because of the track road that leads there.
Description: This small beach gets less crowded than other beaches of the area, but still it is busy. The coast is organized and sandy.
Description: Porto Koukla is an organized beach close to Laganas and Limni Keriou. Lush greenery surrounds this sandy beach.
Description: Ksigia is a narrow, sandy beach on the northern side of Zakynthos, close to Alykes. A huge rock with lush greenery surrounds it.
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.
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.
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.
Description: Very close to the village of Vassilikos, there is the small beach of Plaka with sandy coast and shallow clean water.
Description: Planos is among the most popular beaches in Zakynthos. It is actually a continuation of the lovely and busy resort of Tsilivi.
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.
Description: Porto Roma is a picturesque beach with crystal water and surrounded by much greenery.
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.