Best Beaches In Zakynthos
by: Dionisis Vitsos
Looking for breathtaking beaches in Zakynthos?
This large island offers stunning scenic beauty and is blessed with some of the world’s most gorgeous beaches due to its unique location in the Ionian Sea.
Whether you prefer sandy white beaches, rugged coves, or secluded bays, Zakynthos has a diverse range of beach options to offer. If you’re planning a trip or just want to witness some of the most magnificent views on earth, we have everything you need to know about the beaches of Zakynthos.
No matter what, this Ionian gem will leave you captivated. Here’s our list of the top 10 best beaches in Zakynthos. Let’s explore:
Best Beaches in Zakynthos/Zante
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Navagio Beach, also known as Zante Star Beach, is the epitome of Greece and a must-visit destination for travelers to Zakynthos. Surrounded by towering white cliffs, lush green foliage, and a famous shipwreck situated in the center of the sandy beach, this cove is a sight to behold.
Visiting Navagio, which can only be reached by boat, is a must-do activity for any Zakynthos beach lover and should be at the top of your Zakynthos itinerary.
With its breathtaking beauty and fascinating history, including the story of the shipwreck which was a result of an illegal cigarette shipment, Navagio is one of the most frequently featured locations on Instagram and a popular destination for beachgoers and photographers alike.
Book your Zakynthos holiday today to experience this iconic beach for yourself.
Check out our detailed Zakynthian Local Guide about Visting Navagio Beach in Zakynthos!
- Amenities: None
- Access: By boat from Porto Vromi, Skinari, Agios Nikolaos port
Discover the unparalleled beauty of Porto Limnionas, one of the most unique beaches in Zante. This rocky, U-shaped cove boasts crystal-clear, emerald-green waters and is the perfect destination for thrill-seekers looking to dive-jump, snorkel, and explore the numerous caves in the area.
Despite the mild challenge of getting down to the beach, the breathtaking views and tranquil atmosphere make it worth it. Ideal for couples and boho travelers, Porto Limnionas offers a canteen for refreshments and is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Zakynthos.
Don’t miss out on the chance to experience this hidden gem, while sitting on a comfy sunbed, enjoying cocktails!, in front of a Greek taverna!
Add Porto Limnionas to your Zakynthos itinerary today!
- Amenities: A few sunbeds & umbrellas, parking, taverna
- Access: By road & steps
Welcome to the adventurous Porto Roxa, a hidden gem located in the scenic region of Porto Limionas in Zakynthos. Experience a unique blend of thrill and tranquility as you explore the numerous sea caves surrounding the area.
This undeveloped area of Zakynthos is a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts due to its close proximity to the stunning sea caves.
Take a leap of faith from the 4-5 meter high boardwalk and dive into the crystal-clear water for a truly exhilarating experience. Whether you prefer to wear bathing shoes or not, Porto Roxa is the perfect location for thrill-seekers.
Although sunbathing may be limited, the two cantines offer sunbeds and a restaurant is located nearby for a delicious bite to eat.
As the sun begins to set, watch in awe as the sky transforms into a canvas of brilliant hues at this fantastic location. Porto Roxa is a little-known and uncrowded beach, providing the ultimate peaceful escape from the crowds.
Don’t miss the chance to experience this unique paradise in Zakynthos, where adventure meets serenity.
Twin Treasures: Discover Porto Vromi in Zakynthos.
Nestled within a fjord-like bay, Porto Vromi boasts two breathtaking coves, each with its own unique charm. Choose between sunbathing on the pebble-studded sand or embarking on a thrilling adventure to the nearby caves by canoe or water bike.
For even more excitement, take a boat taxi to the famous Shipwreck Beach. With crystal clear turquoise waters and secluded surroundings, Porto Vromi is truly one of Zakynthos’ best beaches for those seeking tranquility and adventure.
- Amenities: Snack bar, boat rentals & trips
- Access: By road
Discover the serene beauty of Kalamaki Beach in southern Zakynthos, known for its wide sandy shore and tranquil shallow waters that form part of Laganas Bay. This stunning beach is protected under Greek law as a nesting ground for the endangered Loggerhead Turtle and is part of the National Maritime Park of Zakynthos.
Whether you’re seeking a family-friendly or romantic getaway, Kalamaki offers the perfect balance of proximity to Zante Town and peaceful, serene surroundings with all the necessary amenities for a memorable holiday.
Bonus Tip: Kalamaki is a great area to set your base of operations, either with adventurous friends or either seeking family moments. Check out our Family Hotel, Dennys Inn, with 32 years of experience and 5 minutes from the gorgeous Kalamaki Beach. Click Here!
Agios Nikolaos Beach
Agios Nikolaos Beach, a must-visit destination in Zakynthos, is located on the southern peninsula of Vassilikos. Don’t confuse it with the port of the same name to the north. T
his well-known beach in Zante is renowned for its stunning green-blue waters and soft yellow-white sand, making it a popular spot for families and thrill-seekers alike.
Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun on the shore or enjoy some scuba diving, paragliding, or water sports, Agios Nikolaos has it all. To top it off, the beach is surrounded by lush vegetation, adding to its natural beauty and making it a perfect representation of Zakynthos.
- Amenities: Sunbeds & umbrellas, beach bars, tavernas, water sports
- Access: By road
Korakonisi (Crow Island)
Korakonisi is a unique natural wonder, featuring a massive 20-meter-span arch created by the formation of rocks.
The arch leads to a small, secluded bay with calm and crystal-clear waters, showcasing an amazing underwater landscape. Surrounded by the sea and rocks, the island is only accessible via a small strip of rock connecting it to the mainland.
Visitors can climb up to the island’s rocks and admire the rugged scenery. Adventure-seekers can even jump into the sea from the arch, while those less daring can reach the water from the rocks.
Snorkeling is a must-do activity here, and using a mask is highly recommended to fully enjoy the stunning underwater views. Experience the beauty of Korakonisi on your Zakynthos holiday!
- Access: By road
Xigia Beach in Zante is a unique natural spa that offers therapeutic benefits, including treatment for arthritis and other health conditions. It consists of two interconnected beaches known as Xigia Sulfur Beach, each with its own distinctive features.
The first beach features a rocky bay with a canteen and lush greenery that slopes down to the sea, while the second beach boasts white pebbly sand and a tavern.
The emerald-green waters and thick vegetation around the beach make it a popular destination for tourists seeking therapeutic benefits in Zakynthos.
Whether you prefer the rocky bay or the white pebbly sand, Xigia Beach is sure to provide a rejuvenating experience.
- Amenities: A few sunbeds & umbrella, snack bar, taverna, parking
- Access: By road
Gerakas Beach in Zakynthos is an awe-inspiring sight, stretching across a vast expanse of shimmering golden-white sand.
Its location in a large cove with crystal-clear blue waters makes it an ideal destination for families with children, and its popularity with endangered loggerhead turtles during the summer months adds to its charm.
As a protected beach and home to the ARCHELON Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, it’s one of the most well-guarded spots on the island. Keep in mind that the beach is closed after dusk to preserve the turtles, so be mindful of your surroundings.
The left side of the beach is comprised of clay, which is perfect for an impromptu spa session. The helpful volunteers at ARCHELON will be more than happy to provide information about these amazing creatures.
Don’t miss out on exploring this stunning Zakynthos beach.
Fun Fact: Did you know that our Family Hotel Dennys Inn adopts nests, in order to help fund them with any kind of action they might need and to keep the nests fenced and protected? Check out Our Awards Wall and you will see our certificate!
- Amenities: It is a protected beach, so only a few sunbeds are available.
- Access: By road
The idyllic seaside village of Limni Keri, Zante should be top of your must-visit list for many reasons, not the least of which is its family-friendly beach.
While the beach may be small, its beauty is unrivaled. From the shore, you can catch a glimpse of Marathonisi island, a loggerhead turtle breeding site.
Take a tour boat and discover the stunning Keri Caves, where the blue-green water will leave you speechless and you may even sail through tunnels carved in the rocks.
Don’t miss Myzithres, an awe-inspiring rocky outcropping that conceals a hidden beach. Book your family-friendly beach vacation in Limni Keri, Zante today.
- Amenities: A few sunbeds & umbrellas, parking, tavernas
- Access: By road
Porto Zorro Beach
Due to its dazzling blue waves, Porto Azzuro earned its name from the Italians. Nowadays, it’s a top pick for families, couples, and friends alike, as it’s known for its lively tavernas and beach bars that attract a younger crowd. The unique look of Porto Zoro, a prime destination in Zante, is attributed to its dense flora and towering stones jutting out of the water. It’s certainly one of the most beautiful beaches in Zakynthos for travelers seeking a relaxing and fun-filled holiday.
For those seeking a secluded and wild beach experience, Marathias is the answer.
This beach delivers on its promises, offering tranquil and warm crystal-clear waves, pebbles, and rocky formations.
With cliffs that shield it from the winds and a steep descent through a wooded route, it remains uncrowded and perfect for a peaceful day of snorkeling, reading, and relaxation.
So head to Marathias if you want a day of tranquility at one of the most beautiful beaches in Zakynthos island.
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With its crystal clear waters, stunning marine caves and arches, and abundant marine life, Zakynthos Island in Greece is one of the best locations for snorkeling.
The island is also famous for its diverse range of beautiful beaches, including sandy and rocky shores, and is a critical nesting site for the endangered Caretta caretta sea turtle.
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Written By Denny Vitsos
Denny is a member of the Dennys Inn Hotel family located in Kalamaki, Zante. After completing his studies in Tourism and Business Management at the University of West Attica, he created this website, along with its blog and numerous other activities. His aim is to foster a connection between his guests and the Greek family spirit that his family takes great pride in. The hotel has been in operation since 1991, and Denny is one of the newest members of the team. At the hotel, you will experience a traditional Greek family business, with multiple Vitsos family members on board, who give their utmost dedication to ensure the satisfaction of their returning guests.
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