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(More of) The 10 Best Beaches In Zakynthos

Updated: Feb 6

We’ve already listed our top 10 must-see beaches while visiting Zante . But there's at least 10 more you need to know about before choosing which to visit during your holiday.

There's plenty to discover on this Ionian gem. Some are beaches, some are beach experiences. But all offer something amazing.

1. Agios Sostis / Cameo Island

At the end of the Laganas bay you'll find this small beach. It’s a small and a mostly quite beach , BUT, you have quick access to the popular Cameo Island. It’s a short walk across a wooden bridge, ready for you to explore. You can spend some time on the ’island’ for 5 euro, free to roam, sit in the sun, enjoy the music for as long as you please. We’ve seen loggerhead turtles swimming in the waters while crossing the bridge. And that's always a fun surprise.

Cameo used to be a roaring nightclub in the 80's/90's... I invite you to imagine walking back over that bridge after having had a few drinks. Yikes!

It’s more of a thing to see rather than a day at the beach, but I knew we had to add it to this list. Spend time lounging and enjoying a cocktail in the sun (of course there's drinks and snacks!) It's fun to explore.

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It’s also a good hop on point for a boat tour. And one of the reasons we added it to the list.

We always suggest you opt to captain of your own little mini boat ( we love it, see our post about it here ).

2. Xigia Beach

With its sulfur rich waters, many people flock here for the spa like benefits. We will warn you, the water smells. But people swear by it, so we make our way here every year. It’s a gorgeous little slice of heaven.

Arrive early for parking.

3. Keri Beach

Maybe not so much a great beach... But you'll find the port of Keri about 14 km from the city center. The big attraction is about 1km away (and above) from Keri beach at the lighthouse. It sits on top of a 300m cliff with breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea and Mizithres Rocks. Those Mizithres rocks are being dubbed the 'new shipwreck'. The colours of the water are unforgettable. You will not regret the trip and will not soon ever forget the magestic view.

At Limni Keri you can charter a small boat to visit the nearby, Marathia or the Blue Caves. You’ll never forget the 2 hours you’ll spend exploring the caves around the corner.

4. Marathias

Marathia (near Keri) is a small remote ‘beach’, a perfect option for those looking for a little extra, a bit of adventure and are not interested in the tourist crowd (or much sand). It's a little piece of heaven and an opportunity to turn it all off for a while in this oasis. It's off the main path but worth it in every way.

5. Kalamaki

Kalamaki beach is a protected stretch of beach that is home to the nesting loggerhead turtles. For that reason it remains relatively quite, with just two or three restaurants and hotels directly on the water. No loud music, and less congestion on this beach. Kalamaki beach village extends upwards with endless hotels and entertainment that are both adult and family friendly.

6. Tsilivi

Tsilivi beach is always fun. You'll find every type of hotel here to suit your mood and budget. Adult only, or super family friendly. There is something for anyone and everyone. Restaurants galore and quite honestly some of the best tourist shops on the island. Seriously.

Its a public beach with large sandy shores. You get to decide what restaurant front to lounge on. Beach service is standard. Spend the day, enjoy lunch but please don't forget to explore the neighbourhood, it's our favorite part. The artisan shops are spectacular.