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Parks and nature in Zakynthos

Top nature recommendations from locals

Scenic Lookout
“The most amazing beach in Zakynthos!! Fantastic clear blue waters, perfect scenery that takes your breath away!!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Park with indigenous plants and wildlife, as well as a series of ancient stone constructions.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beach
“Gerakas is the southern beach of the island and for sure one of the most beautiful. It consists of a long sand tongue ending in a small promontoryGeraka diving in the sea. The promontory is very famous since it is entirely made of clay and in the past was used by the tourists to get a regenerating “clay therapy”. Today, the final part of the beach is closed Gerakasbecause too many people pulled off the clay, making the ridge unsafe. From May to October for those who would like to wake up before dawn, there is the possibility to assist to the turtles’ eggs hatching and admire tens of specimens trying to reach the sea. This beach is a protected area of the Zakynthos Marine Park because of the turtles’ choice to go there to hatch, and in addition to the fact that it doesn’t offer any tourist devices the access is forbidden from half an hour before the sunset to half an hour after dawn. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“Solomos Square is the central and biggest square in the city and there take place several religious and cultural events & celebrations. Here stands out the statue of our National poet, Dionisios Solomos, nowadays a copy of the original statue, work of the Athenian sculptor Georgios Vroutos. Around the Square you can see several remarkable buildings which still follow their pre-earthquake form, as well as the church of Saint Nikolaos of the Dock. On the left, stands the Town Hall of Zakynthos Zante and in the south the statue of Ugo Foskolo. More statues in the Square are those of Pavlos Karer ans the Staue of Freedom. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Beach
“In the popular area of Tsilivi (3 km) thay lays along the beach in the direction of the Zakynthos town, as the sun sets, a beautiful, lively atmosphere of nightlife and walk takes place. Have some dinner under the starlight and then enjoy your drink, in one of the wonderful Cocktail bars of the resort, listen to the music and try your dancing skills in a music bar while enjoying the warmth of the Greek summer.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cave
“The Blue Caves are one of the most popular and advertised attractions of the island; you can visit them with your own boat or with one of the many organized tours. The Blue Caves consist of particular geologic formations giving life to a succession of caves along the North-West coast of the island; they start soon after Agios Nikolaos to end near Skinari Cape. Their name is due to the particular reflections of the water in the caves and you can visit many of them with a small- medium boat whereas the others are to be visited only by expert swimmers and divers. Between Agios Nikolaos and Skinari Cape it is possible to reach by car a small mill and from there coming down a hundred steps, to reach the piece of coast where the caves are. At the bottom of the steps there are some polish rocks, not very comfortable to lie down to sunbathe, that are a good base to start visiting the caves by swimming and to dive. The boat tours to visit the Blue Caves start from Makris Gialos beach, Agios Nikolaos port and Cape Skinari. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“You can take small boats to visit blue caves and Navagio from Agios nikolaos port. Ask for Karidis trips , he is located in the entrance of the small port in Agios nikolaos in the side of the sea. He is a local from Volimes very good person and he is trying his best for the people to enjoy their trip!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beach
“Situated near the village of Agios Leon, it is easily accessible by car. There is also ample space for parking. The bay here is stunning, although there is no sand, so it is not ideal for sunbathing, although there are many rocks which provide adequate seating and lounging space.The water here is exceptionally clean and is a beautiful blue, great for anyone who wants to dive into the refreshing water of the Ionian Sea - and also perfect for snorkeling.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Zakynthos’ Marine Park is located along the southern coast from the promontory of Marathia’s Cape to the beach of Gerakas, including the outback of the beaches of Limni Kerì, Laganas and Kalamaki and the Strofades, two small islands 50 nautical miles southern of Zakynthos. This area presents the main characteristics of the Mediterranean ecosystem, with sandy beaches, emerging rocks and sandy dunes, whereas in the outback there are thick pinewoods, fertile areas for the agriculture and the Mediterranean landscape with spontaneous vegetation. The National Marine Park has been founded in 1999 with the main purpose of defending the particular fauna of the southern part of the island and of its integration with the local society. The most important animal specimen to protect are the turtles Caretta-Caretta and the Mediterranean Seals Monachus-Monachus. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
  • 3 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Is one of the best beaches in Zakynthos where you can swim relax enjoy the nice beach bars and restaurants ...There are water sports and diving school!! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“St. Nicholas Beach Watersports & Diving centre in Zakynthos offers a wide range of watersports like ringo, banana, crazy sofa & fly fish, water-ski, pedalos & canoes together with the unforgettable experience of flying over the bay in a single or double paragliding. Jet Ski bikes for hire to explore the bay & diving lessons to explore the reef. The beach at St. Nicholas in Vasilikos is a marvelous stretch of sand with gently shelving turquoise blue waters. The Centre is professionally run, fully insured & all activities are conducted & controlled safely by experienced staff carrying out instructions where necessary. There you will find everything you need for a perfect day... relaxing under a tropical umbrella, sipping an exotic cocktail or enjoying lunch at the newly refurbished trendy Beach Bar to snorkelling amongst the rocks or riding the waves ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Island
“An amazing location to visit and enjoy a drink, especially in the late afternoon. An ultimate wedding venue! ”
  • 2 locals recommend