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Gerakas Bay

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Ranked #22 of 56 Attractions in Zakynthos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Geologic Formations
Activities: Swimming
Description: Known for its wide stretch of sand and beautiful, warm waters, this bay is one of the most popular beaches on the island.
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Athens, Greece
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Access to the beach is down some stairs or a ramp. The way down can be tricky. Don't bring your umbrella as you can only use the umbrellas they have for a price and can go quickly so get there early. The toilet facilities and such are back up the ramp or stairs so not terribly convenient but still worth... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Shallow water and almost no waves - perfect for families with small kids. Sunbeds are quite expensive and beach closes at 8PM. Hope these money from sunbeds goes to protect turtles. Parking lot located 100 meters from the beach as well as taverns and local shops.

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Portishead, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Gerakas is one of my favourite places in the world my wife and I have been going there on and off for the last twenty years. Unfortunately due to local greed and Government complacency and corruption the beach is being destroyed as a nest site for the Turtles . By all means enjoy the beach but please consider the turtles... More

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Patras, Greece
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

this is the caretta caretta beach!The best beach in Zakynthos by far! beautiful calm sandy!! We rent an umbrella an we had good time. be careful you have to carry on your water there is no bar.

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London, United Kingdom
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272 reviews 272 reviews
158 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This beach is located at the most southern point of the island, called Cape of Gerakas. The beach is part of the National Marine Park. Gerakas beach is one of the most beautiful on the island with shallow turquoise waters combined with golden sand. The villagers have led a strong local initiative to maintain the natural beauty and ecological significance... More

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Hook, Hampshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

On the day we went - end of October there were less than 10 people on the whole of this magnificent sandy beach. We were lucky enough to see 2 baby turtles who had hatched and swam off into the sea. The weather was unusually warm for end of October - about 24 degrees so we were lucky. Gerakas was... More

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12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Great beach one shop not on beach but means you can get snacks wonderful, no toilets as such a couple of porta-loos which we did not use but as we were staying local it was not a problem. Also great bar for a drink on the way home

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Loved this long stretch of beach. Water as warm as the bath. Shallow sloping so safe for the kids. Interesting to see the frames around the turtle nests and visiting the turtle conservation area right by the car park. Fishes swimming right around your feet....loved it.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This beach is protected as it is one of the places the turtles go to lay eggs. its a lovely beach & worth seeing & swimming there.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Gerakas Beach is a beautiful beach on the southern tip of the island. It is home to many turtle nests and is extremely important for turtle conservation on Zakynthos. The beach is open between 7am - 7pm and closes at night to allow turtles to nest and hatchlings to reach the sea without disruption from lights or people. It is... More

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