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Gerakas Bay

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Address: Greece
Activities: Swimming
Description: Known for its wide stretch of sand and beautiful, warm waters, this bay is...
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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Very clean and beautiful beach

We went here right after some rain and thunder so it was really quiet there. Before entering the beach a lady told us to stay away from the back because of the turtle nests. She... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Silvia81NL
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Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We went here right after some rain and thunder so it was really quiet there. Before entering the beach a lady told us to stay away from the back because of the turtle nests. She didn't sound really kind, but I think her English just isn't that good. The water was beautiful and the beach really clean. Too bad I... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

was a bit windy when i went there, but amazing clean sand - there were no algae or bits of rocks or shells - i just lied down on the shore and sunbathed without any towel :D beautiful scenery

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Lodeve, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

One of the most glorious beaches on Zante and if you turn left at the bottom of the steps past the umbrellas for about 500 m to the far end the there are lots of naturists - we were there yesterday ( 8 May 2015) and it was fabulous. Nothing commercial on the beach at all so take plenty of... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Took my dog for a swim and had a blast. The beach is empty and free to enter. I recommend it ..........................,,,

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Absolutely beautiful beach with awesome scenery well looked after as the turtles still nest here, not a lot here so take a packed lunch.

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Kista, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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53 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Excellent beach if you looking for a calm place. Sand chairs restaurant a bit away. Fantastic clear water. Lade is selling fruit for lunch. Very goods restaurants / bars 5 minutes walk from the beach. Highly recommended. Turtles nests are sharing beach with the visitors

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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nice beach but unfortunately a lot of Russians making noise and walking over turtle nests areas. Also the water is very clear and you can see the turtle nests on thee beach, there is a turtle rescue center nearby where you can learn everything about the turtles.

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Hertfordshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Went to view Gerakas Bay beach after visiting the turtle sanctuary, very hot, secluded bay, you can see why the turtles nest there! Didn't go onto the beach and personally think it should be off limits and protected from tourism.

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Athens, Greece
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Address: Address: Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Ionian Islands  >  Zakynthos

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