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Marathonissi (Turtle Island)

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Address: Limni Keriou, Laganas, Greece
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Description: A small islet with tropical beaches and sea caves located just outside...
A small islet with tropical beaches and sea caves located just outside Keri Beach (Limni Keri) inside the bay of Laganas, in Zante (Zakynthos) Island, Greece
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Turtle tour

We took a turtle tour from Laganas to turtle island. We saw one big beautiful Loggerhead turtle on the way to the island in the bay. The boat driver stayed with it for a good 20... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Catem92
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We took a turtle tour from Laganas to turtle island. We saw one big beautiful Loggerhead turtle on the way to the island in the bay. The boat driver stayed with it for a good 20 mins for us to watch and take photos as it was showing off and blowing bubbles. The tour then went around the back of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

100% recommended. Been to Zante 4 times and each times been on this trip. You can see turtles and stop for a swim too .. Not expensive to do ( arounds 17 to 20 euros for adult and kids are negotiable) perfect 3 to 4 hours trips. Love it !!

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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Rented a motor powered boat and it was just idyllic. Loved it. Didn't see any turtles but did not matter. It's just lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

hire a motorboat out for buttons and go with some friends for a swim and beer! you probably won't see any turtles but its a good day out.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

beautiful island that is only accessible by boat , crystal waters and a lot of beautiful caves in which they can swim unique attraction is a small boat floating around and where you can buy everything from water , ice cream, drinks, sandwiches ..... one word beautiful place, dont miss...

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Timisoara, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The island is best known for the Caretta Caretta, so it is an attraction for thousands of tourists everyday. You can only visit the island during the daylight, so you won't hurt the turtles. Also, the glass bottom boats are prohibited around the island, as well as walking on the beach were the turtles have their nest. Unfortunately, many tourists... More 

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Bordon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This island looks just like a Turtle from many angles, and is a regular stop on most turtle-spotting boat trips from Laganas. You may only visit during daylight and must keep to the shoreline of the small sandy beach as the centre is full of turtle nests. There is really nothing else here but you can swim in the crystal... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great experience, went to this island on a turtle trip me and my boyfriend booked for 12 euro each, spent 3 hours and stopped off 2 times for 45 minutes and then 30 minutes to swim in the ocean. The first stop was next to the caves were we swan into and through them, a little boat ran by a... More 

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Targoviste, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Well, I was there in a little 3 hours trip. Do you dream when you was a child to go on the island where nobody else was? this is the place... I saw just one house there, and the nests of the caretta-caretta turtles... We stay only at the beach and without any sun umbrella to protect the nests...

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Blantyre, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We done a boat trip which went into the caves at the back of turtle island and went past the beach it didn't stop at the beach as its only smaller boats that were allowed. We saw a turtle swimming in the water on our boat trip. Would definitely recommend a boat trip. Blue waters

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