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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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Loved this trip! Loved this island! This was the best experience I have ever encountered. The caves and the jumping off the boat was magical. Totally tropical island and you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Loved this trip! Loved this island! This was the best experience I have ever encountered. The caves and the jumping off the boat was magical. Totally tropical island and you really did feel like robinson crusoe! We wanted to do the tour to the see the loggerhead turtles but it was booked up that day and whilst we were disappointed... More 

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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

exotic!! very close to the island and an amazing day trip !just something different!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Zakynthos, Greece
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great experience. Loved swimming in the caves. Will definitely book this trip again.made life long friends on trip.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

most amazing experience in zante! definitely recommend it. Get to travel to the caves, jump off the boat into the sea, cruise around and see the turtles and end up on turtle island!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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43 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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