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Marathonissi (Turtle Island)

Address: Limni Keriou, Laganas, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Laganas
Type: Islands, Outdoors
Owner description: A small islet with tropical beaches and sea caves located just outside Keri Beach (Limni Keri...
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We decided to hire our own little motor boat and are so happy we did it! First of all, we went looking for a good deal on Laganas beach but prices were higher than we wanted to pay therefore we went towards the Agios Sostis bridge and there we found the best deal - 50 Euros to hire motor boat... More 

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Aberadre
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

1 turtle at dock, so though it was the ship yards pet! 3 boats all chasing 1 turtle! Best off going to a beach early morning and seeing them!

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Bognor, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Booked on the beach just up from the hotel, one hours trip was long enough for the kids and they enjoyed seeing the turtles.

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