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Makris Gialos Beach

199 Reviews

Makris Gialos Beach

199 Reviews
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Makris Gialos Beach Beach Road between Mikro Nisi and Xigia, Makris Gialos 221 00 Greece
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Cruise to turtle's island and caves with a glass bottom boat
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Cruise to turtle's island and caves with a glass bottom boat

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Travel to Marathonisi (Turtle Island) aboard a glass-bottom boat on this half-day excursion. After leaving the dock, the crew will try to spot loggerhead turtles in the shallow waters off Laganas Beach. Then it’s on to Turtle Island where you can swim, snorkel, and enjoy the scenery. The atmosphere can be somewhat party-like with many boats and floating food trucks.
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Vlaďka R wrote a review Aug 2020
12 contributions6 helpful votes
Beach with larger pebbles and clear water. Suitable for snorkeling - you will see multicolored fish. Right by the road.
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Date of experience: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
aclayr wrote a review Jan 2020
Arizona301 contributions91 helpful votes
We briefly stopped off at Makris Gialos Beach as it was fairly close to our accommodations. Parking seemed to be limited (non-existent, really), but we followed in the footsteps of other beach-goers & just parked on the side of the highway. Unfortunately, it was a bit too cold to swim, but the water was beautiful & clear. The sand was more pebble-like, so if you prefer finer sand, this may not be the beach for you. Overall, it was very pretty & nicely kept!
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Date of experience: May 2019
HOLIDAYSANDSPARKLE wrote a review Sep 2019
17 contributions3 helpful votes
This beach was one of our favourites in Zante. Lovely clear, crystal sea and sunbeds available to hire. We found the lady who hires them very pleasant and helpful. Yes, you do have to pay for them but no different to the many other beaches we visited around the island. If you are looking for a sandy beach then this is not for you but the shingle is perfect if you have swim/dive shoes. We visited this beach 4 times and would definitely visit again when we next go to Zante. There is a fab restaurant/bar over the road which you can get anything from a coffee to a meal and they also do takeaway options to eat it on the beach.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Bianca wrote a review Aug 2019
Bucharest, Romania29 contributions8 helpful votes
Pebble beach, take your water shoes for this one. The water is crystal clear- a great spot to relax or snorkel. The taverna close to the beach has good food and a small pool.
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Date of experience: August 2019
2 Helpful votes
joannaosa wrote a review Jul 2019
4 contributions6 helpful votes
The lady who was in charge of the sunbeds was so rude.. don't even worth it. Me and my partner went on the beach and we sat on the sunbeds and we was like laying 30 min and the lady named Lektra (ilektra I am not quite sure) started yelling at us and telling us to leave from there with very attitude and very rude. She was sreeming to go away because she "work" there like we were told by somebody that the sunbeds was taken.. me and my boyfriend tried to understand the situation and talk to her but she didn't even want to and continued yelling at us to go.. we don't even take the time to get away before she started calling us names...UNBELIEVABLE HOW THEY LET HER TO WORK WITH PEOPLE ..NO PATIENT NO MORALS AND NO RESPECT TO OTHER PEOPLE.. so disappointing to see that kind of service in Greece.. ( from my experience the service in Greece is usually excellent) If you are looking to visit nice beaches in Zante better go somewhere else like Banana in Vassilikos with is wonderful beach with excellent service or go Ksigia which is before makris gialos and it is a spectacular beach.
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Date of experience: July 2019