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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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Lovely beach and particularly interesting if you're wanting to find out more about the turtles. There's a rescue centre to look at (although not completely up and running). The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
WanderlustWilki
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Bury, Lancashire
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Bury, Lancashire
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely beach and particularly interesting if you're wanting to find out more about the turtles. There's a rescue centre to look at (although not completely up and running). The only issue we had was the €25 sunbeds. 4 beds and an oversized shade. We couldn't take one small shade and 3, as it would not have been enough shade and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Soft sand dunes, clear calm blue waters. Turtle conservation area, so unspoilt except when it's very busy !

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Thank SueSunshiny
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Home to turtle nesting with some protective guards around the various nesting sites, the beach is ok but as you can imagine gets quite busy like the rest of the southern beaches.

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Thank lancashirescott
Athens, Greece
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

One of the best beaches in the world. Fantastic waters, home of the Caretta Caretta turtles. Quite environment without beach bars, loud music and trendy lights. You get the feeling that you are travelling back to time. Nothing artificial, nothing from this century. Addicted to the beach for the last 8 years. Looking forward for this year's holidays in Gerakas... More 

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Lodeve, France
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Wonderful stretch of lovely clean sand and crystal clear water with safe bathing plus accepted naturist bathing at the far end of the beach.

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1 Thank William L
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

By far the best beach I have ever been to surrounded by a lot of greenery. Sea is clear and shallow, beach is rubbish-free, long and wide. There are turtles´ nests so you need to take this into consideration while wondering around. If you are lucky you can see a baby turtle (I was lucky to see one during late... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Such a beautiful place to visit. Its a must when you come to Zakynthos island. When we was here is whas a bit late, we where basicly all alone, just another couple sharing the hole beach, we got to see the sunset and all the turtle nests. Be careful so you dont go too near them! It was a guard... More 

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2 Thank Jannicke M
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We visited this beach two times. First one was about noon. It was too crowded, many people didn't want to understand that they are not allowed to pass beyond the boundaries and it cause many screams between them and preservations. The second time we went at about 8:30 in the morning. And I couldn't accept this was thr same beach.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

You can only sit on a small portion of the beach by the surf as the rest is roped off to protect the turtle nests. As a result it is very crowded and you are squashed together like sardines. The people either side of my were constantly shouting down their mobiles which was so annoying we decided to leave. The... More 

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Carlton, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

The beach and bay at Gerakas are undoubtedly one of the best places on Zante to visit. The sand is nice and thecsea shelves gently. But the wasps were an absolute nightmare and resulted in us having to curtail the stay. Maybe we were just unlucky but it ruined what should have been a great trip out.

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