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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice sand and I like that it's preserved for turtles and that you can not go in the middle on the beach, just for turtle nests :) They are doing great work here. W#ish I had seen one in action. What ever way you look...More

Thank janfli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Getting into turtle beach hurts your feet a bit, but that is made up for by beautiful views. Floating shops there is you want food and drink. Clear water good for snorkelling.

Thank Womble4774
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were on this trip near the end of September. The boat trip was more like a hunt! There was one turtle, due to it being late September. The poor turtle was surrounded by tourist boats including our, just circling around it....More

Thank bernadetteasbury
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well its a protected island for the turtles to lay eggs and breed. such a shame they let loads of tourists on there leaving all their rubbish. you could view this island from the sea easily and stop all the noise and rubbish disturbing their...More

Thank stardust46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another picture postcard view. The sea is like you dream of. You can see all the way to the bottom. Seeing turtles in natural habitat is much better than at the sea life centres in the UK. So humbling to see these creatures in the...More

Thank iloveskeggy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely day trip, hired a boat from Laganas, nice to spend time on the beach and see the turtle nests, nice guy on the beach helps you get your boat secured on the beach, not much there just nice to relax, a couple of...More

1  Thank steveh482016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on glass bottom boat had a swim around couple of floating drink station around which was a nice touch did expect it to be better looked after but glad I did it would like to be there when turtles come to nest

Thank Kelvin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the boat after having seen a loggerhead turtle in the water This is an uninhabited island where the turtles lay their eggs and come back year after year It has a security guard 24/7 watching over the eggs You stay for an hour..you...More

Thank sueandsteve27
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful boat trip to see the loggerhead turtles. Beautiful clear warm water too. Certain areas of the beach is roped off to stop tourists disturbing the turtles, despite the signs up people ignored this plus there was the occasional piece of litter left behind. Not...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful island. Went as part of turtle tour. Really shallow waters, can be a bit stoney in parts so water shoes are recommended. So relaxing and peaceful. Theres a few boats selling ice cream and drinks, although theres no toilets. We didn't see any turtles...More

Thank Lynne C
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Paul H
September 5, 2017|
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Response from Sjbeauty | Reviewed this property |
Usually they come with a captain-insurance etc. Not sure on the size and cost but a group of 9 should be ok on a reasonable sized boat
August 7, 2017|
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Response from Eleanor B | Reviewed this property |
Book when you get there and don't book through you tour rep!
Christina W
July 13, 2017|
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Response from Sheila D | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are floating bouts that sell snacks, drinks and ice cream.