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Marathonisi (Turtle Island)

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Zakynthos Keri Caves, Marathonissi, and Turtle-Spotting Kaiki Boat Trip
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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
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat trip” (160 reviews)
“floating bar” (17 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must do trip when holidaying on zakynthos. Wow. Went on the tui trip which had an excellent guide. Very knowledgable. Saw a few turtles too!!

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The water is so clear u you can see the bottom and turtles swimming around. Fish and sea urchins truly is worth the few euros to go and see.

Thank tamia w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little island as part of a day trip. Rented a boat out of Keri beach right on the front for 80 euros for 4 hours and spent a very pleasant day with my family. You can get hot and cold snacks on Turtle island..

Thank wishinwashin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here after taking a boat to see the turtles , the sea was warm and the island itself beautiful , we sailed around the island and into the caves it hides . A truly memorable day.

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hired a little motor boat to visit this place this year, although have also been here in years gone by on guided trips. Great little place to while away an afternoon, and some fab little secluded coves to drop anchor at - just remember...More

Thank Flat3D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful peaceful beach with stunning views and calm waters. A safe haven for the islands turtles to lay their eggs

Thank ccorsar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a beautiful little island to visit, a guy on the beach helps you park the boat if you need it. The sand is beautiful and the views and the sea gently lapping at the shore was out of this world!

Thank ari5tia
Reviewed October 11, 2017

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

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Reviewed October 8, 2017 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 October 5, 2017

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

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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.