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Marathonisi (Turtle Island)

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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 good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“turtle island” (265 reviews)
“boat trip” (164 reviews)
“turtle spotting” (85 reviews)
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"turtle island"
in 265 reviews
"boat trip"
in 164 reviews
"turtle spotting"
in 85 reviews
"floating bar"
in 17 reviews
"eggs"
in 55 reviews
"glass bottom boat"
in 31 reviews
"turtles swimming"
in 17 reviews
"laganas beach"
in 43 reviews
"small boat"
in 34 reviews
"yellow submarine"
in 15 reviews
"crystal clear water"
in 22 reviews
"lovely trip"
in 15 reviews
"swim stops"
in 15 reviews
"nice beach"
in 24 reviews
"blue caves"
in 19 reviews
"boats"
in 182 reviews
"sea"
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Reviewed yesterday

We rented a boat with a captain from the main beach in Keri. The captain took us all around that part of the island of Zakynthos including the caves, The caves were spectacular! We also went to the areas where the large turtles live and...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Small, beautiful island with narrow beach and too much boats, people and noise. This island should be left alone just for the turtles and strictly prohibit to enter it.

Thank annapF4259FJ
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An amazing place for turtle spotting and beautiful beaches, refreshments available on the beach but remember to take home any rubbish as the conservation of the turtles is paramount x

Thank Anne S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took a boat trip to turtle island we saw a huge turtle swimming about. The island is small and surrounded by turquoise blue sea which if you take a snorkel you will see fish. There are 2 snack bars( boats) that are very reasonable...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stunning scenery and crystal clear waters to swim in. Well worth a boat trip out to turtle Island and keri caves. Really enjoyed it. Took snorkel and the fish were amazing. Spotted a turtle as well.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An incredible circle of moored boats and beach-bar craft surround the turtle nesting area but what the hell it's great swimming in crystal clear waters and as a day tripper out here you can get a drink an ice cream or whatever. The actual island...More

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful beach. Shame about the 2 vending boats playing loud music spoiling this idyllic place. Why does pop music have to be played wherever you go?

Thank Pamela H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you book any turtle Tour on the Island, it will include about an hour or so visit to Turtle Island. It nice but bring a towel with you and dont forget to bring your rubbish home with you. Fish cant eat it.

1  Thank DarinDublinIreland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Island, the majority of which is roped off due to the turtle nests. Lots of tourist boats and food boats moored up

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were led to believe that there would be a lot of turtles to see on our way to the island We saw one turtle, great to see but not enough to make it memorable Not sure if I would recommend, we may have been...More

Thank crazyman1965
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Kerry M
June 21, 2018|
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Response from denise | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can still see the turtles swimming around in the water, the boat has a lower deck with Windows for an even better view, I'm not a swimmer and I saw about 4 just swimming around
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Dawn J
March 1, 2018|
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Response from Richard B |
yes and yes.
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Dawn J
March 1, 2018|
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Response from Richard B |
depends on who you book your boat trip with but yes.
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