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Marathonissi (Turtle Island)

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Address: Limni Keriou | Ethniko Thalassio Parko Zakynthou, Laganas, Greece
Phone Number: 00302695053484
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A small islet with tropical beaches and sea caves located just outside Keri...

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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bought a trip to go see turtle island can't remember how much exactly but it was very reasonable we were on the boat from 1 till 6 but once spotting the turtle the boat traveled... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

bought a trip to go see turtle island can't remember how much exactly but it was very reasonable we were on the boat from 1 till 6 but once spotting the turtle the boat traveled round and inside caves where we were also allowed to jump off the boat and go swimming in the sea and inside the caves for... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely amazing. There are no words you can use, when swimming next to sea turtle.the island water is crystal clear. This is a must try.

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cannock
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a a great place , we didn't see any turtle on that day , only the tracked left by the baby turtle . Hope they will keep it protected . The place gets really busy in the afternoon , if you can try it in the morning . As it seems to be the best time to see the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw one turtle that swam past our boat 3 times, you then go for a quick swim around near some caves and then to a little beach for another swim where you can get a drink and food

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Port Launay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a speed boat from laganas beach. There were many rental office on the beach start from 70 -120 euro. All speed boat are the same! Must take at least 2 hours You can go around the cameo island And then to marathonissi...amazing beach, wish we could stay there More then 1 hour.

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Gävle, Gävleborgs Län, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little Island with a nice beach. The Island is protected since the turtles lay their eggs there at night. We (visiting in september) saw no turtles there (but one close to the laganas port), but had a nice time snorkling. Maybe more turtles during the summer?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked this trip through our Thomas Cook rep and wasn't too expensive. You get a bus from your hotel and onto a boat which takes you around for a bit to try and find some turtles 🐢. We saw 2/3 up really close from the boat. You then carry on to another part of the island and go into some... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arrived on a turtle spotting tour, saw a turtle!! The beach is protected so you can only use the first 10 feet!! So it gets packed and isn't that great a beach. Best not to bother really.

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Thank martinmatthews0
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Another must see gem in Zante! You can either hire your own boat (which we did) or go on an organised boat trip. The Ionian blues beckon you in for a dip in the gorgeous sea. You can anchor up and land on the sandy beach but take care not to tread on nests or hatchlings (these are clearly marked... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not alot to say. It's a beach, nothing to see, not much to do. Not much sand to chill on as the turtles nest here so they rope off most of it. We got there with by speed boat which was really enjoyable, and driving round the island was good. The beach it's self is fine.

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