A big part of what makes the Zakynthos such a famous island are its beautiful landscapes and hidden bays and coves. It also boasts some of the most famous and beautiful beaches in the Ionian Sea, which is one of the things that make Zakynthos a favorite summer resort. Here are the most beautiful beaches that make Zakynthos a lovely place for everyone to spend the holiday.
Excellent place for people who don’t do well among the crowd but still want to explore the beauty and class of an interesting and well organized Ionian beach. What makes this beach very popular in the presence of adorable loggerhead sea turtles with nests all over the place. Apart from the view of scenic colored cliffs, you’ll also be able to spot a place where you can enjoy yourself under an umbrella or sunbeds.
This simple but well-organized beach is recommended for people who want to have a quiet stay on the beach. Makris Gialos has all the best facilities you need, including toilets, changing rooms, and waiter services. Many people who come here also get engaged with water sports activities like paddle boarding, Jet Ski, etc. all of which are properly priced. One of the best places to eat near the beach is Kefalos Greek Cuisine and bar, offering spaghetti Bolognese, meatballs, and other quality delicious seafood and Mediterranean dishes.
Banana Beach is the largest of all the beaches in Zakynthos and likely the most organized of them all. You can get here by car within twenty minutes from the city of Zakynthos. Some of the features that make this beach ideal for holiday adventure are the clear water, golden sand, and the shallow waters where kids can also take part in the swimming. You don’t have to worry about the cold as Banana beach water is mostly warm, which has a therapeutic effect on the body. You can also take part in water sports, and there are restaurants offering quality meals for adults and kids. Due to its large space, it’s easy for you to find a quiet corner where you can stay with little interference, or you could just rent any of the blue umbrellas lining up by the sea and enjoy the view.
Porto Roma is one of the closest beaches to Zakynthos City, only 16km away, and ideal for people who want to take a cruise boat. Lovers of nature will also like the greenery and pine trees that surround the beach, which provides some shades for the visitors that come here. You can go swimming in the water or enjoy a meal or two in one of the local cafes and taverns at the beach. Tourists also like to take part in the Mario Boat Tours, offering a personalized memorable experience that allows you to explore the waters close to the beach, or go turtle spotting. Some people also love to go snorkeling, so if you want to join them in this adventure, you better get prepared because Porto Roma is a good place for snorkeling fun.
Taking its name from the old shipwreck found on its silky smooth sand, Navagio beach is beyond doubt one of the most renowned beaches in the whole world. Found on the northern part of the island, the beach is only accessible by boat, and is a hotspot for travelers.