Zakynthos Beaches

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Zakynthos Beaches

Zakynthos island is home to some breathtaking beaches. From Navagio, aka Shipwreck beach up in the north west, down to Banana Beach in the south east.

There’s everything from popular tourist beaches with water sports, multiple tavernas, music, table service and wifi to quiet secluded beaches with nothing but the sounds of the water lapping at the shore.

Unique beaches in Zakynthos include Xigia which has a natural hot spring, it’s said to be great for the skin but you do have to put up with the sulphur smell which will put some people off. There’s also Navagio where there’s the wreckage of a ship that’s been there for over 40 years, it’s now rusting and sinking into the pebbles and this, along with the rugged cliffs makes navagio an ever popular destination for photographers in Zakynthos.

Top 32 Zakynthos Beaches

We’ve listed below the 32 main beaches to visit in Zakynthos, all you have to do is click the heading of the one you are interested in and that’ll take you to a more in depth look at that particular attraction including a description, photos, quick look icon guide, a map and more.

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Agios Nicholaos

Agios Nicholaos beach, otherwise known as St Nicholas Port has a handful of sunbeds available and a couple of tavernas that offer cold drinks and delicious food for lunch or snacks.

Agios Sostis Zakynthos

Agios Sostis

There are actually two sections to Agios Sostis beach which are separated by Sostis port. Both beaches have sand under foot, sun loungers to hire and tavernas at the rear.

Alykanas Beach Zakynthos

Alykanas

Alykanas beach is located close to the centre of the north east coast, it’s a natural continuation of Alykes Beach with water sports and plenty of beach bars for food and drinks.

Alykes Beach Zakynthos

Alykes

The pristine golden sands of Alykes beach gently slope into the Ionian Sea, with plenty of clear, shallow waters, making this famous beach a perfect choice for families with small children.

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Amboula

Amboula beach is just outside the resort of Tsilivi on the north east coast. The beach is sand with pebbles around the shoreline with both sun loungers and pedalos available.

Amoudi Beach Zakynthos

Amoudi

Amoudi beach is really narrow and can even be covered completely by water at times. There’s a stone jetty in the middle of the beach and a handful of sun loungers to hire.

Argassi Beach Zakynthos

Argassi

Argassi is a narrow beach separated into a few sections by rock formations. There’s also the remains of an old bridge that dates back to 1805, today it’s ruined with just three arches standing.

Banana Beach Zakynthos

Banana

Banana beach is over 500m long before it merges into Ionio beach, it’s also up to 80m deep in places so it’s a huge expanse of gorgeous soft sand that’s perfect for families.

Bouka Beach Zakynthos

Bouka

Bouka beach has plenty of sand, shallow waters, and no organized watersports to interrupt your sunbathing, this tranquil, unspoiled cove is perfect for swimmers, families with children.

Dafni Beach Zakynthos

Dafni

Dafni beach is on the south coast of the Vasilikos peninsula with a steep and rocky road that’ll certainly test your driving mettle, but there’s no better place to relax.

Drosia Beach Zakynthos

Drosia

For those itching to strike out off the beaten path, Drosia Beach is perfect, This undeveloped haven is ideal for swimmers and anyone else seeking a little peace and quiet.

Gerakas Beach Zakynthos

Gerakas

The stunning bay of Gerakas is an unspoiled section of coast that’s the perfect spot for a tranquil break away from the more tourist heavy beaches on the island.

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Ionio

Ionio beach is a continuation of Banana beach on the north coast of the Vasilikos peninsula, it’s just 10m deep in some places but over 40 in other areas and around 300m long.

Kalamaki Beach Zakynthos

Kalamaki

The crystal clear, shallow waters of Kalamaki Beach offer safe swimming for kids and excellent snorkelling for nature lovers. In addition to loads of fish, you might encounter a sea turtle.

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Kaminia

An organised, but incredibly peaceful stretch of pebbles and sand, Kaminia Beach lies just a few kilometres from the capital Zakynthos Town, midway between Argassi and Vassilikos.

Keri Beach Zakynthos

Keri

Keri beach is a narrow stretch just north of Limni Keri harbour. Tavernas bookend the largely pebbled stretch of coast that has sun loungers to hire and natural shade.

Laganas Beach Zakynthos

Laganas

Laganas beach is covered in rows and rows of sun loungers that are quite tightly packed in. Water sports like ringos, jetskis, banana boats and many more will help to keep you busy all day.

Makris Gialos beach Zakynthos

Makris Gialos

Makris Gialos beach is small at just 160m long and a narrow 15m at it’s widest. It’s pebble under foot and the water is crystal clear but does get deep quickly so not great for weak swimmers.

Marathias Beach Zakynthos

Marathias

The rocky landscape and lush, green hills offer plenty of shade over the pebble beach. There are sometimes a handful of sunbeds available, but not always and there’s no taverna.

Navagio Beach Zakynthos

Navagio

Navagio Beach, known colloquially as Shipwreck Beach or sometimes, Smugglers Cove is one of the most photographed beaches anywhere in Greece and it’s not hard to see why.

Plaka Beach Zakynthos

Plaka

Plaka is on the north coast of the Vasilikos peninsular. It’s a relatively small beach at just 160m wide and around 30m deep so there’s room for 3 or 4 rows of sun loungers.

Porto Koukla Beach Zakynthos

Porto Koukla

Porto Koukla beach is in the bay of Laganas, south west of Agios Sostis beach, it’s narrow at just 10m but stretches for around 200m. There’s a single row of sun loungers close to the taverna.

Porto Limnionas Zakynthos

Porto Limnionas

Porto Limnionas is not really a beach, it’s a fjord on the south west coast of Zakynthos. The trek down a steep and rocky hill may be challenging, but the views are truly worth it

Porto Roma Beach Zakynthos

Porto Roma

Porto Roma beach is mainly sand with some stones around the entrance to the sea and a stone wall at the rear. It’s narrow, less than 10 metres wide but stretches out for over 200m.

Porto Stenitis Zakynthos

Porto Stenitis

Although there’s no beach there’s some rocks that slope into the sea so you can get in the water. It’s a beautiful place for a swim with crystal clear waters and rugged scenery.

Porto Vromi Zakynthos

Porto Vromi

Porto Vromi is a picturesque bay with a pair of beaches on the west coast of Zakynthos. Both are small pebble beaches at around 25m wide with harbours but no tavernas.

Porto Zorro Zakynthos

Porto Zorro

Porto Zoro Beach, just 15 kilometers from the town of Zakynthos, is the epitome of a classy beach club. This golden sandy bay backed by lush vegetation overlooks tall rock formations.

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Psarou

Psarou beach is a rugged stretch of sand on the north east coast. It’s a lot quieter than some of the other beaches in the area, with good sand and shallow water, it’s great for kids.

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St Nicholas

St Nicholas beach, AKA Agios Nikolaos beach is on the east coast of the Vasilikos peninsular. At the northern end of the beach is a small church that’s a lovely place for a wander round.

Tsilivi Beach Zakynthos

Tsilivi

Tsilivi Beach is on the north east coast of Zakynthos, it’s popular with families and couples the beach stretches for over a kilometre and a recipient of the international Blue Flag.

Xechoriatis Beach Zakynthos

Xechoriatis

Xechoriatis beach, otherwise known as Old Alykanas beach or even Xhoriati beach is around 200m long but incredibly narrow, just a couple of metres in places.

Xigia Beach Zakynthos

Xigia

As Xigia has natural spring waters filled with collagen and sulphur it’s renowned as a top-notch therapeutic hot spot and is the perfect place for a relaxing, healing float.

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