Porto Limnionas is not really a beach, it’s a fjord on the south west coast of Zakynthos
(Zante) where people relax on the rocks and swim in the sea. It’s around 30km from the islands capital Zakynthos Town
which would take just over 45 minutes to drive.
The trek down a steep and rocky hill may be challenging, but the stunning fairy tale views of secluded Porto Limnionas is truly worth it. These sparkling turquoise waters make a postcard worthy setting for a swim. Water shoes are recommended as the rocks can be slippery and hazardous.
The nearby caves offer a prime snorkelling or diving opportunity. There’s not much room to sunbathe although there are some sun loungers on the rocks above the beach, next to the taverna, but with so much happening beneath the waves, you won’t be missing your tanning time.
Summertime may be busy, but if you’re visiting in the spring you’ll feel like you have this heavenly slice of nature all to yourself. Stick to a morning or early afternoon visit – the weathered limestone sheltering this swimming hole keeps the late afternoon sun off the water, and navigating the rocky drive home may not be easy after sunset.
There’s parking for more than 50 cars next to the taverna and that’s usually enough for the amount of people that visit, if not you can park at the roadside.