Keri is a village close to the southern end of the bay of Laganas
on the south east coast of Zakynthos
, it’s roughly 20km from the islands capital Zakynthos town
which is around a 30 minute drive.
There’s actually two sections to the village, the main tourist area, known as Limni Keri that’s built around the beach and harbour with the majority of the hotels, apartments, tavernas and other facilities being located close to the southern end of the beach where the harbour is.
The second section is up in the hills around 4km south west of Limni Keri and is simply known as Keri. This is a much quieter and more traditional Greek village, there’s virtually no hotels and just a handful of tavernas.
Both areas are pretty quiet, although Limni Keri is the more popular tourist resort so will be busier than Keri. It’s also got a lot more there like cash machines, boat hire and scuba diving outlets as well as supermarkets and bakeries.
Most people that visit Keri up in the hills go to take in the scenery of the village and for the views. The good thing here is that they are close enough together that you can visit both in one day, so you could spend the day on the beach in Limni Keri and then drive up to the hills for dinner and sunset views.
The nightlife in both sections of the village is pretty basic, there's a small collection of tavernas in each with Limni Keri having slightly more lively bars but neither is the type of place you go to party all night long.
For those that like to have a night out and are staying in Keri, and particularly Limni Keri then Laganas is your best bet, it's lively with tons of bars and clubs to keep even the most hard core party animal busy.
Keri is in the quieter southern end of the island and that means there's not a huge amount of sights or attractions in the area.
You can pop over to Marathonisi island
, check out Panagia Keriotissa church
or head north to the Damianos Caves
. All of which are well worth a visit, even if it's just for a short time.