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St Nicholas

St Nicholas beach, also known as Agios Nikolaos is on the east coast of the Vasilikos peninsular. It’s largely covered in sun loungers with just a small section at the northern end left clear, this is also where you'll find the small church that gives the beach it's name.

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. Its sheltered, shallow waters are ideal for children and weaker swimmers.

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. There’s also a selection of water sports including paddle boarding.

Amoudi

Amoudi beach is on the north east coast of Zakynthos, just east of Alykanas, it's 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 but no water sports.

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 and just three arches are left. You can’t go on the bridge but it makes a good backdrop for photos.

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 with youngsters who want to play in the sand, build castles or dig holes.

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, and anybody else after a purely restful holiday, just watch out for the rocks.

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. There’s pedalos and boats available to rent on both so you can explore the coast if you want.

Helmi’s Natural History Museum

A visit to Helmi’s Natural History Museum in the small, central village of Agia Marina will uncover the remarkable flora and fauna indigenous to the area with over 1,500 1,500 samples of birds, fish, shells, fossils, rocks, and minerals.

Marathonisi Islet

Marathonisi is a tiny island that’s roughly 2.5 kilometres off the coast. Known as Turtle Island, due to the fact that it's home to the precious, endangered Caretta Caretta turtles, also known as loggerhead turtles – the island is even vaguely turtle shaped!
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