Family friendly beaches in Zakynthos

The Gerakas beach in Zakynthos

The Gerakas beach in Zakynthos ©RobW_/Flick

The Island of Zakynthos is a dram holiday destination, where everybody can find the best place to spend some unforgettable days or weeks. There are many types of resorts and beaches, for any type of person or tourist groups. Today we would like to present you four beaches that are suitable for families with children.

The family friendly beaches in Zakynthos include the Argassi beach, the Kalamaki beach, the Alyakanas beach, the Gerakas beach. Of course, you can find other beaches in Zakynthos as well where you can spend your vacation with your family, but we found these the best ones.

Argassi beach

The beach is the village of Argassi offers umbrellas, lounge chairs, and numerous opportunities to practice different sports. It is a beach that is very well suited for families with young children.

The Argassi beach in Zakynthos

The Argassi beach in Zakynthos ©zedzdead/Flick

Kalamaki beach

Kalamaki is located in the south east of the island, is a more secluded beach, but with fine golden sand. It is beach destined for families. From here you can admire the famous Laganas beach. It is part of the National Maritime Park, here you can find turtles that come to lay their eggs. Water sports are prohibited here.

The Kalamaki beach in Zakynthos

The Kalamaki beach in Zakynthos ©Thom Watson/Flick

Gerakas beach

Gerakas is located further away from the capital of Zakynthos and has a long and very beautiful sandy beach. Tourists that arrive here are impressed by the beautiful color of turquoise water. This is also an area where can be seen turtles.

The Gerakas beach in Zakynthos

The Gerakas beach in Zakynthos ©RobW_/Flick

Alykanas beach

Alykanas is located in a beautiful bay, surrounded by mountains. The beach is wide, with sand is fine and gold. In this area, the water is very shallow at the shore, making it a family friendly beach. Tourists can choose between many bars and taverns.

Other famous beaches

There are many other beaches on the Island of Zakynthos, which awaits its visitors, offering landscapes, fun and peace alike and numerous possibilities for spending vacations. If you have older children or you don’t mind to spend you holiday in a place that is not specially designed for families, you can choose between other famous beaches as well.

The Xigia Beach, located in the north is famous for its rocky landscape and underwater springs rich in sulfur. The resort of Laganas is the largest resort on the island, located in the south-east. In the east there are the beaches:  Agios Nikolaos, Alykes, Xigia, Donkey, Alikanas, Psarou, Tsilivi, Krioneri, Ampoula, Banana, Argasi, Porto Zoro, Porto Kaminia, Porto Roma, Agios Nikolaos and Plaka. In the west there are the beaches: Shipwreck, Porto Vromi, Porto Roxa, Porto Limnionas, Porto Stenitis and Plakaki. In the south of the island are the beaches: Porto Koukla, Kaminia, Agios Sostis, Cape Marathia, Limni Keri, Kalamaki, Laganas, Gerakas and Dafni. Some beaches are accessible only by sea, are surrounded by rocky coves and has fine sand.

 

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