Gerakas Beach

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Gerakas beach is one of the most stunning beaches on Zante. It is located in the southern part of the island, some 18km south from the capital. Gerakas is a long strip of sandy coastline with the...

Gerakas beach is one of the most stunning beaches on Zante. It is located in the southern part of the island, some 18km south from the capital. Gerakas is a long strip of sandy coastline with the final part being closed off since it is entirely made of clay. Tourists picked out too much to get free clay therapy for their skin, thus making the ridgeline quite unsafe for visiting.

This beach is most known for being a hatching ground for endangered species of turtles called Caretta-Caretta during the summer and it is a part of the National Marine Park.  It is forbidden to enter the beach half an hour before the sunset and half an hour after the sunrise, but if you an early riser you can go and see small turtles trying to get to the sea.

The turtles themselves became one of the most famous symbols of Zakynthos, and the most popular souvenirs have their form on them. Don’t be surprised if you see one swimming next to you while you are on Zante. It is not an unusual sight during a summer.

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