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Marathonisi (Turtle Island)

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A small islet with tropical beaches and sea caves located just outside Keri Beach (Limni Keri) inside the bay of Laganas, in Zante (Zakynthos) Island, Greece
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat trip” (161 reviews)
“floating bar” (17 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went twice; once on a guided tour, and once in a private charter boat. It is just a stunning place. There are refreshments (an ice cream boat!) and helpful people who assist in mooring the boats. Enjoy, relax, and just take in the views....More

Thank upforalaugh77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do trip when holidaying on zakynthos. Wow. Went on the tui trip which had an excellent guide. Very knowledgable. Saw a few turtles too!!

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

The water is so clear u you can see the bottom and turtles swimming around. Fish and sea urchins truly is worth the few euros to go and see.

Thank tamia w
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Nice little island as part of a day trip. Rented a boat out of Keri beach right on the front for 80 euros for 4 hours and spent a very pleasant day with my family. You can get hot and cold snacks on Turtle island..

Thank wishinwashin
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped off here after taking a boat to see the turtles , the sea was warm and the island itself beautiful , we sailed around the island and into the caves it hides . A truly memorable day.

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We hired a little motor boat to visit this place this year, although have also been here in years gone by on guided trips. Great little place to while away an afternoon, and some fab little secluded coves to drop anchor at - just remember...More

Thank Flat3D
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A beautiful peaceful beach with stunning views and calm waters. A safe haven for the islands turtles to lay their eggs

Thank ccorsar
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Such a beautiful little island to visit, a guy on the beach helps you park the boat if you need it. The sand is beautiful and the views and the sea gently lapping at the shore was out of this world!

Thank ari5tia
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Nice sand and I like that it's preserved for turtles and that you can not go in the middle on the beach, just for turtle nests :) They are doing great work here. W#ish I had seen one in action. What ever way you look...More

1  Thank janfli
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Getting into turtle beach hurts your feet a bit, but that is made up for by beautiful views. Floating shops there is you want food and drink. Clear water good for snorkelling.

Thank Womble4774
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Paul H
5 September 2017|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Hi - just checked and saw that you have asked a question re larger boat - yes you can and they come with a captain and crew. If there are nine of you then they may put other people on board as well so, ask the question... More
7 August 2017|
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Response from Eleanor B | Reviewed this property |
Book when you get there and don't book through you tour rep!
Christina W
13 July 2017|
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Response from Sheila D | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are floating bouts that sell snacks, drinks and ice cream.