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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our favorite part of the whole Zakynthos trip. We love snorkel and it was such a nice place to snorkel. Water was just magnificent and there were so many different type of fish. We spotted 2 turtles and they were adorable as well!

Thank Hyewon L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There were no turtles and we went twice! Island is very pretty though and we hired a little boat which in itself was worth the trip

Thank Harriet E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We hired a private boat for the day with a driver. As part of our fabulous journey he took us to this island. It's basically a roasting beach, most of it roped of to protect the Turtle eggs. I don't see why humans have to...More

Thank O6236DLpaul
Reviewed 4 days ago

We rented a boat with a captain from the main beach in Keri. The captain took us all around that part of the island of Zakynthos including the caves, The caves were spectacular! We also went to the areas where the large turtles live and...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Small, beautiful island with narrow beach and too much boats, people and noise. This island should be left alone just for the turtles and strictly prohibit to enter it.

Thank annapF4259FJ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An amazing place for turtle spotting and beautiful beaches, refreshments available on the beach but remember to take home any rubbish as the conservation of the turtles is paramount x

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a boat trip to turtle island we saw a huge turtle swimming about. The island is small and surrounded by turquoise blue sea which if you take a snorkel you will see fish. There are 2 snack bars( boats) that are very reasonable...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning scenery and crystal clear waters to swim in. Well worth a boat trip out to turtle Island and keri caves. Really enjoyed it. Took snorkel and the fish were amazing. Spotted a turtle as well.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredible circle of moored boats and beach-bar craft surround the turtle nesting area but what the hell it's great swimming in crystal clear waters and as a day tripper out here you can get a drink an ice cream or whatever. The actual island...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach. Shame about the 2 vending boats playing loud music spoiling this idyllic place. Why does pop music have to be played wherever you go?

Thank Pamela H
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Kerry M
21 June 2018|
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Response from denise | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can still see the turtles swimming around in the water, the boat has a lower deck with Windows for an even better view, I'm not a swimmer and I saw about 4 just swimming around
Dawn J
1 March 2018|
Response from Richard B |
yes and yes.
Dawn J
1 March 2018|
Response from Richard B |
depends on who you book your boat trip with but yes.