A magnificent place on the south coast of Greek island of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Sea, where seat turtles of the Caretta Caretta species nest. The beach is part of a natural reserve and no sea shipping is allowed there.
Somewhat hard to reach as the asphalt road ends some 2 km before you reach it and you have to endure a rather bumpy ride down a beautiful, though a little dangerous soil road.
Once there, however, get ready for a fantastic time on the sandy beach. Mind though: you are not allowed to lie down on the sand - there might be turtle nests nearby and this is a very endangered species. Nest are marked by small labeled pyramids, made from sticks. Watch your step and try not to walk too much near them.
There are sunbeds and umbrellas set up above the beach where you can enjoy the sun and the nature around without disturbing the turtle progeny. Presumably.
No water sports are allowed there, no loud music. There are several small tavernas and bar nearby with rather reasonably-priced food and drinks. Free parking is also available.
Children can play freely but please make sure they do not disturb the nests.
Do not really expect to see any turtles - they are cautious reptiles and come to the beach only at night to lay their eggs. Unfortunately, pollution and human activities in general had limited the number of the turtles and they have difficulty reporducing - only one or two of an eight-egg nest actually hatch and of those baby turtles just a really survive to adulthood.
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