Makri Gialos Beach

Beaches in Zante


Location: About 7kms northwest of Alykes just off the main road to Skinari

Getting There: Take the main road heading north through Katastari and keep going along the coast, you will see a couple of tavernas on the left and the beach on the right

Access: A steepish ramp leads directly onto the beach

Sunbeds: Yes

Toilets: No, you will have to leave the beach, cross the road and go to one of the tavernas

Watersports: No

Safe for Kids: Fairly safe, but the water gets deep quite quickly compared to other beaches

Food & Drinks: Across the road

Turtles: No

Seaweed: Not usually a problem

Sand or Pebbles: A mixture of shingle and smooth pebbles

Car Parking: There is a car park or you can park at the side of the road

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