Gerakas Beach

Beaches in Zante


Location: At the end of the Vassilikos Peninsular

Getting There: Follow the main road from Argassi. Go through the town of Vassilikos and continue until you come across what looks like a crossroads. Straight on takes you to Gerakas

Access: Much easier since they built a wooden ramp in 2008. You could get a wheelchair down now, but you would have to be strong to get it back up!

Sunbeds: Yes, but strictly controlled by the Marine Park and the majority of the beach is free from sunbeds

Toilets: Yes, a portaloo is provided by the Marine Park

Watersports: No

Safe for Kids: Yes, the bay is usually well sheltered by the surrounding cliffs

Food & Drinks: No, you have to leave the beach and walk back along the road a short distance

Turtles: Yes, you will certainly see evidence of Loggerhead Sea Turtles nesting on the beach and there is an information centre on the main road just before you reach the beach

Seaweed: Not usually

Sand or Pebbles: Fine sand

Car Parking: Car parking is available along the road, but not by the beach itself so you will have to walk a short way. It can get very busy in peak season so try to avoid weekends and bank holidays

Beaches near to Gerakas Beach:

Dafne Beach  (28 Comments)
Dafne BeachA beautiful beach and an important nesting ground for the Loggerhead Sea Turtles, accessed via a long and bumpy dirt road. Definitely one for the rental car!
Gerakas Beach  (77 Comments)
Gerakas BeachAn important nesting beach for the Loggerhead Sea Turtles and very well maintained by the Marine Park. It's beach you should visit during your holiday.
Ionio Beach  (20 Comments)
Ionio BeachA huge expanse of sandy beach which is great for those who would don't need a sunbed, or a crowd.
Kaminia Beach  (6 Comments)
Kaminia BeachA beautiful location and not over commercialised. It's a perfect stop-off place and within walking distance of Argassi if you're feeling fit!
Mavratzi Beach  (16 Comments)
Mavratzi BeachFor a while in 2008 this was a deserted naturist beach, but not now the Zante Royal Palace Hotel has reopened.
Plaka Beach  (11 Comments)
Plaka BeachA tidy and well run beach resort. You pay for sunbeds on the beach, but sunbeds on the grassy area behind are free.
Porto Roma Beach  (7 Comments)
Porto Roma BeachNot as sandy as some other beaches in Vassilikos, but still a beautiful setting with greenery surrounding the beach.
Porto Zoro Beach  (28 Comments)
Porto Zoro BeachExotic looking beach with fine sand and good facilities. There are plenty of small fish to see if you go snorkelling at the rocky end of the beach.
St Nicholas Beach  (113 Comments)
St Nicholas BeachOffering a wide variety of watersports. There is a free bus from the main resorts but you have to pay for one of the many facilities in order to get the bus back!

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