So you have rented your Villa in Zakynthos and now you want to kick back, relax and find the best beaches on this beautiful island. Well, you will be spoilt for choice. All the beaches on the island are fantastic. It is hard not to fall in love with the sparkling turquoise ocean, rugged landscape and stunning beaches that are scattered all around Zakynthos.
There really is a beach for everyone. Whether you are looking for a sandy family beach, one which offers fabulous water sports or a beautiful unspoilt bay perfect for nature lovers. Zakynthos has them all.
Villa in Zakynthos – OUR TOP BEACHES
Villa in Zakynthos – Best for Family – Alykes
Probably our absolute favourite has to be the amazing sandy beach at Alykes. This beach is perfect for families with small children. This pristine wide beach leads to a long shallow ocean shelf and is therefore safe for children to paddle in the shallows. There are plenty of cheap sun beds for hire. Our favourite place to stop and relax is outside FISH restaurant. It actually feels as if you are at a swish beach club. There is waitress service, pristine toilets and an amazing menu.
The shopping at Alykes is worth visiting for alone since there are a number of individual shops selling beautiful handcrafted clothes and gifts. Our favourite is run by the lovely Megan Lewis at Anemos down the south end of Alykes main street.
Villa in Zakynthos – Best for Water sports – Alyknes
Alyknes is connected to Alykes. The two beaches make up the Alykon bay. In addition Alykanas has a wide variety of watersports available including paddle boarding, paragliding and windsurfing.
Villa in Zakynthos – Best for Fresh Fish – Bouka
Bouka beach is another unspoilt, sandy family beach. The family resorts of Tsivili and Tragaki are located close to this popular beach. The water here is shallow and safe for children to paddle and swim. This beautiful beach has the added charm of a little harbour. Here you might be able to see traditional Greek fishing boats moored up with local fishermen selling their wares. So why not buy a fresh octopus and BBQ back at your villa in Zakynthos?
Villa in Zakynthos – Best for Stunning Setting
No beach guide in Zakynthos would be complete with mentioning the stunning Navigo beach or ‘Shipwreck Beach” This famous beach frequently appears in many top 10 best beaches in the world. The famous image of the rusting shipwreck has graced the covers of many travel magazines and articles. Huge steep sided cliffs enclose the stunning beach. Because of the height of these cliffs, this stunning beach is only accessible by boat. The best boat trips leave from the picturesque port of Agios Nikolias (link to our page)
If you do visit, our advice would be to get there as early as possible. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, the sea is always a lot calmer early in the morning whilst the swell around the top of the island can really build in the afternoon and it can all get a bit choppy. Secondly, as this is the most popular attraction on the island the crowds can really start to build in the middle of the day as the big boats from Zakynthos town arrive
You should also note that there are no facilities on the beach so bring everything you need, especially sun cream!
If you don’t fancy visiting by boat, then you can view it from a viewing platform that overlooks the beach. Visitors should take care at the top of these cliffs due to the obvious dangers. So there are many areas that are not fenced off. Be careful: it’s a long way down!
Villa in Zakynthos – Best for Snorkelling
The blue caves of Makris Gialos beach are perfect for snorkelling. The water is crystal clear as the beach is made up of clean white stones. It is ideal for floating around watching the underwater life. This little beach is located close the little village of Micro Nisi with its little bay and peaceful restaurant. The North East corner of the island is unspoilt and rugged with many beautiful little coves and fabulous restaurants. There are no large hotels in this area instead visitors tend to stay in private villas. So, if you wish to stay in this beautiful corner of Zakynthos visit our villas page.
So as you can see a holiday in Zakynthos is all about the beaches. You can visit a different beach every day. So what is stopping you? Book your villa in Zakynthos now and experience everything this gorgeous island has to offer.
In an area of outstanding natural beauty on the unspoilt corner of North East Zakynthos you will discover an idyllic spot to spend your Zakynthos experience. Hugged by hills covered in Cypress and Olive trees with views overlooking the sparkling Ionian ocean this is the home of The Asteri Collection.
These three beautifully designed villas have been inspired by the traditional Greek ‘sugar cube’ houses and are a study in bohemian luxury. Here you will find stunning views, luxurious interiors and elegant landscaping.
Private and secluded yet within walking distance of the famous Peligoni Club and the local beach and restaurants of Agios Nikolias these villas cater for all ages and welcome families. Here you can experience laid-back luxury at its best.