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Marathonisi (Turtle Island), Laganas

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An island uninhabited except for the sea turtles, Marathonisi (Turtle Island) is part of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, which strives to protect sea turtles and their habitats. You'll discover two beaches on the island--one sandy and one rocky. Book a boat tour to visit the island, or rent a motorboat to reach the island on your own. Even if the turtles aren't there when you visit, look for their tracks in the sand. If you stop at the sea caves on the other side of the island, you can snorkel and search for more sea turtles. Bring your own snacks if you wish; the island has no facilities. Put Marathonisi (Turtle Island) into our Laganas trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Expectations exceed the reality, which is a strip of sand where anyone with your own boat can approach freely at beach access in the middle of the motor. Plus a few turtle nest there is nothing, and certainly not one of the most beautiful seas I've ever seen in Zakynthos, indeed ... Overrated.
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  • In this trip was included Keri caves, turtles spotting and Turtles Island for 15 euros / adults. The most interested was spotting turtles, where we could observe life of turtles in the sea through a g...  more »
  • 25 years ago we visited Zante. From Laganas beach you can see the small island; You can reach by boat. Us, contrary to the rules, we arrived with the jet skis. But if you turn off the engine the we reached by swimming. We were lucky and I know that now surrounded by turtles, swam is strictly banned even get there.
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