Banana Beach
Banana Beach
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Lined with beach bars blasting dance music, Banana Beach is popular with the younger crowd. You can play volleyball, go jet skiing, or try parasailing. The sandy beach is spacious—travelers looking to lounge and sunbathe can rent a sunbed and an umbrella and sip cocktails all day long. Keep your receipt to ride the bus back to Zakynthos town for free. The water is nice and clear but can get a little choppy at times. Good news for drivers: you can park in the shade for free. – Tripadvisor
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  • Stoney159
    Barnham, United Kingdom56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic, again!
    This place doesn’t change, great service and delicious food. I had the Rigatoni, very nice and my wife had the Bau Buns. Guys along the beach always remember us and always make us feel welcome.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Georginga
    54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach, friendly staff
    We used the pick up service which collect us at 9:40. To return back on the bus we needed a receipt from the casa playa bar/restaurant, but that was easy. The staff were so friendly and food delicious and not over priced. We didn’t feel rushed to vacate our chairs, nor was there any pressure to order desserts/coffees etc. Just pleasure to go there really!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 September 2023
  • hayles1982
    Bala, United Kingdom38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beach day with family
    Went here during our holiday. Really lovely beach, waited on by the very hard working staff. Prices were reasonable and food portions very generous. Lovely sandy beach with beautiful blue clear water. Sun loungers were lovely and comfy, also reasonable price. Not far to walk to and from car park. Ideal spot for families for a beach day.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 September 2023
  • psneddo
    Dumfries, United Kingdom92 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trip to the beach!
    Hi we travelled here on the free yellow bus from Argassi. Beach nice, sea a bit pebbly as you enter, beach shoes are a good idea. Need to pay for loungers, closer to sea more expensive, 12 euro for back row. Had food at restaurant, was nice.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Seren
    Cardiff, United Kingdom43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beach, fun day out to relax, drink, eat and listen to good music
    This was my third visit. The previous times being 2018 and 2019 and I can confirm that this third visit met my expectations. I got picked up on the complimentary bus at the ‘Why Not’ bar on Kalamaki strip (information from excursion providers as to times and location pick ups of the bus is limited so I found the information on the banana beach website). 2x sunbed and umbrella was $12 for the back rows (orange beds), perfect location no need to go closer if you’re watching your spending. Beach is spotless and clean although rocky to get into water, music is such a vibe (party/house music), staff are attentive and friendly. Drinks and food reasonable price and comparable to the increase in alcohol in Zante anyway. Food was tasty and plenty of options. As long as you spend money at the beach on water sports, sunbeds or restaurant you will not have to pay for the bus. I would recommended making your way back to the bus stop 30 mins before pick up time as there was limited seats and many people standing on way back.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 July 2024
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David D
Devon, UK25,699 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Friday 16th July we visited this popular beach on the southeastern coast of the Island, on the Vassilikos peninsula

It is one of a number of beaches that run along this coastline. It is just under two kilometres from the village of Vasilikos.

The beach with it's golden sand and shallow waters is located within a bay enclosed by a rocky headland at both ends.

Orderly rows upon rows of sunbeds and static umbrellas line the beach, they were available to rent and prices ranged from €8 to €20, depending on the quality of the beds

Wooden slatted walkways along the beach made it easier to walk along the beach and avoid the hot sand.

There was space on the beach to spread out towels and beach mats, however, not overly welcoming.

There was a sign which stated that only food and drinks purchased at the bar were permitted, all a bit too controlled. So not a place to visit to sit on the beach and enjoy a picnic.

Sadly it is totally overly commercialised, take into account the rental of the sunbeds, food & drinks and maybe some watersports, a visit here has the potential to be expensive.

The access to the beach is gated so is closed in the evenings, as stated earlier all controlled.
Written 17 August 2021
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Krista S
694 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Transportation was free to go and back, but from Argassi bus didn't stop to Legend of Mimosa, it stopped at bus stop (near minigolf).

Really long beach with soft sand.
There are many sunbeds, which you can rent about 10-15 euroa.
Clear water.
Many watersports.
You can order drinks and food easily (we ordered from Casa Playa). Friendly staff.
Written 25 June 2022
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Kortney
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Me and my friend visited this beach and lounged at the Casa Playa Beach Bar and Restaurant. This place is very clearly a tourist trap. The buses only run every few hours, and although they are free, the driver was pretty rude. Not to mention once you get there you have to stay until the buses run back which seems to be at only one particular time. The Casa Playa Beach Bar is relatively expensive for what it is… the food and service were not great. The water is very pretty but the overall vibes of the place were really weird. Sort of felt like a man-made stimulation of a beach. Would not visit again and would not recommend.
Written 11 September 2022
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Alina P
81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Nice beach and many types of umbrellas and chezlongs.

The price for two chezlongs with an umbrella was 18 euros. There is music, a beach bar from where u can order drinks and also on the beach a voleyball terrain.

We liked the visit there.
Written 23 July 2022
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Georginga
54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We used the pick up service which collect us at 9:40.
To return back on the bus we needed a receipt from the casa playa bar/restaurant, but that was easy. The staff were so friendly and food delicious and not over priced.

We didn’t feel rushed to vacate our chairs, nor was there any pressure to order desserts/coffees etc.

Just pleasure to go there really!
Written 21 September 2023
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Musicus
London, UK121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We spent 3 of our 6 days at this beach which has everything you would need to enjoy time at the beach. The sandy beach and spacing of beach beds was perfect, and certainly Covid compliant. Excellent bar and food service on the beach, but also the option to eat outdoors in the shade up at the restaurant. Food very fresh, large portions and reasonably priced. Free car parking under shading, shallow sea on entry which gets gradually deeper, so perfect for both young children and adults. You are spoilt for choice here, and like us will return time and time again!
Written 23 August 2020
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kay_kay_uk
Cambridge, UK146 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
You have to follow the signs for banana beach - often with a sign for a restaurant/ bar, we chose the one that said water sports near the end of the beach. Lots of car parking and most under cover - which was great. The walk way was boarded which was great to walk on.

We didn’t want to use a sun bed and brought our own towels and umbrella to use. There was plenty of sand between the bars/restaurants and it wasn’t too crowded which meant we had our own space.

We have younger children and the beach was great for digging and playing in but the water got deep pretty quickly which wasn’t the safest for our little one. The bars had 90’s house music playing - which took us back to our youth but not our vibe. It had lots of 20 year olds, playing music, football / games on the sand, being loud, smoking, swearing and lots of loud water sports activities.

It didn’t suit us for our needs but might be right up other peoples street.
Written 13 August 2022
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johnvincent
Tadley, UK698 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Great huge beach with free parking. Sunbeds run by the beach bar that provide drinks and food ordered and served to your bed. With a range of sunbeds from front line posh ones at 25 Euros for two, line two and three 20E, back line 10E. Lovely gently shelving beach.
Written 10 June 2023
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Bruno D
Rome, Italy691 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
It's a nice clean beach, with an "ambience" buddha-bar" music background. Waiters running all the time in uniform (I feel for those guys at 42C under the sun...). Beach Beds price are aligned with the other places on the island.
Written 3 August 2022
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Stoney159
Barnham, UK56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This place doesn’t change, great service and delicious food.
I had the Rigatoni, very nice and my wife had the Bau Buns.
Guys along the beach always remember us and always make us feel welcome.
Written 7 September 2023
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