Gerakas Beach
Gerakas Beach
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  • MrMidas
    Birmingham, United Kingdom38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautifully calm
    We went looking for a nice beach and found a fantastic one in Gerekas. You will need a vehicle of some sort to get there unless you're staying in the vassilikos area and are fairly fit enough to walk. There is free parking at the top and a short walk down to the beach. The ramp down to the beach is a bit worn but safe enough, and there are also a set of stairs. You immediately come to the sunbeded area at the bottom of the ramp,(don't know the price of the beds as we tend not to use them), the sand is beautifully soft and golden, and the sea crystal clear,and calm with very small waves lapping on the shore on the times we visited. The sunbeded area tended to get quite busy with families and kids, so we walked towards the left of the beach as you look at the sea and headed towards the lifeguard tower. This area is a lot quieter and just after the tower you have an area for nudists, much quieter in this area and chilled. It was funny watching people stumble into the nudist area, panic have a quick chat and then return to the sunbeded area. If you like snorkeling the area by the rocks and at the nudist end was great for seeing lots of fish, and due to the sea being calm you don't have to worry about being pushed onto the rocks. The sea wasn't too deep either, I went out about 25m from the shore and the sea was still warm and up to my chest(I'm 5'11"). We came back over a few days to this beach as it was so peaceful. We'll definitely return again at a later date.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Planethayley
    West Hythe, United Kingdom252 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning. Definitely worth a visit.
    Beautiful beach. Great walks around it too. Stunning natural formations. Clear water. We went off season so the beach was quiet. Good facilities at the nearby turtle rescue centre.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 April 2024
  • Stephen I
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Utterly blissful. Sandy, serene, unspoilt and not commercialised. One of andy
    Utterly blissful. Not commercialised. One of my 2 favourite sandy beaches on the planet. The other is Holkam Beach, Norfolk, England. Turtles lay their eggs on the beach at night in shallow underground nests. These are marked off with small wooden frames, and visitors are respectfully asked to keep their distance, which I strongly suspect people universally do. Whilst not commercialised, there are some twin loungers and umbrella; available for hire for €20. PARKING: There is a large, free car park nearby, and even some with covers from the sun. I went mid May. I have no idea if the parking would be sufficient in high season. I hope so. It would be a shame if the beach became packed with human sardines on the beach, destroying the natural tranquility. I suspect it does retains its serenity, as the beach is in quite a remote area of the island, and there are no bars, ice cream sales or shop on the beach. There is also no litter. Yippee! The nearby turtle sanctuary is a bit of a let down, frankly. It does have an attractive bar, restaurant and shop, and hey, if it helps save turtles, I'm all for it. There's also a pleasant taverna immediately next door.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 May 2024
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Stephen I
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Utterly blissful. Not commercialised.
One of my 2 favourite sandy beaches on the planet.
The other is Holkam Beach, Norfolk, England.

Turtles lay their eggs on the beach at night in shallow underground nests.
These are marked off with small wooden frames, and visitors are respectfully asked to keep their distance, which I strongly suspect people universally do.

Whilst not commercialised, there are some twin loungers and umbrella; available for hire for €20.

PARKING:
There is a large, free car park nearby, and even some with covers from the sun.

I went mid May. I have no idea if the parking would be sufficient in high season. I hope so.
It would be a shame if the beach became packed with human sardines on the beach, destroying the natural tranquility.

I suspect it does retains its serenity, as the beach is in quite a remote area of the island, and there are no bars, ice cream sales or shop on the beach.
There is also no litter. Yippee!

The nearby turtle sanctuary is a bit of a let down, frankly.
It does have an attractive bar, restaurant and shop, and hey, if it helps save turtles, I'm all for it.

There's also a pleasant taverna immediately next door.
Written 18 May 2024
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Planethayley
West Hythe, UK252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Beautiful beach. Great walks around it too. Stunning natural formations. Clear water. We went off season so the beach was quiet. Good facilities at the nearby turtle rescue centre.
Written 13 April 2024
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Michaela K
3,203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The beach is very nice after you reach it going down.
I really enjoyed the few and the walk along the beach. It's very nice to relax.
Written 10 October 2023
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MrMidas
Birmingham, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We went looking for a nice beach and found a fantastic one in Gerekas. You will need a vehicle of some sort to get there unless you're staying in the vassilikos area and are fairly fit enough to walk. There is free parking at the top and a short walk down to the beach. The ramp down to the beach is a bit worn but safe enough, and there are also a set of stairs.
You immediately come to the sunbeded area at the bottom of the ramp,(don't know the price of the beds as we tend not to use them), the sand is beautifully soft and golden, and the sea crystal clear,and calm with very small waves lapping on the shore on the times we visited.
The sunbeded area tended to get quite busy with families and kids, so we walked towards the left of the beach as you look at the sea and headed towards the lifeguard tower. This area is a lot quieter and just after the tower you have an area for nudists, much quieter in this area and chilled. It was funny watching people stumble into the nudist area, panic have a quick chat and then return to the sunbeded area.
If you like snorkeling the area by the rocks and at the nudist end was great for seeing lots of fish, and due to the sea being calm you don't have to worry about being pushed onto the rocks. The sea wasn't too deep either, I went out about 25m from the shore and the sea was still warm and up to my chest(I'm 5'11").
We came back over a few days to this beach as it was so peaceful. We'll definitely return again at a later date.
Written 9 October 2023
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aeat0n
Inverness, UK94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Gerakas Beach is probably one of the most beautiful beaches in Zante. We have been several times over the years. The water is warm, sandy beach. Lovely place to snorkel or go for a swim.

We just placed a towel on the sand as in my opinion 2 sunbeds for €30 is robbery without the violence. I am surprised that people actually pay this extortionate price, it's not even for the full day. If the money was going to the turtles I wouldn't mind but it's clearly not. Total exploitation of the tourist. Next time I will buy a lilo from the shop before you go to the beach. They sell all sorts of beach gear, drinks, ice cream and it's not expensive. There are several tavernas there as well, just before the beach.

All in all a lovely day out 😊
Written 14 September 2023
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Voyage229078
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Nice beach, the sinners are really expensive but worth it! Nice restaurant nearby. And the turtle rescue is nice.
Written 3 August 2023
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pglover4
Solihull, UK149 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Firstly the big negative -
Sunbed prices. They start at €30 going to €50 for a decent bed on the front row of the beach. The miserable attendants are incredibly strict if you only book a 3hr slot as they will kick you off the bed. There are NO facilities at all on the beach. It is an uphill march of 10 mins to the restaurant above the beach.

Secondly the positives -
The water is shallow, which is great if you have kids or water anxiety adults. There is plenty of free parking. A nice restaurant and shop
Written 5 July 2023
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Pierpaolo D
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Wonderful beach and just for it I would judge with 5 stars but the people that is renting the umbrellas and chairs are very rude and not emphatic. They asked me 30 euro (on july 1st) for 2 chairs and an umbrella, then a second man accepted to give me 4 chairs at the same price.. But when he saw that we had enogh money in our pockets.. He increased to 40 euro his offer. I took the 2 chairs only. After few hours the umbrella on the sea front line was free and I asked if possible to change my place from the second to the first line (because I had 2 kids and it would have been easier for me to look at them). He denied and asked me what is the difference.. Unbelievable.. After 10 minutes he rent the place at 15 euro (at 14.45 pm) with 3 beds to other people..
Written 2 July 2023
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Paulette P
Derby, UK100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Lovely beach and sea easy to get in no stones very hot tho. We went one day paid 20 euros for 2 beds and cabana we thought that was expensive for only couple of hours 2 days later he wanted 30 euros no way we came away you dont get a ticket he writes down in a little book someone is making a killing as none of it goes to upkeep of the turtles
Written 12 June 2023
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Anna
Zakynthos, Greece20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Excellent sandy beach with cristal blue water, not too crowded, ideal for families with children as the water is shallow quite far into the sea and the bottom of the sea is sandy and smooth. The best beach in Zakynthos, I would highly recommend.
Written 3 June 2023
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