Nestled in southern Zante is the beautiful bay of Limni Keriou that's connected to the quiet hilltop village of Keri. Together, they create a picturesque and tranquil place where you can experience the charms of the coast and traditional Greek living all in the same day. Be delighted and intrigued by in this laid-back area of Zante.
A taste of traditional Greece
Watch the fishing boats come and go at Limni Keriou's port as you relax on the beach that's gently lapped by the Ionian Sea. There's a range of restaurants and shops here, with many characterful seafront tavernas offering wonderful views as you dine. Keri village has even more places to eat and drink, as well as supermarkets and gift shops. Indulge your sweet tooth with a traditional pastry from one of the village's several bakeries.
Spend the day on the beach
The beach at Limni Keriou is a beautiful place to spend a day. The long stretch of sand and shingle is backed by grassy dunes and shady trees, creating calm waters perfect for swimming. You can also hire a boat that allows you to see the area from a different perspective. Take advantage of the sun loungers and umbrellas that line the beach for relaxing and enjoying a drink, before heading to one of the tavernas for some traditional Greek food.
Turtles and caves
Go on a guided boat trip to the Marathonisi caves and beach, also known as Turtle Island, where you have the chance to spot turtles and snorkel around the caves. There are a few snack bars available on the beach for grabbing an ice cream or something for lunch.
Drive around 25-minutes north of Limni Keriou and you'll reach the National Marine Park of Zakynthos in Laganas Bay. It was established for the protection of sea turtles and is home to a key nesting beach. You can also see sand dunes and submerged reefs where many birds, mammals and reptiles live. It's a stunning place to see conservation in action and some of Zante's wildlife up close.
Visit the island's capital
Zante Town is the island's capital and is just under a 30-minute drive away. Many cultural and historical attractions were destroyed in the earthquake of 1953 but some still remain around the Solomos Square area. Its most ancient monument is the 17th-century church of St Nicholas of the Mole which has a beautiful Venetian style. Also visit the Byzantine Museum with its fascinating wood carvings and paintings.
Nearest airport to Limni Keriou
Zakynthos International Airport – 25 miles
Zakynthos International Airport is located north east of Limni Keriou and is around a 20-minute journey by car.