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Cruise to the island of Marathonisi

Sailing for turtles to a beautiful island

Petr Liška
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Cruise to the island of Marathonisi
Inserted: 08.09.2018
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The second most popular boat trip on the island of Zakynthos is a trip to the turtles Kareta and to the beautiful island of Marathonisi, where there are, among other things, two nice beaches.

Hunt for Turtles

The boat trip starts in the waters around the port of Agios Sostis. Boats cruise the area looking for a turtle. It's often funny when several ships surround one poor turtle. If you're lucky, you can see her for a few seconds when she's inhaling.

Hunt for Turtles
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Cameo Island from the other side

Finally, we leave the waters around the port and set out to meet the island of Marathonisi. Before that we sail around the island of Cameo, so we can see it from the other side, where there is a famous small beach.

Cameo Island from the other side
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Marathonisi Island

The voyage, especially on a small boat, is quite wild. The calm water off the coast is quite turbulent in the strait between the two islands. The island of Marathonisi itself, thanks to its lush vegetation, looks like somewhere in the tropics than in Greece

Marathonisi Island
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Cruise around the island of Marathonisi

Of all this boat trip, the best trip for me was around the island under its steep white walls.

Cruise around the island of Marathonisi
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Marathonisi Cave and the beach below the cliff

Another attraction of this cruise is the Marathonisi Cave. If you are sailing in a smaller boat, you can sail inside. Next door is a beautiful beach, just below a huge cliff. Beware of swimming here only if you have explicitly agreed in advance!

Marathonisi Cave and the beach below the cliff
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Entrance to the Marathonisi Cave

The entrance to the cave is quite impressive. The surrounding landscape seemed more beautiful to me than the more famous Blue Cave in the north

Entrance to the Marathonisi Cave
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Beautiful coast of the island

The cruise on the south side of the island of Marathonisi is really amazing. It is definitely worth leaving in the afternoon and you will not have a backlight in the most beautiful passages of the island

Beautiful coast of the island
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Skalisko

At the eastern end of the island rises from the sea quite a large rock

Skalisko
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North side of the island

The north side of the island is also nice

North side of the island
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Marathonisi beach

The main attraction for most visitors to the island is the beach of Marathonisi, which, like a sandy corner, opens into the sea. It looks really luxurious on all flyers photographed from the air. Of course, the effect is not visible on the ground. In addition, at times, so many ships are moored here that you can't even take a bath.

Marathonisi beach
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Floating snacks

There is no tavern or anything on the island, snacks also come here by water.

Floating snacks
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Early evening on Marathonisi beach

If you want to enjoy this beach a bit, be sure to arrange your return back as soon as possible. After five o'clock, it gradually begins to empty

Early evening on Marathonisi beach
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