Turtle Island Marathonisi

The magical island of Marathonisi is about five to ten minutes from the shore of Laganas, Agios Sostis and Porto Koukla. Many toursits visit Turtle island, however we recommend that the island is left alone for the benefit of the turtles in Zakynthos. This being one of their main nesting beaches is a crucial location for the preservation of the Caretta Caretta future.

There are two beautiful beaches on Marathonisi. On the front of the island there is a large, sandy beach with a distinctly tropical feel. The white sand is matched beautifully by turquoise, crystal waters. Most would agree that this is one of the most beautiful beaches in Zante.

Turtle Island, also known as Marathonisi, is one of the main nesting beaches in the Med for the Caretta Caretta Turtles


Marathonisi island has no inhabitants or buildings as it is one of the major nesting grounds of the Caretta Caretta Turtles and is heavily protected by the National Marine park of Zakynthos. As a result there are no sunbeds or umbrellas on the beaches here and the National Marine park ensure that the beach is empty by sunset when the turtles approach to lay their eggs.

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We aim to raise awareness of Marine Life plights in Zakynthos, particularly the endangered Caretta Caretta Turtle. If you are interested in our Volunteer Programme please send us an email or give us a call, we are in Zakynthos throughout the year so please drop by the Turtle Rescue Centre to browse our turtle information and fundraising efforts.