Gerakas is considered one of the most attractive beaches of Zakynthos for its turquoise waters and unique unspoilt features.
It is located 18 km south of the capital and it offers a shelter for the the endangered sea turtle Caretta-Caretta.
The sandy beach of Gerakas is a much preferred for swimming and sunbathing. It is actually a large cove with crystalline waters and golden sand. Some rock formations are scattered on the seashore offering a feeling of protection and isolation. The beach of Gerakas is one of the finest examples of the enchanting landscape and the natural beauty that characterize the island of Zakynthos. There is free parking before you follow the path down to this idyllic beach.
The beach is the natural continuity of the larger beach of Laganas. The water is shallow and safe. Moreover, it is a very romantic place for couples. On the beachfront, there are many taverns and cafeterias operating until the late hours. A wooden bridge from Agios Sostis leads to a small rocky island just opposite the bay of Laganas. There visitors shall find a small sandy beach to relax.