Laganas beach is sandy, warm and spreads over a radius of nine (!) kilometers. The water of the sea is turquoise and shallow with perfect temperature. You get to “share” it with the loggerhead turtle and her hatchlings, that's why water sports and evening walks on the beach... are not allowed.
Local tourist boats can show you around the beautiful beaches where you can enjoy swimming or diving. On the way, you can admire the sea turtles in their natural world, while they swim, through a transparent surface on the floor of the boat.
Laganas was once a traditional island village, where people used to carry water with clay pots, the so-called laginia, from where it got its name. For many years now, it is a modern tourist resort, the largest and the most popular of the island.Tourists from around the world flock to Laganas -the jewel of Zakynthos- each holiday period, from early May. The special climate of the island also attracts many bird species and the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), which chooses Laganas to lay its eggs!
Laganas is also the name of the beach and the bay or the region (Laganas Bay), which is found between two capes, Marathias from the western and Gerakas from the eastern. Guests can have access to the neighboring islands and their beaches with local tourist boats. Local community of Laganas has all the infrastructure that you may need for eating, drinking and shopping. Taverns and restaurants with local cuisine, and cuisines from around the world; clubs, bars and traditional taverns. Supermarkets, small markets, bakeries, pastry shops, gift shops and shops for clothing and footwear.
There are many tourist accommodations around here, but less fewer two-storey houses, especially so close to the center of the region. For this, San Giorgos Maisonettes is ideal for those looking for spacious duplex apartments in Laganas that can accommodate 4-8 people.