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Limni Keriou Zante travel guide

Limni Keriou, or Lake Keri as it is known in English, is a picturesque resort located to the west of Laganas Bay about 20 kilometres from Zante's capital town of Zakynthos.

Keriou is a peaceful and pretty village with a harbour to the south and a small sand and pebble beach to the north.

The beach is gently sloping with shallow water so it's good for families with children. There are a couple of tavernas along the back of the beach while a local diving centre offers dives to underwater caves.

A little behind the beach is the small village of Keri where there are more tavernas as well as craft and souvenir shops set among the traditional stone houses.

Walkers can find well marked forest trails in the surrounding pine covered mountains and a walk to the lighthouse offers some good views over Laganas Bay.

Taxi boats offer trips to the offshore islet of Marathonis, also known as Turtle Island, where rare turtles nest, although disturbing the shy creatures does little to help them survive.

There are also boat tours to sea caves with the best known called Mavri Limni, or Black Lake, which is big enough to enter, although you will need a torch.

Limni Keriou has become a popular spot for UK tour operators in recent years but it still retains much Greek charm. There are a few daily buses to Laganas and to Zakynthos Town.