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Porto Zoro Zante travel guide

Once a quiet and picturesque off-the-beaten-track beach, Porto Zoro is now a sea of sunbeds and all-day disco blaring beach cantinas.

Porto Zoro is located on the east coast Vassilikos peninsula of Zante island about 15km from Zakynthos town and just a couple of kilometres Vassilikos village.

The former 'hideaway' beach has been well and truly discovered and now heaves with (notoriously expensive) sunbeds and attracts day tippers by the hundreds.

The beach at Porto Zoro is mainly sand and pebble and it's not particularly good for families with children as it drops harply into the sea along this part of the coast, especially near the rocks.

The impressive seashore rock formations at the eastern end of the beach are one of its most attractive features and the waters around the rocks make a good area for snorkelling.

Areas of woodland behind the beach have been scoured out to make a large car park and beach bars at the back of the beach belt out competitively loud disco music for most of the season.

Former beach regulars, annoyed at the growing noise, now recommend nearby Gerakas as a much quieter and more relaxed alternative, as is the small pebble beach found a couple of kilometres north at Kaminia, near Xirokastello.

Porto Zoro is reached off the main road from Vassilikos to Argassi but the narrow lane to the beach is very steep and coaches park at the top of the hill.