Vasilikos, olive groves, pine trees, myrtles and ropes, mountains and plains, sandy beaches and turtles, a unique work of art created by nature.
Vassiliko (or Vassilikos) is a nice, small and picturesque tourist resort at a distance of 15.5 kilometers south-east of Zakynthos town, in a green area that is less than 1500 meters from the nice beaches. The local community has 709 permanent residents.
In the area, the visitor can visit the church of Agios Nikolaos and admire its beautiful wood-carved iconostasis and the church of Panagia Dakrirrousa. In Potamia there is a small but very interesting Folklore Museum (Memorosa) with fine collections of local costumes, textiles, utensils, tools, elaborate furniture and many old photographs of the island depicting beautiful Zakynthos before it was hit by the devastating earthquake of 1953. There is also the islet of Peluso, where, protected, the Caretta-Caretta sea turtle breeds.
In the tourist settlement and in the surrounding area there are many hotels of all categories, furnished apartments and rooms, which operate from April to October and offer many and excellent services to their customers. The visitor can swim, enjoy sunbathing and have fun with many water sports in the many nearby and beautiful beaches, many of which are well organized: Gerakas, Porto Roma, Agios Nikolas, Banana, Porto Zorro, Kaminia. The closest to the settlement is at 1000 meters and the most "remote" at a distance of 6.5 kilometers. All of them are beautiful and deserve to be visited both for their sea and for their beauty, with the most beautiful of all the beach of Gerakas.
After a surface survey, in the area of Agios Nikolaos Vassilikos, various types of stone tools from the Middle Paleolithic Age have been identified. The findings show that prehistoric people frequented the area.
The most famous nesting beaches of the caretta-caretta sea turtle are located in the Local Community of Vassilikos.
Agios Nikolaos beach
Agios Nikolaos is a relatively long sandy beach with rows of umbrellas and sunbeds and offers a wide variety of water activities: kayaking, windsurfing, horse riding. It is popular with young people and families with children of all ages. The smooth access to the sea and the shallow waters make Agios Nikolaos an ideal destination for families even with smaller children. The sandy beach of Agios Nikolaos is one of the most famous beaches of Vasilikos and Zakynthos. It takes its name from the chapel on the nearby rock.
The beach of Gerakas is for many the most beautiful of Vasilikos. A wonderful cove, with an endless sandy beach that gives you the feeling of being on an exotic beach. Its sand is fine and golden while its waters are warm, shallow and deep blue. There are plenty of umbrellas and sunbeds for rent. At its end there is a cape made of clay and you should not miss the experience of a mud bath. Water sports and beach bars are not available as the coast belongs to the national marine park that protects Carretta Caretta turtles. Within walking distance from the beach, there are several restaurants to taste the Zakynthian cuisine. Access to the beach is not allowed after sunset. The visit to the beach of Gerakas will impress you, as the landscape is magical and is a jewel of our island.
One of the most beautiful beaches of Vasilikos, sandy and with warm shallow waters up to 100 meters from the shore. It is part of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos that protects the sea turtle Caretta Caretta. Despite the difficult access to the beach via a dirt road, your fatigue will be rewarded by a small green paradise and you will feel like you are on a lost island, far from the rest of the world. Staying on the beach is allowed until sunset.
One of the most famous beaches of Vasilikos, but also of the whole island. You can have fun doing water sports, sunbathing in the summer sun, and bathing in a beautiful environment with umbrellas and sunbeds, suitable for both fun and relaxation. The comfortable space and its organization, the quality sand and the blue waters, make the beach suitable for families with children, where they can play and have fun safely.
Porto Roma Beach
The beach is surrounded by pine and olive groves which, apart from a beautiful landscape, are also a natural way of shading. A quiet picturesque beach with shallow water, suitable for families with children. The coastline is clean, almost untouched and covered with sand and pebbles. There are sunbeds and umbrellas so you can enjoy your summer bath more comfortably, and some taverns that serve delicious traditional Zakynthian and seafood dishes. The beach was named after the well-known Zakynthian Alexandros Roma, who lived near the beach.
Porto Zorro Beach
It is a very beautiful, unspoiled and quiet sandy beach. It is known for the large rocks that exist in the sea adding a different setting to the landscape. There are sunbeds and umbrellas, easy access and parking for cars. It is one of the most idyllic beaches of the island, with lots of greenery, which combined with the blue of the sea and the sky will make you not want to leave!
It is the largest beach of the island and very popular, both with locals and foreign visitors. It has crystal clear and shallow waters, it is sandy and an ideal choice for couples, young people and families with children. There are organized beach bars that offer food, drinks, etc., as well as sunbeds and umbrellas. The beach is easily accessible and has a parking space.