Keri

Keri is a picturesque village located on the southwest side of Zakynthos and is 20 kilometers from the main town and 12 kilometers from the airport.

It is built amphitheatrically at an altitude of 400 meters with a unique view of the Ionian and boasts one of the most famous sunsets. The village's main features are the old stone houses and narrow alleys running between them. Also, a significant sample of the traditional architecture is the Panagia Keriotissas church and the magnificent carved iconostasis that dates from 1764.

Another tourist attraction is the Keri lighthouse located a mile away on a cliff, 300 meters above sea level, near the Marathias Cape. The view from the lighthouse is breathtaking due to the steep shores and two tall white rocks that shoot up out of the blue waters and form the Cape of Myzithres. The landscape is amazing during sunset, known to be one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.

The area is ideal for those who love taking strolls while infrastructure for walking tourism is currently under development. In general, tourism development is mild but small villas and small stone lodges are found in the area for accommodation.

Near Keri village is Limni Keriou beach, which is one of the most beautiful and picturesque beaches on the island. This is a pebbled beach that offers an exceptional view of the small green island known as Marathonisi that stands out of the deep blue Ionian Sea. Close by is the famous ancient harbor “Nafthis”. In the same area there is the “Well of Herodotus”, known by reference of the Greek historian Herodotus. According to antiquity, this well spurt out water and tar from the depths of the earth.
From the graphic harbor small boats make round trips to Laganas Bay, Marathonisi and Marathias beach.

One of the most remarkable sights are the caves of Keri with the bright green waters and the magnificent Kamares of Marathia-two arches formed by huge rocks in the sea from which small boats pass underneath and offer visitors a great experience. Keri is a hot spot for scuba divers who will find all they need at the two centers that operate in the area of Keri.

Several taverns with traditional delicacies will be found both in the village and near the beach.