Sea turtles

The Marine Park includes the sea area and islets of Laganas Bay, the nesting beaches of loggerhead sea turtle and a land area surrounding them, the wetland of Keri Lake and Strofades Islands, located about 40 miles south of Zakynthos.

Zakynthos is the most important nesting habitat for loggerhead sea turtles in the Mediterranean. It should be noted that Greece is the only European country, where sea turtles Caretta caretta nest.

Furthermore, a permanent population of the endangered species seal Monachus monachus, can be found on the west coast of Zakynthos.

The area of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos is characterized by different types of ecosystems, of national and European interest, such as dune systems, underwater Posidonia seagrass beds (Posidonia oceanica) and coastal ecosystems. In these are found hundreds of species of flora and fauna.

Useful Links:

National Marine Park of Zakynthos (Official website)