Please observe the requirements to support the Marine Park and Wildlife in Zakynthos while enjoying holiday retreat activities in the Greek Islands
Information and guidelines from the are displayed and strictly followed at all times ensuring that we cause no damage to the ecosystem which we are privileged to have access to.
A number of boat trips in Zante
including a fantastic catamaran trip can be booked to help you enjoy the more remote locations of the National Marine Park in Zakynthos, and in particular to spot the Carretta carretta turtles at sea.
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Energyia holistic yoga flow, fitness and self spa holiday retreats in the Greek Islands with Michele Wilburn are taking place from mid April in the the Greek Island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante.
The National Marine Park of Zakynthos
While enjoying your Energyia Holistic Holiday retreat in Zakynthos with Michele Wilburn you will have the chance to learn about the Caretta caretta turtles.
We can take a boat trip through the wonderful region of the National Marine Park pf Zakynthos to observe the Caretta caretta turtles in their natural environment and swim in the pure crystal waters of the Ionion Sea and the Keri Caves.
Caretta Caretta Loggerhead Turtles are the symbol of the ecology of the island of Zakynthos.
The National Marine Park of Zakynthos is located on the Southern Coast of the island of Zakynthos. It encompasses the Marine area of Laganas Bay, the beaches, and a stretch of land adjoining them.
The National Marine Park of Zakynthos also encompasses the wetland of Keri Lake, and two small islands of Strophadia, which are situated about fifty miles south of Zante.
Caretta Caretta Loggerhead Turtles
Loggerhead turtles (Caretta, Caretta) nest in the Greek islands on Zakynthos, Zante, which provides the most important nesting area in the Mediterranean. The objective of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos is to preserve the natural environment of the island.
The National Marine Park in the Southern part of the island acts as a refuge for native and migratory fauna; the most important nesting rookery, a habitat of essential protection, for the Loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, is located within the Marine Park. The Marine park also protects a number of species including birds, reptiles and amphibians, mammals, and bottlenose dolphins. The Caretta-Caretta sea-turtles lay there eggs at night at the beaches of Laganas and Gerakas. One of the principles of the Marine Park is the protection of nature through the sustainable development of the region. Your contribution is essential in supporting their work. National Marine Park Stations are situated throughout the area, where Marine Park rangers act as guides and guards, providing assistance to ensure that visitors to the Marine Park are informed and observing guidelines.
Within the Marine area of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos there are restrictions that tourists are kindly asked to observe
Strict access limitations to beaches
Although these restrictions do not apply to the beach location where the Energyia Holiday Retreat holidays is located, there are several beaches in the main resorts that have strict limitation access to the public, before sunrise and after sunset. ( approx 7.00am to 7.00pm) You will need to consult a map upon arrival, but if visiting beaches where turtle nesting is taking place the precautions must be observed
Zakynthos’ Marine Park is located along the southern coast from the
promontory of Marathia’s Cape to the beach of Gerakas, including the
outback of the beaches of Limni Kerì, Laganas and Kalamaki and the
Strofades, two small islands 50 nautical miles southern of Zakynthos. This
area presents the main characteristics of the Mediterranean ecosystem,
with sandy beaches, emerging rocks and sandy dunes, whereas in the outback
there are thick pinewoods, fertile areas for the agriculture and the
Mediterranean landscape with spontaneous vegetation.
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Many of my holiday guests arrive solo or in small groups. Everyone is welcome! We have a weekly schedule as a holiday outline, which remains flexible, allowing for spontaneity as your Energyia holistic fitness activity holiday retreat unfolds.
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