Keri Lake

Situated at the southern most part of the bay of Laganas, Keri Lake is an unspoiled and quiet fishing village with a charming harbour and a small pebble/sand beach.
The history of Keri Lake goes back to ancient times and is noted by Herodotus for its natural pitch wells and springs, one of which bears the name “Herodotus Pigi” or Herodotus Springs, from which flows natural spring water as well as pitch.
Surrounded on three sides by pine clad hills Keri Lake offers pleasant walking and wildflower spotting opportunities as well as stunning excursions by boat to nearby Marathonisi Island and the famous Keri Caves.
Visitors will be amazed by the giant olive trees that can be seen in areas of the Lake, many of which are over 1000 yrs old. Also of interest are the natural sulphur springs that occur in the sea near Marathia and are said to be therapeutic.

For those who wish to have a taste of Zakynthian night life then the clubs and discos of Laganas are only 10 kilometres away and there you will find entertainment for every taste as well as good shopping bargains in the many boutiques and street stalls.



 

Distance from the main city of Zakynthos: 15 kilometres
Distance to the airport, 12 kilometres.
The nearest villages to Keri Lake are the main village of Keri (5 kilometres) and Lithakia .

Shops and Tavernas: There are mini-markets, bakery, butcher, gas station, tavernas and bars and of course cafes and tourist shops,
car and bike rentals as well as boat rentals.


Local products available: Pure olive oil, wines, honey and cheese as well as garden produce such as tomatoes and the much loved giant sweet onions. Fruit in season: Zakynthos produces wonderful citrus fruits as well as watermelons and rock melons.
Fish may be found at the small harbour early in the morning and the local butcher has meat from the village.

Excursions available: To Keri Caves. Marathonisi island. Turtle spotting. Around the island. Zakynthos by night. Kefallonia for a day. Ancient Olympia on the mainland.



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