Map and rules of the Marine Park
Marine Park map with the different protected areasIn the map there are three different areas of the park and the relative existing restrictions for each of the them.
The area of the marine park is 14,4 square km, 89,2 square km of sea, 31,2 square km of peripheral area.
Many info points are located in the Gulf of Laganas and the rangers in charge are both guardians and guides of the protected areas.
|Strictly Protected Area|
|Marine Area: A|
|Marine Area: B|
|Marine Area: C|
|Marine Park Area|
|Natural Protected Area|
Zakynthos Marine Park is a no profit institution and for its good functioning it counts on the indispensable contribution of the tourist in respecting the rules.
The marine park is a first and innovative step towards nature and ichthyic environment preservation in Greece; Zanteisland.com thanks in advance the tourist for his co-operation.
Marine Park rules
Within the Marine Park area it is forbidden:
|Zone A: no boats allowed|
|Zone B: boats can navigate with a speed limit inferior to 6 miles per hour and it is forbidden to anchor|
|Zone C: boats can navigate with a speed inferior to 6 miles per hour but it is possible to anchor|
|In the strictly protected area, Sekania beach, the entrance is only for the researchers endowed with a special permission|
In the beaches where the turtles spawn ( ), it is forbidden:
|Entrance before sunrise and after the sunset|
|To use sunshades beyond 5 metres from the seashore|
|To dig where there are turtles nests and in the dry sand|
|To touch the cages protecting the nests|
|To use any vehicle (bicycles…)|
|Access to horses|
|Access to dogs without leash|
|To use torches or other lights at night|
|Do not set up fires|
|Do not camping|
|Do not pick up plants growing in the sand especially sea daffodils|
|Do not throw away any garbage|
All those prohibitions are listed in the brochures that are distributed at the entrances of the protected beaches from some volunteers of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos so that the tourist is aware about how to behave in those areas that are so important for the turtles’ breeding.
It is thanks to those rules that it is possible to admire the turtles in their own natural habitat.