The beautiful and tranquil peninsula of Vassilikos lies south of Zante Town. Lovely sandy beaches fringe the coastline, offering excellent familiy bathing in the clear shallow waters. There are watersports and sunbeds to rent. Many of these beaches shelter nestling Caretta turtles and are protected within Zante's National Marine Park. Dotted amongst the olive groves, small villages offer restaurants and tavernas and there is also a regular bus service into Zante Town.