Makris Gialos Beach is situated 30 km to the north of Zakynthos town. The beach doesn't usually get crowded in the summer, because it is not organized. However, Makris Gialos beach has a sandy seashore and crystal waters, ideal for snorkeling. Its waters are pretty deep, therefore you should pay high attention when swimming and have your mind on the children. If you enjoy snorkeling and diving, you can take one of the frequent tours to the nearby Blue Caves. The Shipwreck Cove, another sandy beach, surrounded by steep cliffs and with the wreck of a ship close to the shore, is one more attraction approachable only by boat. Moreover, the natural health spa of Xigi, known for its healing properties, is situated a few meters from the beach. No tourist facilities are found on the beach. There are no umbrellas, sun beds or refreshment kiosks. Such facilities can be found in the neighbouring villages. Therefore, it would be better if you took some supplies with you, before your day out to this lovely beach.