5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach
Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit
Caretta caretta is an endangered species that nest extensively , in Kefalonia (Kaminia, and Skala beaches), in Zakynthos island, in western peloponnese, and in Crete. The Caretta Caretta breeding season overlaps with the European high tourist season as the turtles approach the beaches to lay eggs between May and August.
Like most turtles, they take decades to reach sexual maturity and they prefer to lay their eggs at the beach where they hatched themselves. They prefer a sandy and quiet nesting ground, and any human activity at the beach tends to interfere with the Caretta caretta nesting.
5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our
way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming
Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.