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In contrast to its party going neighbour Laganas, Kalamaki likes to take life at a much slower pace. With chilled out bars, lush olive groves and a coast which attracts fascinating loggerhead turtles, Kalamaki is a great holiday option for those wanting to have an easy laidback week or two in the sun. This resort in Zante also serves as a great base to see the rest of the island.

Things to Do

Kalamaki is famous for its nesting turtles so it’s worth venturing down to the beach one evening to see these lovely creatures wade onto the shore. If you would rather see the turtles in the water though, go on a glass bottomed boat to Turtle Island where you might be lucky enough to watch the turtles swim in the ocean. From Kalamaki you can also go and see one of Zante’s most iconic sights - Navagio Beach.


With 5km of gorgeous, soft sand, Kalamaki’s beach doesn’t leave much to be desired. Set against Mount Skopos, this resort's coastline is one of Zante’s most scenic and is a favourite with families for its shallow and clean waters. There are no watersports on this beach apart from the occasional pedalo, so if all you want to do is nap and read a book in the sun, Kalamaki beach is perfect for you!

Food and Drink

Kalamaki consists of one main street and it’s on this street where you’ll find a range of restaurants serving stone baked pizza, fresh seafood and Greek dishes with a bit of traditional plate smashing ad fire dancing thrown in for good measure. Kalamaki isn’t rowdy though, chilled out cocktails can be enjoyed among the olive groves and the cave bar is not a place to be missed for an evening drink.

Location of Kalamaki

Key Facts

  • Language: Greek
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Difference from UK: 2
  • Flight time: 3 hours
  • When to go: April - October

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