Sandy beaches, sunshine, turtles, peace and tranquility are just some of the highlights that await you on a holiday in Kalamaki. Located to the east of Laganas Bay on the south coast of Zakynthos (Zante), with Mount Skopos as a backdrop, Kalamaki is what relaxing holidays are all about. Holidaymakers share the golden beach with the resident colony of Caretta turtles, who lay their eggs in the soft sands during the summer months. The olive groves and fields leading down to the beach are dotted with hotels and apartments, while the abundance of tavernas are tops in the evenings for local greek favourites, accompanied by local music and dancing. The lively resort of Laganas is just a 5 minute taxi ride away, while Zakynthos Town is only 5kms from Kalamaki. If you're looking for a laid-back beach break with family or friends, why not choose a holiday in Kalamaki this summer.
There are lots of things to see and do on a holiday in Kalamaki. Spend your days chillingout on the soft sandy beach or swim in the gently shelving waters that lap alongside. Watersports are limited due to the turtles, but you can enjoy a ride on a pedalo or canoe. Play a round at the crazy golf course. Explore the local countryside and hills on horseback, bike or on foot. The children will enjoy a day out at the Wet n Wild waterpark in Sarakinado. Take a boat trip to Smugglers Cove, to see the shipwreck or swim in the crystal clear waters, or visit the famous Blue Caves. A glass bottom boat ride is the best way to get up close to the loggerhead turtles.
Kalamaki's nightlife is lowkey, with evenings spent dining and drinking in the local tavernas, with traditional music, singing and dancing as a backdrop. There are several bars showing the latest sports events and also some offering karaoke and quiz nights. There's a disco on the hillside, if you want to dance the night away. For a livelier night, hop in a taxi to nearby Laganas.
Dining out is a pleasure in Kalamaki with an abundance of restaurants and tavernas dotted around the resort. You'll discover traditional Greek cuisine along with Italian, English, Chinese and fast food options on the menus. Local Greek wines and a glass of ouzo make a good accompaniement to your meal.