The tranquil and beautiful resort of Kalamaki is located on the southern shores of the popular island of Zante in the depths of the Ionian Sea. With Mount Skopos towering over the white sand beaches and the clear blue skies reflecting in the warm ocean, you might well do a Shirley Valentine and never come home.
Kalamaki itself is serene and scenic. The impressive image of Mount Skopos stands at one end of the beach and the green landscape is sprinkled with beautiful wild flowers, grape vines and all manner of fruit and olive trees. Due to the conservation of the resident loggerhead turtles along the coast, the no-watersports policy here only adds to the ambience and tranquility along the white sands.
Once you feel rejuvenated and fancy some action, Kalamaki will continue to impress you with its host of wonderful excursions and experiences suitable for the whole family. Local tour operators offer daily cruise trips to nearby caves and coves where you can snorkel, sunbathe and spot loggerhead turtles in the clear water. Opportunities to traverse the rest of the island and its beautiful culture abound, with the options of exploring on foot, bike, horseback or 4x4 with an experienced guide - and kids will love the mini golf course.
A short ten-minute taxi ride will find you in the historic and culturally rich capital of Zante Town. As the island's commercial centre, you'll catch a glimpse of the real Zante as you watch the island's residents go about their business and dine at traditional, Zakynthian tavernas full of locals.
The nightlife in Kalamaki is nothing in comparison to the neighbouring party town of Laganas. Here you'll find a great selection of cocktail bars and tavernas where you can enjoy entertainment, good conversation and fantastic cuisine. If you're craving a foam party and a fish bowl, a ten-minute drive will find you on the Golden Mile in Laganas, surrounded by all kinds of guilty pleasures.