The tranquil, white sand resort of Kalamaki on the island of Zante is the perfect place to slow down and relax. Popular with families, the area boasts some excellent hotels featuring play areas, kids' pools and kids' clubs. It's not all for the little ones though – you'll also find a handful of chic, luxury resorts with stunning views and elegant interiors.
Just steps from the beach and minutes from the main strip sits this 3* *family-run hotel. Offering a childrens' play area, large gardens and a separate kids' pool, this charming hotel is perfect for families with small children, and each room comes with a private sun terrace.MORE INFO
A four-minute walk from the white sand beach, Hotel Exotica is set in idyllic grounds close to the town centre, with a host of shops and tavernas right on your doorstep. Boasting a large swimming pool surrounded by sun beds, the terracotta-topped building blocks are separated by immaculate lawns and shrub-lined pathways.MORE INFO
The Bitzaro Palace Hotel is bursting with Greek Charm and all rooms are elegantly decorated with views of the gardens and wooden decked pool area. The all-inclusive hotel offers a delicious Mediterranean buffet where you can enjoy the rich flavours of Greek cuisine, and is only a five-minute walk to the hustle and bustle of the main Kalamaki strip.MORE INFO
The Kalamaki Beach Hotel offers incredible views of the Ionian sea and is set in beautiful landscaped gardens. Between the beach and the hotel sits an impressive outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers, and directly on the beach you'll find the hotel's own seaside taverna.MORE INFO
Offering a full programme of daytime and evening entertainment you could very easily not leave the serene grounds of the Hotel Marelen. On site you'll find three swimming pools with a separate area with waterslides for the kids, and just outside you'll find local tavernas and the gorgeous Ionian sea.MORE INFO
The Caretta Beach Aparthotel is a big hit with families and, with an on-site water park and kids' club, it's not hard to see why. Spanning nine different blocks with either studio, one- or two-bedroom apartments, the hotel still manages to maintain a friendly and welcoming atmosphere despite its size. With facilities like a supermarket on the grounds, you'll have everything you need right on your doorstep.MORE INFO
Enjoy stunning views of Mount Skopos as you lounge by the outdoor pool at this attractive home-from-home close to an array of bars, restaurants and shops. Enjoy fantastic Greek hospitality and local cuisine in the Massa restaurant and bar before taking advantage of the evening entertainment featuring Greek themed nights and live singers.
With wrought-iron balconies wrapped in flowers, landscaped gardens dotted with rose bushes and beautifully crafted topiary trees, the Louros Beach Hotel and Spa won't fail to impress you. Choose between a spacious standard room or an elegantly furnished suite, both of which come with a private balcony with views of the picturesque gardens.MORE INFO
A two-minute walk from Kalamaki beach, the all-inclusive Golden Sun Hotel offers comfortable accommodation with excellent facilities. Take a dip in the fresh water pool, catch up on your squats at the gym or take advantage of the organised watersports and horse-riding excursions. Featuring regular evening entertainment including barbecues, parties and buffets, this resort offers a friendly atmosphere that'll make you feel right at home.MORE INFO
These small, traditional-style apartments sit neatly around a spotless pool in flower-filled gardens and come fitted with air conditioning, a kitchenette and balcony. The poolside bar offers homemade Greek food and a selection of delicious drinks which can be enjoyed on a sun lounger in the shade. It is located only a short walk from the beach.MORE INFO