Bitzaro Grande Hotel

The Bitzaro Grande Hotel sits just off the beach, a short walk from the centre of Kalamaki. Contemporary and stylish, hotel life centres around its two pools lined with sun loungers and a shading trees. Throw in a whirlpool, a spa complete with sauna and Jacuzzi and a hammock-lined chill-out area and you’ve got relaxation with a capital R. Keep in shape with an aerobics class or a session in the gym. Challenge your fellow holidaymakers to a friendly game of tennis or pool. There’s also a daytime activities programme and occasional evening entertainment of live music and theme nights.

Overview of Kalamaki, Zante

Turquoise seas lap sandy beaches overlooked by rugged limestone cliffs. Olive groves cling to steep mountains, and turtles shuffle up the sand to lay their eggs. Holidays to Zante promise peace and tranquillity in scenic surroundings. Kalamaki, in the island’s south, is a traditional Greek village with a picture-perfect beach. Enjoy Greek cuisine in a traditional local taverna, explore the ocean floor on a glass-bottomed boat or simply lounge on the beach.

Things to do in Kalamaki, Zante

If you only leave the Bitzaro Grande Hotel once during your holiday, make sure it’s to visit Kalamaki Beach, where loggerhead turtles lay their eggs. You won’t find any water sports or beach bars here, just warm shallow waters and kilometres of golden sand to play on. Head for Zante Town, less than 15 minutes away, if you want some water action. Whip around on a jet ski, dive down to a shipwreck or paddle over the waves on a pedalo. Or how about a boat tour, soaking up the stunning scenery as you visit hidden beaches and coves that are only accessible by boat? One thing’s for sure, you’ll be talking about your holiday on this enchanting island for years to come.

Resort Summary

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 on package holidays to Zante, with the options of exploring on foot, bike, horseback or 4×4 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.