Garden Village

The Garden Village has a really unspoilt feel. Stone buildings cluster around flower-lined gardens, while a pool sits in the middle of a picturesque courtyard. The pool’s a good size and comes with a waterfall and a covered bar on the side. Guests rave about the house cocktails, which are well worth sampling.

The bar opens early and stays open until late. It serves an impressive range of homemade dishes that range from cooked breakfasts to big dinners. Plus, there are weekly barbecues and traditional Greek nights.

Overview of Kalamaki

Zante is a picture-perfect island retreat where everything looks like it has been transported straight from a film set. White-sand beaches gently slope into the sapphire Ionian Sea and the dramatic limestone cliffs and rich vegetation add to the island’s natural beauty.

On a holiday to Zante, you can visit a great mixture of family-friendly resorts as well as quieter, traditional villages. The Garden Village can be found in Kalamaki, where you’ll discover beautiful beaches and the charming backdrop of Mount Skopos. But, due to the island’s small size, it’s easy to reach party resorts like Laganas and secluded spots such as Tragaki.

Things to do in Zante

The Garden Village is only a few hundred metres from Kalamaki’s gently shelving beach. As loggerhead turtles nest here, there aren’t any water sports available, but there’s plenty of peace, tranquillity and beautiful scenery.

The beach might be calm but you can enjoy plenty of excursions. There are daily cruises where you can snorkel, spot the turtles or head on a guided tour of the island.

If you fancy a day trip, you’re only a 10-minute taxi journey away from the historic and culturally rich capital of Zante Town. Plus, the resort backs onto Zante’s main party destination of Laganas, so it’s easy to enjoy a big night out.

A stunning location that’s packed with Instagram-worthy views and plenty of activities, trips to Zante will keep the whole family happy.

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.