Roseland Hotel

The picturesque Hotel Roseland is tucked away in a corner of the traditional Greek village of Kalamaki, one of the most popular tourist resorts in Zante. This family-run hotel has a splash pool and playground for the little ones and a large swimming pool with a jacuzzi for older guests.

Start your day with a continental buffet style breakfast or enjoy the hotel’s evening meals which include traditional Greek cuisine from an a la carte menu. The hotel’s twin and double rooms are elegantly furnished with views of the pretty gardens and the pool.

Guests will find all the comforts needed for an enjoyable stay with a well-appointed bathroom, telephone, air conditioning, TV, radio, refrigerator, hairdryer and safety deposit box.

Overview of Zante, Greece

Zante is the most southerly of the Ionian Islands and boasts wide sweeping coastlines of cinematic beauty, charming traditional mountain villages and fertile plains richly populated with olive groves and vineyards.

Tourists flock to Zante for its iconic sandy black beaches, cobalt blue waters and glorious sunshine. On the southern shores of Zante backed by Mount Skopos, The Hotel Roseland stands just 250m from Kalamaki Beach where Caretta turtles come all the way from Africa to lay their eggs.

You won’t find water sports or loud beach bars here, making it the perfect setting for young families and couples looking for a more tranquil and relaxing holiday atmosphere.

Things to do in Zante, Greece

Kalamaki Beach is a favourite spot for loggerhead sea turtles who arrive every summer to lay their eggs, a delightful draw card for manly who visit the area. Water sports here are limited as they frighten the turtles so gliding across the shallow waters by pedalo is as exciting as it gets unless you decide to take a breath-taking trip on a glass-bottom boat to Turtle Island.

The sand is soft on the long beach and the warm shallow water is ideal for even the smallest tots to paddle in. Water babies will also love the local waterpark, and the tavernas around the village offer children’s menus and play areas. The nightlife in Kalamaki is best described as laidback with resident tavernas and bars offering a pleasant and leisurely ambience.

If, however, you do fancy a night on the tiles, lively Laganas is only a short taxi ride away from the Hotel Roseland. If some retail therapy is on your itinerary, the best holiday shopping can be found in the capital, Zante, just north of Kalamaki. Holidays to Zante in Greece are just a short flight away.

This paradise island will capture your heart and soul. You will arrive looking for relaxation and you will leave rejuvenated with memories that will linger for a lifetime. Zante is one of those magical destinations that will have you coming back for more.

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.