Ionian Blue Hotel

Located just a short walk from the beach, the white-washed buildings of the Ionian Blue Hotel offer a traditional Greek experience while providing all the modern amenities and activities you’ll need to enjoy a wonderful family holiday. Take a five-minute stroll to Kalamaki Beach and its bustling town centre filled with bars, eateries and thriving activity. The hotel offers a relaxed family feel with a large pool and a separate children’s area for kids to have fun. You can also take advantage of the large sun terrace and poolside bar offering snacks and traditional Greek cuisine, as well as delicious breakfasts every morning.

Overview of Zante

Explore the blue coves and white sandy beaches on your holidays to Zante, while staying at the Ionian Blue. Known by the locals as Zakynthos, Zante offers beautiful landscapes, warm climates and an idyllic Greek experience in the Ionian sea. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing retreat or a vibrant party atmosphere, Zante provides you with multiple options to enjoy a holiday of a lifetime. Enjoy liberating excursions to stunning coves and shipwrecked beaches, or embark on a turtle-spotting cruise across the sea. Whatever you feel like doing, Zante is the jewel of Greece, and the perfect destination for a relaxing summer retreat.

Things to do in Zante

There’s plenty of wholesome activity for you to enjoy on the island of Zante, whether you’re away on a family getaway, a romantic retreat, or a party holiday with friends. Renowned for its beautiful white beaches and warm climate, why not relax on the child-friendly Laganas Beach, where vendors are on hand to serve regular refreshments? Once you’ve enjoyed a day on the beach, try exploring the exotic beaches of Zakynthos on a day cruise to Smugglers Cove, which features its very own shipwreck. If sightseeing isn’t your thing, Zante is renowned for its thriving nightlife, with a range of nightclubs and boat parties allowing you to dance till sunrise. Zante is known as the ‘Flower of the Levant’ for good reason and the Ionian Blue offers the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind when you visit the beautiful island of Zakynthos.

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.