Looking for some advice, we stayed in Argassi many years ago and loved it. We want to return to Zante but now fancy Kalamaki, it sounds like Argassi 20 years ago. Anyway the question is, what about the runway / airport being on the edge of Kalamaki, is it noisy, do the planes landing and taking off detract from the resort? Many thanks Al
Does Kalamaki or Tsilivi have the best beach? Thanks
staying at antonis apts nxt wk.what is the charges for air con and deposit box for two wks, cheers
can anyone tell me if there is a dive centre in kalamaki town itself or will i have to travel elsewhere to find one
Gail @ Baz here from Salford, UK, we have been going to Zante since 1999 always stay with Antonis & the family at Antonis Pool Apartments, Kalamaki, missed 1 year stayed at Rainbow, sadly missed last year went ti Corfu for a week huh! But coming again on July 17 2011 Yippee missed u all lots can't wait 10wks & counting see you soon lovely turtles
I have been visiting kalamaki for many years.Best resort on the island.I usually stay at Rainbow studios where the rainbow taverna is run by the friendliest family on the island and serves excellent food.The main road down to the beach (not the Kalamaki to Lagana road ) leads to Crystal Beach which is seperated from Kalamaki beach by a small rocky outcrop.This is a really nice beach with sunloungers and parasols in the centre and a long open stretch to the left but you could encounter a few naturists in this area.This is a turtle nesting beach so there are some restrictions as to where you can lie on the beach (usually no more than 5 metres from the sea).
Great beach and I like the little round balls that wash up all the time.
lovely sandy beach,the turtles are here so you can't be walking across the back of the beach because of their nests, there are a few beds,50 approx if you want 1 you need to be down the before 12, its only 7euros for 2 beds,a brolly and a table, i didn't get down in time to make use of them, had to make do with a lilo and parasol, if nyou join the beach at the main entrance go right its quieter and you get more space, you are right in the flight path but i enjoy watching the planes.
Brill beach, we visited everyday and i hate the beach normally, the sea's so inviting and you can go about 3oo yards befor it even starts to get deep and im 6ft and my partner is terrified of the sea and he was in there befor i was.
First time to Kalamaki for me 8th time for my boyfriend we spaent a day on the beach had a great day there lovely beach and so the sea!!
I spent around a week there and had the most amazing time.
KALAMAKI IS AN EXCERLENT PLACE FOR PLANE SPOTTERS AND PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GET AWAY FROM THE STRESSES OF WRK, EERYTHING IS AT KALAMAKI; PUBS, CLUBS, HOTELS, VILLAS,SHOPS, RESTRAUNTS (INCLUDING ENGLISH AND GREEK FOOD) EVEN A GO KART TRACK, YOU NAME IT THEY HAVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!NOTHING CAN DESCRIBE HOW GOOD THIS HOLIDAY IS!!!!!!!!!
Xuguang - Kalamaki is a five minute drive from the airport and should cost about 10 euro in a taxi. As can be seen from the previous posting the planes fly over the edge of Kalamaki.I have been going to Zante for over 20 years and I am sure you will enjoy it. I always stay in Tsilivi but have visited Kalamaki many times over the years. If I was to consider staying in another resort it would be high on my list.
This beach was only 3 minutes from the hotel and had 3 glorious, relaxing days on the beach.
Have just been to Kalamaki for the second year running, the beach is amazing, nice and safe for my two children aged 2 and 11 very shallow water all the way out. Small fish come right up to the shore and will take bread from your hand. Take out a pedalo and watch the turtles (only 50-100metres out) they will swim along side you and pop their heads out to say hello its amazing. the water is very clear and nice and warm
For all you who moan about the dark sand, visit Zakynthos in May and go diving to see the Logger head Turtles in their natural habitat.
This is a lovely beach. We headed for a spot about 100m towards Laganas from the Kalamaki Beach Tavern - no crowds, but you'll probably need an umbrella! You need to sit as close to the sea as possible as the turtle wardens ask you to move if you sit too far back (turtle nests are marked by metal tripods). Sea is warm with amazing underwater visibility (don't forget your snorkle or goggles). There are some large mullet about 200m offshore (only chest deep). If you want to see fish inshore, take some bread - they will soon appear. Tavern is a good place for a beer or milkshake at the end of the day.
we loved it,,nice sandy beach, the swimming was wonerfull, and the sea was not to deep for the kids.
The crystal beach is the best beach to go to its also good for gettin pedlows out to because the sea is really nice to go and see a turtle and you will see lots of jellyfish 2!! i stay at the crystal beach hotel and its really the best hotel to go to in kalimaki if you watch a best hoilday . but the cavo d;ora is also a great place to go 2 to..
We went to Kalamaki Beach during the first week in August, 2006. It stretches for miles but we mainly visited the area between Crystal Hotel and the lane that leads down to the Bitzaro Palace and Grand Hotels. The beach was very nice and sandy, sea was warm, clear and blue, thoroughly enjoyed it.
beach is nice here, not too busy not too quiet. True about the cig butts , but not too bad.We saw one nudist at the far end!! Few fish down that end too for snorkelling.The people who look after the turtles sites will tell you off if you sun bathe too close to the nesting sites.Water is very clear and warm (we just got back) Be careful if you sun bathe close to the waters edge there is a slight tide and the water will come over you . (be careful if you fall asleep in the sun!)
I understand that there's a nudist area to the beach at the far end of Kalamaki. Is that true? My Mrs. wants to go have a bathe there if so.
2016Starting near to Villa Nostos then heading east towards the Crystal Beach Hotel and along the Kalamaki old road turning left at the roundabout, heading west towards Laganas along the main strip past the Vanessa hotel, Athina Apartments and Eurohire car rental turning left towards the Kalamaki Beach hotel and ending with a nice view of the beach.
2015Starting from the new Caretta Island Hotel heading east past Zepos taverna along the Kalamaki old road and turning left at the new roundabout. Then heading west towards Laganas along the main strip past Sophia's hotel and the Cronulla hotel eventually turning left past the Macedonia hotel and ending at the Kalamaki Beach Taverna.
2014The tour starts from on the main road close to the airport runway heading East towards the crossroads at Drunk Corner, going past the Zakynthos information Centre on the right, continuing all the way along the main strip turning right at the junction with the Kalamaki Old Road towards the Klelia hotel. Turning around at the Crystal Beach Hotel the tour takes the reverse route then turns left towards the Marelen Hotel before ending at the Kalamaki Beach Taverna
Kalamaki Early Evening Tour 2016The tour starts from the Kalamaki Beach Taverna & heads back past the Golden Sun Hotel turning right before the main road & past the Caretta Star (formerly Pelouzo) Hotel then left towards Eurohire car rental then turning right onto the main road. The tour continues all the way along the main strip turning right at the new roundabout past the Meandros Hotel & onto the Crystal Beach Hotel ending with a view over the beach.
Kalamaki 1st Week of May 2015It's the first week of May and there are very few tourists about. The tour starts from the Kalamaki Beach Hotel & heads back past the Louros Beach Hotel towards the main Kalamaki to Laganas road. Turning right towards Kalamaki centre, then a little detour through the Caretta Beach Hotel exiting onto the Airport road. Back to the main road turning left at Buon Amici then all the way to the newly constructed roundabout turning right onto Kalamaki Old road past the Cavo Doro Hotel then a quick look at the deserted Crystal Beach & ending at the newly built Carreta Island Hotel next to Stani restaurant.