Oasis Bar - (Bars in Kalamaki)

Simon P           

We've just come back from Kalamaki: Oasis bar easily serves the best cocktails in the resort, with a large selection. Bar is laid back, but service is good. Quieter atmosphere makes it a good place to chill out late on.

Symposiom - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon P  (October 20, 2004)         

We ate in a number of restaurants all over the island, but this was the best. Apart from the setting, with great views around the coast, the food was excellent. We ate here on 2 occasions, the highlights being the calamari which was perfectly cooked, & served with an excellent & original orange sauce. A Zaykinthan mixed-meat caserole had slightly too much salt for my taste, but other than that & despite higher than average prices, the restaurant is definitely worth the visit.

Gerakas Beach - (Beaches on Zante)

Simon P           

About the best beach on the Island. Went there mid September, so beach was relatively quiet. Not many facilities, but a woman comes around with really good bowls of fresh fruit.
We stayed in Kalamaki, but preferred the beach here: It feels as if you are away from the "masses" more

Kalamaki Beach - (Beaches on Zante)

Simon P           

Just come back from Kalamaki, we were actually a bit disappointed with this beach. A lot of rubbish & litter lying around. Although Kalamaki beach might be the largest strip of sand, the beaches south of Argassi are superior, being less crowded & cleaner.

Porto Zoro Beach - (Beaches on Zante)

Simon P           

We liked this beach: Good snorkelling up the end by the rocks, clean, & decent loungers & sunshades. Music wasn't obtrusive when we were there. Best bet is to hire a car & tour all the beaches south of Argassi: Well worth it.

Keri Beach - (Beaches on Zante)

Simon P           

Beach not that impressive, just a narrow strip of sand. Best bit is hiring a motorboat from the front and going out to the turtle island: There are 2 beaches on the island to stop at: One is next to caves, which you can go snorkelling in (watch out for other boats!). Worth spending 50 euros & staying there all day

Marathonisi Island - (Places to Visit on Zante)

Simon P           

We hired a motorboat from Keri: Well worth the trip out to the island: There are 2 beaches you can stop at: One of the beaches, below rocks has some excellent snorkelling around it, you can swim into the adjacent caves (watch out for other boats!).

Keri Lighthouse - (Places to Visit on Zante)

Simon P           

Had some fun finding it: You have to turn right after the coffee shop & go downhill for a while, before climbing again: We turned left & spent about half an hour on rough tracks lost, asking locals for directions: Good job we had a jeep.
Once there, the view is well worth it, especially at sunset. Be careful with children as the cliffs are very high, & there is the usual lack of safety rails, etc.

Amaryllis Hotel - (Accommodation in Kalamaki)

Simon P           

Apartments were clean & well furnished. Location good, just a short walk to the main high street & beach.
Didn't spend much time hanging around the pool or bar, etc, but we would recommend it to anybody considering staying in Kalamaki