Kalamaki Resort

Resorts on Zante


Surreal sunset on the 14th May 2017:

Surreal sunset in Kalamki

It was a hot and very hazy day on Sunday, but the cloud shifted before sunset giving this display. This is straight from the camera and hasn't been enhanched in any way.

New things in Kalamaki for 2017:

Quite a lot of changes in Kalamaki this year. Regular visitors might be interested to see what's new.

Hermes Car Rental

Hermes car rental is going to have a new shop across the road from Buon Amici. The view as you approach the centre of Kalamaki from the airport road looks very different this year.

Exotica Hotel

The Exotica hotel has new owners and is undergoing a major revamp.

Venus Hotel

This new construction has a pool area and is next to probably connected to the Venus Hotel next door.

Caretta Beach Hotel

The ever-expanding Caretta Beach Hotel has a new block being constructed next to the airport road.

Dannys Restaurant

In front of (but not run by) the Caretta Beach Hotel is the new Dannys Place Restaurant.

Friends Bar

Friends Bar replaces the old PnP.

music111 Bar

Zakanthi Restaurant now has a Music 111 Bar.

Kalamaki Summary:

Kalamaki has changed quite a bit over the years and the resort is now spread out over a fairly large area. Fortunately most of the development has been concentrated on the main Kalamaki to Laganas road leaving the beach area and back roads relatively undisturbed. The original character of the resort is still there. The bars, restaurants and people who first made it popular are still here. It's the closest resort to the airport and although there are no night flights, several planes land just after 6.00 AM. Only the western part of the resort is affected and otherwise the resort is fairly quiet and relaxing. It's a good location on the island, close to Laganas, Zante Town and Argassi.

Kalamaki Aerial 360 Video

Reasons to Visit:

• Great Beach - Safe for kids

• Good selection of bars & restaurants

• Undeveloped Beach

• Good for couples and families

• Laganas only a short taxi ride away

Reasons to Stay Away:

• Not the quiet little resort it once was

• No watersports except turtle spotting

• Aircraft noise affects the western side of the resort

Beaches near Kalamaki:

Aghios Sostis Beach  (0 Comments)
Aghios Sostis BeachA small family friendly place with a sandy beach and shallow water also offering boat trips to Marathonisi Island and the Keri Caves
Argassi Beach  (138 Comments)
Argassi BeachOften criticised, mainly because in many places there is no beach! At least the water is shallow with a sandy bottom making it good for bathing.
Crystal Beach  (0 Comments)
Kalamaki Beach  (209 Comments)
Kalamaki BeachProbably the best place to actually see a turtle. Just wade about in the shallow water and if they are about you will soon spot one.
Laganas Beach  (162 Comments)
Laganas BeachIt's as busy as you'd expect from a Club 18-30 resort, but keep walking and you'll find a long stretch of beach where development has been prevented by the Marine Park.
Vrontonero Beach  (0 Comments)
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Popular Hotels:

Dennys Inn Hotel  (626 Comments)
Dennys Inn HotelWarm Zakynthian hospitality will touch you immediately upon arriving at Denny's Inn, and although it is an ideal place for recreation, you will never feel bored there!
Costas Hotel  (315 Comments)
Amaryllis Hotel  (284 Comments)
Amaryllis Hotel
Cavo Doro Hotel  (281 Comments)
Cavo Doro HotelCouples and families will find a comfortable base with twin rooms, as well as studio and one bedroom apartments that are both welcoming and modern, and onsite facilities that include a swimming pool, snack bar, and fun games in high season
Daisy Apartments -   (253 Comments)
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Popular Bars:

Venue  (198 Comments)
Rose n Crown  (188 Comments)
Cave Bar  (181 Comments)
Sofias Pool Bar -   (158 Comments)
Drunk Corner  (139 Comments)
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Popular Restaurants:

Parthenon Restaurant  (394 Comments)
Michaelos  (326 Comments)
Dias  (283 Comments)
Buon Amici  (228 Comments)
Classic Italian cuisine, and a seating capacity for up to 120 people, we can easily cope with large group bookings. We will be happy to discuss creating a customised menu for your special occasion.
Zepos  (193 Comments)
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Kalamaki Taxis

Kalamaki Taxis

Kalamaki Buses

Kalamaki Buses

Kalamaki Video Tour

Previous Videos:


Starting 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.


Starting 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.


The 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 2016

The 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 2015

It'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.