Sea View (Caretta) Hotel

Accommodation in Kalamaki

Trish C

I would be interested in visiting this hotel, can you tell me which tour operator would be best. thanks

Dee S          10/10


Zdenka D          10/10

John and Joys hotel was a result of much time spent by reading and comparing various reviews. And we really were not disappointed. The owner Michael and all his staff were nice, professional, reliable, hard working people who did their best for us. The charming young lady at the pool bar always gave us an extra cutlery for a lunch when we orderd just one portion for both - we never could eat it.  Michael felt with us when we were rather tired after a rush night. Stay at John and Joys will be our only choice in Kalamaki if we were to return in the future. And we hope so.

Lance S

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the devon girls.mary, john &  joys so much in 2008 that two went again in 2009 & they will get a visit in 2010.

Lance S

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my wife & friend had a brilliant time at john & joy,s  2009 & we will visit in 2010

Hanspeter R

Hello Lisa Crane

Greetings from Basel, Switzerland. 
I have spent 2 weeks there September 07, May 08, September 08 and have already booked for 15th-29th May this year.
Michaelo/Michael click to enlarge- the host - spends the off season in his second home country, Australia. You can easily reach him by this e-mail:
If you wish, I can provide you with more pictures and insider info. Just contact me here:
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BIG fan of John and Joys and the whole family there. "Sun, fun ... and nothing to do"

Lisa C

The email address on their website does not work.  Pls advise.  Thanks Lisa 

Athena R          10/10

John and Joy Hotel has a website for all your enquires including room rates and "Hotel for Sale" enquires.

Jacqui W          10/10

We have travelled the world and stayed in some of the finest hotels. This family run hotel has it's own special warm welcome. Zakynthos was one of the most beautiful destinations we have vistited/ Adventurous, fun yet relaxing & filled natural beauty. We have been twice now and can't wait to go again. The hotel and the team there are just wonderful! The location is excellent on Kalamaki Beach, and the swimming pool a perfect place to relax. The views are gorgeous.

Jack C           

went when i was only 7 years old and absolutely loved it here. we were there for just the week and i cant wait to go back there again. can remember athena and her sister and got on pretty well. if they are reading, i was the little boy from wales who organized that massive football game up the road with all the people staying at the john and joys :D :D cant wait to see u all againWink

Athena R           

Thankyou everyone for your lovely comments, gav and I will be back next year (2006) for another summer with our new addition to our family Zara Rogers.

John & Joys Hotel Phone Number +302 6950 27794 (this is also a fax line).
No English tour agents have approached us, they were all booked again this year. They are really missing out on a beauti. The hotel is right on Kalamaki Beach!!! and only has 31 rooms so never over crowded.
You can book direct, prices per twin room including breakfast - May EURO 30.00, June EURO 35.00, July EURO 40.00, August EURO 45.00, September EURO 35.00, October EURO 30.00. 
See you all soon,
Athena Rogers

Diane F           

We have just come back from Kalamaki and although we didnt stay at John & Joys, we went there most lunch times for dinner and a glass of wine.  Can any one tell me the webside or e mail address for this Hotel and what, if any, brochure it can be found in.  Thanks.  

Lisa C           

Please could you advise if this hotel has a website of their own and email address too.


Karen A

Telephone number for John and Joys hotel in Kalamaki Zante. The number shown on the website appears to be incorrect. Alternatively a brochure for summer 2005 showing prices.

Hazel D           

This is a family run hotel, Micheal,Joy,Athena are the best !! they are freindly,pleasent people. The food is great and accomodation very good too. the pool is so relaxing as not many people stay by pool as the hotel is so close to the beach on about 50yards away from pool but for those of you who like pools then this hotel is a must, we stayed there july 04 and its the best holiday we have spent in kalamaki, and we have been going there 9yrs now.. as to say we will be going back to John & Joys hotel 2005. Thumbs up to all who work there such friendly people....You can book direct so go on give it a wont be disappointed..

Hazel D           

LIL the hotel is not in our brochures they are in the Chez republic brochures this yr.

Lil G

Hello can anyone tell me what tour operator john and joys hotel is with?

Paul K           

We went here every day for a snack from the beach, seemed to be hooked up purely for the German travel agents. In any event, it was fab...recommend the pork souvlaki for lunch in pita bread...a steak at only 1.70...then wobble back to the beach aafter that and a few beers....

Very close to the beach and all the staff there are very friendly

Manu W           

for us one of the best hotel in Kalamaki! Nice personal, clean swimmingpool, good snacks and drinks.

Mike W

Hello Joy, Babs wants to ask you something ...
Would you be able to offer any discount to any old friends during August for a week or maybe two Hope you are well Mike

Athena S           

The hotel sits right on the beach, so when you have breakfast in the morning you can sit out on the veranda and gaze at the mediterrean. It is owned by a family so they are very willing to accomodate, and advise all the best bits of the island. Great if you had a family, or a couple who wanted to get away! Food is great and if you want something particular just ask and Dimitra the cook, (that girl has been cooking since she could walk). Can't wait to get back there, hopefully I'll win the trip!

Kalamaki Taxis

Kalamaki Taxis

Kalamaki Buses

Kalamaki Buses

Kalamaki Video Tour

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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.