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Kalamaki

Sandy beach 9km and fun for all ages!

 

Kalamaki is a quite busy resort with a wide range of entertainment and dining,located in the southern side of Zakynthos island. It is in the distance of 5.5 klm from Zakynthos town. Kalamaki is very close to Laganas but with less intense night life.

 

Kalamaki Beach

Kalamaki beach is sandy and about 9klm long. The sea water is shallow and warm making it safe for young children. The many beach bars  open early in the morning serving coffee, beverages and breakfast. They usually offer umbrellas and sunbeds for free with an order. Alternatively € 6 is the cost to rent two sunbeds and an umbrella. Water sports are not allowed as Kalamaki is part of the National Marine Park for the protection of the turtles. Keep in mind that the beach closes after sunset as this is the time when the carettas come out of the sea to lay their eggs.


Ideal for

Kalamaki is ideal for famillies with young children as there are facilities for kids. Even teenagers will have a great time here because Laganas is very close. Finally couples who wish to spend quiet holidays will find the resort perfect.


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Kalamaki is located 3 km from the zakynthian airport (6min drive) and 5 km from Zakynthos town (11min drive). It is located in the southern side of Zakynthos 2 km from Laganas.

 

You can find in Kalamaki:

* A sandy beach with shallow, warm sea water

* Beach bar- restaurants that serve coffee, refreshments and meals

* Restaurants that serve dishes of  greek cuisine cooked with local products and international cuisine as well.

* Bars and cafes with cosmopolitan atmosphere.

* Have fun at Caretta fun park Center (just 140m away from the center of Kalamaki) Water slides and water fun park ideal for children.

* Horseriding along the beach ideal for children and adults.

* Mini golf course and Go Karts

 

Trips you must not miss

* Trip to Keri caves and Marathonisi: swim in Marathonisi and see the Caretta turtle from very close only with 15 euros per person! Free transport to and from accommodation

* Trip to Navagio and the Blue caves: 28 euros per person ! Free transport to and from accommodation.

* Trip to Limnionas on a private boat: from 150 euros from morning to sunset! Fully insuranced boat with GPS gadget!

If you wish to be informed about all the trips we provide, trust our team and visit our web site!

 

The locals suggest

* Try canoeing or sea pedals. The sea water is usually very calm. You may be lucky to see a turtle swim near you!

* Visit the spa located very close to Kalamaki beach and enjoy beauty treatments like massage stem bath, hammam.  

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Trips you must not miss

* Trip to Keri caves and Marathonisi: swim in marathonisi and see the Caretta turtle from very close only with 15 euros per person! Free transport to and from accommodation.

* Trip to Navagio and the Blue caves: 28 euros per person ! Free transport to and from accommodation.

* Trip to Mizithres on a private boat: you will pass by Marathonisi, the private island Cameo and will reach Mizithres the two huge rocks that stand in the middle of the sea. You can have the boat till the sunset.

 

If you wish to be informed about all the trips we provide, trust our team and visit our web site!

 

Sights and activities

See the caves, Mizithres rocks and the turtles during a boat  trip  to Marathonisi, reaching the island you will have the chance to enjoy swimming and sunbathing. Do not forget to get your supplies before the trip as there is not a canteen in Marathonisi. Keep in mind that Marathonisi is protected because of the turtles therefore you cannot stay after sunset. For the more adventurous there is also a scuba diving school for both beginners and experienced divers.

 

Cameo island is worth while to be visited. It is easily accessed by a wooden bridge at Agios Sostis port. Finally there is the Olive Press museum, located in Lithakia. You will have a guided tour and learn about the production of oil in the past times while you will taste home made bread, olives and local wine.

 

Shopping

There is a wide variety of shops where you can buy souvenirs, clothes, hand made leather shoes, local products like pasteli and mantolato.

 

Entertainment

Near to Laganas: famous for its intense night life. Beach bars, night clubs open for the whole night, happenings, parties and also well-known Djs.

How to reach to Kalamaki

 

KTEL (local bus): Kalamaki is 3.5 km from Zakynthos airport and 5.5 km from the city. For your transportation to and from the town of Zakynthos you can use the local bus.

 

TAXI: The best way for your transfer to Kalamaki, from the airport or the port of Zakynthos is using taxi or mini bus, which can be booked easily and cheaply with the www.zantetaxi4u.com