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Holidays in Kalamaki

One of Zakynthos’ most peaceful and naturally beautiful beach resorts, Kalamaki is nestled on the island’s southern coast a few kilometres outside Zante Town. Known for its carefully preserved beach, popular with rare nesting turtles, Kalamaki is ideal for couples and families looking for a relaxed break with lovely Greek tavernas, markets and a top water park nearby.

10-27 °C

Kalamaki enjoys warm, Mediterranean summers and mild winters. 

4 hours

Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH).

Book your holiday to Kalamaki with Thomas Cook to spend the sunny days on the golden beach, exploring Zakynthos’ rolling countryside and visiting Tsilivi Water Park with the kids.

Recommended offers in Kalamaki

Rainbow

Kalamaki, Zante

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Well located for all that Kalamaki has to offer
  • Own taverna next door
  • 900m to beach

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 238 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 11 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 200

Costas Apartments

Kalamaki, Zante

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Within 500m of the beach and resort centre
  • One outdoor swimming pool and kids' pool
  • Regular evening entertainment including Greek night

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 176 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 7 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 209

Macedonia Apartments

Kalamaki, Zante

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Family run
  • Stylish design
  • Pretty gardens and mountainous backdrop

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 335 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 3 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 212

Antonis

Kalamaki, Zante

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Quiet area
  • Bars and restaurants are 130m away
  • 300m walk to the beach

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 177 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 11 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 214

Daniel Hotel

Kalamaki, Zante

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family-run
  • Ideal spot for a relaxing holiday

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 133 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 225

At the heart of Kalamaki is its beach, a peaceful and beautiful part of the resort with soft white sand and clear, shallow waters. Stroll along the waterfront to visit the local shops, markets and tavernas, which come alive with a sociable buzz in the evenings. If you’re itching to explore, hire a bike or take a horse ride along the beach – it reaches all the way to Laganas. Kalamaki is a fantastic place for families, with Tsilivi Water Park’s water slides and swimming pools 20 minutes’ bus ride away. You can also challenge the kids to a round at the resort’s crazy golf courses or hit the go-karting tracks.

Kalamaki’s beach features Zakynthos’ rugged good looks, with rocky headlands and a mountainous backdrop to the beautiful white sand. The beach is extra-special to the island for being a nesting site for Caretta Caretta turtles, meaning that it’s carefully preserved and lovely and tranquil. Take a moonlight stroll along the waterfront and you may see the turtles wandering in from the water. The beach is still perfect for people, however, with plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas to go around, and glass-bottom boat trips or excursions out to neighbouring beaches are favourite attractions in Kalamaki.

Kalamaki is situated in a beautiful part of Zakynthos, with pine-filled countryside perfect for discovering on foot, by bike or even on horseback. If you’re interested in exploring further, island capital Zante Town is just 10 minutes’ bus ride away. Kalamaki’s bustling waterfront is a great place to shop, with souvenir shops and little markets selling gifts and jewellery as well as leather goods and local Zakynthos products. Stay by the water in the evenings, as the seafront is the best place in Kalamaki for local Greek tavernas, seafood restaurants and pizzerias, and finish the night off in a waterfront bar or pub.

When you fancy a break from the beach, take the kids to Kalamaki Crazy Golf for a game on their two 18-hole courses, in a landscaped garden speckled with waterfalls and fish ponds. The courses are open all day and have somewhere to eat if you get hungry. The resort also has its own go-karting track, where speed-fiends can race on the exciting 600 metre track. The most popular family attraction in Kalamaki is the Tsilivi Water Park, just 20 minutes away by bus or car. The park has a fantastic range of water slides, a huge swimming pool and lazy river.

KALAMAKI IS BEST FOR...

Beach lovers: Kalamaki’s spotless white sand is the perfect place to relax, with wild beauty and a peaceful atmosphere.

Families: Families of any age will love Kalamaki’s beaches, mini golf and bike rides, plus one of the island’s best water parks. 

Couples: Explore the peaceful countryside, dine in a seafront taverna and take a walk along the beach after dark to spot the turtles.


FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Kalamaki is Greek

Currency: The currency used in Kalamaki is the Euro (€)

Local time: Kalamaki is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH).

Flight time from UK: Approximately 4 hours

Tourist Information: Further Kalamaki tourist information can be found at www.visitgreece.gr/en/greek_islands/ionian_islands/zakynthos

Visa ealth: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Kalamaki


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: 10-27 (°C) 

Explore Kalamaki’s wild countryside in the spring, before the peak crowds have arrived and temperatures hover in the mid-teens (°C) . The town’s long, dry summers start in May and run through to September or even October. Average temperatures in the mid-20s make this the ideal time to hit the resort’s famous white sand beach, but remember to bring sunscreen, it's not unusual for the thermometer to climb above 30 in July and August. Things start to cool down in autumn, and rain becomes more common, but you can still enjoy plenty of sunshine and warm sea water at this time. Winter in Kalamaki is wet, but mild. Temperatures very rarely drop below 10 throughout the season.


GETTING AROUND

By bike: Kalamaki is a small and reasonably flat resort that is enjoyable to explore on two wheels. Bicycles can be hired from local companies or your hotel for the day or longer.

By bus: Zakynthos is well connected by buses, which are a cheap and efficient way of getting around the island. A bus service stops regularly at Kalamaki on its way to neighbouring resorts like Zante Town.

By taxi: Taxis are a quick option for short journeys, including airport transfers as Zakynthos Airport is just 10 minutes’ drive away. There is a taxi rank in the centre of Kalamaki.


EVENTS

Carnival: The favourite event on Zakynthos’ calendar is Carnival, held for two weeks every February to March. Nearly all towns and cities on the island take part, with traditional parades, food and dancing as well as events like bike rides, concerts and street theatre.

Summer beach festival: Just 10 minutes’ bus ride down the road is the party resort of Laganas, which in August hosts the open-air Zante Music Festival. The festival consists of three days of partying on the beach, with top DJs and big headliners like Tinie Tempah.


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