Turtle spotting at Kalamaki beach
The beach at Kalamaki is a dedicated turtle conservation area, where endangered loggerhead turtles (Caretta Caretta) seasonally venture to the sandy shores to nest. The nests are easily visible as volunteers patrol the area to generously mark the nests up. If you’re lucky enough, you may see the tiny baby turtles break free from their shells and take to the water for the first time. If you do miss this amazing phenomenon, don’t worry, as the shallow coves are well known for being turtle spotting hotspots throughout the year.
As well as being a home for turtles, the beach is also a peaceful setting to unwind under the warm Greek sun. The quiet and spacious location means you can easily find your own spot of paradise on the beach. The cool, blue waters gently shelve from the sand making the shallow depths safe enough for families. Because of the protection of the turtles in the area, water sports are not permitted on this beach.