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Dreamy turquoise water, gentle waves and endless days of deep-blue skies and sunshine. That's just one way to describe summer holidays to Kalamaki, Greece.
One of Zakynthos’ most peaceful and naturally beautiful beach resorts Kalamaki, is tucked away on the island’s southern coast, a few kilometres outside Zante Town. Known for its carefully preserved beach that’s popular with rare nesting turtles, the resort is ideal for couples and families looking for a relaxing break with lovely Greek tavernas, markets, and a top waterpark nearby.
This resort is also within easy reach of the airport, so you’ll be relaxing at your hotel before you know it.
Things to do
Even if your holiday is only a few days, you must make time to visit Navagio, an amazing sandy cove with huge cliffs and the remains of a shipwreck. While it can be very busy in the peak season, you can beat the crowds by arriving in the early morning when you'll have more space to relax on the beach before the cruise ships arrive later. You can also see the cove from the viewpoint, 600 feet above the ground, where you'll probably recognise the view from postcards and travel guides.
Another great idea is to find a west-facing viewpoint to watch the sunset, which Zante is renowned for. There are a few restaurants where you can get unspoilt views of the soft evening light, although arrive at least an hour before the sun sets so you can grab a seat and have a drink.
Kalamaki has a long, beautiful stretch of golden sand that gently shelves into warm, clear waters making it ideal for families. The shallow sea also means that conditions are perfect for snorkelling. Shade under parasols and recline on sun loungers whilst taking in picturesque views of the coastline. The area is a protected conservation beach as turtles come to nest here. If you’re lucky enough and time your visit perfectly, you may be able to see the baby turtles hatch and make their way out to sea for the first time.
The area of Kalamaki has a laid-back feel for life and is renowned for its beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes. It’s located on the western part of the island, with the airport close by, and you can at times hear the planes coming into land.
The small seaside village has been a popular sighting spot for endangered turtles that come to lay their eggs on the soft sandy beaches. This means that some of the beaches in the surrounding area are well conserved. The resort is less busy than its neighbours, which makes it perfect for a tranquil break away.
Out of season Kalamaki is a quieter resort than others in Zante, but still has a variety of bars that are open daily, till the early hours. During high season Kalamaki becomes busier and lively with the same party vibe as that of neighbouring resort, Laganas. Many of the bars are in walking distance from one another and some even sit along the coastline. A popular hotspot is Cave Bar, which is a hidden gem found in a serene setting, among palm trees away from the hustle and bustle of the main strip. Head here to enjoy a night of cocktails and fantastic views of the sun setting on the horizon. To head into the heart of the action, take a short journey to Laganas, where the nightlife is known for being lively and vibrant.
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Alykanas is a relaxing beach resort on Zakynthos, the third-largest Greek island off the country’s west coast. Zakynthos (sometimes called by its Italian name, Zante) is Greece’s southernmost isle in the Ionian Sea, and one of the country's prettiest islands. The resort offers a good mix of modern apartments, hotels, and villas, some of which have wonderful views of the Ionian Sea.
Thanks to its tranquil setting on the northern coast of the island and 20km from Zante Town, it’s a perfect choice for a more secluded, off-the-beaten-track Greek island destination. Whether you want to spend most of your days soaking up the sun on the beach or taking part in adrenaline-pumping watersports, Alykanas holidays are perfect for getting away from it all.
The area is also an ideal destination for cycling and hiking, with beautiful vineyards and mountain views that will take your breath away. In the evening you'll find the nightlife here more sedate than many other Greek resorts, but you'll still be able to enjoy Greek or karaoke nights and try some fantastic cocktails right by the sea.
Things to do
During your Alykanas holiday, spend some time in Zante Town, where you'll find a much bigger variety of places to eat out and shop. The island capital is also home to the beautiful Agios Markos Church, which is more than 400 years old and has the same design as Venice's St Mark's Basilica. Or head to the Byzantine Museum to learn more about Zante's history, and see the island's most treasured artworks.
Great beaches all around
Great beaches come as standard in Zante, but you’ll discover that along with golden sands and glass coloured waters, the beaches in Alykanas have superb refreshments and a famous shipwreck you can go and look at. This shipwreck happened when a smuggler’s boat got into a spot of trouble and its journey came to an early end in 1983. All of this can be enjoyed in the constant golden sunlight that Alykanas enjoys.
Take a train trip through the countryside
Alykanas can be found in a stunning area of Zante. By taking the Trainaki train ride you’ll get the chance to see the rustic countryside that surrounds Alykanas. From the colourful olive groves with their many spectacular terraces to the charming Vertzagias caves, there’s plenty to see and do when you venture a little further field.
Check out the great artwork on show at the monastery
With the picturesque beach and countryside you’ll find that they are complemented by the artwork that is on show at the monastery of St John the Baptist. Whilst there, you’ll have the chance to discover the riveting pieces of art by renowned artists such as Poulakis and Bafas.
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The lively resort of Argassi, Greece is on the stunning island of Zante, one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Greek Islands. With a great range of bars and clubs, excellent watersports facilities, and good transport links to Zante Town, it's well suited to couples and families who want all the convenience but none of the crowds. With its natural beauty, historic sights and excellent cuisine, holidays to Argassi are great for relaxation.
The sand and shingle beach here is nearly a kilometre long, and if you wake up early enough you'll see a wonderful sunrise over the Ionian Sea. With plenty of sunloungers, you can easily take some time out and soak up the sun.
Another big advantage of Argassi holidays, other than the sun, sand, and sea, is that you'll be just a 10-minute ride from Zante Town via the tourist train. Here you can find a much wider range of restaurants and bars, and historic sights like the Venetian church of San Dionisio.
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