Kalamaki holidays 2020
If you’re looking for a laid-back beach holiday in 2020, Kalamaki is the place to go. With 5km of soft, sandy beach and the sparkling, crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea, Kalamaki is a beach-lovers haven. With on of our cheap holidays you can discover this stunning area of Zante, which is inextricably linked to protecting its most famous visitor, the loggerhead turtle. A protected National Marine Park, the beaches in the protection zone are the only European nesting spots for the magnificent loggerhead turtle. While this means part of the beach is cordoned off in nesting season, it also offers visitors the chance to see these endangered sea creatures up close and personal. Whether you join them swimming in the warm waters or spot them from one of the glass bottomed boat trips, the turtles are a big part of a Kalamaki holiday. Away from the beach, you’ll find plenty of family-friendly activities to keep you entertained. While the bars, restaurants and cafes serve up some first-class Greek and Mediterranean food.
Visit the nearby town of Vassilikos, with their world-class water-sports centre and another stunning beach. Or head to Laganas to hit the clubs and party late into the night. If all that sounds a little too adventurous, you can stay in Kalamaki, relax by the pool and enjoy the impressive ocean views in one of Kalamaki’s many excellent hotels. We offer a range of hotel and holiday types in Kalamaki, including all inclusive.
Kalamaki at a glance
Discover the best beaches
The 5-kilometre long Kalamaki Beach with fine sands and shallow waters makes this the perfect day out for families
Head to Turtle Island for a chance to see the loggerhead turtles coming to shore to nest
Sample the local food
Check out Kalamaki's traditional tavernas for your dose of Greek meze
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
During the night, discover the range of bars along Kalamaki's main road
Fab shopping scene
Kalamaki's main road is also home to a variety of shops, so pick up a few souvenirs or window shop!
Great national parks
National Marine Park of Zakynthos is located in Kalamaki, home to loggerhead sea turtles
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Things to do in Kalamaki
A huge draw for nature lovers on a holiday to Kalamaki, the resident turtles give you the opportunity to see these wonderful sea creatures in the wild. Take to the water on a glass-bottomed boat tour or swim and snorkel near the coast to try and spot the graceful creatures swimming by. From mid-May to August the loggerhead turtles come to the beach from Africa to lay their eggs. While you can’t go on the beach at night, you may catch a glimpse of them coming ashore from a short distance away. Beside the visiting turtles, there’s still plenty to see and do here. Test your golfing skills on the crazy golf course, pit your racing wits against the family at the go kart track, or see Kalamaki from horse-back on a trek along the coast. There’s also a small waterpark in Kalamaki where you can shoot down waterslides and swim in the pools for an extra dose of water-based fun.
Kalamaki's best beaches
Laze away your worries on the soft, soft sands of Kalamaki beach. Quiet and peaceful, there will be no jet-skis roaring past as you flick through your holiday page-turner or soak up the rays. Water-sports are strictly forbidden as they scare off the resident turtle population and boats are also regulated within the marine park. You can take to the water to swim though with no problems. The shallow shores are safe enough for even tiny children to play in. A stroll through the shallows gives access to the deeper waters for a swim or snorkel. The crystal-clear waters give you a great chance to see the resident fish and sea creatures against the pale sands below. If you’re really keen to try some water-sports on a Kalamaki holiday, there’s a beach in Vassilikos - about 30 minutes away - where you can whizz across the water to your heart’s content. With banana boats, jet-skis, waterskiing and much more on the menu, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You won’t go hungry at Kalamaki beach either - nearby cafes and restaurants mean you won’t have to give up your prized sun spot on the beach to go in search of food.
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