What to do in Kalamaki and its surrounding areas

Kalamaki Zante Zakynthos

Kalamaki is a quiet seaside resort located on the southern coast of Zakynthos, 6km from Zakynthos Town and 3km from Laganas. Packed with amenities such as apartments, hotels, bars and restaurants, Kalamaki is one of the favorite resorts in Zakynthos for couples and families. There is no structure close to the beach; this is because Kalamaki is located close to the Marine Park and the lights of the buildings could disturb Loggerhead (Caretta Caretta) turtles while laying or hatching their eggs. The beach is long, sandy and clean thanks to the work of volunteers who monitor and protect the turtle nests. The main street has many shops, mini markets and souvenirs shops.

What to Do in Kalamaki

Ingresso della spiaggia di Kalamaki di Zante
Rules and bans posted at the beach entrance..

Kalamaki Beach is a strip of golden sand that stretches for about 4km all the way to Laganas Beach. Being one of the Zakynthos beaches where Loggerhead (Caretta Caretta) turtles nest, it is closed to the public from sunset to sunrise. The seabed slopes slowly and for tens of meters you can walk in the water, making it perfect even for children.

Main Street
strada principale di Kalamaki
The main street in Kalamaki

Kalamaki’s main street features a series of bars, restaurants, minimarkets and shops of various kinds. In the evening, the street comes alive with lights, karaoke and live entertainment, with many couples and families coming to stroll here after dinner.

Snorkeling / Swimming
Loggerhead (Caretta Caretta) Turtles

Thanks to the ban that prevents boats from entering this protected area and thanks the warm, clear and shallow waters, Kalamaki is one of the safest areas in Zakynthos for snorkeling or swimming and with a little luck, you may come across a few turtles.

Kayak or Pedal Boat Rentals
noleggio kayak kalamaki Zante
Kayaking in search of turtles

Renting a pedal boat or kayak from one of the kiosks located on the beach is a great option if you want to see turtles swimming in their natural habitat.

Horseback Riding Tour
escursioni a cavallo a Kalamaki nei pressi di Zante
Horseback riding

Horseback riding is a favorite activity for couples and families. The riding center offers a free transfer service to and from your accommodation. More info on Nana’s Horses.

Caretta Fun Park
Caretta Fun Park a Kalamaki
Caretta Fun Park

The Caretta Fun Park, offers entertainment for families and children from 6.00 p.m. to midnight, including water slides, bumper cars, trampolines, bouncy castles and video games. Prices depend on the ride or game.

What to Do Around Kalamaki

Go-Karting in Kalamaki

If you want to do something different, there is nothing better than a Go-Kart challenge. Kalamaki has in fact the largest Go-Kart track in Zakynthos. Guaranteed fun for both adults and children.

Trekking on Skopos Mountain
vista di Kalamaki dal monte Skopos
Panoramic view of the bay from Mount Skopos

Panoramic view of the bay from Mount Skopos

Argassi is located below Mount Skopos and is the departing spot for a fantastic hiking adventure to the summit from where you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the island. More information on “Hiking on Skopos Mountain“.

Cave Bar
il Cave bar
Cave Bar

The bar is located on top of a hill. It is partly encased in a charming cave and is surrounded by a fabulous garden. Cocktails come in a great variety of classic and special drinks and prices are very reasonable.

Are you looking for more information on what to do in Kalamaki and its surrounding areas?

Directly ask the people living in Zakynthos on the Facebook group: Welcometozante.