What to do and see in Kalamaki, Greece: The Best Places and Tips

July 23, 2017 Trinity Boughner

Discover the best top things to do in Kalamaki, Greece including Thomas Elena Beach Bar, Agios Dionisios Church, Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips, Nero Sport Diving Center, Kalamaki Beach, Mimoza Beach Bar, Laganas Beach, Cameo island, Bohali Castle.
Restaurants in Kalamaki

1. Thomas Elena Beach Bar

Argassi 29100, Greece +30 697 434 8431
Excellent
97%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 85 reviews

Thomas Elena Beach Bar

Looks like home we call our secret garden very relaxing and welcoming atmosphare

Reviewed By WingtipCork - West Kilbride, United Kingdom

What a wonderful couple and our favourite place to be. Fab views, drinks, in heavenly surroundings! Nibbles provided with the drinks too
Free sun-beds without pressure to buy lots of drinks. Didn’t try toasties but had ice creams.
Walk out onto the beautiful decking and down to the beach where you can walk out far and actually get shallower as you go after the first small dip.
Really can’t do this place justice in words you just have to go there, and be like us and never want to leave.
Good place for a wedding if anyone is looking for a venue!

2. Agios Dionisios Church

Markovitz 1, Zakynthos Town 29100, Greece
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 430 reviews

Agios Dionisios Church

Reviewed By holidaymanWashington - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

This relatively modern church with it's separate bell tower is positioned opposite to the entrance to the port. The exterior is stylish but relatively plain and belies what lies within. The interior is truly magnificent; having painted walls and ceiling, akin to the Cistine Chapel. The scenes depict various stages of Christ's life and that of the apostles.
Simple but colourful stained glass windows, spread their light across the floor and huge chandeliers hang from the ceiling. It is unfortunate that the church wasn't lit up when we visited, as it would have shown the interior in it's full magnificence. Natural light only, keeps the interior on the dark side. The remainder of the church is ornately decorated and there are some plush seats at the rear, to spend a few moments of quiet reflection.
At the bottom right hand side, up a couple of steps, lies the even more ornate silver tomb of St. Denis, the island's patron Saint. Above is a fine silver chandelier. His entombed body is taken in procession around the town on his Saint's day, August 24th. Ladies must cover their shoulders and scarves are available for this. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the church. Candles are available at the rear, for a donation, should you wish to light one. There is also a gift shop to one side of the main entrance, selling mostly iconography.

3. Aristeon Ecological Olive Press

Lithakia 29092, Greece +30 2695 052888
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Aristeon Ecological Olive Press

Reviewed By Charles B - Northampton, United Kingdom

We visited this an the lagonas fun train (highly recommended). We were given a very detailed and interesting explanation of the whole process by a very knowledgeable guide.
This was followed by sampling the olive oils and olives.
Nearly everyone on the trip left with a purchase, this speaks for itself.
Excellent experience.

4. Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips

Vasilikos 291 00, Greece
Excellent
93%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 790 reviews

Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips

Reviewed By PatriciaOv - Amsterdam

We read some great reviews on TripAdvisor so we decided to book with Mario. It was wonderful! He knows lots of stuff, is passionate about the sea and its creatures and takes you to all the best spots around Zakynthos. At Porto Roma we met Mario. He took us to quiet spots away from the busy areas, we spent some time on turtle beach and around the beautiful blue caves. We saw some turtles which was really amazing. We could swim at all the spots which was really nice on a hot day. He has snorkeling gear to borrow. By diving he brought up some starfish, sea slugs etc for us to see.
A great boat trip, we loved it!
Thanks Mario and greetings from Amsterdam!

5. Nero Sport Diving Center

Limni Keri 29092, Greece
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 368 reviews

Nero Sport Diving Center

Reviewed By Ajc_venice - Venice, Italy

5 dives at Nero, i've found a very professional team of divemasters and guides. The rented gear is in near new condition, everything is pretty well organized. Each customer has its own personal file where they store dives and gear.
Friendly and relaxed atmosphere at the diving center,with a lovely bar for the customers.
The boat is traditional greek fisherman vessel converted to an efficient diver support.
4 out of 5 stars as the spots i explored were not as good as i expected. Nice scenery, not as many fish as i hoped for. found better spots in other part of the southern mediterranean.
maybe i was just unlucky, and definitely not Nero's people fault.
definitely would go there again. super safe and super staff.

6. Kalamaki Beach

Main Road, Kalamaki 723 00, Greece
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Kalamaki Beach

Near Laganas, in Laganas Bay - natural reservation for the Caretta Caretta turtles.

Reviewed By Tbalzano - Stockholm County, Sweden

An amazing beach with shallow waters surrounded by hills. It's really beautifull here and you can walk out really far without having to worry about swimming. If you go for a charter here, make sure you stay at the beach instead of the pool, it will highten your vacation and you also get to see the view.
Also, the airplanes comes flying over the beach wich is really cool at first. We didn't find it disturbing at all, after a while we hardly even noticed them.

7. Mimoza Beach Bar

Argassi 29100, Greece +30 2695 042588
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 184 reviews

Mimoza Beach Bar

Reviewed By AngieB64 - Sutton Coldfield

Great location with a pool and bar on the beach front, so best of both worlds. Thomas and Elena one of the nicest couples you will in Argassi. Best kept secret is Elena's toasties for a light snack. Will be visiting them again

8. Laganas Beach

Perifereiaki Zoni Ethnikou Thalassiou Parkou Zakynthou, Laganas 290 92, Greece
Excellent
33%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
11%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 2 reviews

Laganas Beach

Reviewed By CarolineStewart - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nice sandy beach with some incredible restaurants and bars. You get pestered a lot by people selling sunbeds. I found it really hard to ignore them and not engage in conversation but this is sometimes the best thing to do. Definitely visit Mambo!

9. Cameo island

Agios Sostis, Greece
Excellent
48%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 648 reviews

Cameo island

Reviewed By Taborski87

This little island is just beautiful and many people do not know of it's existence until you tell them. Nice way to spend some time away from the crowded Beaches. It contains a little 'beach', and it wasn't too crowded in October. If you are in Zakynthos, this place is really nice to visit!!!

10. Bohali Castle

Zakynthos Town, Greece
Excellent
42%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 281 reviews

Bohali Castle

Reviewed By holidaymanWashington - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

On our first visit, we arrived at 2.32 pm only to find that the last admission is 2.30 pm. Our second visit we arrived at 1.55 pm, only to find that they were closing at 2.00 pm that day. Third time lucky and thank goodness entry was free that day, as it would not have been worth the €4 per person, normal entry price. Kudos to the many super fit people who walk up to the Castle. We would have been well miffed if we had walked up there twice, only to find that we could not get in. Fortunately we drove up and that was bad enough.
Once inside, there is a further hill to climb up through 2 archways. There are some quite rugged stones to negotiate, so sturdy walking shoes recommended. Most of the interior is shaded by large pines. If you turn to the left, it leads past the last standing remnants of the Fortress, to a viewing platform affording great views of Zakynthos town and harbour. The views are equally as good, further down in the village of Bochali and there are some nice eateries too. You can spend as little or as long as you like, as there is quite a large area to look around, if you so desire.
The week before, there had been a forest fire, next to the village of Bochali. Whilst it was spectacular watching the helicopter and seaplane, dropping water repeatedly on the fire, it must have been terrifying for the locals, as it was put out inches from the restaurants and the pretty, little church. It is a good job there was no wind that day and that it was still light enough, for the pilots to operate.

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