We've just come back from Kalamaki: Oasis bar easily serves the best cocktails in the resort, with a large selection. Bar is laid back, but service is good. Quieter atmosphere makes it a good place to chill out late on.
We ate in a number of restaurants all over the island, but this was the best. Apart from the setting, with great views around the coast, the food was excellent. We ate here on 2 occasions, the highlights being the calamari which was perfectly cooked, & served with an excellent & original orange sauce. A Zaykinthan mixed-meat caserole had slightly too much salt for my taste, but other than that & despite higher than average prices, the restaurant is definitely worth the visit.
About the best beach on the Island. Went there mid September, so beach was relatively quiet. Not many facilities, but a woman comes around with really good bowls of fresh fruit.
We stayed in Kalamaki, but preferred the beach here: It feels as if you are away from the "masses" more
Just come back from Kalamaki, we were actually a bit disappointed with this beach. A lot of rubbish & litter lying around. Although Kalamaki beach might be the largest strip of sand, the beaches south of Argassi are superior, being less crowded & cleaner.
We liked this beach: Good snorkelling up the end by the rocks, clean, & decent loungers & sunshades. Music wasn't obtrusive when we were there. Best bet is to hire a car & tour all the beaches south of Argassi: Well worth it.
Beach not that impressive, just a narrow strip of sand. Best bit is hiring a motorboat from the front and going out to the turtle island: There are 2 beaches on the island to stop at: One is next to caves, which you can go snorkelling in (watch out for other boats!). Worth spending 50 euros & staying there all day
We hired a motorboat from Keri: Well worth the trip out to the island: There are 2 beaches you can stop at: One of the beaches, below rocks has some excellent snorkelling around it, you can swim into the adjacent caves (watch out for other boats!).
Had some fun finding it: You have to turn right after the coffee shop & go downhill for a while, before climbing again: We turned left & spent about half an hour on rough tracks lost, asking locals for directions: Good job we had a jeep.
Once there, the view is well worth it, especially at sunset. Be careful with children as the cliffs are very high, & there is the usual lack of safety rails, etc.
Apartments were clean & well furnished. Location good, just a short walk to the main high street & beach.
Didn't spend much time hanging around the pool or bar, etc, but we would recommend it to anybody considering staying in Kalamaki