Caretta Beach Holiday Village

Accommodation in Kalamaki

Teresa D          10/10

I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND NEGATIVE REVIEWS ON THE HOTEL!!!!!!! My partner and i have just returned from Caretta beach hotel and can't wait to go back. This was our first trip to greece havin taken holidays in spain and balearics. We always opt for 4 star rating. I can honestly say this hotel is one of the best we have stayed at and can't wait to go back. The changes they have done for this summer season are brilliant, the addition of the new on site water park is fantastic. I can't fault the rooms, or the friendliness of all the staff. the food and snacks are great always something even for the fussiest of eaters. The amazing choice of all inclusive drinks were endless and this does include cocktails which is not stated in the brouchure. All round this is a great hotel complex for all age ranges and it certainly didn't disappoint. We didn't see any dogs on site, never heard any cockrel either!!!!!! A visit to artemis restaurant just opposite hotel is a must!!!! Lastly when reading any reviews on caretta beach, please disregard any from before 2011 as alot of changes and vast improvements have been made.

Nick H          1/10

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Date 12/08/11 ( currently on Holiday ) Price  2100 pounds
Booked holiday with Thonas Cook at Hotel Carrtta Beach , all inclusive ! however has been holiday from hell,  food is bland with no variation in menu Greek/ Italian  kids  get chips/beans Sausage. Greek Salad served 3 times a day . All inclusive diminishes at 1030pm with restriction to 2 drinks per order, plastics glasses  , lack of Snacks, Lack of life guards, waterpark is not what it supposed to be in brochure?

The hotel Manager is  and does not wish to accomodate request from myself to meet with him over issues.
Was allocated small room on arrival not as requested or stated at time of booking. Air Conditioning not very effective, charged 15 euros for week.  Entertaiment is lacking , though Bingo every night( if you like )

Will update on return to Uk  (soon)

Having returned fron Zante I have logged a formal complaint with Thomas Cook, whom are investigating the complaints I have made regarding the standard of this Hotel.This hotel is far from 4 star! and the rooms on the webpage of the hotel are not what you are allocated, in fact they are of lower standard than that of 'field conditions in the military'. I have had better sleeping arrangements on service overseas, to top it cleanliness is a issue as it appears rushed when the cleaners do turn up.The waterpark mmm! 'aquamania' this is the only reason why the hotel was able to get in the the Thomas cook brochure, along with going all inclusive, yet they have no idea what it actually means.
The waterpark only ever has two rides open at any one time, and the hotel has been described on tripadvisor as 'the benidorm of Zante'  Q- madge! which is the only person missing along with Johnny Vegas!
It would appear both Thomas Cook and the hotel welcome 'Pets' from the photograph of the stray dog in the pool which was a regular occurance and obviously been going on sometime. Also the hotel would appear to need a good electrcian! any one know of any ?and if you lose your key well you a thief will have a great time in your room, as it provides all the information he/she needs.
During my holiday there were thefts from rooms and a mugging of a boy under 10years old  by local boys on bikes outside hotel shop at lunchtime, but 'NO POLICE' were called  at any time, I fear it is due to the adverse publicity the  hotel would receive.
Really famliy safe would be questionable?

Michelle M          8/10

This hotel is great for familes, it is absolutely huge, but it is also not too bad for couples! My husband and I went in May this year, and we were in the a block away from all the madness! We had a small pool and the area was very quiet! I would definitely stay there again.
I would also recommend the Red Tail Cocktail bar just round the corner from the hotel , the owner Sakis was very friendly and we popped in most nights!

Sally T          10/10

Just got back from holiday in Kalamaki at Caretta Beach. It was absolutely fantastic, all the staff were very friendly and helpful and I must say we had a good laugh with the bar staff!!The complex is beautiful and I couldn't fault any of the facilities or staff!I would recommend Caretta beach to anyone!I wish I was still there!!Also if you stay here, go to the greek night-was such good fun and great value!

Catherine M          10/10

It is soo lovely here. At first we was unsure, but you get used to basic living if self catering. The pools was great, with hardly any children, which is great for 7 18 year olds to sun bathe. The bars are good and lively when you are about to start your night out.  It is easy to get a taxi to lagnas and we fitted 7 of us in one taxi for 10 euro but normally its 7 euro to the strip. A 2 minute walk to kalamaki main strip with loads of food and bars. You have to learn to say no, when they try and get you to come in.  Caretta Beach is really good and especially on 2 for 1 cocktails.  Definately go here!!!!!!!!!

Carmel M          9/10

we were there 6-20 june 09.had a great time, food was good ,everywhere was spotless,staff were friendly,my two boys 9 and 10 had brill time .

Gary S          9/10

Just got back today from staying at the Caretta Beach, I went with my wife, sixteen year old daughter and her mate, we all had a fantastic time.
This is a fantastic hotel, the staff are lovely and can't do enough for you, the apartments are well decorated, cleaned every day and towels changed every other day, the pools are spotless with no worries regards getting a sunbed, it is family orientated but if you are group who want to party you will be well catered for as well at the hotel as there are happy hours every day, the bar staff are great along with the entertainment with loads of live music, there is quite a few clubs and loads of music bars in Kalimaki but its and only a short taxi ride for about 10 euros into Laganus where you can party all night.
We ate at the Mermaid in town most nights and the food was excellent higly recommended.
Will definately go back again, excellent value as well.

Chris N


We have just arrived back home from here(BOO HOO!). It has to be said that this is probably one of the best hotels we have stayed in over the past few years. We had a wicked time and would reccomend a stay here if you are visiting the island. All the staff were excellent and cannot be faulted. Thanks.
We would definately urge everyone who stays at the Caretta to attend the BBQ evening. Excellent food and some great fun to be had dancing the night away.
My kids had a fantastic time in the many pools which were always well presented every day and were spotlessly clean.
I am sure anyone who wants a relaxing time and have a fun filled evening this is the place to go.
Thanks to all the staff at Caretta beach hotel - cool.

Clare R

Hey Guys

heading over to Caretta for 2 weeks on the 11th July.  How hot will it be!!!!!!   There is a big gang of us going over (20 inc kids)   Girls age from 12 to 16, is there much for them to do?   Can we bring them to the factory to the form party ?    hearing great report, really looking forward to the trip, any info would be appreciated.
Clare x

Dj G

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Great New Season here at the Caretta Beach , Plus a New Site, with Bikini Bar .

Shaye J

Hey, We had a grate time spending time with you and your staff. I have got to say its the best place i have ever being to... I am so sad we had to go But we will be back to visit again and i have already decided im going to live there when im 18! There was one of your waitering staff that took very good care of me on my holiday and i will be back to visit him!!! Thankyou for having us at the hotel its being grate spending a week with you and like i said we will be back to visit you again.

Emily D

Hi all at Caretta Beach, just got back today from a weeks holiday and we have to say we had a great time there, loved sitting out for the happy hour in the sun.  Also my husband and myself were probably one of the last people to leave the bar.  Left the family at home this time so enjoyed the rest, we are the Irish couple.  We would like to thank you all for a great holiday, I am the one who wanted the music on all the time when sitting outside.  Good luck to all D J Ginge, George who supplied us with a LOT of shots and a lot of hangovers lol.  Hope to see you all again, all the bar staff, Thomas and everybody there that made us feel welcome.  Thanks again


Erica P

Hi, we've booked for two weeks in August.  Is it any good for children, one 4 one 2?  And is there any entertainment or kids discos etc in the evening?  Been to Zante many years but not Kalamaki, it is a beautiful island from what I remember.  Would anyone recommend any trips with the kids?  Thank you

Beccy B          7/10

stayed here i few years back, i really like it.

although the planes were a down fall, but other then that brill!

Gerard R

booked a last minute holiday in may with my wife and we were lucky enough to end up at the caretta.everything was spot on and have booked to go next year for 2 weeks this time with our 2 children.

K F          10/10

  Absolutely fabulous holiday once again.  If you are going to Kalamaki, there is only one place to stay and that is here.  Stayed for two weeks this September, in the midst of the XL Air fiasco and Marina and all the hotel staff were first class.

The hotel itself seems to grow every year!  This was our 8th or 9th visit and we cant wait to return.  The hotel rooms are excellent, there's plenty of room for the kids, and plenty of room to get away from them too!
They have their own website now which is well worth a visit if you are thinking of going.
We love it - all the best to the staff for the winter and all being well, we will see you next year x

Ian B          10/10

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What a great hotel/apartments and fantastic staff, returned on Sunday 21 Sept and I would just like to thank Thomas Moffat the way he handled the XL fiasco, when the proverbial hit the fan, this guy got everyone together and told us in no uncertain terms that no one would be evicted from their rooms, and wouldn't have to pay anything extra (even though kosmar already owed them thousands of euros!) if  flights were not available, the people involved were told to get a taxi back from the airport and the hotel would put them up until a flight was available for them, he even took some people in, that had been thrown out of their hotel in nearby Laganas. He told the rest of the people who were flying out the next Sunday, to relax and enjoy ourselves as something would be sorted by then. Anyone who is thinking of visiting Kalamaki there is only one place to stay. Caretta! thanks once again Thomas, Marina and all your excellent staff.

Bob S          10/10

Returned from Caretta last week, Great stay as normal, staff are like friends.

I would like to thank Thomas and his staff for all thier help after XL when down. the info supplied was spot on.
We got home with no problems at all.
Looking forward to seeing you all again next year.

Tracy H          10/10

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hello caretta!!

just wanted to say thanks for making us all feel welcome! all the staff were very friendly especially the bar staff sexy george,harris and dumbo lol! very relaxing by the pool by day and amazing night life! we'll be visiting again very soon!
take care tracy tony steff( chicken) keeley and abbie xxxxxx

Kylie P          9/10

Just came back after a weeks stay and had a lovely time  The staff were all lovely and so friendly with our little boy, the food at the bar was nice and priced well, the rooms were lovely and clean and we would defintley stay there again

Emma L          10/10

Just came back yesterday - Fantastic yet again! This was my 3rd time here, everyone is so friendly and helpful, it really feels likes home away from home! I'd recommend it to everyone, really. It's so clean also, the cleaner do a brilliant job.

Thanks again for the enjoyable time!!

Samantha G          10/10

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stopped at caretta last week and had the best time ever!hoping to go back in september (depending on finances).  everyone was very friendly !!just wish we werent back in the UK!!!x

Hayley B

i would definately say caretta beach it has more for kids to do and the peace and quiet if you dont want it.youll love it!

Lisa B


Hi alll.

I want to book a holiday to Zante this Sept for me and my 12 year old son. 
Was wondering if we would have a better time in Caretta Beach Hotel or Dias Studios.  Can't decide as the reviews for both are good. 
What would you say?

Hayley B          10/10

click to enlargewe have been to caretta 3 times now, its lovely well worth going it has everything you need,everyone is friendly.the cleaners do a brilliant job everything is always spotless.the best hotel ive stayed in.


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