Lapped by the warm waters of the Ionian Sea, Kalami on the northeast coast of the island of Corfu offers a quiet break for summer holidaymakers. Traditional style houses and luxury hotels hug the verdant mountain slope, most famously, Lawrence Durrell’s ‘white house’. The beach has been awarded Blue Flag status and a handful ofmore
Stressfree and laidback - Surina and Jake. Date of travel: Jun 2008
Kalami is very pretty and it was great that there were practically no cars and no road as such. The beach was lovely and the sea quite deep so you didn't have to wade out miles, ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Beautiful butterflies, and very tame sparrows which would take bread from you. There were lots of swallow nests everywhere in the eaves etc., and they were always swooping in and feeding their babies. The White House was our favourite restaurant and we ate there most evenings where a table right by the waterside was always made available for us. The food there was delicious, especially the freshly caught fish. We caught the bus at the top a couple of times, once to Kassiopi and then again to Corfu Town. Very cheap and air conditioned.
Kalami is very quiet and for those who like a holiday with no life - Tim and Anna. Date of travel: Jul 2007
Kalami a good base to visit the rest of Corfu but not a place to stay if you are wanting something more then meeting old people talking about how they return here year after year. Beautiful for a day trip and a few hours on the beach.
Kalami is great! - Julie, Phil, Bethan(16) & Huw(14). Date of travel: Aug 2006
Kalami is simply beautiful! There is not much there which makes it even more special. Beach- The beach is pebbly, which may put people off but I think its better than sand because it doesn't get everywhere! I would recommend some shoes to wear in the sea though because it can get a bit painful getting in and out of the water. The sea is very clear and clean, as is the beach, the water gets deep quite quickly, which is quite nice because you dont have to walk far out to swim. Shops - There are about three little supermarkets along the road in kalami wich all have everything you will need on your holiday in them and the staff are all very friendly. Other pools - If you get a bit fed up of the pools at the Asonitis you can always go just down the road to Summer Dreams or Fossos where there are very clean pools and snack bars, and yes you guessed it extremely friendly staff! Tavernas - I recommend the Kalami Beach Taverna right down on the front of the beach opposite C&D you are made to feel very welcome and the food is gorgeous and you might even be lucky enough to see their own fishing boat bring in the catch of the day onto the beach in the day, which may suprise you at the size of some of the fish they catch! Thomas' place is also very good and has a large menu, or there is the famous whitehouse wish is situated right by the sea at the end of the bay, it has beautiful views of the beach at night, its great! Kalami is brilliant, some people complain because there is not alot there but in my opinion it makes it even more spectacular and that's why people go back year after year!! Tour Operator: Thomson
Tranquil Kalami - paul wren,julie wren. Date of travel: Jul 2006
Really relaxing place, very quiet with only a few tavernas but good quality,the fresh fish wow! and affordable. Very friendly people. Hire a boat for the day and visit the secluded bays. Will certainly visit again. Tour Operator: direct greece
Corfu - Rhonda Kirk. Date of travel: Jun 2006
When I arrived at the resort at 12 midnight i struggled to get to sleep thanks to the unbearable humidity. When morning came we decided to explore the resort. This took all of about 3 minutes.There is absolutly nothing to do at Kalami. There were 3 supermarkets and two shops all selling the same things. There are two taverners on the beach and a couple scattered elsewhere . The food i find at Kalami was substandard compared to the food i have eaten in other parts of Greece. The food very over priced, costing around 65 euros for a basic meal. The beach is not sand shingle as many sites say, but large boulders . iIhave no complaint about the sea as it is very clear,clean and safe. The Adonis entertainment was very poor indeed. all they ever seemed to put on was the kareokee and quiz nights and one night of greek dancing . Do not attempt to catch the local bus from Kalami as it has never been seen. Please be warned the mozzies are very annoying and leave you with giant red bites around your body . I cannot believe it when people say they visit Kalami year after year as there is nothing to do for anybody between the ages of 1 and 100 . Beware there may be large ants nests in your room . Tour Operator: Thomson
Lisa. Date of travel: Oct 2004
First visit to Corfu - it was wonderful. Kalami is a pretty bay with a small village, few shops, three or four tavernas and a couple of bars, so not for people wanting lively evening entertainment. A little water taxi goes round to the next bay each evening to the 3 excellent tavernas there too.Views are breathtaking, people lovely. We rented a villa and loved it so much we are going back again this year. Kassiopi is only a few miles away and is a livelier resort for an evening out. Tour Operator: Something Special (now Thomson)
Beautiful Kalami - Dave & Julie. Date of travel: Jan 1970
We have been returning to Kalami for the past 5 years now, actually going twice in the first year. The main thing about it is the peace. If you don't like your holidays quiet then don't go to Kalami. Thomas's taverna is the best on the beach and he and Alexandra are the loveliest people you could meet. We love it so much we went there for our honeymoon in May 2009. It's not everybody's cup of tea, if you want more night life then try Cassiopi or Sidari. The beach is pebbly but there's plenty of loungers. The sea is beautifully clear and if you wade out with some bread the fish swim all around you. If you're on a high floor at the A&A aprts then there's lots of steps to climb but there is a lift for the less able after you had too much to drink. Any noise from the A&A bar finishes at midnight so you're guaranteed a good night's sleep. October is a bad month for the mozzies so make sure you protect yourself at night. There is another taverna 10 mins walk away round at Kaloura and 3 other tavernas at Agni which can be accessed by sea taxi. The buses are a law unto themselves but we've made the trip to Cassiopi and Corfu town many times without hassle.
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