Holidays in Kalamos

Kalamos Holidays 

Being aware of the needs of the Greek traveler and especially of the modern foreigner one, who sometimes is in awe of the abundance of information on the internet, the well experienced team of Greecehotelholiday.com has a suggestion for everyone’ s taste. With over 35 years of expertise in tourism in Greece, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to questions usually asked when one plans holidays in Kalamos: how do I get there, where do I stay, what can I see and do in Kalamos? What about transportation on the island?

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Kalamos travel, tourism info

Kalamos belongs to the Ionian islands, located Southeast of Lefkada island, between Meganisi, Kastos and the coast of Akarnania. Kalamos is not a conventional island. It is a tall mountain range which floats on the sea, its northern side overgrowing with towering, thick pine trees. It is obvious to even the non-specialist visitor that these pines are of a special species. They perch everywhere, even at the most precipitous points, sprouting from the rocks and reaching as far as the edge of the sea, as though they insisted on demonstrating their superiority over the place. Even at the first sight from a distance, then, Kalamos captivates with its unusual, wild landscape. It has a surface area of around 20 square kilometres and a highest mountain peak of 200 metres. There are around 580 permanent residents, increasing in the summer when friends and relatives visit the island. The centre of the island is the port of Kalamos, which is on the eastern side. This is where many people sailing the Ionian moor their boats in order to visit the island, enjoy some seafood at a seaside taverna or seek refuge from bad weather.

Kalamos useful info

Kalamos community +30 22860 25404
Doctor's office +30 26460 91231
Lefkada Port Authority +30 26450 22322
 


Kalamos Ferry Tickets, Ship Itineraries, Special Offers

Ship itinerary information for Kalamos

Kalamos can be reached by ferry boat, mainly from the port of Mitikas, in Etoloakarnania. Also, there is access from the nearby island of Lefkada.

Special offers for ferry tickets to Kalamos

It is important to note that most ship companies offer discounts for return tickets. Keep in mind that if you want to visit a nearby island, you are strongly advised to buy in advance a return ticket for your destination.

Excursions and special places of interest in Kalamos

Excursions and tours in Kalamos

Near Episkopi is the Castle of Kalamos, called Kastromonastiro. From the stone walls are preserved only a few parts, but it has been included in a program for reconstruction. Few is known about its history. The road to Episkopi passes from the small beach of St. Constantine. There he will find a beautiful private chapel, a stone with a tiled roof, dedicated to St Donatos, a saint who will come mostly in the Ionian. The forest of pines that cover the north and east sides of Kalamos is impressive and rare. there is only one equivalent, in the Sporades islands.

Places of interest in Kalamos

The beaches are countless, but the most accessible and well known are Myrtia and Asprogiali near the harbor, the south Agriapidia, Pefki and Kefali. From the west side is Kedros, Alexaki, Kipi and Trachilos.

Thematic tours in Kalamos

Kalamos is considered to be a remarkable destination in the world for :

Youth Tourism

Restaurants and nightlife in Kalamos

Kalamos offers many great local flavours in the taverns and excellent cuisine in the restaurants. At night, entertainment does not have the cosmopolitan character found in other islands. It has much more to do with having a good company in the small cafe-bars.

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