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Unique apartment, romantic retreat for couples just 50meters from the Beach.

Bedrooms 1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom sleeps two close to the beach

A unique 1 bedroomed studio/apartment ideal for couples who want peace and quiet but who also want to be near to the beach. This studio/apartment is situated just 50 metres from the beach within the National Marine Park of Zakynthos.

Relaxing outside seating and dining area with a daybed and fan finished in traditional rustic Greek style and for that alfresco dining experience there is a fully equipped outside kitchen and BBQ.

This charming accommodation has everything you need for that relaxing holiday close to the beach.

100 metres away is a small complex with a pool & bar which is open to non residents serving drinks and snacks throughout the day, kayaks can also be rented here.

Several family run restaurants serving traditional Greek cuisine are all within walking distance. A local supermarket is located a few yards away where you will find local produce, fresh bread and refreshments.

Zakynthos,or Zante as it is more commonly know, is also known as the “Flower of the Orient” as its an island of exceptional beauty. The locals are renowned for their true Greek hospitality,which is why so many holidaymakers return to the island time and time again. Geographically the island is the most southern of the 6 Ionian Islands located off western mainland Greece and is approx 40km long & 17km wide. The island has a Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and wet warm winter, one of the reasons the island is very green and fertile. In the spring the island is covered in beautiful flowers, and the island is rich in vegetation including raisins, olives,vines and citrus fruits.

Crystal Beach in Kalamaki is a popular area with sunbeds and umbrellas available to hire on the beach. Take a stroll along Kalamaki Beach, in the summer months you will see the markers where loggerhead turtles have buried their eggs, you can even watch them swimming in the crystal clear waters.

Also provided:

Beach towels, beach mats and umbrellas plus a complimentary service wash as required.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017


Kalamaki Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom is accessible from the bedroom and is spacious with a fully enclosed shower cabinet, toilet, fitted sink unit and cupboards for storage. All towels including beach towels and linen provided for your stay.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 Spacious double bedroom with a sitting area leading onto an outside verandah lounge dining area with daybed. The shower room has cupboards and storage.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Laundry service is included.


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Unique apartment, romantic retreat for couples just 50meters from the Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Dallas, TX, USA

Quiet, tucked away gem!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is an amazing indoor/outdoor gem tucked away in a very quiet corner of Kalamaki on Zakynthos. My husband and I were on island from the states for my nephew's wedding and this location was the perfect "home base" for us. It's just feet from the sea at Kalamaki beach, there is a very handy market right around the corner, and a taverna for a quick bite, too. The apartment itself is lovely, and was well stocked with everything we needed. The owners, Lis and Tasos, are the kindest and most accommodating people you can imagine---they made our trip so easy for us. Lis stocked the refrigerator with everything we could need, too---I'm just kicking myself, though, that I forgot to taste her olives! The garden is beautiful, too! Oh---and if Lis happens to cook a pot of ratatouille while you're there, try to get a bowl---it's delicious!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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London, England

Rustic perfection

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from two weeks on this wonderful island. Everything about our stay was perfect. Lis and Tassos have furnished this little piece of paradise to perfection and were the perfect hosts. After two weeks we were still finding small idiosyncratic bits and pieces hidden in the garden or inside the apartment - much of which were made by Tassos. The beach was a mere stone's throw from us, and Kalamaki had everything you could possibly want for - not overly touristy but with plenty to do if you wanted it. The restaurants and bars were all very good quality and value - the local Zakynthian wine was great and ridiculously cheap. Our favourite restaurants were Zepo's which was just round the corner with swallows nesting in the eaves above our table, and Essence (a little pricier but well worth it). The Cave bar is not to be missed at sunset (or any time) as is Mojito's in the centre of the town. We hired a car for four days and discovered a number beautiful places across the island. In short, this is a special place to stay and we can't recommend it enough and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful Greek studio with oodles of charm and character -- Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this property are a true reflection of this wonderful hideaway, with real Greek character. The 25 other reviews of this unique retreat say it all--charming, lovely, clean, spacious, large open plan sitting/dining area looking out on courtyard dotted with all kinds of plants in pots and beyond that the open plan, covered kitchen with everything you need.

We found the fridge stocked with some lovely Greek goodies to start us off. With the supermarket just a stone's throw away it was really easy to pop in to stock up supplies. Zakanthi (now no longer run by Tassos and Liz) and Essence were our two favourite restaurants, all within walking distance. In fact, everything is in walking distance! However, we did hire a jeep to drive around the island and discovered stunning views and beautiful olive orchards. The Vasilikos area has nice beaches and Keri and Marathia are sweet little places to visit (and eat). Liz and Tassos were lovely, friendly hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you Liz for picking us up and dropping us off at the airport and for all your help in making this a very memorable, wonderful holiday for us.

We do hope to come back one day for a longer stay as your studio has been an exceptionally special place for us to stay. We would definitely recommend this little gem to anyone looking for something unique, charming, with a real soul.

Suzette and Alex Hawkins from Devon

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing,Beautiful Little Villa.

  • 5 of 5

This Place is a little piece of heaven, we came out for our sons wedding and we couldn't of hoped for a more perfect place to stay, It had everything we needed and more,Liss and Tassos were exceptional hosts and couldn't do enough for us, The villa is close to all the things you want on holiday i.e beaches,shops and really good restaurants and all were reasonably priced, Just to mention that we had no problems getting Food from stores or withdrawing cash from machines and paying for goods on our card, From what was being reported and shown in national news you would never know there was a crisis in Greece everything was normal and the people was really Friendly and helpful, back to the holiday we walked into Old part of Kalamaki and it was beautiful, we had a lovely meal there and done a bit of gift shopping, It also worth visiting Crystal Beach Bar, that had lovely views of the Ocean and the Bay. There are also some other lovely restaurants in the area, We hired a Quad bike for a few days so we could look further afield and visit our families who were also staying in the area, we also hired a speed boat and drove out to Turtle Island which is Amazing, while out at sea it was great to jump off and Swim in The beautiful Clear Blue Sea and do some snorkelling, It Has Been An Amazing Holiday in a very beautiful Place, Once again Liss and Tassos Thank you for sharing your Lovely Home with us and we would love to come back and see you again in the future XXX

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from spending a week in this wonderful place. If we are ever to visit Zakynthos again it would be the place we would return to.

Kalamki is a good location with plenty of restaurants and bars but not over commercial and brash as some other resorts. The property is situated in a perfect location very close to one of the unspoilt "turtle" beaches. Very quiet and private but only a few minutes walk from a small supermarket and some restaurants. We loved the Crystal Bay hotel just a 2 minute walk which has the most stunning views from its restaurant and pool bars. Perfect place to watch the sun go down.

The outdoor living areas of the property are unique and great fun,a bit like very upmarket camping. Very comfortable and cool. The bedroom and bathroom have the advantage of having mosquito screens so you can sleep peacefully without being bitten.

Lis and Tasso are perfect hosts,there if you need them but they give you your privacy as well.

We have stayed in lots of villas all over but this is the nicest by far.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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'I know this great little place': IDYLLIC

  • 5 of 5

After six visits to this beautiful island, we finally struck gold in finding this unique 'semi-bungalow' home.

The accommodation, is exactly as described, and more; what cannot be put into words, however, is the 'wow factor': its charm, which is a must to experience. Nestled at the end of the old road, and on the threshold of the 'horseshoe' that loops to the strip and all the way back, you have everything you wish for, right on your doorstep, and beyond.

We were transported the three short miles from the airport by our excellent host, Lis, to our accommodation which is equipped with everything that literally makes it a home away from home; not to mention our welcome pack.

We ate chez Lis and Tasos, or in one of the many restaurants. Our daytime favourites are Nostos, Stanis, Crystal Beach and Puzzle, all minutes away. The freedom, and joy, of 'brunching'; instead of jostling for pole position at a hotel toaster, at some unearthly hour in the morning, is second to none.

Both the privacy and spaciousness of the apartment is unrivalled by any other accommodation in the area, in our opinion. The beautiful, spacious garden area is perfect for sunbathing and the outside dining areas, offer welcome respite, relaxation, and refreshment, in the shade. A few steps away is your swimming pool - the sea, at Crystal Beach.

The sunshine and subsequent, ambient evening temperatures are what characterise Kalamaki's climate perfect for us. Sundown, time for dinner, after 9. Cocktails first, our favourites are the Oceanic on the old road, or Look Up on the strip. Then dinner at Michaelos, La Contessina, Zeppos, or Buon Amici. However, the jewel in the crown of Kalamaki's cuisine is Zakanthi, which is of course to be credited to Lis and Tasos.

Further afield, there are many little Greek Tavernas to be discovered, both inland and on the coast, as you explore the island by car; you can do a whistle stop tour in a day. The rainbow spectrum of the sea is breathtaking: teal turquoise, aquamarine, lazuli, azure, sapphire...

The sky at night in Kalamaki is also a sight to behold. Crystal Beach has to offer one of the most beautiful panoramas on the planet. Here, the moon mirrors the colours of the sea, in the night time sky: cyan cerulean, indigo; greatly enhanced by the lack of light pollution-merely the twinkling of the odd light, from the tavernas in the distance.

Kalamaki is busy enough to be interesting, but quiet enough to be a fantastic retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Zakynthos Airport
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Zakynthos Town Port
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

Located in the quiet family resort of Kalamki, Crystal Beach famous for the loggerhead turtles which come to nest in this part of the island every summer, is approx 60 metres away from this holiday accommodation. Set in the Marine Park of Zakynthos 10 minutes from Zakynthos town and within easy access of the airport. Close to local bus services to many activities around the island.

This studio/apartment is Ideal for couples , has its own outside private garden area with sunbeds and shower within walking distance of several restaurants and bars and the lovely Crystal Beach. Transport isn't really necessary if you just want a relaxing beach holiday.

Other Activities: Water Village approx 8 km away.


Rates & Availability

Kalamaki Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% deposit required on booking, which is non-refundable although dates can be ameded. The remainder to be paid 8 weeks before arrival date. If booking within 8 weeks of your arrival the full amount is payable

Mid week clean and change of bedding included in prices.

A safety deposit box is provided, as are ceiling fans in the studio and the outside verandah and transfers to and from the airport

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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