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Kalamos

In Kalamos you will be able to find the true values and traditions of the Greek culture, enjoying the beautiful crystal clear waters and the warm sun in the total silence of this lovely island

Surface
24,96 km²
Airport
No
Port
Kalamos
Faster connection
Plane and Ferry
Connections
Plane and Ferry
Healthcare
None
Tourist presence
Nightlife under 30
Nightlife over 30
Beaches
Pebbles
Beach services
Free
Beaches for children
No
Equipped campsite
No
Naturism
Yes
Points of interest
Coast and beaches
Activity
Boat trip Snorkeling Tour
Holiday type
Sea and Relax

Kalamos is part of the Ionian islands and has a surface of about 20 square kilometers and mountains, the highest of which is about 200 meters. There are about 580 people living on the island all year round. The inhabited center of the island is by the port of Kalamos located on the eastern side of the island.

There are works in progress in the port of Kalamos in order to be able to receive more boats in the future and make sea transports easier. A gullett leaves about five times daily for Mytika to get all the necessary things for the locals and tourists on the island.

Why choose Kalamos?

Kalamos is the ideal destination if you are looking for the real and traditional Greek atmosphere and way of living. The coast is covered by numerous coves, mostly covered by pebbles and often accessible only by sea.

The coastline has lots of plants (especially pine trees) that in the northern part of the island grow almost vertically getting very close to the sea. Kalamos has small beaches, mainly covered in pebbles with crystal clear waters that can be accessed only from the sea in most cases.

Near the port there are the beaches of Myrtia and Asproviali while in the southern part there are Agriapidia, Pefkoi. In the western side you will find Kefali, Kedros, Alexaki, Kipoi and Trachilos. In Kalamos you will find the main and necessary services such as supermarkets, taverns, a few bars and one souvenir shop.

Unfortunately there aren’t any hotels on this island and if you want to spend the night there the only options are renting a house/apartment or staying in a bed and breakfast.

The island and it’s villages are very quiet also thanks to the fact that there aren’t any cars or vehicles on the island as the ships that travel here can’t carry the tourist’s cars. Kalamos with Kastos is a rare example of an absolutely untouched and perfect Greek landscape.

Kalamos is surrounded by many small creeks where often tourists go camping freely for experiencing a wonderful adventure surrounded by nature. Some of these creeks can be reached only by renting a small boat or a kayak.

Often there are also some beautiful caves to explore. Near Kalamos village there are Myrtia and Asproyali. Some beaches like Agripidia, Kalamos, Porto Leone and Episkopi are covered in pebbles. Cape Kefali is located in the southernmost part of this tiny island and it is famous as the area where the island’s peaches are grown, an important product for the local economy.

The beaches on the northern part of the island are usually a lot more crowded. In fact in this part of the island Kalamos faces Mitikas and for this reason many boaters spend some days in one beach and other ones in another.

 

If you are looking for an island that offers many things to do this may not be the right island for you. Here you won’t find much else apart from quietness, peace, sea and nature. Enjoy the small narrow streets of the two villages while having a chat with the local people that will tell you what life on the island used to be like and the traditional Greek traditions.

You will also have the chance to walk from Kalamos to Episkopi going through an uncontaminated and authentic landscape. From Kalamos you will have the chance to take a bike ride to the southernmost part of the island and seeing the typical houses and the old windmills that are now abandoned and still like if time had forgotten them.

Take part in a boat trip around the island thanks to the many boat tours and taxi boats that can also take you to some of the nearby islands.

Both Kalamos and Kastos are two almost uninhabited islands, for this reason for reaching Kalamos you will have to take a private boat or one of the ferries that leave from Mitikas. This port is no more than 5 minutes away and will get you directly in one of Kalamos’ ports: Port Kalamos and Episkopi. Mitikas is only 45 minutes away from the airport of Preveza. This receives flights from the main European cities. In Lefkada during the summer there is also a ferry that will take you from Nydri around the island.

Both Kalamos and Kastos are two almost uninhabited islands, for this reason for reaching Kalamos you will have to take a private boat or one of the ferries that leave from Mitikas. This port is no more than 5 minutes away and will get you directly in one of Kalamos’ ports: Port Kalamos and Episkopi. Mitikas is only 45 minutes away from the airport of Preveza. This receives flights from the main European cities. In Lefkada during the summer there is also a ferry that will take you from Nydri around the island.

Kalamos welcomes the tourists that decide to spend the night here with the few services this island offers. There are a few taverns and markets but very few studios. Many people decide to spend the night camping one one of the island’s beaches where camping is completely free.

Where to stay in Kalamos

In the summer many local people rent out their own houses to the tourists that visit Kalamos. If you want to stay in one of these apartments you should get informed and book in advance as the island can often be very crowded and you may not find anywhere to sleep.

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