Kalami Corfu is considered to be one of the most tranquil beauty spots in Corfu. It is a horseshoe-shaped bay, with a rare beauty of the Greek uniqueness of nature. The amphitheatric greenery accompanied with the Ionian Sea and the hillside villages around Kalami Corfu are a perfect combination for an idyllic and relaxing environment.
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Where exactly is Kalami Bay?
Kalami bay is situated on the Northeast coast of Corfu, just 30 km from Corfu Town and 7 km from Kassiopi.
What is Kalami beach like?
Kalami beach proudly flies the blue flag, the European standards symbol awarded to beaches that are clean and well organized. It offers a wide range of water sports including water-skiing, canoeing, pedalos and boat hire. There are also sun beds and umbrellas available for hire. The beach itself is a pebbly beach and the water is crystal clear and absolutely attractive to the holidaymakers.
Who is best to go to Kalami?
Kalami is suitable for most people coming on holiday. With Kalami being a typical small Greek village, it is not for people who want a lively holiday. The emphasis put on this village is relaxation and tranquillity. Kalami is ideal for family holidays, for people who enjoy the romance, the nature and the simple life of the Corfiot country. If you are a lover of peaceful and quite holidays, then Kalami is definitely your destination.
In Kalami Corfu you can find a range of facilities including traditional Greek tavernas all idyllically situated on the beach, few bars and pool bars for refreshments, snacks and drinks during the day and night, super markets, gift shops and tourist offices.
There are two phone boxes accepting phone cards, which can be purchased from “Giorgos” super market. There is also a phone for public use in our travel office.
The post box is painted yellow and is adjacent to “Giorgos” super market, where you can buy stamps.
Our travel agency, Blue Bay Travel, offers money exchange from sterling or dollars cash and traveller’s cheques.
As some properties are not equipped with safety deposit boxes, we also provide them for the safekeeping of your valuable things.
Internet services are provided in our travel office.
What can I do in Kalami and what can I see?
If you like exploring and walking, there are some beautiful coastal and scenic walks where you can visit nearby bays, the picturesque little harbour of Kouloura (approx. 15 min. walk), the next bay on the right of Kalami, which is one of the best highlights of the northeast coast of Corfu, then Kerasia (approx. 30 min. walk) and San Stephanos (approx. 1h 15 min. walk). On the other side of Kalami you can reach Yaliskari – or Gialiskari – bay (approx. 15 min. walk), which is an isolated and unexploited beach with vivid green and crystal water and a little further Agni bay (approx. 25 min.walk) with three traditional taverns.
Kalami is well known as the place where the Nobel Prize nominated author, Lawrence Durrell, once lived in the White House, and wrote excellent novels as “Prospero’s Cell”. The White House is still preserved at the end of Kalami bay from the beginning of the 20th century.
Be entertained with the various water-sports or hire a boat to explore the unspoiled beaches of the northeast coast. You can go on numerous excursions by coach or boat to explore the rest of Corfu or other neighboring islands. You can visit our tourist office for information and we will give you a plan for an unforgettable holiday.
On the 21st of May is the name day of Saints Constantine and Helen. The local church of Saints Constantine and Helen is located on the main road nearby the village Gimari (the top village over Kalami). The local people celebrate the name day of the Saints with a festival in the back yard of the church. There is plenty of food with “souvlakia” or grilled lamb and soft drinks, Greek retsina wine or beers. The people are dancing to traditional Corfiot and Greek songs played by a live band.
During the summer season, the festival of pie is organized at the same place. The local women cook delicious pies for all of different tastes: pies with courgettes, potatoes, salted codfish etc. There are also grilled “souvlakia” for the meat lovers. Everybody enjoys the food and drinks, dancing with live music.
Every year, the local businesses of Kalami organize the Varcarola festival in Kalami. An old Corfiot event, where the boats, decorated with lights, sail along Kalami bay as the choirs of the Municipality sing traditional Corfiot songs called “cantades”.
On the top of the main road and over Kalami you can catch buses to Kassiopi onwards and in the other direction the buses pass through numerous resorts finally stopping at Corfu Town.
Taxi can be ordered if you go into our tourist office. We will be happy to help you and book one for you, or why not try something different, and enjoy visiting the island capital, Corfu Town, by boat!
Kalami parking areas
Kalami is a small picturesque village and the parking areas are limited. Some properties, such as villas, apartments and studios or rooms, have the privilege of private parking. Although, there is an open parking area for the public at the end of the village, the choice of accommodation, which provides parking for your car, especially the high season – the busy period of July and August – is definitely demanded. Do not forget that the car hire is a must for the visitors, who want to explore the beauties of Corfu, or visit some of the highlights and the most scenery spots of our mythical island.
Where can I go with my car from Kalami?
If you are staying in Kalami and have a car, follow this small guide for routes to the most scenery spots that you can visit during your holiday. Traditional villages and unspoiled beaches full of greenery comprise the magical Ionian Island. Kalami Corfu Car Hire Routes
How can I get to Kalami from nearby resorts?
Kalami has the ideal setting in the northeast coast for people who enjoy walking and rambling. In May, June, or September, October, the weather is refreshing with a mild climate. It is an exceptional time for rambling and swimming. In contrary during the high season of July and August, the temperature shows high degrees and the visitors enjoy lazy holidays with sunbathing and swimming.
If you are staying to a nearby resort to Kalami, like Agni, Kouloura, Nissaki, Kerasia etc, it is easy to reach Kalami on foot, as it is just a few minutes away. Kalami Corfu Walks