Situated on the north-east coast of Corfu, the fisherman's village of Kalami is probably best known for having been the home of renowned author Lawrence Durrell, who based his memoir Prospero's Cell on his time living in the White House, which still stands at the beach today. With its turquoise waters and curved bay tucked into lush mountain scenery, Kalami has the reputation as being one of Corfu's more tranquil stretches of coastline.
Hotels in Kalami
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Things to do
Whether you're looking for a beach getaway or city break, Kalami has something to offer every discerning traveller
A Blue Flag horseshoe-shaped shingle beach with shallow waters which is great for families.
About 5.6 km from Kalami, this beach is surrounded by olive and pine trees and boasts fine views of Albania.
Just over a kilometre from Kalami, this isn't a large beach but it has fine sand, a car park, snack bars and pedaloes.
The next bay around the coast from Kalami, Koloura is famous for its picturesque harbour. There is a beach with sunbeds.
Corfu Old Town
A UNESCO World Heritage site, a walk round Corfu town's centre gives an insight into its past under Venetian rule.
Corfu city's museums
Corfu city boasts several museums, including the Archaeological Museum which houses finds from the Temple of Artemis.
Perhaps the prettiest Corfu festival is the Varkarola in August, which involves lit-up boat parades along the coast.
The Old Fortress
A popular tourist attraction in Corfu town, the Venetian-built Old Fortress provides plenty of opportunities to explore.
With its lush vegetation and spectacular sea views, coastal walks from this area are a delight.
Kalami Bay offers waterskiing, pedaloes, canoes, and snorkelling. Avlaki Bay, 7km away, has a windsurfing club.
Exploring the coastline by boat is a great way to see its unspoilt beaches. Try a visit to nearby Agni Bay.
Jewellery, ceramics and leather are popular buys, with Corfu Old Town a good place to hunt.
Walk Sydney Harbour Bridge
If it’s New Year’s Eve you’ll have to get there very early to watch the display. At any other time of the year, you’ll still be part of a busy crowd in this buzzing spot, and you’ll get unparalleled views across the harbour.
The traditional tavernas dotted around the coastline give an authentic, relaxed experience.
Timing your trip to encompass one of the traditional local pie festivals will give a good glimpse of Corfu life.
Menu choices might include slouvakia (skewered meat and vegetables), tzatziki, dolmades and loukaniko (spicy sausage).
Local produce includes honey, olives and sausages. Corfu's speciality, the kumquat, is usually consumed in a liqueur.
Kalami is certainly one of Corfu's quieter spots, but there are music bars along the seafront.
Drive 22km round the coast to find Roda's vibrant night scene. Try the Big Ben pub for a friendly but lively evening.
Just under 40km round the coast from Kalami is Gouvia, which has a lively nightlife with lots of bars and restaurants.
For a lively but still relaxed evening try the tavernas in Kassiopi, which is 15 minutes drive away.
Holidays in Kalami
Kalami has something to offer everyone from last minute breaks to family friendly holidays