Very smart modern frontage with typical Greek apartments and a lovely swimming pool at the rear. Situated 200m to the beach and close to the very best restaurants.
We were lucky and were given a large aprtment overlooking the main street, above the supermarket, and whilst we got very little traffic noise the smell from the restaurant extractor fans was most unpleasant.
Angelique on reception was very helpful and Maria and Vanna in the poolside bar were amazing. maria makes the best ever milk shakes and Vanna the best cheese omelette in the world; it comes with salad and fries and is huge - all for 4 euros.
Best restaurants: Hera, complimentary wine and small greek dessert of apple, honey and cinammon. I can highly reccomend the Kleftiko.
Zorbas, by the Crystal beach hotel is good. Excellent service, romantic sunset views over the sea. Highly reccommend the prawn cocktail, Moussaka and Greek Roast Chicken.
Crystal Beach hotel is a lovely spot to get out of the sun, enjoy a drink and look down on the beach.
Best Buys: Antibiotics, available over the counter form the pharmacy 5.5 euros, cotton, turtle print saroong 5 euros and fake designer sun glasses 3 euros.
Best trip: One hour boat trip around Laganas bay turtle spotting. So many turtles and it was truly amazing 7.50 euros.
Worst trip: Train ride, uncomfortable and boring. Were not allowed to get off and see the olive tres or earthquake ruins of 1953 and then had a stop over at a olive ooil processing plant :(
If you do the full day boat tour this is not really suitable fo children that get bored easily. Good though if you are a strong swimmer as there are plenty of opportunites to get off the boat and swim.
This was our first visit to Kalamaki and despite 3 earthquakes in one day (one measuring 4.8 on the rictor scale) we will definitely be back. Probably with the grand children.
Totally relaxing,I came back totally chilled out and was just what we needed. LOVED IT.
- Also Known As:
- Cavo D'Oro Hotel Zakynthos/Kalamaki
- Hotel Cavo d Oro