Kalamaki Village

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Kalamaki Village is fairly new and constantly developing, built on a beach of exceptional natural beauty and character ...

Kalamaki Village is fairly new and constantly developing, built on a beach of exceptional natural beauty and character, at the edge of the Messara, between Agia Galini and Matala, directly on the Libyan sea.

The greenfinch of the area is unique, with cedar trees centuries old, lilies of the sea, aromatic herbs, etc.

Kalamaki is located 2.5 km from the beautiful village of Kamilari and is characterized as an archeological site. It is one of the three villages that constitute the community of Kamilari.

Kalamaki is a great holiday destination, and ideal for people who want to visit the famous nearby tourist resorts such as Matala and Agia Galini, or those who would like to combine fun and history.

In Kalamaki you will enjoy a delightful, unspoiled landscape on a mile-long quiet sandy beach. The sunsets over the uninhabited island of Paximadia are spectacular.

The small local tavernas on the beach, offer traditional freshly cooked Greek food (not easily found in the mass tourism resorts) and guests are welcomed to use sunbeds and umbrellas free of charge.

There are major archaeological sites in the area (Phaistos, Agia Triada, Gortys), while the scenery of the Bay of Mesara will satisfy even the hardest to please.

The beach of Kalamaki is wonderful and extended, over 3 km long and covered with fine golden, blond sand. In front of the village, the beach is well organized with umbrellas, sunbeds, taverns, rooms, lifeguard, playground, water sports, etc, but if you want to stay remote you could walk to the southeast, till Kommos beach, which is preferred by nudists.

The Caretta-Caretta tortoises lay their eggs on the beach, among the sand-dunes of Kalamaki and there is an information kiosk in the community. From May to September each year you can watch
the comings and goings of the endangered Loggerhead sea turtles nesting on the beach

The view from the beach is also magnificent and you will enjoy some stunning sunsets. On the right side of Kalamaki one can see the resort town of Agia Galini and at a distance on the horizon the small islands of the Messara gulf, Paximadia.

The area of Kalamaki has been inhabited during the Minoan, Hellenistic and Roman periods. Next to Kalamaki, there is the archeological site of Kommos, a port of ancient Phaistos.

Outside the community, the church "Palies Eklisies" is placed, built in the 18th century, probably on the ruins of a Roman temple. Kalamaki was built during the '80s, while the first houses were built during the '60s. The community is developing into a modern, touristic seaside resort.

How to get there

From Heraklion Airport or Port to Elounda is just over an hour’s drive. See flights here

By ferry: Major ferry lines operate to the port of Herakleion. You could book your ferry tickets through our website.

There are frequent buses from Heraklion to Matala and Agia Galini.

What to see & do

- The beach of Kalamaki is wonderful and extended, over 3 km long, and covered with fine golden, blond sand. In front of the village, the beach is well organized with umbrellas, sunbeds, taverns, rooms, lifeguard, playground, water sports, etc, but if you want to stay remote you could walk to the southeast, till Kommos beach, which is preferred by nudists.

- The Caretta-Caretta tortoises lay their eggs on the beach, among the sand-dunes of Kalamaki and there is an information kiosk in the community. From May to September each year you can watch
the comings and goings of the endangered Loggerhead sea turtles nesting on the beach.

- Outside the community, the church "Palies Eklisies" is placed, built in the 18th century, probably on the ruins of a Roman temple. 

- There are major archaeological sites in the area (Phaistos, Agia Triada, Gortys)

- Nearby Komos Beach, ideal for nudism too, was once the port of Phaestus; you can still see the ruins of the old port of Kommos on the beach.

Where to stay 

- Phaestias Terra Villas, a complex of three brand new luxury villas named Akalli, Xenodice n’ Phaedra, offer direct unobstructed views to the Libyan sea and the Cretan nature and they offer complete privacy. Each villa has two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and Coco-mat eco-friendly mattresses guaranteeing a unique sleeping experience. The visitors can enjoy a relaxing and very comfortable holiday experience.

Where to eat

The small local tavernas on the beach, offer traditional freshly cooked Greek food (not easily found in the mass tourism resorts) and guests are welcomed to use sunbeds and umbrellas free of charge.

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