Kalamaki is a small village, situated at the sparsely populated south coast of central Crete - at the edge of the Messara, between Agia Galini and Matala, directly on the Libyan sea.
Kalamaki, Agios Ioannis and Kamilari, form a community and have about 450 inhabitants in total. The nearest town is Timbaki (6 km) and a little further away is Mires (15 km). In Kalamaki you will find all the things you need for daily use in your holidays. There are mini markets, a bakery, shops and beach needs, newspapers, etc. In Timbaki and Mires there’s a bigger range of shopping possibilities available if you need something special. There are also doctors of various specialties and pharmacies, a hospital, banks as well as a post office.
The weather here is at its best nearly all year with an average of 12 hours sunshine per day during the summer months.
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.
Kalamaki is especially ideal for individuals and travelers who are interested in relaxed moments, meeting people and have fun.
You will find hospitality and warmth in the small tavernas, all in quiet settings on the beach promenade. All the tavernas offer traditional freshly cooked Greek food (not easily found in the mass tourism resorts) and guests are welcomed to use sun beds and umbrellas free of charge.
The daily fresh fish is a particular delight, as well as the typical Cretan dishes cooked in casseroles in the ovens. The Greeks are famous for the many different small appetizers (called «mezes»), which are placed in the middle of the table, allowing you to sample the true taste of Greece and enjoy the famous Cretan diet.
Kalamaki is reached via a well-developed road – which ends in the village - keeping it free from through traffic- and making it an ideal place for families with children. Your kids can play relaxed on the beach while you enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine in one of the taverns and cafes.
On the beach of Kalamaki during the summer months, you can sometimes observe Carretta-Carretta turtles, which lay their eggs in the warm sand on the beach of Kalamaki.
Also during the winter and spring months the surrounding area and nature of the island offers a special and unique appeal. During this time of the year you will find a charming vegetation, unique plants and herbs which only grow during these months, and hills bathed in fresh green.
It is not unusual to meet the same holiday guests year after year, once they have discovered this beautiful part of our world, they always return. We are sure you will come back, too!
We are always glad to give you information and advices, so you can make the most of your visit to Kalamaki.
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, about 100 km southeast of the Peloponnese, between the Aegean Sea and the eastern Mediterranean basin. The very diverse island is 57 km wide and about 260 km long with more than 500.000 inhabitants. The island's capital is Heraklion. We have typical Mediterranean climate here on Crete. It is the island of sunshine. From mid-April to late October, you can expect a day with sunshine. If sometimes clouds appear in the sky, they are usually gone very quickly. On the south coast, the temperatures are usually significantly higher than those of the North Coast.