Zakynthos Kalamaki beach


Kalamaki Zakynthos: Kalamaki is located 6 km south of Zakynthos town, at the end of the eastern side of the bay of Laganas. Kalamaki is a small and crowded resort with many families and water sports lovers. The area is part of the National Marine Park and a natural continuation of Laganas beach which is equally beautiful. Kalamaki is dominated by the impressive rock formations and at the centre of the sand beach are some nice tourist facilities. Apart from a cafe behind the beach, the area is pleasantly undeveloped with a perfect lush green area and charming atmosphere. The beach is located close to the airport.

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petarbg wrote on Oct 01, 2013

Perfect sandy beach.

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wrote on Dec 26, 2013

The sandy beach of Kalamaki is preferred for swimming and sunbathing by tourists staying in the area. It is a rather large and wide beach as a continuation of the Laganas beach. Some rock formations are scattered on the seashore toward the eastern end. The beach of Kalamaki - as the one of Gerakas - is also selected by the carretta-carretta sea turtles a favourite place for nesting. The challenge was, still is and also will be in the future to make both humans and sea turtles exist together. The National Marine Park of Zakynthos (NMPZ) spents a lot of efforts, money and resources to preserve the area. To all visitors who want to enjoy Kalamaki beach - as you can read but sea turtles don't - please respect the NMPZ rules that apply to the area. As such you actively contribute to make it possible also for your children and their children ... , to experience the beauty of nature.

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wrote on Dec 27, 2013

ARCHELON and the preservation of the carretta-carretta sea turtle.

Since 1983, the primary objective of ARCHELON - the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece - has been to protect the sea turtles and their habitats in Greece through monitoring and research, developing and implementing management plans, habitat restoration, raising public awareness and rehabilitating sick and injured turtles.
ARCHELON works closely with state agencies, the local authorities, institutions, other NGOs, fishermen and local inhabitants in order to mitigate and reverse population reduction of sea turtles. Certain projects are co-funded by the European Commission. Priority is given to the elaboration and implementation of integrated management plans in the major loggerhead nesting areas in Greece (Zakynthos, Bays of Kyparissia and Lakonikos, and Crete). On Zakynthos ARCHELON conducts its projects under an agreement with the National Marine Park (NMPZ). Pilot sand dune restoration projects have been carried out behind nesting beaches.

Some facts and figures :
ARCHELON relies heavily on voluntary work. Every year over 500 volunteers from all over the world are helping with the work on the nesting beaches and in the Rescue Centre.
Every summer the major nesting areas in Zakynthos, Peloponnesus and Crete - around 75 kilometres - are daily monitored.
Every year over 2,500 nests are protected against human threats, predation and sea inundation.
Every year around 300 turtles are tagged in order to monitor their movements in the sea using satellite transmitters.
Over 50 injured sea turtles are treated every year at the Rescue Centre at Glyfada.
About 200,000 tourists are directly contacted through ARCHELON's diverse information programmes every year.
Over 15,000 students participate every year in the educational programmes.
Before visiting the beautiful beaches of Laganas, Kalamaki, Daphni or Gerakas ... please be aware of the efforts and resources that are made to preserve these areas. As they also have been selected by the carretta-carretta sea turtles as their environment for breading. Both humans and sea turtles do share the same locations, the same planet and the same future.

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