Kalami is one of Corfu's most picturesque spots. It is located 30km from Corfu town and is a settlement of Gimari village.
The main beach lies in front of the settlement and it is composed by white shiny pebbles and turquoise waters. Kalami beach is worldwide famous at it had inspired the English author Lawrence Darrell for his novel "My Family and the other Animals", during his stay in a village home, The White House which is still exisitng at the right handside of the bay. Appart from this, the beach has become popular for its cleanness and organization, while it offers a wide variety of water sports activities, boat hire and romantic coastal tavernas.
The settelement is surrounded by vast vegetation and lush green forests which attract many visitors.
Behind the beach you will find various accommodation amongst the trees, an ideal environment for peaceful and relaxing vacation and the best destination for the nature lovers.
Sport & Nature
All types of water sports are available at the left handside of the bay. Walks among the olive grove to picturesque Kouloura or Agni Bay could be an amazing experience.
Kalami is a family resort with a couple of bars, where families can spend their relaxing evenings watching the moon rising from the Albanian mountain. Greek or Karaoke nights can be joined up should someone wish so. For the more demanding ones the nearest place is Kassiopi, just ten minutes drive away.
Culture and History
On the 21st of May is the name day of Saints Constantine and Helen. The locals celebrate the name day of the Saints with a festival in the back yard of the church. There is plenty of food with "souvlaki" or grilled lamb and soft drinks, retsina wine or beers. The people are dancing to traditional Corfiot and Greek songs played by a live band.
During the summer season, the festival of pie is organized at the same place. Local ladies are cooking their own pie recopies and offer them for free to everyone joining the party with a local band and traditional dances.
Every year the locals organize a Varcarola festival in Kalami. This is an old Corfiot event, where small boats, decorated with lights, sail along Kalami bay as the choirs of the Municipality sing traditional Corfiot songs called "cantades".