Kalami is one of Corfu's most picturesque spots of natural beauty. Residing 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 world-famous at it had inspired the English author Gerald Durrell for his novel "My Family and Other Animals", during his stay in a village home, The White House existing at the right end of the Bay. Also, the beach is popular for its sparkling iridescant sea and organises a wide variety of watersports and activities, boat hire and traditional coastal Tavernas serving a wealth of tasty local specialities, all this with the most beautiful views on the horizon of the mysterious peaks of nearby Albania.
The settlement is surrounded by verdant vegetation and lush green pine forests attracting many visitors, making Kalami an unforgettable jewel of North East Corfu.
Just a short way from the beach, you will find a host of accommodation, an ideal environment for a peaceful and relaxing vacation combined with an ideal destination for nature lovers.
Sport & Nature
A wide range of water sports are available on the left of the Bay. Strolling among the Olive Grove to picturesque Kouloura or Agni Bay, is an unmissable experience.
Kalami is a family resort with a a few Bars, where you can spend your days just relaxing should you wish. For the Entertainment seekers amongst us the nearby is Kassiopi, just ten minutes drive away.
Culture and History
On the 21st of May the name day of Saints Constantine and Helen are celebrated with a festival in the grounds of the church. An abundance of Food including "souvlaki", Spit roasted Lamb and a range of drinks, soft and alcoholic are found. The Locals dance to traditional Corfiot and Greek songs played by a live band.
In Kalami and Gimari in July, local ladies cook their famous, handed down pie recipes and provide slices free to everyone joining the festival all accompanied by a local band playing traditional corfiot songs.
Every year in August the locals organize a Varcarola festival in Kalami. This is an old Corfiot event, where small boats, adorned with fairy lights, sail along Kalami bay as the choirs of the Municipality sing traditional Corfiot songs called "Kantades", while the villagers watch from the beach and neighbouring areas.