DestinationVenus Hotel & Suites Kalamaki Zakynthos Greece
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DIRECTIONS AND MAP
Zakynthos International Airport “SOLOMOS”
Travel time from airport: 10 minutes | Distance: 2km
if renting a car from the airport
- Follow the main road out of the airport.
- In about 500 m you will see a sign to turn right towards Kalamaki.
- In about 300 m you will see another sign towards Kalamaki and you turn right again.
- Follow the road until you come up to a T-junction.
- At the end of this junction turn left.
- Immediately you will see a sign of the Venus Hotel and turn right.
- In about 100 meters on your left you will see the Venus Hotel.
Located in South Eastern Europe and 300 km west of Athens, Zakynthos has a dry climate, which makes it comfortable for all summer months.
As the season starts in May the temperatures have a high of 28 degrees Celsius and the nights get cool with a chance of one day during the week for rain.
When entering June the temperatures rises and the chance of rain goes to two days during the month.
July and August are hottest months and temperatures can reach the 40’s and a slim to none chance of rain.
September is a lot like June, the temperature drops, which makes it very pleasant, and October is a lot cooler and the chance of rain is higher during the week.
Whether you need to know local public holidays or highlights through the seasons, we hope you will find the facts gathered below useful tools for your travel planning. Please feel free to contact us if we can assist you further.
GENERAL INFORMATION OF ZAKYNTHOS AND KALAMAKI
Zakynthos has its own unique beauty quite unlike the islands of the Aegean Sea. Its main feature is its vegetation and the blossom of its flowers.
Its no wonder the Venetians called Zakynthos “The flower of the East”.
Zakynthos is a mixture of tousled hills, smooth farmlands, and excellent safe beaches. Perfect for anyone wanting a lively holiday without the crowds.
Venus hotel is located at Kalamaki, a large resort that really does offer something for everybody. Just 500 meters away from a long sweep of soft golden sand and shallow waters, ideal for children.
Kalamaki is within the borders of the newly established National Marine Park of Zakynthos which hosts the famous logger head turtle “Caretta-Caretta”.
- Time zone GMT +2 hour Eastern European Time
- Language(s) spoken Greek; English
- Electrical system Local voltage is 220 to 240 volts AC.
- Shopping hours for Zakynthos town Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 6:00pm till 9:00 pm. Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
- Shopping hours for Kalamaki town Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am till 10 pm
- Banking hours Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
- Time and distance to Kalamaki centre 5 minutes/500 metre
- Time and distance to Kalamaki beach 5 minutes/500 metre
- Time and distance to Zakynthos town 10 minutes(by car or bus)/ 5 kilometre
- Carnival (the three-week period before Greek Orthodox Ash Monday)
- Zakynthos is well-known for its carnival (with strong influences from the the famous Venice Carnival). It is a mass celebration for locals as well as for many visitors. During the whole carnival period, there is a spirit of joyfulness, with local dancing events and parades with people disguised in themed carnival costumes. On last two Sundays, the Parade of the Carnival King goes all around the island’s capital, Zakynthos Town
- Greek Orthodox Easter (moveable holiday - its celebration falls on the first Sunday after the full moon of the spring equinox.)
- Easter is the biggest celebration of the Orthodox Christians and the one richest in folklore. Holy Week and Easter are celebrated in great splendour and devoutness.
- Zakynthos' Easter is very well known for its ceremonial all over the country and thousands of visitors visit the island to take part to this spectacular ritual.
- May 21st
Anniversary for all the Ionion Islands, including Zakynthos, that united with Greece in 1864. A parade is held in Zakynthos center.
A renowed festival is that of Saint Mavra in the village of Machairadho.
One of the most characteristic festivals is that of Saint Dionysios, patron of the island, on August 24th. A splendid litany is held and the Saint’s relic carried in procession through the town.