Kalami Bay
North East Corfu
49100
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    Kalami Bay has gained a reputation as one of the most attractive holiday locations in Corfu. It is closely linked to the Durrell’s life in Corfu as the former home of Lawrence. The descriptions of the island’s beauty, in books by both Lawrence and Gerald, have won the hearts of many visitors from across the world since the 1960’s.

    About Kalami Bay

    Kalami Bay has featured in a number of international movies and TV series, most notably in the BBC’s 2005 film  “My Family and Other Animals” based, of course, on the famous book by Gerald Durrell. The film crew spent many happy hours eating, drinking and being entertained in The White House Restaurant.

    More recently, ITV’s  hugely popular series “The Durrells”, filmed and screened between 2016 and 2019, has highlighted the beauty of Corfu once again. This is bringing in a new influx of Durrell fans to visit the island, with a visit to Kalami Bay and the White House on the agenda of many.

    Despite its prized reputation, Kalami still continues to maintain its sense of peace and beauty. It is in fact the natural landscape of Kalami Bay with its unique rock formations, evergreen olive groves that touch the sea and the sapphire blue waters of the Ionian Sea that attracted attention in the first place!

    The exploration of the entire North East Coast of Corfu is an exhilarating experience in itself, with a multitude of coves and white pebbly beaches to discover, most of which can be reached by an extensive coastal footpath or by boat.

    The White House Holiday Experience can help you organise a visit to Kalami Bay to see the White House, or walk on the Durrell Trail around beautiful Kalami or hire a boat to get you out on the sparkling water of the Bay. Get in touch!

    Kalami in Film

    In 1978, Kalami Bay was a featured location in the movie ‘The Greek Tycoon’. Starring Anthony Quinn and Jaqueline Bisset, the film is based on Aristotle Onassis and his relationship with Jacqueline Kennedy.

    Kalami also featured in the 1981 James Bond movie ‘For Your Eyes Only’. The movie starred Roger Moore and was directed by John Glen. Kalami was used as the location where the character Melina visits her parents and they are later killed here by the villain, Hector Gonzales.

    Kalami has featured in TV programmes, including adaptations of Gerald Durrell’s popular books. Also, chef Rick Stein waxed lyrical about the bay and its connections with the Durrell family in his programmes about food in Greece.

    Getting to Kalami and The White House

    Kalami lies approximately 30 kms to the north of both the ferry port of Corfu and Kapodistrias International Airport. From either location, follow signs for PALEOKASTRITSA, this will bring you onto the main north-south road. Stay on this main road for approximately 8 km until you reach a major junction with traffic lights and a sign post to DASSIA. Turn right and stay on this road, which will wind its way northwards, running parallel to the coast for approximately 20 km. You will pass through numerous small towns and villages Dasia, Ipsos, Barbati and Nissaki are but a few.

    You will then make a right turn, signposted KALAMI, into our village. Follow the road through the village until you can go no further. Follow this link to drive here: Google Map link

    The White House office will be on your right. We can also pre-book a private taxi transfer for you to and from the airport. Please ask us upon booking your holiday with us.

     

    Imagine exploring the endless coves and bays of the sheltered North East coast of Corfu Island at your own pace and finding your own secluded swimming spot.

    Our boats to hire

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    Hiring a boat in Kalami Bay is the quintessence of The White House Holiday Experience.

    Imagine exploring the endless coves and bays of the sheltered North East coast of Corfu Island at your own pace and finding your own secluded swimming spot.
    Visit some of the many seaside tavernas, gift shops or markets by boat, stopping off for a swim or a snorkel on the way.

    Travelling by boat has certainly proven a much more relaxing and desirable option to the many visitors who return to Corfu each year.

    The White House Boats include different types of boats to suit your needs and budget. Boats below 30hp are available for anyone to hire as no licence is required.

    Our Boats

    Opening Hours

    May - October
    12:00 - 16:00 & 18:00 - 23:00

    Bookings

    New Boats, 3rd Party Insurance, Free Beginner Training, Free Collection & Delivery

    Beginners at Sea
    20hp
    Standard
    Up to 6 Persons
    Beginners at Sea
    25hp
    Standard
    Up to 6 persons
    Beginners at Sea
    30hp
    Standard
    Up to 8 persons
    Speed Junkie
    30hp
    Deluxe
    Up to 8 Persons
    Speed Junkie
    60hp
    Ranieri Soverato
    Up to 8 persons
    Speed Junkie
    60hp
    Ranieri Poseidon
    Up to 8 persons
    The Experienced
    115hp
    Endeavour Poseidon
    Up to 7 persons
    The Experienced
    175hp
    Cabin Ranieri
    Up to 7 Persons
    The Experienced
    500hp
    Triton
    Up to 12 persons
    The Experienced
    250hp
    Apache Rib
    Up to 7 persons

    Rent a Boat
    with Skipper

    We can also provide you speed boat with a Skipper, so that you can enjoy North-East Corfu and see all the beauty of this part of the island without a care in the world, knowing that your boat is in the hands of an experienced professional who knows all the best spots in the area. With our Skipper, you can also visit Corfu town and enjoy a day trip to the capital city of the island. You can spend your day walking around Corfu Town, visiting the famous citadels, strolling through the Old Town and having fun in a city that offers an incredible array of museums, shops, bars and taverns. For the adventurous ones, the Skipper can also take you to the south of Corfu for a day trip to the gorgeous islands of Paxos and Anti-Paxos, with crystal clear waters and picturesque beaches- all places that can’t be reached without a professional controlling your boat.
    For Booking and Information visit boathire.gr

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