Kalami is a beautiful horse shoe bay of white pebbles shelving steeply into clear water, in the North-East of Corfu, 32 km from Corfu Town.
It became famous from Lawrence Durrell's White House, a white two storied house on a rocky promontory that was for several years in the 1930's the home of the novelist and his wife Nancy. Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990) was one of the most important novelists of the twentieth century and wrote during his staying in Corfu the "Prospero's Cell".
References about Kalami can also be found in Henry Miller's "The Colossus of Marousi", where the American novelist describes the few weeks he passed in the White House as Durrell's guest.
Despite its fame and its development, this delightful small village retains a traditional and peaceful atmosphere and is recommended to anyone seeking for quiet holidays.
The beach is mainly shingle with some sand at low water, and slopes into clear waters, ideal for snorkelling and swimming.
- Supermarkets: Three small supermarkets will provide you with
all necessary goods.
- Boat Rental and Water Sports: Nearby the White House there are
two boat rental places and one point for water ski, Ringo and banana rides.
- Tourist Offices: Two Tourist Offices are present in Kalami.
We recommend you Kalami
Tourist Services where you can change travellers cheques and foreign
currency, rent a car or a motorcycle, and organise boat tours covering
the surrounding bays (Agni, Kaminaki, Kouloura, San Stephano, Kassiopi).
- Telephone: The area is sufficiently covered by major mobile
networks. Additionally, there is a telephone booth in the centre of the
village. You will need a card to be purchased from the nearby supermarkets
and tourist offices.
- Tavernas: There are three tavernas in Kalami, serving traditional
Greek cuisine, all of them on the waterfront.
- Gift and Souvenirs Shops: There also two gift and souvenirs shops in the village selling ceramics and other traditional goods of Corfu. You may also find there foreign newspapers to buy.
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