The coastal Kalamaki settlement is 67 kilometers in the south of Heraclion, near Matala and ancient Festos. The longest beach of the south Crete is in Kalamaki as it is spread from Komos (in the south) to Kokkinos Pirgos (in the north-west). Its total length is about 2.5 kilometers.
The beach of the village is organized and sandy and you can do many water sports, like canoe, kayak and windsurf. The bed is very rocky.
Caretta-Caretta turtles often visit the beach and lay their eggs in the sand.
The Paksimadia and Gavdos Islands can be seen from Kalamaki and the Afratia beach is in its west, where Pachia Ammos begins.
There are rooms to let, taverns and cafeterias in the settlement.
Kalamaki started to be a settlement from 1970.
Many beach parties are held in Afratia every August.