WE REMEMBER THE OLD AIRPORT!20 YEARS AGO,ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS WILL KNOW WHAT WE MEAN. VERY HOT LATE JULY ,WOMEN PUSHING ME IN THE BACK ASKING ME TO MOVE ,NOT ONE INCH OF SPACE AS PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE ,SO I TURNED AROUND AND ASKED IF SHE WANTED ME TO LEVITATE ...TO WHICH HER HUSBAND BURST OUT LAUGHING ,THE WOMEN STOPPED PUSHING !GREAT LAUGH BEEN BACK SINCE THEN, BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT.
Hi it's my first time going zante and I was just wondering if I was to take my uk cash card Zante with me can I withdraw euro money out of there machines as its a uk cash card xxx
Betsy B. Not sure about a bus from the Airport to Kalamaki, but a taxi is only E13.00. Well worth it to not have to haul your luggage to/from any bus stop. I hope this helps. Pete.
Is it possible to catch a bus from Zante airport into kalamaki, thanks
Does anybody know which airlines flew from Italy to Zante in year 2002? Or even now? Thanks
I have nothing but GOOD comments about Zakynthos Airport. I have had the good fortune to pass through Arrivals and Departures on many occasions and every time has been absolutely fine. Always met with a lovely Greek smile at Passport Control, something which is not always expressed in English Airports who seem to think it is part of their job to remain straight-faced and bugger customer relations. You do have to wait, but don't you have to wait and queue at Manchester/Gatwick/East Midlands etc? and yes, you do have to check in then take your luggage to be weighed - but I have just done the same thing in Corfu. One thing I must mention is the excess baggage charges - my experience is probably one not had by many but last year on the return journey my family's luggage was WELL over and the young lady at check in just smiled and asked if I had any hand luggage - unfortunately, no, I hadn't only my handbag! So she actually gave me four hand luggage tags which actually entitled me to an extra 40Kg so more than covered the excess weight in the cases! Will be returning in June 2013 and can't wait for the whole experience.
First time using the comleted airport. good allround, arrivals and departure.Probably not like this in high season, but compares well with ours. Ma kes a great change to the old days.Wendy and Dave T.Rugby.
But it's just an airport, you only use it to enter and leave the country. When you arrive surely you are happy because you are starting your holiday, and when you are leaving you are depressed coz you are coming home.
We Have been going to Zante for Many Years, So disagree with previous comments; Having just come back again, Although we Organised our own Holiday we Flew with Thomas Cook Airlines; We had Two - Three Check In Desks Open, There Was Ample Seating & All Duty Free Shops Were Open, Alas Like All Airports Snacks Are Not Cheap;
O.M.G... I HAVE BEEN TO SOME AIRPORTS IN MY TIME..
Hi im due to fly into zante airport in 2 weeks time and travelling with two young toddlers, does anyone know if there are trolleys or baggage boys there to help you with your luggage as im could really you some help with my bags, thanks all
Comparing the ordeal to 10 years ago it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. The airport seemed alot more spacious and airy. Didn't like having to queue twice for check in though, once the check youself in and then once to send your bags through. Drinks and food expensive, if you want a drink is suggest you buy one from the duty free shop rather than the bar area.
well was surprised that the airport wasnt as bad as i thought it was..
nice big duty free shop small snack shop expensive but always are in airports...
not bad but hot need air conditioning turnly up!!!
They have a much better system to get people in quickly we were left standing out in the heat 2 years ago! The airport toilets are way better everything is new now its been modernised, the duty free shop is good lots of metaxa and ouzo!! I bought some of the strawberry sweets we like and greek chocolate. Lots more seats and as some people got up to go it wasnt long til our flight was called. Our daughter had a baggette and we had drinks was expensive but there again it always was!! Even so we love the new airport.
We went to Zakynthos for 11 days for our honeymoon. When we arrived to the airport, everything was fine, we received our luggage very quickly. On the way back we showed our EU passports and our flight tickets at check-in desk but suddenly we became suspicious just because we were the only Europeans traveling with a British travel agency Thomas Cook and didn't have British passports. We were asked to move away from the check-in desk and wait because they went to check our passports.I even have the staff my passport and my ID. The British staff then came back with our passports and my ID which were fine and still wanted to see other forms of ID! Then they wanted to see any proof of residency in the UK like bank card, credit card or NI number. They also asked for our hotel details on Zakynthos. We felt like criminals there! Because we are in the EU and there is a free movement here, they haven't got any right to ask for this if we haven't done anything wrong. We have never had such bad experience on any other airport before. I understand that they have right to check our passports in their systems but do they have a right to treat us worse than others just because we haven't got British passports???We have lived in England for many years and paid tax here and spend our money here and we thought it would be a good idea to buy our holiday in UK travel agencies. But if they treat us this way, we will spend our money in European travel agencies and we will also tell our friends and relatives not to spend their money with British travel agencies for holiday. Maybe all Europeans traveling with British travel agencies should keep a proof of their DNA in their pockets to keep them happy!
just returned from zante,i was expecying the old airport as i had not been for 2 years,what a difference,lots of space and plenty of seats (they have added more seats since the virtual tour was done) upstairs and down.Still no change in the snacks though (cheese pies) CHEESE CHEESE and more CHEESE.also there are new loos you dont have to go underground anymore although the handwash was in a water bottle (well you cant have everything).well done zante.
Waspies are abit of a nuisance,no sooner had we got outside arrivals 1 headed str8 into my daughters cleavage ,mass evacuation lol lol,happily she weren't stung and the waspie weren't too traumatised either,can't say that for my daughter tho!
Having been in Tsilivi in October a couple of years ago I can confirm that wasps are a bit of a nuisance at this time of year. I nearly sat on one on the beach which would've been interesting! The best thing I can advise is to look on the net for Wasp Repellant, I have bought some this year and it works like a charm.
Am looking to go to zante for 2 weeks next year in either June or September. Have heard that they have a big problem with wasps and wonder if anyone who has been in either of those months can confirm or deny this.
I have just arrived back from Zante on 3rd August and I must say that the airport was fine. You do have to queue 'inside' for an hour or so but I can't see why people have to rush through the checkin procedure? Once through there is a shortage of chairs so you will almost definetly have to spend some of your time sitting on the floor, at least whilst waiting to check in everyone is in the same boat and it isn't as bad as some people suggest so don't let travelling home ruin your holiday. In fact when we flew out from Manchester at 7.20am, when we arrived at the airport we had to queue for 1 hour 15mins before we were checked in as there were so many flights out !!! In Zante airport the holiday reps tell you which queue to stand in and they are waiting at the front, middle and back of all the queues just in case you get confused in the mayhem so that should really put your mind at rest. One thing that I would say though is make sure you take a drink to the airport, (especially if you have kids) and drink it before you check your bags in. At least that way you won't die of thirst.
I last went to Zante in 2005 and it was dodgy then but not that bad- guys its just an airport and its only a small island and how much time of your holiday do you really spend there? a few hours. So stop moaning and enjoy the holiday! im going again in sept and cant wait not worried about the airport at all!
i feel i have tosay something about the airport, came back from zante 2 weeks ago and the airport was a big improvement on the old one. no waiting outside, the wait to check in was far quicker than it was at manchester also when we arrived the airport was empty apart from our flight, sailed through, stop moaning go and enjoy your holidays, it is only the end of your holiday that this happens, a couple of hours of waiting so what.,
2016Starting near to Villa Nostos then heading east towards the Crystal Beach Hotel and along the Kalamaki old road turning left at the roundabout, heading west towards Laganas along the main strip past the Vanessa hotel, Athina Apartments and Eurohire car rental turning left towards the Kalamaki Beach hotel and ending with a nice view of the beach.
2015Starting from the new Caretta Island Hotel heading east past Zepos taverna along the Kalamaki old road and turning left at the new roundabout. Then heading west towards Laganas along the main strip past Sophia's hotel and the Cronulla hotel eventually turning left past the Macedonia hotel and ending at the Kalamaki Beach Taverna.
2014The tour starts from on the main road close to the airport runway heading East towards the crossroads at Drunk Corner, going past the Zakynthos information Centre on the right, continuing all the way along the main strip turning right at the junction with the Kalamaki Old Road towards the Klelia hotel. Turning around at the Crystal Beach Hotel the tour takes the reverse route then turns left towards the Marelen Hotel before ending at the Kalamaki Beach Taverna
Kalamaki Early Evening Tour 2016The tour starts from the Kalamaki Beach Taverna & heads back past the Golden Sun Hotel turning right before the main road & past the Caretta Star (formerly Pelouzo) Hotel then left towards Eurohire car rental then turning right onto the main road. The tour continues all the way along the main strip turning right at the new roundabout past the Meandros Hotel & onto the Crystal Beach Hotel ending with a view over the beach.
Kalamaki 1st Week of May 2015It's the first week of May and there are very few tourists about. The tour starts from the Kalamaki Beach Hotel & heads back past the Louros Beach Hotel towards the main Kalamaki to Laganas road. Turning right towards Kalamaki centre, then a little detour through the Caretta Beach Hotel exiting onto the Airport road. Back to the main road turning left at Buon Amici then all the way to the newly constructed roundabout turning right onto Kalamaki Old road past the Cavo Doro Hotel then a quick look at the deserted Crystal Beach & ending at the newly built Carreta Island Hotel next to Stani restaurant.