Hi All, we are travelling to Kalamaki 20 May for 7 days with 2 children, 6 and 1 and a half years. Does anyone have any idea on whether pools or sea are warm enough for a dip. Also any experience of water park at this time. Much appreciated.
am going to Tsvili in Zante for the 1st time on 3rd May for a week. Am taking my 11 month old and have heard beaches are lovely and very child friendly so thats great. But just wondering if anyone knows what the weather is generally like that time of year as we have booked a villa with a pool and someone told me after I booked that it will be too cold to go in the pool and sea that time of year. Any advice from anyone thats been there early May would be greatly appreciated.
me and my fiance have just come back from alykes. we would definatly go in may again. weather was very lovely and reached 27'c most days. we had 1 day of wind but other then that no complaints.
were flying to zante at 8 o clock 2moro mornin an just our luck it ses rain on here an the other weather website iv checked im sooo hopin ther both rong there wil be nothin worse than landin in zante in the rain. cant wait 4 my hol tho yayyyyy!! kim xxxxxx
I have been to Zakynthos 3 time, twice in May and once in August over the last 12 years. We go again 29th May 2008 and I am very excited.
May is the best time I think as the island is still very green and justifies its name "the flower of the levenant" Staying in Alykes for the 3rd time. Hiring a car from Junior Autos who we have used every time we visit. Very reliable and good cars.
Any new places to visit? I have not been for 5 years now so I guess it has changed. Glad to hear they have a new airport!
If anyone is staying at Nikos Appartments early June, see you there
Louise and Paul
may is a lovely time to go to zante. the weather early may is a bit erratic but the futher into may you go the warmer it gets roughly 25-27 in the day time alot warmer than that if u hit one of the many heat waves that hit greece. may finds zante greener than usual and theres lots to do like turtle spotting on one of the many trips. to the jeep safaris of course the bars opening all the time during the month of may. if you like a good laugh try out the pink panther bar which does karaoke with jessie and bones (always good for a real laugh with the entertainment also the relax bar with bobby who does everything from drag acts and karaoke both these bars are at the upper end of the main strip and drinks in both places alot cheaper than those in the bars and clubs closer to the beach. if you fancy a tattoo avoid the tattoo shop next door to the pink anther but go to the one further down which is very close to big boys. i can recommend there as me my hubby and our daughter have al had tattoos from there at various imes and have never needed any madical assistance or recolouring.
Me and my boyfriend are heading out to Zante on the 20th May for 2 weeks. It will be our first time there. Anyone know what the weather will be like and any tips on what we could do while were there??
On my way to Tsilivi 29th may, 4th time on the island! Feels like going home! Little quietier than some resorts, but more relaxed locals around. Beach is clean, amazingly beautiful, and not too crowded! Would recommend at any time of year! Dont miss the 'paradise bar' - the guys know their cocktails! A walk up the hill past the Mavrikos hotel gives an insight to the real beauty of this area! Vineyards are everywhere! Also has a little pottery where the owners make you feel like guests not customers, just watch the retsina! All other resorts are less than an hours drive away but the mountains are cool and give an insight to the real people of this island. Have fun, relax and I promise you will return again and again!
hey im going on the 5th may to tsivilli ive bin going every yr 4 bout 4yrs, always go in may and sept! its still hot during the day but the nyt tym it cools dwn abit, theres be stuff open bcoz the hol season strts bout april time! i cant wait to get out there lol. hope u av fun tho xx
hi everyone! me an 3 others have just booked a holiday 4 a week in tsilivi from 19th-26th may. we went last year from the 15th june for a week and it was gorgeous every day, very hot. im just wondering if anyone has been round the time we are going in may this year? im so worried about the weather i luv it hot!!
Hi all,My wife and I went to Greece for our honeymoon in 1995. Alright it wasn't Zante but we were in Halkidiki which is another island just round the coast. We went in last week in May first week in June and it was hot then. We are not very good tanners and both came back burnt but we enjoyed it. Have fun!!!
hi me & a friend going to laganas in may we know the weather will be fine but we would like to know if anyone has heard of the pallas apartmentscant really find much info on it would like to know wat it is like and how far away from strip it is
me and the old man are going to argassi may 4 for 2 weeks .stopping at noula studios does anyone know what they are like.will the weather be warm.
zante!!! well we loved it its the best place ever all the people in our appartments and all the staff were lovely we went last year this year and we have booked up a gen for june next year we love it!!not very often a geordie finds sum were the lyke xx
We went in May this year (2006) and it was absolutly fantastic! everything was open and the weather was brilliant! we came back with tans and looked like we'd been for more than a week!!
i loved it it was the best hoilday we has evry been on it was fantastic and am looking forward to going back here (dan leyland )
we went from 14th may until 28t may, we felt 2 tremors which were odd as we arent used to thembt just felt like someone pushing ur chair along floor....was amusng as was doin my make up and got shaky arm ha ha! its all pretty safe and at the end of the day we cant prevent them just like we cant make the sun shine in uk!!!! zante is a gorgoes place with the breath taking views and very warming community, i say put any worries behind u n enjoy the experience!
Loved it, and will be back, just home from a week and it was constantly up high 30's but this was high a mini heat wave, would prob go a bit later in season as waass quieter, but means you got fantastic service and spoiled by all the lovely greek blokes only had a couple of tremors but nothing major...
Just got back from 2 glorious weeks in Tsilivi (temperatures very hot - not usual for the time of year, but not complaining!!). No earth tremors this time but as this is the sixth time we have been to Zante, have experienced them before and it has not put us off going there. Would definitely go again.
Just came back never felt any tremors and it was HOT.32-39 very hot for May and not 1 bad day
DON'T PANIC! I don't want anyone to panic. The tremors only last a second or two and are very minor. Sounds a bit "Titanic" but true. The 2 weeks I was there only one was worthy of a mention by the Helenic seismology site. . . . and we had 8 in one day. Honestly they are very very slight. Just odd at first., and quite interesting if you've never experienced it before. Sunset, our tour rep, put a notice up in reception at Arkadianos to say the building is regularly inspected, there is no structural damage, and the authorities have so many warning stations around the whole of Greece that if anything big was going to happen they'd know about it by the build up. These minor tremors really aren't worth worrying about. If you Google seismological station and find a site begining lemnos.geo.auth.gr that will give more info.
Were there from 4th to 18th May. Weather was great, first week a little slow to warm up a great deal, and the sea was on the chilly side, but week 2 was fantastic. Evenings and nights were cool and a light jacket or "cardy" for the ladies would be advised. Don't know what temps were during the day but on the way back to Ag. Sostis we passed a garage in Kalamaki with a date/temp sign and it showed 33c and that was at 6pm! Certainly good tanning weather. Not all places open the first week but geared up for the second week. Just about everything open by then including Macdonalds KFC and Pizza Hut in Laganas! There were quite a lot of small tremors, mainly at night which were worrying at first, but these were very minor and nothing to cause damage etc. We had 8 in one day! The big plus was having the place to ourselves almost. Certainly that 1st week was quiet. The roads were deserted almost and we got upgraded on the car hire by 2 groups! (Brand new vehicles too)
To echo dave the kosmar reps words... if you decide that Zante is not the holiday for you, you will miss out on one of the most beutiful place around. i have been and stayed in alikanas for the past 2yr and have enjoyed every minute i have spent there, and am returning bring more of my frineds to enjoy the island. As most seismologists will tell you it is better if there is more frequent tremors than non at all as a build up of pressure can cause something similar to 1953. here a few pictures of my holiday p.s. is this you dave?
To all the people worried about these earthquakes and tremors..