Having had the place recommended, we queued to get in waited ages and the food was not what we hoped for, the children had fish fingers and hated them said they were like the very cheapest you could buy and our meals were no better. The portion sizes leave a lot to be desired the childrens especially even my 4 year old commented on the 11 chips and 3 fish fingers (the fish fingers fair enough but he could not bear to eat them. The cost for 4 main courses and 3 soft drinks and 1 beer at £21 was not value.
The staff are very good and the apartments are clean, the pool is excellent, but not the walk up the hill!(cardiac climb). The bar and restuarant are good. Not a lot in the hotel or resort for kids. No bath only small shower cubicle and you must pay a £20 deposit on arrival which was not mentioned by Airtours! You can hire kettle, toaster and fans from reception.
We ate here several times (all 11 of us) and found this place to be a little gem of an eatery in a lovely setting with a quiet, friendly atmosphere. It serves traditional home cooked Greek food as well as other dishes, and locally has an excellent reputation for seafood. We didn't try the mussels but they looked good and you seemed to get plenty, the servings of soup were massive and were served in what can only be described as washing up bowls - a main course in themsleves.
We had our wedding reception here on 14 June (arranged by Frances at Tsilivi Travel) and it is situated right on the beach at the far end of Tsilivi, opposite end to Planos - we can't really give you any more definitive directions than that as we didn't really take that much notice, this was because Christina the horse was pulling us along in her carriage from our wedding to meet our guests at the restaurant.
There aren't enough words to say what a fantastic service Frances provides, she arranged our wedding and reception on 14 June 2005 and it really was the perfect day. We had a garden wedding at the Tsiolis studios, where we stayed with our 9 guests, and our reception at the Limanaki restaurant in Tsilivi.
We had our wedding in Tsilivi, but having stopped at the Clear Horizon before, we brought all our guests over to Amoudi to sample Diana's excellent home cooking (which is legendary on the island of Zakynthos) a couple of times and they were not disappointed. Even though the restaurant was very busy Diana and Andreas still managed to get all our starters, main coursers and desserts out to us at the same time - a feat in itself and the food was delicious, especially the BBQ ribs! A first class place to eat.
We stayed at the Tsiolis Studios (Block A) from 10 to 17 June for our wedding along with our 9 guests and really enjoyed our stay. The studios are situated at the quieter end of the Planos part of Tsilivi but within easy reach of all the local amenities. We stayed in the Honeymoon suite which is the only room on the top floor and has fantastic views over Tsilivi. The studios were all very clean with frequent maid service and were well equipped, the complimentary welcome pack was a particularly nice touch. All the staff at Tsilivi Travel, which is just down the road, were very helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely recommend the studios to anyone planning their wedding or holiday (we got married in the private garden which is really lovely). Thank you to Frances and all at Tsilivi Travel for a great stay!
We can only reiterate our comments when we ate here in June. Although we only ate here once as we were staying in Amoudi, the food again was absolutely first class, along with excellent hospitality.
another excellent and relaxing holiday, with superb food at the clear horizon, with andreas and the crew working hard to keep everyone happy, although his dancing was truly awful.
We ate here just the once during our stay and it was good, as was the hospitality. We had a choice of both Chinese and Indian food and couldn't fault any of it. We would definitely eat here again.
We ate here on a night out in Kalamaki. For us, the service was very good and quick. The food also was very good, the lamb in particular, which was the best I have had in a long time. Must admit we weren't keen on the bloke outside trying to entice people in, but unfortunately that seems to be the norm now.
Although we didn't stop at the Clear Horizon we made another flying visit to sample Diana's home cooking and get away from the hustle and bustle of Kalamaki. A delightful welcome was forthcoming from Andreas and Diana, and the food, wine and hospitality, was as usual, first class. Very disappointing that there was no Banoffee pie but then again you can't have everything.
One of our favourite places to eat - every time we ate there it was first class - the lamb especially, was beautiful and tender. The pizzas are also good value, freshly made and cooked in a wood burning oven, a good takeaway option if you are in a rush. Thanks to Sakis for the private Greek tuition at no extra cost!
If you can manage it, it is a pleasant walk to Mikalelos from the Kalamaki main drag, and helps to work up an appetite. We had a very good meal - meatballs, Zakynthian beef etc., the wine and service were also spot on. Might be worthwhile eating early(ish) here as it does tend to get busy later on, and as a result of its popularity people are prepared to queue for tables.
Never ate here in the evening, but the breakfasts are absolutely top drawer (especially the big breakfast which sets you up for the day). Many of the cafes in the UK could learn a thing or two from Derek and Veronica. Don't bother with all the hotels offering a so called full English breakfast, it is worth the extra Euro or so and the walk to the Lightouse - believe me.
Remarkably, we had never eaten here before despite all the rave reviews, so we gave it a try and it was absolutely first class. The food was excellent and served piping hot, and the house rose isn't bad either! The service was very good and attentive, and you could gaze out onto the main street and people watch as you ate. We ate here several times and it has become one of our favourite places to eat - well worth a try.