Amoudi is wonderful. Quiet and peaceful with friendly people. I have said that the nightlife is good, thats because I didnt want any and there wasnt any, 100% perfect. You can see my other comments about where I liked in Amoudi. I liked the fact that it was quiet with a couple of nice bars for socialising but no discos. I stayed in the Pelagos Studios across the road from the Kozanos II where you have use of their nice clean pool. I went with JMC but they are pulling out of Amoudi, but dont worry, they were useless! You are better off doing a flight only and staying somewhere like the Kozanos, Pelagos, Clear Horizon, Villa Amoudi [which is owned by and is next to, the Camelot Bar.] One thing Id say, have your insect repellant ready in your hand luggage and put it on just before you get off the plane. Four flights arrived at the same time and with only one man unloading [!] it took two hours for the suitcases to come through and I got eaten alive]. I loved Amoudi and hope to go back. Best food and atmosphere, Amoudi taverna, great cocktails and a good laugh, both Clear Horizon and Last resort bars. Clear Horizon also did one of the better English breakfasts [dont have one in the Kozanos II- Tassia does great omelettes but a terrible English breakfast.Blue Dolphin does a good breakfast too and if youre into it [Im not, I eat Greek when im in Greece] they have a Curry night on wednesdays and sunday roast on sundays!] Id say that apart from the Amoudi Taverna, the best food I had was the clear Horizon. They have a great quiz on Tuesday nights and for about 8 euros you get greek salad, bread, and a good plateful of kebabs,barbecue chicken and village sausage, a couple of glasses of wine and entry into the quiz, excellent value and a fun night out. There are some real characters, Derek [Boyo], Yvonne [Derek's wife], Dennis and of course Andreas who's hotel it is. Was told that the accommodation at Clear Horizon was good but never actually saw it myself. I loved the beach, gently shelving and not too crowded. Feel free to email me if you want to know more about Amoudi. I cant fit it all on here!
A good place for English breakfast [the only time I 'ate English' on holiday was breakfasttime. Good value. They also do curry nights on wednesdays and roast on sundays [which I didnt experience myself but told they were good]. One of the places you can swap your paperback book when youve finished.
A fun place, good atmosphere and good food. One of the best for English breakfast but the Lamb stifado is good too!! They have a quiz night on Tuesdays which is great fun and great value as well at 8 euros you get a greek salad, bread and a good plateful of bbq and kebabs, 2 glasses of wine and entry to the quiz. Hello to everyone who I met [2nd to the 16th september]
Tassia makes a great omelette and good snacks. They have Satellite tv there and one of the better selections of postcards. The pool is nice, kept very clean. The only thing Id say is dont have the English breakfast there, its defintely not Tassia's forte but she does the other stuff really well and is lovely and friendly.
Maybe I went to a different shipwreck to everyone else. The beach was ****ing horrible, felt like you were drowning in sharp quicksand. All that romantasised b****s about the shipwreck, I was expecting a small galleon, 17th century pirates hah! a rusting bucket from a failed smuggling venture in 1981!!! trying to smuggle in the 'Moroccan Old Holborn'. Its a nice boat trip but if you are not good at stairs or heights, take one of the smaller boats, the bigger ones have very steep steps to the top two decks and the toilets are only on the bottom deck [the view of the crew working hard was quite nice though:))] The second stop was the blue caves which were beautiful and our talented Captain got us quite close despite it being a fairly big boat [but not enough to be a ship!!] A nice day out but dont get the kids excited with stories of pirates and take shoes you can go swimming in for the shipwreck beach.
Definitely a good time of year. There was a slight earth tremor but I just thought my Pina Colada was bit strong and I was going to fall off the bar stool in the Clear Horizon. Before I forget, there is an excursion operator called Dionisos tours with an office in Amoudi run by a great guy called Craig. I booked all my trips with him, [it wasnt their fault that the shipwreck is a wreck!!], good value and great service. You can do a trip into Zante town that gives you 5 hours for shopping and dining etc [but too late in the day for the museums] for only 6 euros. I also went into Alikana for 10 euros and got my money back by dining in the Greedy greek restaurant owned by the same guy. The money is knocked off the bill. I also did the long walk up to the church on the hill [40mins to an hour depending on fitness]. Dont forget to take the camera [fab views] and a bottle of water!!