Tassia Studios - (Accommodation in Laganas)

Dianne F           

First time to Zante, weather was different. Not quite what we had expected, thunderstorms were spectacular though.
Kostas, Tassia, Dimitri & staff all worked very hard to ensure everything went smoothly. Yes they did keep an eye on the younger ones coming back late at night, but this was to protect the peace and quiet for other guests. Not that we heard any noise at night.

Resort of Laganas is geared for 18-30 holidays so if you don't like loud club music or karaoke you will struggle to find entertainment. In the Tassia you could watch television until you were blue in the face! Films, FOOTBALL!!, Only Fools & Horses etc. Not quite what I had hoped for, I can watch TV for 50 weeks a year, but I don't really want to watch it whilst on holiday.
To go into Laganas from the Tassia would take approx. 30 -40 minutes walk (dark road no pavements) or a taxi at 5 euros each way. Some very good restaurants in the resort, Akropolis was one of the best, we went 5 times in two weeks. Also Rubies for Chinese or Indian was good. Snacks at Tassia were also very good.
Kostas did put on a Greek night for us, this was a good night until three young ladies from apartments over the road decided to join in! They ended up taking over the whole night and spoiling it for others. They were drinking like it was going out of fashion and got louder and louder. I am not against others enjoying themselves but there is a limit to what you can stand. They were vulgar and crude to say the least. We paid for our evening, they didn't, they were like three Prima Donnas looking for attention, (grow up girls the world does not revolve around you) Kostas tried to cool them down by throwing them in the pool, sadly this only made them squeal louder!! AGGHHH!!!. It also gave Tassia more work to do as she had to follow them around with a mop trying to keep the floor dry in case anyone fell.
We met some great people whilst we were there and that is what a good holiday is all about. Too many names to mention, but HI everyone, thanks for your company. But I have to mention wee Dillan, he was a star. He was just coming up for two and he toddled about the whole time, he was always smiling. So Hi Dillan, miss you xxx.
Pity Tassia studios was not in Tsilivi as that is where our next holiday is likely to be. But we will pop in and see you Kostas. Many thanks for making our holiday enjoyable. Bob & Dianne (Roberta!!)xx

Daisy Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

We have just returned from a fabulous two week holiday at Daisy Apts. After reading previous reports we were unsure as to what to expect. How wrong we were to worry. It was great. Ted and Tony went out of there way to help you. Thanks guys. The apartments were basic but cleaned on a regular basis by the hard working team of cleaners. The only comment I would make about the family is that they need to get together and select two people to manage the apartments and for the rest to stay in the background after all too many cooks spoil the broth!!
The walk into the resort was only about 5 minutes stroll and you get escorted by a four legged traffic cop!! in the form of a black dog. He chases all the cars he believes are going too fast! Scary first time we saw this but he was protecting us!!
Nice restaurant to try is Manos Grill, freshly cooked food served by very friendly staff. Also Koukos restaurant on a Wednesday or Sunday night for Greek night is great fun.
We met a lot of great people there during our stay 29 Aug - 12 Sept. Hi to you all and thanks for a fantastic holiday. It was great to meet you all. A special hello to Ian & Carol, Lisa, David & Ellie, Val & John and Adam, Lisa & Wee Addison (you were fab wee man) and also to Lisa'a parents celebrating their Ruby Wedding, congratulations.
We are already looking at booking for next year at the Daisy so see you in 2005 folks. Can't wait.

Water Village - (Places to Visit in Zante)

Dianne F           

This was a total waste of time. It cost 17 Euros each to get in. Our first impression was not good - the water looked cloudy and lots of debris in the bottom of the pools. The only place to eat was a fast food bar - very expensive and food was very poor quality. Whilst we were sitting by the main pool a Greek family were swimming with their two younger children, when the little boy started to be sick in the pool, his mother took him to the side and let him continue to be sick in the drainage area at the edge!! Not appealing at all! His father got a bottle of water and washed the mess back into the POOL!!! This was enough for us WE LEFT! We had only been there a couple of hours!!
I think tour operators need to assess this attraction very carefully as it is not worth going to at all. After all if they allow people to be sick in the water what else do they turn a blind eye too!!!!!

Golden Lion - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Dianne F  (September 18, 2004)         

Very good standard of food from this restaurant. We ate there a couple of times and the standard of service was fantastic. The presentaion of food was spectacular. The owner was a cheery and friendly person who cared about you and did not rush you to eat up and move on. Time was never an issue.
If you like Chinese/Thai food you will love the Golden Lion. We are in the process of booking our holiday to Tsilivi for next year and we will definately be going back to eat here.

Daisy Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

Please do not be put off by negative comments. We were apprehensive due to some earlier comments, but they were all soon put to rest. We had a fabulous time at Daisy apts. If you show respect you get respect. All it takes is a friendly greeting and you will find the family will acknowledge you. This is your HOLIDAY... relax and enjoy it. Don't listen to others, do it your way.
We enjoyed it so much we have booked to go back again this year and we can't wait.
Really looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Daisy Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

We had a fabulous holiday at the Daisy last year and met some wonderful friends. So much so we are all heading back at the end of August and taking along a few more friends!!!!

So to the friends of 2004... Ian, Carol, Tracy and Karen can't wait to see you all again. Christine & Dave who are joining us from the Isle of Wight, and also to Karen's Mum and Dad we look forward to meeting you all and having loads of fun.
 
YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME
 
PS. Is there anyone else that was there at the very end of August into September going back this year? It would be great to hear from you.
 

Daisy Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

Some rooms have Safety deposit boxes, but not all. Unsure if anymore in Reception. We took all Euros as got them from Post Office NO COMMISSION.

When are you going? We are going end August.

Daisy Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

We didn't really buy that much. Except for leather belts etc to bring back. Although some lovely jewellery. Better to haggle for jewellery though. There is aslo a shop that sells pottery animals!!!! worth a look as they are hilarious. Bit like bad taste bears!!!!!!!

Lots of fake designer gear as well. Watch out for perfume never by it unless it is in a perfume shop or at the airport. Lots of dodgy perfumes.
But you will get that anywhere you go.
 

Daisy Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

What Nationality is he?  Is he on during the day or at night? Why did the rep not do something about him?

 
After all he is spoiling your holiday.   I reckon if he is not careful someone will soon sort him out!!!    HE might not expect it though!!!! hehe 
 
Sorry so many questions, but if you can give me info we will be ready for him!!!!! There are 10 of us going late August, can't wait!!!!
I can be very assertive when I need to be, especially at times like you are describing!!!

Daisy Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

Message for Natalie

 
HI there,I think you were in the same room as us last year, really peaceful and quiet which is great. Sounds like you had a great time. Will you go back? We are going late August. I was reading your comments and can you tell me where the restaurants you mentioned are as we are wanting to try different ones to last year.
 
Many thanks

Daisy Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

We also love Daisy apartments. They are spotless and staff are very friendly.  

We are also going back in late August and are really looking forward to it. We have not yet met the new staff as it was Ted and Tony that covered the bar last year.
 
However we will, as always take people as we meet them. Not everyone has to agree with all the comments, but it would be sad  if new guests were put off going to Daisy as it really is great.
 
To be honest I don't think Bill will bother me as one look at me in bikini will give him such a fright!!!!   hehehe
 
Yvonne glad your leg is getting better. I read about your accident on this page. Not really what you wanted to happen on holiday. Best wishes for your recovery.

Daisy Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

HI Karen

 
Yes getting excited now as it is not long to go.
 
Comments about Bill have been quite good over the last wee while. So I am reserving judgment till I meet him for myself. Obviously the people writing the negative reports had a bad experience and they are very distressed about it. But we have to go with an open mind. I am sure all will be well. Apparently he is a very hard working man as he has another job in a restaurant in the centre of the resort. Many people have been singing his praises on the forum. So we will find out for ourselves in 4 wks.
Also looking forward to seeing everyone again.      
 
 

Daisy Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

Where is Great Dane restaurant. Sounds interesting? Although I prefer to try Greek food. 

Daisy Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

Weather is lovely in early September. But take a cardigan or similar as it can get cool at night. Last September there was a couple of nights when it got really cold when we were out for our meal. So maybe even take a fleece jacket.  

Please don't be put off by the family. They are not that bad. Yes there will be times when you think WHAT???? But don't be put off as it is your holiday and you are there to enjoy it. Not everyone shares the same opinions in life that  is why there are so many conflicting reports on the Daisy Apts. But rest assured you and your daughter will have a great time in Tsilivi as it is so friendly. 
 
The Daisy apartments are spotlessly clean and near to the main resort. Which is a bonus in my book. Take teatowels and wiping up cloths though as they are not supplied in your room.
 
 

Daisy Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

Please do not worry about your holiday. We are also arriving on 28th August and we are all looking forward to it VERY much. We stayed at the Daisy last year and had a great time.

 
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not let any other comments put you off your holiday. It is what you make it. I am sure you will be just fine.  
 
Everyone has their own opinions about good and bad holidays. I was a bit disturbed at first when I read about Bill. But to be honest we should not judge a person clearly on hearsay!! You go and relax and make up your own mind. I know we will.
 
See you there.

Daisy Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

Just back after two fantastic weeks at Daisy. We could not fault it at all. It was even better when we arrived as there was so many of us back again from last year. From the very start of out two weeks everyone was warm and friendly. The atmosphere was brilliant.

With regards to the negative comments earlier this year. We could not fault any of the staff at all. Nothing was ever a problem.
Just like to say a huge hello to everyone who helped make the two weeks a fantastic memory.
 
Especially Joe and Vicki who got married last Thursday... Congratulations to you both.
 
As for Bill, John and Toola.... THANK YOU SO MUCH.... YOU ARE ALL FANTASTIC.

Friends Bar - (Bars in Tsilivi)

Dianne F  (September 12, 2005)         

What a fantastic bar to visit. We went on our third night and never went anywhere else after that. We partied every night and had a ball.

Yannis, Despina and Ilias are amazing. There enthusiasm and energy is out of this world.  We never once felt like strangers as there was always a warm friendly welcome waiting for us.
 
Oh Yes nicknames.........
Christina ... Agualera
David.........Hasselhoff
Bob............Marley / Bobby Brown
Dianne........Dirty Diana!!!!!! Yes that was my name..... why me I ask?? hehehe
No matter what name you were given it was never forgotten.
 
We will definately have a good laugh for a long time as we remember the fun we had. This is a bar NOT to be missed.
 
 
 

Daisy Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

Bill was funny and harmless to wards us. Although he did tell us few tales of what he gets up to. But throughout our holiday he was fantastic and I would not give him anything but a gold star.

All the staff were brilliant.
 
A HUGE THANK YOU TO THEM ALL.

Balcony Restaurant - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

We went one evening for an early evening meal so we could watch the sunset over Tsilivi beach. We were not dissapointed. The view was breathtaking. Well worth the visit.

On the food side, it was good, limited menu although did have some daily specials on the menu. I had Chefs Salad which was amazing. Very fresh and plentiful.
Service was good and staff very friendly.
PS. DON'T FORGET YOUR CAMERA!!!!

The Great Dane - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Dianne F  (September 26, 2005)         

Agree with earlier comments... all that way for English food!!!!! But Oh Boy was it worth it.  Yes I hear people saying, When in a foreign country you should expect to eat their food but......

for some reason the restaurants in Tsilivi insist on serving up HUGE platefuls and each night we were feeling so full it was uncomfortable, even though we were leaving loads.
 
We were told about Great Dane so we thought why not. I am so glad we did. My friend and I had sausage and mash with onion gravy... delicious. My husband had Steak pie.... fabulous and our friend had half a chicken which he really enjoyed as well.
 
It was good to leave a table feeling you had eaten a meal but not feeling like munching on a packet of Rennies for the rest of the night!!!!
 
Value for money without a doubt.
 
Well worth a visit.

Daisy Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

Our thoughts are with you all at your sad loss. We were told about Yvonne by the lady who runs the Golden Lion. We were shocked to hear the news as we thought Yvonne had been doing so well.

I am sure returning to Daisy will be sad for you but I know you will receive a warm welcome.
 
Regards
Dianne Forrest

Friends Bar - (Bars in Tsilivi)

Dianne F  (May 26, 2006)         

Well we came home on the 18th May after spending a fantastic week with Yannis,Thespina, Illias and Andreas. The new bar is so much bigger than the previous one and they are also doing breakfasts and snacks. Which are superb.

We met so many fabulous new friends whilst we were there plus friends from last year.. Hi Bev n Garry, thanks for a great week. I am still sore with laughing!!!!  We had a piggin great time!!!!!
 
When you go to Tsilivi make sure you visit Friends bar.. you will not be disappointed.
    

Azure (Mediterranee) Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

Our room was very tired and run down. The wardrobe door was broken but as we were only there for 1 week we decided to stay put. The room was facing the main road and I thought we would not get any sleep because of the traffic noise. How wrong I was, once the doors were closed it was fine.

The beds were clean and the linen was changed once in the week, towels twice.
 
Breakfast was very basic and if something ran out they were not the quickest to replace it.
 
However the staff around the pool...Dennis and Mandia were absolutely fabulous, they could not do enough for you. THANK YOU.
 
I would stay here again but hopefully in a different room.
 
 
 

Golden Lion - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Dianne F  (May 26, 2006)         

Once again we visited this delight of a restaurant. They have taken on a new chef this season and the food was delicious.

As in previous reports you are not rushed which makes it a nice relaxing atmosphere. A perfect way to relax and enjoy delicious food.

You will not be disappointed, yes it might be a bit more expensive than some of the normal restaurants but it is so worth it.

Manos Grill - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Dianne F  (May 26, 2006)         

once again we were not dissapointed. This is the third year running we have visited Manos Grill and we will be back for more.

 
Mammas Chicken soup is out of this world. My mouth is watering thinking about it.

Popeyes - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

What can I say... I don't like drinking tea or coffee whilst I am away as I don't like the milk they use. However I was feeling really yukky withthe cold in May and we were out for a walk. We decided to go into Popeyes for a breakfast. I ordered Continental as I wasn't hungry. When I noticed on the menu low fat milk!!!! I asked for some for my tea and WOW!!!! I really enjoyed it and the staff were really friendly. My husband had a full english and he struggled to finish it..(but he did!!!!) He said it was delicious. So Popeyes is a must for a breakfast.

Romios - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

We ate here twice in the week we were there in May. Friendly and polite staff ensured your meal was enjoyable.

Food was delicious and served with enough time in between to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Prices were very reasonable and we will definately be back in September.
 
I wasn't feeling too good the second time we went so I couldn't eat all of my main course. The waiter thought there was something wrong with it and gave me the look when I tried to explain it was delicious but I couldn't eat as was feeling unwell. I think he understood!!!!! hahaha.
 
But we will eat here again for sure, plus recommend to friends that are going out this year.

Georgia Apts - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

Can anyone tell me the location of these apartments? Thinking of going late September.

 
Cheers 

Friends Bar - (Bars in Tsilivi)

Dianne F  (June 28, 2006)         

Hiya Rachel

Great to see your report. Yes will definately be meeting up again some time in Friends bar. We can't make it back this year but we have booked for 2007!!!!!!! Yes I reckon I was born premature.  We are going last week in May and middle two weeks in September.
 
Hopefully we will be there enjoying a skillet and a mythos!!!!!!!!!
 
D xxx

Alamis Apartments - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

Hi 

 
Alamis is easy to find. If you turn down the road towards the beach at the Mediteranee hotel it is down on the right hand side. Couple of minutes walk from a lovely beach and close to many bars and restaurants, but still quiet enough if you want peace.
 
Let me know how you enjoy it as we are going next September.
 
 

Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Dianne F           

Surely you are not going all the way to the beautiful Greek Island of Zante to go to McDonalds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE aviod it and try the many many fabulous restuarants and Tavernas in Tsilivi. You have so much to choose from.