I have just received the Summer 2004 brochure from Direct Holidays and I notice that the Kalidonio Studios are in there again.
I did book to go there last year but when they went over to Golden Sun, Direct Holidays offered me another apartment or my money back and I took the refund. I have already booked to go elsewhere for 2004 otherwise I would have booked the Kalidonio.
Hope they now stay in the Direct Holidays brochure. I haven't actually stayed at the Kalidonio as yet, but I know they have an excellent location along a quiet road, but not far from bars, restaurants, supermarkets, etc.
Zakynthos Airport must be the worst we have ever experienced. When we arrived the weather had been bad and several planes had been circling for about an hour waiting for the weather to get better, resulting in four or five planes, including ours, landing in the space of about 15 minutes. The airport just couldn't cope. We had to wait about two hours for our luggage.
If that wasn't bad enough, the return there was just a nightmare. It's a good thing we had good reps in the Direct Greece girls, Jenny and Jemma. They were brilliant and led us through an absolute nightmare. There are just too many flights for them to cope with. Apparently, Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday are the worst and I was there on 11th October, goodness knows what it must be like in July and August. Also, it was so hot, especially in the Tax Free Shop. It's an absolute marvel that the flights land and depart on time. One thing in its favour is that it does seem organised in getting people on the buses out to the aircraft.
Also, the food and drink costs a bomb. It's 4 euros for a coke or Fanta and the sandwiches are 5 euros. Probably good for using up those last few Euro coins! Just make sure you have saved enough of them!
They are building a new terminal. At the moment it is just a shell, but I still don't think it will be big enough to cope with the number of passengers using it.