The Factory - (Bars in Argassi)

Simon P  (May 30, 2004)         

Hi Simon...remember me? The "Other" Simon with the North American "twang"?
Still dreaming about you ;)

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P           

October 18th will be when I shall be at the Villa Denise once more and I am looking forward to it so much.
Hope to meet some of the people who visit this website too.
Simon.

Mouse House - (Other Things in Argassi)

Simon P  (September 29, 2004)         

Hey Nick...Are you sure you know how to spell?

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P           

Blimey Sian...you must have stayed in a different Villa Denise than I have been staying in since 1997.I can not fault this place and it is my first choice (pardon the pun) every time I go to Zakynthos.
I shall see you all on tuesday 19th and looking forward to staying in the wonderful apartments called Villa Denise.

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P           

Only a few hours until I am in Zakynthos again.Looking forward to meeting you all at the Villa Denise.

Simon xXx

Yoyos - (Restaurants in Kalamaki)

Simon P           

Excellent place.Good food and good service.Val and Moira are great girls and always have a smile.
Will go there again next year for sure.
Val....all I will say to you is...Poached Eggs! :)

sfparton@yahoo.co.uk

Double - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon P           

Blimey you lot are obviously working for a rival restaurant.
Tiffanys is an excellent place to eat.I have been visiting Argassi for many years and I have always eaten at Tiffanys.I have not had a bad meal yet from there.
As for Peter? Well he is a very funny guy and does not man-handle the ladies at all.
Take no notice of any negative comments about Tiffanys,it is a great place to eat and I would recommend it to anyone.

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P           

Well I spent my usual holiday at the Villa Denise last month and it was excellent as usual.Dennis and Maggie were the perfect hosts and I was treated on many occasions to a Greek Coffee and also a few meals at the poolside.
Sian you are obviously working for a rival Hotel/Apartment block and don't want people to stay at the Villa Denise as there was absolutely no sign at all of the Dogs barking or urinating in the pool or the Chickens that you mentioned.The room I stayed in was spotless and was cleaned twice during my visit,there was no sign of any stinking drains like you mentioned either.
You say you didn't see Dennis and Maggie? Did you look? They are in room number 3.
Altogether it was a great holiday and I am going to see if I can book to go there in May and October next year.
sfparton@yahoo.co.uk

Double - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon P           

Er yes Zante Master...we all know that you must work for the Snack Academy as you mention it in practically every message you leave on here.
Don't think this hasn't been noticed! :)

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P           

...and just to prove how great the Villa Denise is,I have booked for a week in may and october 2005!
I can't wait to see everyone's faces when I turn up in Argasi in may as I don't usually go at that time of the year.

sfparton@yahoo.co.uk

Double - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon P           

Please do eat at Tiffanys Paul...you won't be disappointed,despite what some say on here.

Yoyos - (Restaurants in Kalamaki)

Simon P           

Hey girls..See you in May and hopefully October once more.
Have you learned how to poach eggs yet? ;)

sfparton@yahoo.co.uk

Marie Mare Hotel - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P           

Hi Liam.

I was the one who stayed at the Villa Denise in october 2004 and has been to Zakynthos many times.
Was great to have met you.

sfparton@yahoo.co.uk

Shipwreck Viewing Platform - (Places to Visit on Zante)

Simon P           

Weighing 15 stones you can imagine my initial reluctance on stepping onto this platform! However,it is a beautiful view of the shipwreck even though the slightest amount of wind sent the platform shaking like crazy (Yes,even with ME on it!)
I have never felt so unsafe in my entire life,but I am pleased I did it.

October - (Best Time to Visit Zante)

Simon P           

every one says u shud go in da summer but its packed wit peeps on da road and in da streets and u cant move,also da prices go up for every tink in da summer.we went on da 19th of october fora week the clubs werent open but stilla majoritie or bars were and i still had a propper gud time the weather werent all da bad either 1 day it was over cast sum days were kinda hot sum nites bit chilly but it still gud
  mel b (October 28, 2003)

Blimey Mel B...speak english for goodness sake!

Yoyos - (Restaurants in Kalamaki)

Simon P           

Hey Girls....see you in two weeks!

 
Simon xXx

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P           

OK Everyone at the Villa Denise....see you tomorrow evening!

Simon xXx
 

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P           

October the 18th will be my next visit to the Villa Denise Apartments.

I look forward to seeing you all there.
 
Simon xXx
 

Double - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon P           

Well if Peters Family Restaurant is so bad then how come I have never had a bad meal there?

In the many times since 1997 I have been to Argassi I have always eaten at "Peters" every night of my stay...even in the days when it was called "Tiffany's".
I have roughly calculated that I must have eaten there over one hundred times and I have yet to feel ill after a meal at "Peters"
May I suggest that you guys who posted previously should stay off the Mythos and Ouzo as they are probably the reasons that you are feeling ill.

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P           

See you all  tomorrow folks!

Yoyos - (Restaurants in Kalamaki)

Simon P           

Hi Val,Moira and Maria.

Sorry I didn't get chance to say goodbye to you this time so I will say it now...
 
Goodbye to you all....and see you next year!
 
Thanks girls!
 
Simon Parton.
 
sfparton@yahoo.co.uk

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P           

Had a great holiday at the Villa Denise...as I usually do.

Maggie and Dennis are like my second parents as they look after me as if I was part of their family.Nothing is too much trouble for them and I look forward to going again next year.
 
Only down side to this visit was the earth tremours! Though I got used to them after a while!

Double - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon P           

Well I ate at Peter's restaurant every night of my stay in Argassi..as I usually do! Funnily enough I didn't feel ill after eating there..as I have NEVER done!

I shall eat at Peter's next year too!

October - (Best Time to Visit Zante)

Simon P           

Well Leanne that's up to you if you don't want to go to Zakynthos again but it hasn't put me off.

A word of advice though,if you didn't like the tremors in Zakynthos then don't ever go to San Francisco! They are 10 times worse there!
 
By the way..."Saying" is not spelt with a "C"

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P           

Hi again folks.

Just booked a week at the Villa Denise for october 17th.I can't wait to see Dennis,Maggie and all my friends again.
No bloomin' earth tremors are going to put me off I can tell you that for nothing!
 

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P           

Sid Mutch....You are talking rubbish mate...almost as bad as your spelling!

I have never had a bad holiday at the Villa Denise and certainly never heard any Cockerels or "Dogs across the road"

Are you sure you actually stayed at the Villa Denise?


Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P           

Blimey Jess....is English your first language?

If you want people to take your comments seriously then please type in a language that everyone can understand.Not the drivel you have just typed!
 
As for the Villa Denise? Well you obviously didn't stay there because you are describing a very different Villa Denise than the one that I have been staying at every year since 1997.
 

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P           

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To everyone at the Villa Denise Apartments...My partner and I will see you tomorrow!

Zakynthos Airport - (Places to Visit on Zante)

Simon P           

Well,after a lovely visit to Zakynthos,my partner and I decided to get a drink and a bite to eat at the airport Snack-Bar…which I may add is a new Snack-Bar this year.

 

Imagine our surprise when we found out how much we would have to pay for the following items…

 

2 Cans of Pop – 7 Euros (£5)

 

A Crusty Baguette – 5 Euros (£3.58)

 

A Pint of Lager – 8 Euros (£5.72)

 

What a damn rip-off!!

 

I have visited Zakynthos 16 times over the last 10 years and I have always enjoyed my stay.However,having encountered the prices being charged at this Snack-Bar I feel damned insulted to say the least! It was as if they were saying “Thank you for visiting our island…now sod-off and don’t come back!”

 

I hope the Zakynthos Tourist Board is reading these comments and does something about it.People do NOT deserve to be ripped-off like this.

 

Therefore,I must warn people returning from a visit to Zakynthos to not buy refreshments from the airport Snack-Bar and to take your own food and drink instead.

 

 

I noticed this year that all resorts in Zakynthos were very quiet.Even Laganas (usually the busiest resort) was like a ghost-town.They have obviously been put-off by something,and the people who did visit Zakynthos this year will not be persuaded to return thanks to Mr Rip-Off’s Snack-Bar at the airport.

 

I also noticed that for the first time in 10 years people’s hand luggage was being weighed at Zakynthos airport as you checked-in for departure…a ridiculous practice because as soon as you go to the departure lounge you can then visit the duty-free shop and buy even more goods making your hand-luggage even heavier!

 

Incidently,6 cans of pop at the airports duty-free shop cost 6.5 Euros…quite a lot cheaper than Mr Rip-Off’s Snack Bar!

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P           

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Excellent holiday as usual at the Villa Denise.

Will be returning again next year.
 
 
 
Photo shows Dennis,Maggie and myself.

Day trip to Kefalonia - (Excursions on Zante)

Simon P           

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My partner and I went on the last trip to Kefalonia for this year.

We booked through our rep and travelled with Fidelity Travel.

Our guide for the day was Jo,she was very informative yet funny and approachable.She always had a smile on her face and we could tell through the tone of her voice that she had a passion for her job.

Kefalonia is a beautiful island,and don't forget to sample the Kefalonian Meat Pie while you are there....Yum! We found the recipe on the net and had a go at making it this weekend...with very good results.

Jo,if you are reading this then yes Nigel (Ebay) and Simon (16 times visited!) made it home safely and look forward to seeing you again next year.

sfparton@yahoo.co.uk

 

Double - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon P           

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Excellent food and service...as usual.I have eaten at ALL the other restaurants in Argassi and I find Peter's to be the best.

I will not eat anywhere else other than Peter's while I am in Zakynthos.Comments about the food being off and feeling sick afterwards are just rubbish! I have been eating at Peter's Restaurant every year for the last 10 years and I have yet to have a bad meal from there.
 
Hi to Peter,Tomos,Nassos (mavra feethee!) Haris,Leonardo and all the other staff! Nigel and I will see you next year.
 
 

Argassi Beach - (Beaches on Zante)

Simon P           

Argassi beach IS narrow!

However,I disagree with you about the cleanliness of it.I was in Argassi at the same time as you and I did not see all the rubbish that you described in your posting.

Marinero - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon P  (November 03, 2006)         

The Marinero Restaurant was closed when I was in Zakynthos last month.

However,so was most of the other places on the island.It as certainly the quietest I have known it for a long while.

Double - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon P           

I agree with you Karen.

Like I have said before,I have always eaten at Peters when I have visited Argasi and I am very happy with the food and the service there.
 
I shall be returning next year as usual

Double - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon P          10/10

Hi Karen ...yes we are fine thanks.

See you in october!
 
PETER'S FAMILY RESTAURANT IS THE BEST!!!!
 
 

Double - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon P          10/10

Jon I am sure that if my posts were not to the liking of the owners of this site I am sure that they would have been removed by now.As it is they haven't.

As for calling Peter an "annoying litle twerp" If you took the time to get to know Peter he is a lovely man and does not deserve insults like that.He has his ways of getting customers into his restaurant and with the way that tourism on Zakynthos had dropped dramatically last year I don't blame him for trying.They all have to make a living after all.
 
 

Double - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon P

From what Peter was saying at the end of last season,the restaurant will be moving location this year.It will be to the space next door where the Indian Restaurant used to be.

Mouse House - (Other Things in Argassi)

Simon P (May 05, 2007)

I have heard that the Mouse House has closed down

 
Anyone have any info on this please?

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P

Well said Debbie!

As I said before,the people who have made bad comments about the "Villa Denise" obviously have stayed in a different "Villa Denise" than the lovely place that I have been staying in since 1997.
 

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P

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I agree with you Paula.

I have noticed that 99% of the people who have slagged off the Villa Denise have only made one post each.So their comments are not to be taken seriously in my opinion.
 
Let's face it,somebody whose spelling is as bad as Jess's has got to be a wind-up surely!

Double - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon P

Spoke to a friend of mine from Zakynthos yesterday and he said that Peter is no longer at his restaurant.
He said the reason was that Peter's daughter has just given birth to her second child and he wants to spend time with her.Also he feels he is "getting to old" to be working at his restaurant now
I know people have some negative opinions of Peter but he is a very good friend of mine,he has been a familiar sight in Argassi for the last 10 years that I have been visiting Zakynthos and I wish him well with whatever he is doing.
Peter...we will miss you

Zakynthos Airport - (Places to Visit on Zante)

Simon P          1/10

October 30th 2007.

Toilets were absolutely filthy,Snack Bar was a rip-off and the whole place was a complete and utter shambles...Just like it always has been!
 
For goodness sakes can't something be done about this dreadful place?

Double - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon P          10/10

Excellent food and service as usual from Peter and his staff.

This year it has been 10 years since I first started to visit Zakynthos and have always eaten at Peter's Restaurants and have NEVER had a bad meal from them at all.
 
 

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P          10/10

My partner Nigel and I have spent the last week of the holiday season at the Villa Denise.

As usual we had a great time. Dennis and Maggie were as lovely as ever and welcome us with their usual hospitality. Maggie was crying when we bid farewell on our last day.

As of next year the Villa Denise will be independent of all travel companies which will mean cheaper holidays at the Villa and more money in Dennis and Maggies pockets,which I am sure you will agree they deserve.

Please visit
 
http://www.zanteweb.gr/zakynthos.zante/en/denise
 
For more information.

See you next year Dennis and Maggie...we love you

Villa Denise Apartments - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon P

Hi Tracey...As it says in my previous post..the Villa Denise is now independent of ALL travel companies


Please visit
 
http://www.zanteweb.gr/zakynthos.zante/en/denise
 
For more information.