brill food as usual, only downside was that the resturant had been taken over earlier this season but goodnews is menu is larger. Still as clean and welcoming as ever. i think like everyone discovered this little place a few years ago by accident just positioned at the cross roads opposite big boys and la bella pizza. the chicken a la creme is the best i have ever tasted and the gouvetsi is so tender, i cud eat there every night of the year. find this gem and u wont b displeased
only went here for sunday lunch, and i must admit coming from Yorkshire was very unsure wat the yorkie puds wud be like, but we was very impressed homemade light and fluffy the lamb tender proper mashed potatoes no instant stuff 3 choices of veg gravy and mint sauce 7 euros 50 each cant go wrong. Did have to wait a while but with it all being homemade was well worth it, going back to zante next year and prob will try some of the greek dishes on offer. Paul the P.A. very cheeky but pleasant
hi malcolm leo and family got back safe thanks for the best breakfasts in laganas as always. the orange in the menu for breakfsts can b changed for pineapple or for apple juice which i found to b perfect. Always a nice homely atmosphere here, and craig loves the best cuppa on zante.
went august 2007 on twentys holiday. Ok we wernt in our 20s but try doubling that. Rooms clean basic but spacious, u dont go to cook so the two rings stayed as they was. great loacation bars clubs and eating places. the reps are out to con ya the beach is brill but reps tell ya not to go saying dirty etc just to get money out of u young uns. not all rooms have air con but ya can rent a fan which with the heat we had ya need. we was in room 7 the double bed in there god u only had to move ur arm and sounded like u was having an orgy. lots of road noise at night but if ya cant keep up with the crowd dont bother going. we didnt get back to bed till 5 am oursleves so give u young uns a run for ya money any day. chubby burgers do a wicked bacon butty. but avoid the resturant albatros ur 10 per cent discount stinks, they try adding stuff to ur bill to compensate they picked on the wrong person with me. eat at the odessey across road much better service and food and cheaper. 50 euros deposit was required per person which we got back no problem also the safe deposit boxes are reasonable. on the whole great location great time great holiday enjoy folks
FANTASTIC just heard that the new airport is now fully functional, now for even the outbound departures, its about time. I just hope that there are seats to sit on, unlike the old airport where you had to sit on the floor! and that is no exageration. But i do bet the food is as rubbish as ever if you buy it from the airport, so unless peeps report on the food i would take your own food and drink to the airport, as the sandwiches dont seem to be buttered and all you get is a choice of ham and cheese with a bit of tomato on them on a very dry bread roll. btw the restrictions in the uk regarding fluids does not seem to apply to zante as last year we managed to take in our own cans of pop with no worries we are returning to zante mid june so will let you know on the airport further then.
NEWS UPDATE WELL DONE THE NEW AIRPORT IS NOW FULLY FUNCTIONAL
went a couple of years ago to the water park even then it was great value for money, but intend on going this june when we go back over. the water parkis about 10 mins drive from tsilivi if that and is quite large in standards to some we have been to. you can make a full day of it cos theres a snack bar there with prices no dearer than here in england or if you only want to spend a few hours go after 2pm and you get a reduction in the enterance fees. theres plenty of changing rooms and lockers for hire and the park it self is very clean. if you have small children it would probably be worth getting a taxi to the waterpark as the coach trips usually go round every little village picking peeps up so could take quite a long time which you dont want in the heat. remember to take plenty of fluids with you or buy them there as it is quite a sheltered spot and the heat does tend to get to you. hope this helps
we have been to zante several times when one year we thought we would go on the trip to kefalonia may i add never again. we went in early oct so the heat would not be as bad but what a mistake. yes some of the places they take you are lovely like the caves and the lake but the so called wine tasiting in the monastry only good enough to go to the loo. the coach was supposed to be air conditioned yes it was by the drivers window with no proper air conditioning opperating at all. you were herded like cattle from one place to another.the little place they take you for your lunch is pathetic very expensive service slow and the food appaling. no wonder the driver took his own sandwhiches and stayed on the coach. the last oort of call i foget the name of the town was where you could taste ice creams yes very expensive even dearer than carte d'ore. the view of the beach from where captain correli manderin was fimed is at the top of the cliffs and you see it for 5 mins at most. if we ever went back to kefalonia from zante (which i doubt as the locals seem to be pig ignorant) we would hire a car and go on the ferry ourselves as the ferry crossing is only about an hour and 15 mins. and the ferry is quite comfortable. that way we minght see how the real kefalonia is and not feeling like cattle
may is a lovely time to go to zante. the weather early may is a bit erratic but the futher into may you go the warmer it gets roughly 25-27 in the day time alot warmer than that if u hit one of the many heat waves that hit greece. may finds zante greener than usual and theres lots to do like turtle spotting on one of the many trips. to the jeep safaris of course the bars opening all the time during the month of may. if you like a good laugh try out the pink panther bar which does karaoke with jessie and bones (always good for a real laugh with the entertainment also the relax bar with bobby who does everything from drag acts and karaoke both these bars are at the upper end of the main strip and drinks in both places alot cheaper than those in the bars and clubs closer to the beach. if you fancy a tattoo avoid the tattoo shop next door to the pink anther but go to the one further down which is very close to big boys. i can recommend there as me my hubby and our daughter have al had tattoos from there at various imes and have never needed any madical assistance or recolouring.
we have been to kalamaki a few times in the evening to eat out and have a drink b4 returning to laganas for the main drinking session lol. food is roughly same price as laganas main courses ranging from about 4.50 euros to 11 for steak but on the road that leads down from the main road to the beach theres a lovely little greek resturant that does kleftico flambe style thats roast lamb and potatoes in a a tin foil dish and the owner brings them to ur table and to melt the cheese he sprinkles a little alcohol over the tin foil and lights it b4 undoing the tin foil. the effect to the dish is amazing theres always a huge demand for this resturant so get there early. a little bit further u theres a nice place that cooks english food if that what u prefer but if u want english food u usaually pay dearer for it. so try greek cuisine its lovely. beer is roughly 2 euros a pint of mythos there own beer if u like carling u will like mythos. cocktails vary from place to place from happy hours 2 euros to some rip of places about 6 euros a glass. if you can and you like cocktails grab a fishbowl especially if theres a couple of you works out a lot cheaper. btw coke etc is the same price as beer in bars. but from shops a 1 and half litre costs roughly 1 euro thats 80p compared to ours in england
NEVER AGAIN stayed here from 12th-26th june 08 rooms yes very basic but no different to any other budget accomodation in that respect. 2 mins from beach BUT 30 secs from the neighbouring bluebell hotel full of twentys. Got no problem with young peeps even after staying in an 18-30s last year but they do take the biscuit. back to zante d'oro kettles in rooms and shower curtains, having found ants first day the cleaner soon sorted those out, i susspect they had ventured in from outside after the earthquake the previous sunday. irene herself was ok with us being a middle aged married couple who had visited zante many times.BUT if you were a group of singles of either sex no matter of what age you could expect to be awaken by irene or her hubby searching for other peeps staying in your rooms early in the morning. a group of lads was staying there the same time as us and the problems they had included the above early morning visits and death threats which i wudnt have believed except they had it on video by irene and her hubby.
Deffo no bobby this year , instead u have got slim boy fat, also known as ian. a great guy who caters for family and the young and just about everybody. great voice on him he sings meatloaf a treat. dont know if it was me but something was lacking in the relax bar this year and it wasnt the lack of bobby. something just didnt click. still a nice place to be and spiros and the gang make the bar run smoothly. hopefully next year the place witll b buzzing as usual.
as usual the best karaoke bar on the whole of zante. jessie the host is a fab showman and got his thongs off by a few peeps while we was there.well wat else is a girl to do when he strips down to his thong. jessie was well embaressed. bones the man behind the music still as sour faced as ever but thats bones for ya. plenty of laughs to be had and still the best fishbowls on the island. the small one costing 15 euros but did see some groups go for the largest ones, which took a while to finish as well the groups being a bit drunk. i admit i flashed me boobs off one evening after being on tequilla sunrises the whole night, dont miss out on visiting this bar i bet once tried you go back for more. so big hi to jessie and jackie was raining and 14 degrees when we got home not like the 38 there in zante. and hi to jimmy the owner and denis and the rest of the bar staff, as well as tracey the best barmiad in laganas xxxxx
such a pity this bar is positioned where it is.(Odirectly across the road from cactus aprtments) not saying cactus is bad but the road is just a thorugh fare for all the twentys etc heading onto the main strip hardly anyone going in to the bar, even tho the prs do a great job. the cocktails are really strong and two for 4 euros during happy hours, karaoke is available and we did a few songs much to the delight of some young uns who were plastered one evening. a very clean bar friendly and have a free pool table. hope the season improves for you guys
ate here a couple of times this year due to the oddessey closing down Frankie the chef wat a chef he was chicken cordon bleu as big as the plate had me hubby asking me to help him eat it as it was that big. i had chicken ala creme beautiful food. the pr guy has gone and is now done by 2 girls both of which are lovely. the food was presented fantastically, which the added touches made it all the more tasteful. 2nd time we ate hubby had steak and onions lovely and tender with all the usual trimmings and i had the kleftico which was fambayed to my liking great food great service great night thank you
ate here a couple of times nice food cheap in fact the cheapest meal we had in 14 days and was well worth it chicken a la king was out of this world while hubby had stamnas again lovely on a seperate occasion had kleftico and beef zante again lovely. a big thank you for the pitcher of strawberry dakeri that was on the house on a very hot day was lovely and quenching wud deffo eat here again on our next visit to the island
ate here a few times over the 2 weeks we was on holiday.lovely food lovely people lovely atmosphere, prices same as everywhere else, spotlessley clean if u was too hot then a fan could b put next to you to help you cool down. the lamb zante was to die for lovely in texture and flavour will deffo eat here again
ok theres two siroccos one on the beach and one on the strip. the one on the beach used to be owned by the one on the strip but is now owned by albanians went there for a full english, not good at all. service slow meal i suppose reasonable but to have chips appear on ur plate for a breakfast no thank you. did tell them u have hash browns so they went away and fried some grated potato still not the same hash brown but tasted it so not to dissapoint. but didnt go back for another helping.
what a difference a year makes. the sunday dinner have deffo gone down hill service was well slow and not to the usual standards of what they do. whilst there waiting a pizza express fella came in gave them a price list and after someone on the next table ordered a pizza the same fella came back after about 15 mins took a pizza round the back then after a couple of mins the said pizza was served to the neighbouring table. not good etiquette at all. makes me wonder if they wwent to yorkshire for the yorkie puds lol no seriously give it a miss this year and hopefully they will realise where they have gone wrong
a bit late for this person but we weent in june 08 and exchange rate was varied between 1.21 and 1.23 which is still better than in the uk BUT if you frequent the pink panther karaoke bar the karaoke host jessie gives a better rate of exchange which was 1.25 when we was there
well emma allan since you have posted a comment how come you didnt read the previous comments made about how a nice family run place kostas run. If you wanted to party all night why on earth didnt you choose appartments such as bluebell which people who dont want to sleep use. I think giving Tassia a measley 6 out of 10 is unfair since u rated them great for cleanliness etc, its your own silly fault for choosing them if you wanted to misbehave, i suggest in future use ur head and read postings about appartments before you book anywhere, then you will know what to expect and what to get away with.
Fantastic place to stay, the family that own the apartments are always smiling and are so great at helping you with anything you may need including special diets, the BBQ night on a tuesday is a must with it only being 10 euros for a great meal and fishbowls included. rooms cleaned everyday. if you stay in a 2 bedroom apartment you also get a bath and an oven. lovely large pool area always very clean. the pool bar serving lovely food witha full english with toast juice tea or coffee and 2 eggs beans sausage bacon mushrooms for a modest 4 euros. you get a mixed age range of people staying here, but it is quite a way from the main strip so you dont get bothered with noise, there is a taxi rank next door, with the set rate of anywhere in laganas for 6 euros or there is a bustop either side of the road outside the supermarket next door for 1.60 euros per person. there is also a hire shop opposite with cars mopeds and quads for hire. one tip is if your on the main strip always haggle with the PRS for deals on meals and drinks. will deffo go back to these apartments when we next go to zante.