Snack Academy - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les            

Brilliant!!! had english & irish breakfasts & yoghurt,honey&nuts and would definitely recommend all especially the coffee (nes & greek). The staff were brilliant, not too pushy but very friendly & the service was very good. We went in at 11pm on the night we arrived (6th october) & the cheeseburger meal was nice, just what we needed with a couple of beers after unpacking & dashing out!!!!

Would definitely recommend The Snack Academy & we will be back!!!

Premier - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les   (November 09, 2006)         

We ate twice here between 6th-13th October & both times found everything excellent. The staff were very friendly if a little pushy although nothing like some places & it was very quiet at night in all the restaurants & bars. The food was brilliant both times. On our second visit we had seabass & it was perfect!! The starters & desserts were brilliant also.Overall there was nothing to criticise& this was the only restaurant we went to twice. It was certainly the best we visited all week & seems to have improved since we were last in Argassi. We will definitely keep returning, especially as Dennis remembered us from our last visit in 2004!!!!

Katerina Palace Hotel - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Les            

We stayed here 6th-13th October in the studios & apart from the loud woman next door  found it to be very good (in fact we may book for next June) The studio was very clean with the usual Greek facilities!!  It even had a showerscreen!!! The aircon (35 euros) was very useful as we could close the doors at night (it was warm ) & keep some of the neighbours noise out early morning!!!!! The hotel was quiet this late in the season & the pool bar closed early. Would definitely advise booking late checkout room (30 euros) if you have a late return flight as although they have a "courtesy room" you only have it for 30mins & you have to pre book it, we heard a few people complaining that it wasn't long enough etc so why spoil the end of your holiday for 20. Overall we were very pleased with our experience at Katerina Palace & would definitely recommend it

P.S    There was even an electric kettle & toaster in the studio!!!! (its 3 years since we last went to Zante things have changed!!)

Noula Studios - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Les           3/10

We stayed here 6th-13th july & although the room itself was ok we were not  impressed with the overall experience. When we arrived the room smelt stale although this went after leaving the doors open for a while. We were in room 7 & the balcony of the room opposite at right angle to ours was about 3ft away with an unobstructed view into our room which meant keeping the door closed for privacy, this was unacceptable as the ceiling fan (10 euros per week) was totally inadequate in the heat!! The studios are at the top of a very steep short drive & the entrance onto the road is very dodgy as it is close to  2 bends in the road & there is no footpath. Trying to get out in a car to go towards town is dangerous due to the angle & poor visibilty. The lack of footpaths on this section of what can be a pretty busy road makes it unsafe when walking back from town at night with cars & trucks sometimes coming very close on the bends!!! They are on the very edge of town about 10-15 min walk from the centre. Although the rooms are basic they have everything you need & are typical of what you would expect at the price.  Because of their location I would definitely not recommend these to anyone with young children. 

Dimitrios Beach Bar - (Bars in Argassi)

Les           10/10

After 4 previous visits to Argassi we "found " Dimitrios. It's located on the beach down a lane between "Sajnas"" indian/chinese restaurant &" After " snack bar by Remezzos. The bar is perfectly placed around the pool with free sunbeds & umbrellas (we didn't feel any pressure to buy food or drink athough obviously you're not allowed to take your own) .The pool was clean & good sized, with showers, changing rooms & toilets, all were very clean & tidy. We went 3 times, mid-morning, chose out sunbeds then had a full breakfast in the dining area. Each time the food was very good & hot, probably the best breakfast in town & if you want a midday snack they do the tastiest burgers we had in Argassi!!

Lorenzo & his staff are very friendly but in no way pushy. Although we didn't eat here at night we did pop in for a couple of frozen glasses of mythos as we sat by the sea watching the sun go down behind Zante town. Give it a try, I'm sure you won't regret it, Our only regret is that we missed it on our previous visits  

Poseidon - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les           10/10

We went here on our last but one night in Argassi & wish we tried it earlier. It's at the Palmyra hotel but on a terrace overlooking the street. The food was excellent, the chef Mikey knows his stuff!! The service was very good, especially Simon. I had the fisherman's plate to start followed by the mixed grill & both were perfect. Give it a try, you won't regret it (just don't pay too much attention to the guy at the entrance) 

Poseidon (old) - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les   (July 26, 2007)        4/10

We went in for a meal during our week 6th-13th July. Compared to visits in previous years we were disappointed. Both the food & service were ok but nowhere near as good as in the past, certainly nothing special  It appears the chef & some of the staff have moved around the corner!! All in all not bad but not too good & nowhere near as good as last October

Noula Studios - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Les           3/10

We knew what to expect from the accomodation having been to Argassi  since 2000 (twice a year some years) We had no problems with the owners or the complex other than the close proximity of other balconies to our studio. Our main problem was the location on the outskirts of town in the middle of an S bend & the lack of footpaths on the narrow, busy road when walking back late at night/ early morning after being in the bars/restaurants most of the night (& no doubt so had a lot of the drivers) We felt so uncomfortable with this that we actually left the studios 1/2 way through our stay & booked into more suitable accomodation in what we thought was a safer location with less chance of being run down by the passing tankers etc (had Thomsons description been a bit more accurate we wouldn't have booked there in the first place, although we have booked other accomodation in Argassi with them for next year)

Premier - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les   (August 26, 2007)        10/10

Returned again this year & it was like going to an old friend's. We were welcomed like family by Dennis!! The service we had was first rate & the quality of the food was excellent on both occasions, the saganaki cheese starter was very good & the fish really was the best we have had in Argassi We really can't praise premier too much & we'll certainly eat there next time. We've said it all in our previous reviews

Dimitrios Beach Bar - (Bars in Argassi)

Les           10/10

 A great family friendly place. There's not a bad thing to say about the pool, the bar, the staff or the service & food etc. the pool was always clean & safe, there is a small fenced off toddler's pool & we were impressed by the overall cleanliness of the toilets & showers etc. It was the only pool in Argassi that I saw notices asking you to shower before using the pool ( a very good idea)  We were so impressed that when we go to Argassi next year with our 5year old grandson we will have no hesitation about spending a lot of time here

Dimitrios Beach Bar - (Bars in Argassi)

Les           10/10

Returned from Argassi again last week. Spent most of our days here at Dimitrios. This time we were with our son & 5yearold grandson who loves the place & absolutely adores Lorenzo, he keeps saying he misses him. The pool area is spotless as usual, the food & drink excellent & the atmosphere brilliant. We went to the barbecue on Sunday & it was very good (10 adults,5 kids) although Lorenzo isn't working evenings this year There's a bit of rubbish on the beach  next to Dimitrios but not piles & you can't see it from the sunbeds so don't let anything you might read about it put you off. We'll certainly be back when we return later in the year 

Premier - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les   (June 05, 2008)        10/10

Just got back from Argassi. We only managed to get to Premier once this time & again we were greeted like old friends by Dennis. The food was excellent & the service brilliant (don't think we get special treatment although we have been going here for 8years, it was the first place we tried on the first night of our first visit) The place was busy every time we passed, although we usually ate earlier as we had a 5yearold with us this time. It was busy on the night we went in but Dennis still made time to chat with us & the staff took time with everyone. Now that the Big Plate has closed Yianni is back here also. We have eaten here on numerous occasions every year & can honestly say we have never been disappointed, & it was certainly the best meal we had in Argassi this year again. I would definitely recommend a visit  

Granada - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les           10/10

Ate here 1 night last week (missed the Greek night) & it was very good, a bit quiet but then so were most places. We had the mixed grill for 2 & what a plate full!! The food & service were very good & I would dfinitely recommend it  

Poseidon (old) - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les (June 05, 2008)

Was in Argassi last week & it looks like Poseidon has closed down

Oceanic - (Bars in Kalamaki)

Les           10/10

Went in Oceanic last week & was so impressed we travelled over from Argassi 3 times to see Kev. The service is brilliant & the atmosphere very nice, no tv or loud music etc just a nice relaxing place with what must be the most comfortable seats in any bar on the island. Very good & definitely worth a try, you'll want to go back. We will when we go back later in the year  

Oceanic - (Bars in Kalamaki)

Les           10/10

Can't wait to chill in Oceanic when we go back in August

Brilliant atmosphere
Brilliant surroundings
Brilliant company
Brilliant host
 
Well just BRILLIANT
That's what we like about the place & if silly children who comment on places they don't visit stay away then that makes Oceanic even better  
Keep it up Kev
See you soon
 

Dimitrios Beach Bar - (Bars in Argassi)

Les           10/10

Can't wait to relax here when we return to Argassi next month, for 2 weeks this time 

Looking forward to seeing Lorenzo & everyone again & chilling by the pool 
IMHO the best pool bar in town

Big Plate - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les (July 21, 2008)

The Big Plate was closed & up for sale in june 

Some of the staff are now in Premier, give it a try

Dimitrios Beach Bar - (Bars in Argassi)

Les           10/10

Well what can I say

Just returned from another 2 weeks in Argassi, spent quite a few days chilling at Dimitrios again, the best poolbar in town. Brilliant barbeque on Sunday 24th watching the St Dennis fireworks in Zante town from the seats on the beach front.
Hi to Lorenzo, Fortis,Peter & Spiros.
See you again all next June
Les & Sylv

24-7 - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les           10/10

The best gyros pitta in town & open 24/7 so great for a quick late night snack.

Really friendly staff, don't know how they do it but Illias & Leo seem to be there all the time, don't they ever sleep
Definitely recommend it you must try

Granada - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les           10/10

Went here twice during our stay 22/8to 5/9 & both times were very good.

Went to the Greek night on Thursday & would definitely recommend it,(best to book it though). There's no set menu or fixed charge for the entertainment & the service was brilliant. The dancers were very good, getting everyone up & dancing (not if you didn't want to though) It was good to see the traffic come to a standstill as everyone was dancing in the road.
The food was very good & the staff very friendly.
Try to go on the Greek night (every Thursday) but it does get busy so best to book beforehand (just pop in earlier in the week to book)
Give it a go.....you won't regret it

Double - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les           10/10

We ate in here twice during our stay & enjoyed our meals both times. the food was not the best we have had but was nice enough & reasonably priced. The service was good & friendly. I don't really see why everyone seems to be bothered about Peter, Ok he's a bit pushy but so are a lot of others & I certainly didn't find him rude or offensive. He's trying to get you into his place & if you're Ok with him, just be polite & tell him not tonight I've never had any problems with him & he always recognises us & speaks even though we don't always eat there on our visits to Argassi

Give it a try you might have a pleasant surprise, there's certainly worse places to eat in town

Ethnic - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les

This place must be good

We tried to get in a few times during our visit in August & each time it was full with people waiting outside for tables. We tried at different times of the evening & even late at night it was busy 
We'll just have to keep trying, we've heard such good reports that we must try it

Oceanic - (Bars in Kalamaki)

Les           10/10

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An excellent chilled out bar with an extremely friendly, laid back atmosphere & very good drinks.

Oceanic is on our must visit list every time we go to Zante (& we always stay in Argassi )

Kev is a brilliant host who can't do enough for his customers (who soon become friends) & his list of cocktails is very impressive, & they taste very good too with the real ingredients. If there's anything you want that he hasn't got he will nip out for it & nothing is too much trouble.

Definitely a place you must try once & you'll be back. I know we will when we're back in Argassi next May, it'll keep the taxis busy

PS We couldn't imagine walking or driving past without calling in

Afrodite - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les (June 09, 2009)

After having several good meals here in previous visits to Argassi it was sad to see the place had closed last week & is unlikely to re-open as the stairs have been removed & the downstairs area is now occupied by a scooter hire company

Erato - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les           10/10

Sad to say Erato was closed last week, don't know whether it will re-open later but it doesn't look likely

Apparently they are opening in July

Granada - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les           10/10

Ate here 3 times 22/5-5/6 & every meal was always excellent as usual with the usual brilliant service. Unfortunately there were no Greek nights on this time (it was quiet in Argassi & they may put them on later in the season). The food here is always the best we've had in town  

Premier - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les   (June 09, 2009)        10/10

Returned again to see Dennis, it was like we'd never been away.  Every meal we had was very good,as was the service, we had no comlaints whatsoever. We had a wide selection of different types of food although we have never tried a pizza in here  Can't really add much more, I've said it all in previous posts, it's definitely 1 of the best places in town

24-7 - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les           10/10

Great to see Illias & Leo again last week 

They're still the best people to see if you want a gyros or a waffle
Corey misses you already
Hope you have a great season guys
Cheers
Les, Sylv, Phil & Corey

Ethnic - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les           10/10

After several attempts in previous years we finally managed to get in this time. It was late night & a lot of the menu had been sold out so we both had stuffed pork off the spit. It was lovely, the service was brilliant, I now know what we've been missong & can see why everyone raves about the place. We'll certainly be going again, hopefully soon

Artemis - (Bars in Argassi)

Les           10/10

Spent a few great nights in here end May/early June. The live music was great especially "Karl Lewis" The atmosphere was brilliant & "Nickos" & his mate on the door were great

We thought the drinks, at 2 a pint & 4 for the cocktails (some very strong) were very good value, especially with the free rounds & all the staff were excellent 
A big thank you to Angela from the "draught drinker & the "bikini" drinker"
YAMMAS
See you next year
Les & Sylv

Dimitrios Beach Bar - (Bars in Argassi)

Les

Well don't know whats happened here, just got back & the place isn't the same, only went in once.

Lorenzo is now next door & didn't see Peter there so don't know if he's coming back
Shame really

24-7 - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Les           10/10

Hi Leo.  How are you, hope you're well.

Have you any news about whether 24/7 will be open this year & whether you'll be there.
Argassi won't be the same without you pair there & Corey will be sad not to see you.
Hope to see you soon
Say hi to Illias from us if you speak to him
Good luck to you both for the future
Cheers
Les