Sandy Maria Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Linda C

Cannot wait to return your superb apartments on July 8th 2007 !!!

Linda Stuart,Ross and Ashley
Hope you are all well at Santy Maria- see you all soon

Mikalis - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Linda C (January 22, 2007)

Hi there all at the Mikalis

Hope you are all well, Looking forward to retuning to see you all 8th July and look forwards to many a meal with you!!
Stuart,Linda Ross and Ashley Cameron

Maryland Reptile House - (Places to Visit in Zante)

Linda C (January 22, 2007)

We visited you in July 2005 and will be returning and will definately be visiting you  8th July 2007,
Linda, Stuart, Ross and Ashley cameron

St Nicholas Beach - (Beaches in Zante)

Linda C          10/10

Hi There John,Mike and Marie

Thank you very much teaching us so much about Skuba diving, Ross (10) Ashley (8) Loved it so much they cannot wait to tell their friends about it!
anyone reading this MUST try it out, It had been a long long time ago that Stuart and myself had initially had a go at Skuba diving and felt very relaxed with your expert tuition!!
Ross now wanting to go again so will have to look about near home to get him lessons?? He would have spent all day in the wter with you!
Very pleasant beach surroundings! The beach was very clean and safe area for children.
Jodie if you are reading this can you Thank Susie for us again for recomending us travelling down to see you all, was a very memorable day out and the children with never forget it!
Thanks again for the Photo DVD !!!
Take care and hope you all have a good season!
 
Linda, Stuart, Ross and Ashley cameron
Leven, Fife, Scotland
 
P.S  John Mike Jodie, pardon the pun but I still get the song "I'm forever blowing Bubbles" out of my head!!  Jodie you need to get more girls working there at the same time as you and gang up on the boy's!!

Mikalis - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Linda C  (July 23, 2007)        10/10

Hi There, Mike Jan Susie and jodie

Thank yu very much for the delicious meals we spent with you in our first week of our holiday from 8th July 2007. The children enjoyed seeing you again!
Susie a big thank you to you for letting us know about the superb Skuba centre down at St Nicholas, we had a fantastic day out ! Ross now wanting to have lessons back home!
We missed you in our second week, We will visit again sometime and hopefully catch up then.
We heard the news, and we are thinking of you all.
Linda, Stuart, Ross and Ashley
Leven, Fife, Scotland
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Casa Di Crepe - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Linda C  (July 23, 2007)        8/10

We visited this place a couple of times when on holiday July 07 and found that the food here was great!!

Children enjoyed the crepes, Ideal when you want a change from all the other resterants around!!
Linda Stuart, Ross and Ashley
Leven ,Fife, Scotland

Giorgios Restaurant - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Linda C          8/10

Just retruned yesterday from Zante Boo Hoo!!!

Found this resterant at the end of our first week and found it Brilliant!
We found that best time to go was 7-8pm as after then became very! busy!
This was still ok as staff all worked together as a team and had superb service, food Superb!!
If you visit this resterant after 9-10 you may find you have to wait for you bill for sometime, as the last post here say's we think this is because they are just trying to make their resterant look busy! we waited 30 mins before we lifted our table number and just took it to the till, I would suggest you do this if you wait longer than 15 mins!
Linda, Stuart, Ross and Ashley cameron
Fife scotland
food rating 10/10
8/10 Purely for the Bill waiting time on 1 occasion

Water Village - (Places to Visit in Zante)

Linda C          10/10

Just back yesterday from Zante

The water park is a very good day out, Best time to go a Thursday or a Sunday (the days most flights are leaving so is less busy
We went on a Thursay and travelled by car, Quite easy now as there are many signs to guide you the way.
We arrived at 11.15 and put watches etc into the saftey llockers 5 euro's for the day and you get 2 back when you hand in the key- locker contents are insurred up to 500 Euro's (read the small print for this info)
We did't have to queue more for more than 5 minutes, A Lot of the rides say for over 12's only but the lifeguards will let children who can swim unaided for a distance onto the bigger rides even though there are signs up saying strickty for over 12's, Our youngest is 8 and was aloud on the adult ride with parent ( we nicknamed it the Plughole she loved it and said it was slower than some of the childrens rides)
The Yellow  adult ride looks scary, but is actually very Good, only tip I would give is don't put your bum too far into the ring as there are several grids on the flume which water comes out of on caught our bums on them- (No we don't have big bums)
When we returned later on in the afternoon to our locker we checked the time 5.50pm time to go as park closed at 6.00. Brill day out!
Best value we would say was to hire the car for the day and make sure you stay until chucking out time!
Linda Stuart, Ross (10) Ashley (8)

Sandy Maria Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Linda C          8/10

Hi There all!

We were also there at same time as last post, totally agree with last coment- this was our second visit to the Santy Maria in two years, still fab, a few people think that 600 metres to the beach/town is a lot, but not really - our children walked it every day ages 10 and 8. Just seems a little further due to the intense heat we had whilst there!
We made one mistake and tried to go into town just after 2 in the afternoon, BAD MISTAKE, as far too hot children looked as though they had just walked through the desert for a while, despite plenty of stops and loads of water. Go into town in the morning or early evening !
Hi to all, Sandy Tina and Spiros and family , I don't know how you all manage!
We will be back hopefully to visit in a couple of years!
Had a fantastic holiday
Tips-
1) 1% commision is given on Eurocheques op road from Popyes  and Greek Restrant on left hand side going towards the Mini Golf- Sprio's takes 4%, oly found this out on last day, so well worth the walk into town tosave a bit of money!
2) Before you go buy a colapsable 2 litre bottle from a hilwalking shop and take water saf tablets (Boots the chemist 7 approx) and make your own safe water - safe a few euro's (we drank over 20 litres of water in our 2 weeks stay)
3) Take ice cube bags and make your own ice with your safe water
4) Buy carton's of juice/Capri sun and make your own Ice blocks (Jublies) or use them on your travels into town for instant cold drinks!
5) If you miss toast on holiday  - make it with your basic room equipment - heat Frying pan slowly (dry) and place bread in it- tun regularly and toast with be delicious- make a sandwish and do same thing and you will have a delicous toastie- saving you loads! and just as good as Spiros at the bar!
Take care and enjoy your holiday
Linda Cameron
(Stuart, Ross and Ashley)

Sandy Maria Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Linda C          8/10

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE !!!!   Stop running this place down with all these negative comments!!!
These apartments when we have been there were very good, we never had any problems with any of the staff etc, We found everyone there very welcoming and hardworking, people who go on holiday and get a resonable priced apartment keep expecting a 5 star accomodation. We found our apartment VERY clean and the cleaner was in every day emptying our bucket and left our sheets etc, we had our sheets changed three times over our two week stay, Maybe the people who get on with there holiday and respect the hardworking people get the most done for them !!!
I am maybe different to most people and did not mind making up the beds etc when clean sheets were left outside my room! After all you had to come in out of the heat at some point and only took 5 mins of my time to do.   Have some respect for these lovely people who put in long hours in the heat to keep us happy!! 
Please find out for yourself that these apartments are very clean, but basic (remember your not in your apartment all day!!)
Happy to help out anyone with any questions etc.
Go on book up and enjoy yourself!!!!
Linda