Planet Pub - (Bars in Tsilivi)

Denise B          10/10

click to enlargeclick to enlargeHi Babis, Pedros, Ricky and all!

 
Had great time last week at the Planet!  Still recovering!  Can you pass on my email address to Ricky (and no, I'm not some sad 17 year old who's lusting after him!) but have some stuff for him (deniseb90@btinternet.com).
 
Thanks and hopefully see you all again very soon!
 
Denise and Sophie
xxx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B          10/10

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Stayed at the Planet for a week and had a brill time.  The apartment was very clean, as was the pool, bar, etc.  The staff were so helpful and friendly and really couldn't fault anything.  Will definitely return and would recommend.  Great if you're a football fan as they have about 6 screens around the bar showing various matches - also good disco which goes on quite late - but double glazed balcony doors and shutters mute the noise (although it didn't bother us as we were in the bar 'till it closed anyway!)

Babis and Pedros are excellent barmen - they really get the place going - as does Ricky, although he does try to get into all the girls' knickers! 
 
See you all again!!
 
Denise and Sophie
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deniseb90@btinternet.com
 

Planet Pub - (Bars in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi Kim,

Just saw your post - Ricky is off to the mainland at the end of next week to go to college - I'm assuming he may be back to Tsilivi next summer, but who knows!!
 
Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi Kim!  Only email address is on their website, but it's not been working for ages! www.planetpub.gr  as you probably have found out - not sure why they're not picking the phone up though??

When are you off?  Very jealous - back to work with a vengeance!  Say hi to Babis for me - he's a legend!!  Back to Tsilivi in June next year - but staying at the Lazaros as the Planet are coming up quite expensive - never mind, only a crawl across the road - just have to avoid the mopeds and horses!!
 
Have a great holiday!
 
Dx
 
 

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Only numbers for Planet are +30 26950 45106  or  +30 26950 48958.

 
Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi Kim!

It's one of those places that you want to return to all the time - I think it's because everyone's so friendly (not like the spanish who are grumpy and grab your money) - at least they take your money with a smile!!
 
Looking forward to seeing the photos! 
 
Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi I am very jealous - especially as it hasn't stopped raining here for the past two days!!  Can't see the photo yet - will check later!  Shame that Ricky won't be there when you go, he's such a laugh, and such a flirt - you can't help falling for him!  Looking at two weeks in June next year, only trouble is, my friend can't go in June and I can't do September as son is starting secondary school!  So at the moment it looks like just me and my son for two weeks - I'm a bit worried as I may be a bit bored without adult company!!
 
Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B          10/10

Hey Kim!  Well I've bitten the bullet and booked!  10 nights from 13 June - just me and Alex - hopefully staying at the Lazaros! Now only 8 months to wait!!!

Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B          10/10

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Hi I went from 9 Sept - 16 Sept and it was not manic at all - had time to chat to the staff - mind you the bar was still open at 4 in the morning - quite a few locals but they were more of a laugh than the holidaymakers!  By about two in the morning it quietened down and the die hards (ie me and my mate) and a few others continued on!  It was a great time to go, I can imagine it being packed in July/August - and the weather was great!  I'll probably go out for a week again next Sept (without Alex! he's having his one in June!)

Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi Kim.  Ricky was still there when I was there, in fact he said he was there for another two weeks and we left on 16 September.  I guess the postal system out there is a bit hit and miss - hope he got it though cos he sure use's a lot of hair gel!!  He must also use a load of aftershave too (jean paul gautier?!)  Sharon was really lovely, she made me beans and toast to try and get over my hangover!  Could your daughter give me DJ Panos' addy- I can stick him on MSN.  Just think this time next week you'll be there - not that I'm jealous or anything!! Are you still going next summer?

Dxx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi Kim - hope you're having a good holiday and the weather's being good to you - it's blooming freezing here!

Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi

I think it will be perfect for the teenagers.  There didn't seem to be a restriction of who was allowed in, etc - and there is a lot of outside tables and chairs - the disco goes on till late, there's a pool table and air hockey - plus loads of TV's showing all types of sport - and it's central, so lots of other bars and restaurants around - would definitely recommend.
 
Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi Kim!

Glad you all had a good time - and great that you saw Ricky - and that he got his suitcase load of hair gel!!  So where's all the piccies???!!!  Are you booking for next summer? Go in June and I'll see you there!!  Are they all packed up over there now?  Guess they'll all be heading back to the mainland for a well earned rest - don't know how they manage the long hours - a week nearly killed me!!
 
Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi Kim
 
Bet they'll all be glad of the rest! Shame about June, and the prices are really high for next year.  My sister and her husband and little boy are looking to come over in June too but the flights I've already booked have gone up and not a lot of others do the 10 nights.  I'm staying at the Lazaros Apartments, just over the road from the Planet, as you can book direct, can't book direct with Planet unfortunately, but I'm sure I'll be in for a drink most nights!
 
Isn't Babis off to the Maldives or Mauritius or somewhere exotic!  And it was Sandra that gave me the beans and toast, not Sharon, i got the names muddled up!! 
 
Looking forward to the pics - hope the prices come down for next summer as I'm still looking for a cheapie week at the beginning of September again.
Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi, oh great pics!  Babis looks vey well considering he must be shattered!!!

And Ricky looks very suave with his shirt on!  Is he working next summer or has he finally hung up his barman t-shirt?!  Mind you with the amount of girls he must get every summer it must be one of the perks for working there!!  Has Charlotte got his number?!
 
If you come out of the Planet, turn right and go passed the Red Lion, literally opposite there is the Lazaros.  I'm going for 10 nights with Alex and it's 648 all in for both of us (that's flights with Thomsons).  It would've been cheaper to get a 14 night flight, but then with spending money and accom was more - plus I think 10 nights on my own with Alex is more than enough!!  you can book direct with Lazaros, I'll dig out the email and let you know what it is.
 
Dx
 
 

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi Kim!

The email for Lazaros is www.lazaros-zakynthos.gr
 
Hope's all well with you - and we need more pics!!
 
Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

D'oh sorry it's www.zakynthos-lazaros.com

 
 

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi Kim!  Glad to have you back!  Glad to see the back of Xmas and new year stuff - looking forward to the spring and of course June!  Sister and her lot are hoping to book the Lazaros too - but waiting for the end of Jan to book.

Planet only seems available through First Choice at the moment, but still hoping to get a week out there in September (fingers crossed!)  Shame you can't get a sneaky weak in June - but hope you manage to get out there in July!  Speak soon.
 
Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Oh and forgot to say, hope you're feeling better now!

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi,

Yes I booked Thomson flights direct and then booked the Lazaros direct with Nikos - worked out cheaper than a package.  Would love to stay at the Planet in September for a week, so keeping my eyes on the price through First Direct!  Shame can't book direct at the Planet - even so the flights on their own in September are quite expensive at the mo.  Would think that booking the package in August for you may work out better - shame they rack the prices up because of the school holidays (grrrr!)  I think now you've got your PC back up and running we should have some more photos!!!
 
Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Aww Kim that's great!  What dates are you going - cos i usually go to Spain in August but am not going there this year.   Can't see photos yet (waiting for approval).  Did you book through Thomas Cook/First Choice?

Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi Kim,

i looked at the flight prices for August and I found some that were cheaper than when I go in June?!  If I have any money left (ha ha) might pop over for a week - would love to meet up - but I know that the prices will probably go up quite a lot!
 
Went to the Planet with Argo last year - think they are in the Cosmos brochure too this year - shame I can't book direct...
 
Speak soon.
 
Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi Kim

Yeah we asked Babis last year and he said that it's easier for the tour operators to book than him - I guess it's less work - he's got enough to do I guess!
 
I was looking at around 12 August - my son's birthday on 15th so that would be lovely to be out there.  If I did come out would just get flight and stay at Lazaros if I could.
 
My sister and her lot have booked the St Denis for 2 weeks from 10 June - they looked nice when I was there last time - nice and central too. 
 
Haven't got many other pics, I will definitely take more in June (treated myself to a new digital camera!)
 
Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi Kim!

Yep only 4 more days and we're off - going for 10 days - wish I had booked a fortnight, but never mind!  I shall definitely say hello for you - and I'm glad you managed to get the apartments - what a nightmare.  Wonder why Argo have pulled out? We went with them last September to the Planet?  I'll definitely take loads of photos and stick them on here when I'm back.  Still hoping for a week in September - see how the flights prices go.
 
Speak soon!
 
Dx

Planet Pub - (Bars in Tsilivi)

Denise B

click to enlargeAnother brilliant time at the Planet (hi Kim!)

 
Spent every night here watching Euro 2008 - shame that Greece went out, but atmosphere excellent as usual - will put up some photos when they're done (and edited!!)
 
Babis, Shelly, Nick and Ricky were as friendly and fun as usual - miss you all but will be back!
 
Denise and Alex
xx

Lazaros Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B          10/10

Just returned from the Lazaros.  Apartments are very very clean - maids were there every day - hot water at all times (brilliant shower!).  Nikos and his bro were very helpful - nothing too much trouble.  If you stay in the two room apartment as I did these are based on the front of the complex overlooking the main road - it can get a bit noisy (I had ear plugs, done the job!).  My only gripe (and it's a small one) please provide a kettle and a toaster !!!

Overall very good and I will return.
 
Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

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Hi Kim!

Had brill time - already booked again for September!!  Going out on 7th - 14th - can't wait!
 
Staying at the Alamis Apartments, which are further down by the Contessina.
 
Have a great time in August - look out for Andreas, the young guy who dishes out the peanuts - he is lovely - and give him another year and he'll be as mad as the rest of them!!!
 
Dx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

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Hi!

Was cheaper to do a package in September - so that's why we're at the Alamis - wanted the Planet again but was 200 more expensive (just for a week!).  Oh well, will have to use my legs (burn off all that food!).  Yes was in the Planet every night! 
 
Andreas is really cute - I'm sure your Charlotte will like him!  He's very sweet and innocent (bet that won't last long though!)
 
I'm putting more photos up!
 
Dx

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Olive Garden - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Denise B          1/10

Went here in Sept 2007 and loved it great Lamb Kleftico.  Unfortunately went here in June 2008 and was very disappointed.  Waited ages to be served, then ages for the food (only had a salad) and then at the end of the meal waited an age for the bill, only to find that it was seriously over-priced.  Charged for bread we didn't order and really I think we were "done"- but to be honest just wanted to get out of there.  Not the most friendly of welcomes and sadly will not be returning to this restaurant when I go back in September.

Lots and lots of better restaurants in the resort - better value for money, better food and better hospitality - I would say enjoy Tsilivi's restaurants, but avoid the Olive Garden.

Olive Garden - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Denise B          2/10

As I said, Sept 2007 was great - just didn't enjoy our experience there this year - maybe an off night - I don't know - but I had better meals, hospitality etc.  Each to their own....

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi Kim!

Glad you had a good time!  Can't believe you're back already - I'll be back out there in less than 3 weeks (going on 7 Sept) can't wait.  Haven't been to the beach parties, but will definitely go in Sept as I  haven't got Alex with me - so I can stay out late this time! 
 
Looking forward to the photos!
 
dx

Romios - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Denise B          10/10

One of my favourites in Tsilivi too.  Brilliant service, food, price - it's the only restaurant we go to more than once in Tsilivi!  Be back next week for more!

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Hi Kim!

Great pics!  Are you planning a return trip in 2009?  Flights are coming up soooo expensive, but hoping that I can get out at least once next year - probably September.  Hope you're all keeping well.  Take care.
 
dxx

Planet Studios - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Denise B

Well hopefully Kim the flights will start coming down in price, now that the price of oil has dropped (fingers crossed)!  Let's hope we both manage to get out next year - won't be the same if we don't!! 

dx