Jeep Safari - (Zante Excursions)

Krystle J

I have read a few reviews on this.. does the safari always go to the viewing platform of the shipwreck??

 
& if so where do you get this safari from & how much does it roughly cost??
 
Many thanks =)

Levante Speedboat Trip - (Zante Excursions)

Krystle J

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Well where do i begin?

I found out about the levante boat trip from these reviews so before i even got into Tsilivi i knew i was going to go on it!!!
 
First day we arrived 13thjune.. We took a stroll down to the harbour and saw Spiros sign, Asked a bloke who im sure was Philipa and booked it with Spiros right there and then!
 
Went on the shipwreck and blue caves trip on the monday and had an amazing time, Spiros really does do a good job and gets the the shipwreck before anyone else i.e the bigger boats!!!
 
We were the only ones there!!
 
Spiros lets all women and children drive the boat also which is good fun!
 
After the trip we knew we had to book the next one to turtle island and keri caves, so we did and that was great also.
 
With Spiros you arent stuck on a boat for hours on end, he takes you to where your meant to go and then lets you stop off inbetween the trips to have lunch etc all in all the trips are around 5 hours long.
 
We plan to go back to Tsilivi again next year and will DEFINATLY be going aboard with Spiros again  

Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Krystle J

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Contessina is a lovely hotel, Very clean and gorgeous rooms.. The staff are great they cant do enough for you!!! Niko's the barman is lovely!

Cleaners are fab they really do work hard!!!
 
Will be back next year
 
Pics: Mine & Bfs room..
 
Joannie,Niko & Me!

Freddies Beach Bar - (Bars in Tsilivi)

Krystle J          10/10

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Found Freddie's on the net before leaving for Tsilivi.

Visited there quite a bit, food there is lovely and the staff are great.
 
Spent our last night there and really wish we had spent more nights there!!
 
Rob & Ritsa are lovely people..
 
& Marco & Zach are great fun, Thankyou for the lovely cocktails and thankyou for the great company - Hopefully see you next year!!!!!
 
xx

Fat Olives - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Krystle J  (June 29, 2008)        10/10

We ate here on one of our last nights..

Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff & great food!!!!!!!
 
Lamb chops were great!!!

Golden Fish Menu - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Krystle J          7/10

Only ate here for a quick bite and for a snack at 2am one morning.. Food isnt nothing to rave about but staff are friendly!!!

Giorgios Restaurant - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Krystle J          9/10

We ate here twice, Staff are great nothing can be too much for them!!

Food was gorgeous .. especially the chicken souvlaki YUMMMM!

Menir - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Krystle J          10/10

We ate here at least 3 times!!!

 
Staff are great here, food is fabolous seriously good food!!!!

Balcony Restaurant - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Krystle J          9/10

Great restaurant, Try the greek dessert it was fab!!!

Beautiful view here and staff are nice!

The Troc - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Krystle J  (June 29, 2008)        4/10

Had a roast here was very nice, Staff were nice but seemed too rushed!

Had a idiot family next to us who then had company arrive who basically wanted to take another familys seats and waited until they finished their meal to take over even though they wanted a desert but left before they could get one..
 
Dont think i will go back there too much of a english atmosphere!!

Zakynthos Airport - (Places to Visit in Zante)

Krystle J          10/10

Really dont know why there are still complaints about the airport!!!

We flew back the 27th june and there was a small queue but nothing too bad about a 10 min wait.. Check was fast and efficient, we were overweight on both cases and the check in agent turned a blind eye to it!
 
Zante airport seems to always get moaned about but i was quite surpised at how good it turned out to be!!!!!!

Zakynthos Airport - (Places to Visit in Zante)

Krystle J

People people people, take your own food from the resort in your hand luggage thats what we did ;) it never got conviscated neither did our bottle of water that was in our hand luggage!!!

Damn no wonder people always slag us brits off - alot of us just want to whinge too much!!

Tsilivi Beach - (Beaches in Zante)

Krystle J          10/10

loved tsilivi, what a great resort, great beach, great people!!! dont know why people always b***h about the dvd guys.. not once did they pester us or people around us if you said no they would simply walk away and wouldnt bother you again!!!

 
 

Levante Speedboat Trip - (Zante Excursions)

Krystle J

Hi Eddie,


We were sitting next to you and your girlfriend on that trip!

Levante Speedboat Trip - (Zante Excursions)

Krystle J          10/10

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well what can i say!!

another year doing both trips with the one and only spiros kaponis, both trips were amazing as expected.
 
me and my partner took my parents out to tsilivi for their first time abroad this year and got them to come on this trip.. after going on the first (shipwreck and blue caves trip) with him they were begging for more and couldn't wait to do the turtle trip!!!
 
all of us really enjoyed it and spiros is a great great man, he lets women and children steer the boat, makes everyone feel welcome and goes out of his way to get to know every single person who goes with him on his trips.
 
captain spiros knows so much knowledge and information of the island and shares this with each passenger, he will stop the boat for anyone if anyone wants to see something or asks about something they see on the trip.
 
these trips are amazing and worth every penny!! the trips last half a day so your not on a crammed boat that takes a whole day to see the same thing and spiros gets to the shipwreck before anyone else...
the turtle trip is amazing also you will always see a turtle if not more with spiros.. we saw 7-8 this year and spiros will give everyone plenty of time to see them!
 
book with him and do one trip i promise you that you will not regret it and will want to do a next trip with him!
 
thankyou kaponis family for making our holiday!!!
 
krystle & rob & marlene & paul.
 
xxxx

Jeep Safari - (Zante Excursions)

Krystle J

We booked the Jeep safari with Zante insight (tsilivi) and everyone had a great time!! Ian makes sure everyone has a great time!! Watch your head if your in the back when your off road hahahaha!

Suhc a fun day out.. but one thing, when you stop off up north to wine taste, please becareful with what you buy there.. i was OVERCHARGED by around 8 euros and didnt realise until after we left, they pretend they are letting you off money when you buy so much but they actually con you.
 
Their prices are also really overpriced which we didnt realise until shopping in the resort, things like all the sweets,rugs etc are double the price than in the resort and they pretend you cant get them nowhere else.
Please be very wary of this as you can buy EVERYTHING there in Tsilivi or zante town.
 
Also they pretend they make the wine and its exclusively sold there - IT IS NOT.. you can buy the exact same wine in the resort. If you want proper family made honey or wine.. head to KAMBI cross if you hire a car.. there is a small wonderful shop there which a wonderful family runs and the honey and wine is out of this world, well worth the journey just to get it!!!
 
That was the only downside of the trip the winetasting scamming family, otherwise the trip is excellent!! Maybe they should take you to visit a genuine family run business.

Ariadne Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Krystle J          1/10

These apartments are really not what they seem!!

Check out tripadvisor and read the negative reviews as i am gutted i did not take notice of those!!
 
On arrival the apartments/hotel looks really nice... on arriving noone was at reception to greet us, we had to go and find them and was just handed the keys with not much of a very welcoming greeting.
 
During our whole two week stay in fact the owners were quite ignorant, we walked past the owners wife a few times when going out and we didnt even get a smile or a hello.. it doesnt cost anything to be nice!!
 
It seems as though they only want to know you if you are one of those who sit around the pool all day or at their bar all night!!!
 
The room looked clean on arrival and is simple and basic. ( we had the 2 bedroom apartment)
Then every morning the cleaners would come, who were also rude!! They would barge in if you were still in the apartment and we asked them nicely one day to return a little while after as they had come early and they ignored our request and demanded the towel my dad had around him after showering!!!
All the cleaners seemed to do was wash down the floors. We had to clean the bath ourself and the mirror in the bathroom was in a filthy state during the whole 2 weeks, In 2 weeks our towels were only changed 3 times!!!!!!! Despite putting the soaking wet towels on the floor by the door so they knew they needed changing they would just fold them up and put them on the beds. Sheets were changed twice.. and sheets were grubby with fag holes in and stained. The drains in the bathroom would give out an unpleasant sewage smell also!!
 
Please becareful if you stay here as they dont seem to know what health and safety is!! The cleaners just mop the floor corridors outside your apartment and dont put any signs up to say the floor is wet which resulted in my dad almost falling flat on his face!!
 
The only good thing about this hotel is the views you get!!
 
The hill isnt as bad as what everyone pretends it to be but then again we come from buckinghamshire and we are used to hills however i wouldnt reccomend it if you had walking difficultys!!!
 
Upon leaving the hotel/apartments we expected someone to at least be at reception to say goodbye but again they were down at the bar so we had to go hand the keys in, even then the ignorant woman didnt even come up to say goodbye to everyone else!!!
 
If you are thinking of staying here dont be entirely fooled by all the what seem good reviews be sure to read the negative too and you will see a pattern emerging!!
 
Do not waste your time and money on this place!! Their are FAR more BETTER and hospitable hotels & apartments in Tsilivi!!!!
 
& if you do stay here then please could you feed the resident cats when possible as the owners let them fend for themselves and the poor things are skin and bone!
 
 
 
 
 

Majestic - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Krystle J          10/10

Wow me and my fiancee tried this place out this year and it was well worth it!!

The food here is top notch and absoloutly beautiful, Try beef in a pot, their greek food is amazing!

Menir - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Krystle J          10/10

Our favourite restaurant still!! Absoloutly beautiful food, great staff and a fantastic atmosphere!!! Try it you wont regret it!

Il Gusto - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Krystle J          2/10

We tried here during our 2 week stay and it was the only bad meal we have had in 2 years of going to Tsilivi!!

I had spag bol and it really wasnt nice, having had spag bol in Tsilivi before and absoloutly loving it i was hoping this was the same, you had lots of tomato sauce and spaghetti but hardly any mince!! My other half didnt enjoy his meal either.. their are far more better restaurants in tsilivi!

Giorgios Restaurant - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Krystle J          4/10

After eating at Georgios many times last year, we returned this year to find that it had gone slightly downhill.. The food wasnt as nice as before and both me and my partner had a very bad stomache the day after eating here!! Maybe they have changed their chef who knows but we didnt return after that, which is a shame as the staff here are lovely!

Freddies Beach Bar - (Bars in Tsilivi)

Krystle J

 fantastic freddie's as always!! thankyou to ritsa and rob for such a welcoming stay, freddie's is as good as ever! the food is amazing.. if they have lunchtime specials up do try them!! the greek lemon potatoes are fantastic and we couldn't get enough of them!! thankyou so much ritsa for the recipe!!

we wish you all a fantastic season & we are missing freddie's already!!!!!
 
x krystle & rob x