Argassi Resort - (Resorts in Zante)

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Hi
We are staying in Argassi at the Katerina Palace apartments, at the end of August. Can any answer the following questions----------
Are you able to get a taxi from Argassi to Tsilvi? if so what is the cost?
Are you able to get a bus from Argassi to Tsilvi? if so what is the cost?
Are you able to get a taxi from Argassi to Zante Town? if so what is the cost?
Are you able to get a bus from Argassi to Zante Town? if so what is the cost?
Are you able to walk from Argassi to Zante Town? if so how long would it take? (slow walk in zante heat).
Can anyone recommend any nice greek restaurants with greek food moussaka (in a pot), Lamb kleftiko and tzatziki?

Di Palai Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

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Please could anyone tell us the price of Air conditioning and a safe for 2 weeks in the studios

Ionian Blue Hotel - (Accommodation in Kalamaki)

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Please could anyone tell us the price of Air conditioning and a safe  (do they have one)for 1 weeks in the studios

Citibank 24hours Cash Machine - (Banks in Zante)

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 There are 2 ATM's. One is a little Air conditioned booth next to Angel's bar and the other is a hole in the wall at the side of  ' BEST' supermarket.

Argassi Beach - (Beaches in Zante)

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 Small beach with charges for sunbeds if on the sand but beachfront bars ( some with pools ) offer free sunbeds.

Argassi Resort - (Resorts in Zante)

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Argassi does not have proper paths along both sides of the road, so you have to be very careful when walking along the two main streets. It is really one main street with a smaller side street. Both street's have plenty of bars and restaurants.

Piccadilly - (Restaurants in Argassi)

M D           

 
Food good, service excellent, white wine good after a few drinks.

Venetsiana - (Restaurants in Argassi)

M D  (November 21, 2006)         

Good wine, but food was  Bland and a little more expensive then other restaurants.

Zorbas - (Restaurants in Argassi)

M D           

Very good wine and food. Its a small taverna. We ate here on our last day (2nd time), The restaurant did not open  until 12.00, but we were looking at the menu at 11.30 due to the bus picking us up at 12.45. The waiter (or maybe the owner) said he would open early for us so we could have a last Greek meal.

Green Frog - (Restaurants in Argassi)

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You can pick up a 10 % discount card in the green frog supermarket. We would not recommend Green frog. White wine was horrible and the moussaka tasted like lasagna. While we were eating, there was loud football and we could also here the quiz questions.

Carissimo - (Restaurants in Argassi)

M D  (November 21, 2006)         

Kleftiko was not in a pot and did not 'melt in my mouth'. We sat near to where they put all the finished plates and there was a lot of waste. It may have been because people ordered to much food, but we thought it was because the food was not good.

Granada - (Restaurants in Argassi)

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We went here on the GREEK NIGHT (THURSDAY). We would really recommend it. The owner does a special where you get a greek plate starter and main course, and one free drink for 15 Euros per person or you can order from the normal menu (which we did) and the food was good. We would NOT recommend the special for 15 euro per person as there was not a lot of food. Excellent greek night though - they have you dancing in the street.

Castaways - (Restaurants in Argassi)

M D  (November 21, 2006)         

food ok, they do flaming fajitas which looked nice and tastes ok, but the chicken was a little tough.  If you do not want to eat where you can here load music --do not go here.

Elena - (Restaurants in Argassi)

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Not on the main street. Food ok, White wine not that good, a little cheaper than the restaurants on the main street.

Edem - (Restaurants in Argassi)

M D           

Not on the main street. Nice wine 3.5 eur/ ltr. Food nice but very small plates.

Ilision - (Restaurants in Argassi)

M D           

We ate here 4 nights (out of a 2 week holiday), but wished we had more nights to go. EXCELLENT. Nice setting and the smell of jasmine is very nice. Very good white wine for 3 eur /ltr. Very big menu. The food was the best we had. The greek plate was the best - Huge and very tasty. Kleftiko cooked the traditional way in foil. We have booked to go to Argassi next year in June and hope this restaurant is still open.

Snack Academy - (Restaurants in Argassi)

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Excellent chicken pita.

Katerina Palace Hotel - (Accommodation in Argassi)

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25/8/06 - 8/9/06
Flight from Luton
Room 11 , 3rd floor
http://www.katerinapalace.com
AIRPORT-------- Very small, but does have air conditioning. Its a nightmare going home. We had to queue outside for about 1 hour as they do not have a lot of room at the checking in desk. Once through passport control there  is a duty-free shop and a few small places to get something  to eat, then its try to find somewhere to sit or stand. Mostly its a case of finding a small place to sit on the floor.
 
TRANSFER------- Transfer from the Airport took 25 minutes. We also stopped at 3 hotels in Kalamaki.
 
VIEW FROM ROOM--------- Our room could not have had a better view.  We stood on the balcony, looked right for a view of the mountains and looked left for a view of the sea and mainland Greece. We also overlooked the gardens and the two pools.
 
ROOM-------------- Good size room, with twin beds, 2 bed side cabinets, small wardrobe, small dressing table with 2 small drawers and a chair. Three plugs (plus 1 in kitchen area) sockets, kettle, toaster, fridge. Shower and shower curtain and the BEST THING- HOT WATER every hour of every day. Linen changed once a week and the towels should have been changed twice a week. We did get clean towels, just not on the same day--- one day we would get a clean bath towel and another day a clean hand towel.
 
CHECK OUT-------- Check out was 10am, but they did let us keep the room on until 11am as it was not being cleaned until then. The hotel was full when we were there so maybe they would let you keep the room on a little longer if they did not need it.
 
AIR CONDITIONING------ 5 Euro per day. It works with the  fob electricity key  attached to the door key, so you are only able to have the air con on when in the room. The room does go cool very quickly though. We did  separate the door and electricity key so we could have the air conditioning on without being in the room, after all we  had paid for air conditioning  per day not just for the hours we were in the room.
 
SAFE BOXES----- 15 euro for 1 week / 20 Euro for 10 days  /  25 Euro for 2 weeks. The boxes are in the reception  and looked very safe. To open the box you need two keys. One you get to keep and the other they keep at the reception.
 
RECEPTION---- The reception is 24 hours. There is a bar, but it was never open. We think this was because the pool bar was open day and night. Which was better as you get to sit outside.
 
POOL AREA------- The hotel has 2 pools on 2 levels, both are a good size with lots of beds and parasols. The pool at the top is a little noisy as this is also where the pool bar is. Both got the sun until about 7.15pm. We never had to be up too early ( about 9.30am) to get a bed.
 
ARGASSI-----  Argassi does not have proper paths along both sides of the road, so you have to be very careful when walking along the two main streets. It is really one main street with a smaller side street. Both street's have plenty of bars and restaurants.
 
ATM---- There are 2 ATM's. One is a little Air conditioned booth next to Angel's bar and the other is a hole in the wall at the side of  ' BEST' supermarket.
 
INTERNET------ We found 2 places that did internet-- The Green Frog and Snack Academy (which also does a very good chicken pita) both were 1.50 euro for 15 minutes or cheaper the more minutes you got.
 
BEACH- Small beach with charges for sunbeds if on the sand but beachfront bars ( some with pools ) offer free sunbeds.
 
RESTAURANTS----The 10 restaurants we ate at-- 1) PICCADILLY--(We ate here twice). This is just at the bottom of the drive. Food good, service excellent, white wine good after a few drinks. Pick up a discount card in the reception and you get 10% off. 2) VENETSIANA--- Good wine, but food was  Bland and a little more expensive then other restaurants. 3) ZORBAS (we ate her twice)---- Very good wine and food. Its a small taverna. We ate here on our last day, The restaurant did not open  until 12.00, but we were looking at the menu at 11.30 due to the bus picking us up at 12.45. The waiter (or maybe the owner) said he would open early for us so we could have a last Greek meal. 4)GREEN FROG-----You can pick up a 10 % discount card in the green frog supermarket. We would not recommend Green frog. White wine was horrible and the moussaka tasted like lasagna. While we were eating, there was loud football and we could also here the quiz questions. 5)CARISSIMO--- Kleftiko was not in a pot and did not 'melt in my mouth'. We sat near to where they put all the finished plates and there was a lot of waste. It may have been because people ordered to much food, but we thought it was because the food was not good. 6)GRANADA----- We went here on the GREEK NIGHT (THURSDAY). We would really recommend it. The owner does a special where you get a greek plate starter and main course, and one free drink for 15 Euros per person or you can order from the normal menu(which we did). We would NOT recommend the special for 15 euro per person as there was not a lot of food. Excellent greek night though - they have you dancing in the street. 7)CASTAWAYS---- food ok, they do flaming fajitas which looked nice and tastes ok, but the chicken was a little tough. 8) ELENA----- not on the main street. Food ok, a little cheaper than the restaurants on the main street. 9) EDEM----- Again not on the main street. Nice wine 3.5 eur/ ltr. Food nice but very small plates. 10) ILLUSION------- I have kept the best until last. We ate here 4 nights, but wished we had more nights to go. EXCELLENT. Nice setting and the smell of jasmine is very nice. Very good white wine for 3 eur /ltr. Very big menu. The food was the best we had. The greek plate was the best - Huge and very tasty. Kleftiko cooked the traditional way in foil.
 Most of the restaurants serve food until late, some until 12.00. We found not many open at lunch time, but there are a lot of snack places that serve food all day, some even 24 hours.

 

Ilision - (Restaurants in Argassi)

M D          10/10

 
Does anyone know if Iliion is opening this season. We are going on the 15/6/07 for 2 weeks and hoping it would be open by then

Alkionis - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

M D          10/10

 Excellent. We ate here 8 times (in a 2 week holiday). Try the flaming kleftiko and the meze for 2 (meatballs, chicken, lasagne, moussaka, potatoes in garlic, beans, stuffed vine leaf, stuffed tomato, stuffed pepper, beef stifado) all for 12 Euro. You also receive1/2 carafe of wine per table free.

Arhondico (Memories) - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

M D          10/10

 

Excellent, We ate here 4 times (in a 2 week holiday). Try the moussaka in a clay pot. You also receive1/2 carafe of wine per table free.

Elpida Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

M D          10/10

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22/8/08 - 05/9/08
Flight from Birmingham (Thomson's)
Hotel booked though otbeach
Room 346 , 3rd floor
http://www.elpidahotel.gr/en/index.php

AIRPORT-------- A good size new Airport with air conditioning. The checking in desk was open 3 1/2 hours  before flight departed.

TRANSFER------- Transfer from the Airport took about 15 minutes in a Taxi and the cost 24 Euro. 

VIEW FROM ROOM--------- Our room was in the new block towards the back of the apartments. Our room over looked the front of the hotel.

ROOM-------------- Large room, with twin beds (and space for another bed). The cooker was more little a camping stove so if you want to cook anything then this is not the place for you. No shower curtain, the bath room is more a wet room. The BEST THING- HOT WATER every hour of every day. Maid service every other day, but all they do is empty the bins. Linen and towels changed twice a week. You do have to provide your own toilet roll.

CHECK OUT-------- Check out- 10am.

AIR CONDITIONING------ 7 Euro per day. A little more expensive than what we have paid in other apartments in the past, but it was a must. We did not think the room would get so cold as you are not able to have it on if you are not in the room. The room did get cold after it being on for about 30 mins, the room was so cold in the night that we needed to use the blankets.

SAFE BOXES----- 30 euro for 2 weeks. The boxes are in the rooms and operate with a key.

RECEPTION---- The reception open 8am - midnight.

ATM---- We found 2 Atm both on the main street and both worked fine.
 
INTERNET------  There are lots of bars that have internet.

The  Elpida Apartments are about a 5 minute walk to the centre and about 15 miutes to the beach.