Dina, what can i say excellent hostess, Booked flight no accomodation Phoned Dina she gave me a room for a week as George next door had closed up for the season. It wasn't till middle of week that i found out she was keeping apartments open so that i could have a weeks stay. The apartment was clean and tidy just what you need a no frills place to lay your head. Sheets and towels were changed twice in the one week. On arrival water was provided so tea could be made. On departure i asked Dina to book a taxi but they needed an extra 5 euros just for booking, Dina told me just to waken her at 3 in the morning and she phoned the taxis then. How many other places would have done that. I will definately be staying again.Dina was always on hand if you needed anything, not that i did apart from taxi.
I have just returned from a week in Kalamaki. My mum and I booked to stay at Dina's Apartments and phoned before we travelled to explain we wanted twin beds. When we arrived, we were given a double bed and told that all rooms were like this, even though we found out later that twin beds were available. She offered us an extra single room at €35 per day. We refused to pay as the Venus Hotel only charges €30 per day and it has a pool, bar and other facilities. We had an extra bed placed in our room, but this made space extremely limited. We were also given a ground floor apartment even though we had asked for a first floor one. The first night we were there, the electricity box came away from the wall and I had to re-wire it to get the electricity to work! The one shelf provided was hanging off the wall at a 45 degree angle. The beds were changed once during the week. We were only given clean towels when we asked for them (and one each, not two!) and we had to buy our own toilet rolls. We were told the rooms were cleaned every other day, but people went into our rooms on other days without us knowing, because items were moved and rubbish taken away, even though beds were not made. Air conditioning was available but at a cost of €40 per week, which we found too much, but the room was swelteringly hot and we sweated constantly. Costas Pool Bar was recommended to us by Dina, but we found it ridiculously expensive - €17 for a breakfast of 3 toasts, two coffees and a tea. We also had to endure constant observation from Dina herself, who always seemed to be around every time we opened the door and this made us feel uncomfortable. On our last day, we were told to vacate the room at 10am, but at 9.15am (while I was still getting dressed!) she came into our room and said she had to take the extra bed away. I had to move my suitcase and clothes off the bed so she could take it away! All in all, this could have spoilt our holiday, but I didn't let it. However, I would not recommend anyone to stay there.
Just returned from a fab week in Kalamaki. Loved the place, the people and the weather. We booked the day before we flew, so had no idea what we were going to. We need not have worried, as the apartment was very adequate, spotlessly clean and nicely situated for all amenities. The beds were changed once during the week and clean towels provided. The toilet paper bin could have been emptied, i feel, a bit more often.
Apartments are very clean and tidy as is the walkways etc. and Dina herself is a loverly lady who alway stops and speaks but 50 euros is a bit steep for the air-con and deposit box for a week! Also no toilet rolls supplied!! Bring you own!! Won't be back until they do something about that discusting airport
After reading previous comments we were expecting the worst but our fears were groundless - the studio was basic but spotlessly clean, Dina is lovely and very helpful and the location is excellent - certainly no complaints from us
if you like being charged for electricity then this is the place to stay!!!!!!!! wouldnt ever go back!!!!!!!! we were made to feel very uncomfortable!!!!!!
Great apartment, clean & comfortable, ideal location (especially for families) as use of 2 pools on your doorstep. Costas pool bar is perfect holiday place for adults & kids alike....dont miss the fantastic greek night!!! Dina is very nice & helpful, she lives in no.5! However be warned......dont go out and leave the air conditioning on!!!!
Three of us have just had a fortnight in Dina's apartments and we found the studio very comfortable indeed. The studio was basically equipped, but all you need really is a bed, a bog and a shower - its quite cheap to eat out. The sheets and towels were changed 3 times and the Bathroom bin emptied (not a pleasant job!) Dina herself is indeed very pleasant, and will go out of her way to speak to you and pass the time of day - she lives in studio 5, so be good if you're in 6! There is some early morning noise from local cockerals, but nothing really to wreck your sleep - have some more Raki!!!!! All in all, when we return to Kalamaki and indeed we will, we will try to book in at Dina Studios.
telephone or email adress of dina apts stayed here in 2000 lost contact number thanks
We are pleased to say that when we stayed at Dina's in June this year, we found our studio (in one of two small blocks), very clean and modern. It was exceptionally spacious with the nice feature of a high traditional wooden ceiling! The room was adequately equipped and it made a pleasant change to find a double bed! The only drawback was the lack of privacy, as the small two storey block opposite was only 25 feet across the pathway/gardens dividing the two. Our room would have benefitted greatly if there had been a curtain across the double glazed door - bring your own!! We found Dina herself a very laid back, easy going lady, who made us feel very welcome. The studios are only a 10 minute stroll from the resort centre, yet surprisingly located in a peaceful setting, and the beach was probably about a further 5-10 mins walk. We will certainly consider staying here again if we return to Zante. We hope this will be of use to any of you considering staying with Dina, and hope you will add your own comments sometime about any other accommodation you choose for your stay in Zante!
Chris and Gina Davis
Hi mate! Hope you didn`t get caught in that gale when you came back Sunday night! We got the first bit of it and I was well pleased to land. By the way, something interesting happened to Toploader clone before we left.......Ha!
the costa`s pool bar is across the lane dina runs it her self, the facilities are okay do not do the holiday rep tours they are twice as expensive as the one`s available by the high street. Greek night @ the stani by the beech is free and on every sunday,,,,,, hi chris
the costa`s pool bar is across the lane dina runs it her self, the facilities are okay do not do the holiday rep tours they are twice as expensive as the one`s available by the high street greek niight @ the stani by the beech is free and on every sunday
For a budget holiday the flats were quite roomy, cleaned every couple of days and nice and cool at night. Just 5 mins from the centre - and Dina (the lady who runs them) is lovely. Would definitely stay there again.
Sundeep we are going from Manchester at 2 pm on the 23rd and coming back on the 30th - catch you over there! Hope the weather`s better than here!!!
sundeep here !!!!!we`re going via gatwick @ 5.00 in the morning on the 23rd of september and returning the 30th!!!!! hope to see you all there
sundeep we are going that week too - it`s not far from the centre and near costas pool bar. where are you flying from? if you want more info on good places have a look on http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/zante?s and i`ve put some ideas on the message board a while back - any more info u need let me know!
pictures of this place the rooms etc etc
pictures of this place therooms etc etc
I`m going there the last week of september and looking forward to it but I can not find any more info on this place can anyone help. Oh and what places to eat any suggestions
Family run studio good for shops and beach not on main road just of it
2016Starting near to Villa Nostos then heading east towards the Crystal Beach Hotel and along the Kalamaki old road turning left at the roundabout, heading west towards Laganas along the main strip past the Vanessa hotel, Athina Apartments and Eurohire car rental turning left towards the Kalamaki Beach hotel and ending with a nice view of the beach.
2015Starting from the new Caretta Island Hotel heading east past Zepos taverna along the Kalamaki old road and turning left at the new roundabout. Then heading west towards Laganas along the main strip past Sophia's hotel and the Cronulla hotel eventually turning left past the Macedonia hotel and ending at the Kalamaki Beach Taverna.
2014The tour starts from on the main road close to the airport runway heading East towards the crossroads at Drunk Corner, going past the Zakynthos information Centre on the right, continuing all the way along the main strip turning right at the junction with the Kalamaki Old Road towards the Klelia hotel. Turning around at the Crystal Beach Hotel the tour takes the reverse route then turns left towards the Marelen Hotel before ending at the Kalamaki Beach Taverna
Kalamaki Early Evening Tour 2016The tour starts from the Kalamaki Beach Taverna & heads back past the Golden Sun Hotel turning right before the main road & past the Caretta Star (formerly Pelouzo) Hotel then left towards Eurohire car rental then turning right onto the main road. The tour continues all the way along the main strip turning right at the new roundabout past the Meandros Hotel & onto the Crystal Beach Hotel ending with a view over the beach.
Kalamaki 1st Week of May 2015It's the first week of May and there are very few tourists about. The tour starts from the Kalamaki Beach Hotel & heads back past the Louros Beach Hotel towards the main Kalamaki to Laganas road. Turning right towards Kalamaki centre, then a little detour through the Caretta Beach Hotel exiting onto the Airport road. Back to the main road turning left at Buon Amici then all the way to the newly constructed roundabout turning right onto Kalamaki Old road past the Cavo Doro Hotel then a quick look at the deserted Crystal Beach & ending at the newly built Carreta Island Hotel next to Stani restaurant.