This year willbe are 4th visit to these apartments. Dennis , Spiros && Yannis are great hosts and look after you very well. The appartments are basic but who cares when you are only using them to sleep and shower. The bar do a good selection of bar snacks which are in price with the rest of the strip. Their wifes do the cleaning and are always polite and helpful. We have booked direct this year and saved at least 200 . Looking forward to meeting up with some friends aswell . Yammas
Just got back and had a brilliant 2 weeks. Kalamaki is great. Not to rowdy just right.Food very good and very reasonable.Recomend Hermes Rental for car. We had the Jimney for 3 days for the price of 2 and went round the island. Got lost loads of times but so what. Keri is lovely, very quiet which is just how we like it. The apartment was basic but very clean, no problem but the shower hose was leaking but was fixed within an hour. The brothers were very friendly and the snacks good and cheap. All in all had wonderful time and will definitely return and stay at the same apartments
Am staying here Oct 09. I'm sure the apartments are going to be just fine . I've spent a lot of time at the Scorpion over the years just never stayed at the apartments.
Stayed here last year as well. Cheap and cheerful........Basic but clean. Olympic rep. Charlotte is an absolutely delightful young lady, good knowledge of the island and nothing is too much trouble. This won't be our last visit.
had a reli good stay.
Just back from Kalamaki. It is so quite this year. I think even the Greeks are feeling the effects of the credit crunch.
Happy New Year to you all.
have stayed at the apartments for the past 4 years and have loved it. already booked for next year yiannis,dennis and spiros are so easy to get on with an make you so welcome. people moan about how basic the apartments but how long do you really spend in them. we spend many days sat chillin round the pool and the food at the bar is really nice, but do try and hire a car or quad and go into the mountains theres some fantastic sights to see. we can't wait to go back next year and i would definatly say you have to go
Hey Matt, was that room T6? Looks like the room me n my bf stayed in! Recognise the dodgy lights!If it was, was my weird colourful storage hanger thing in the wardrobe?
Hey Matt what date did you go to these apartments? I guess i'm just hoping the two couples you were referring dint include us...! Saying that though, the other couple we went with didn't really want to do anything but stay beside the lovely clean pool! Which was annoying to say the least- it's definately worth going on the tours and stuff that's organised, I was dying to go to that Greek night that Olympic holidays organised to Keri I think it was- could anybody tell me what is like for next time's booking?! Costas definately is king of the Greek nights so far....
Hellas Well what can i say.. Me and my Mom and Brother really enjoyed our stay! Its going to be a holiday to never forget as we had so much fun! The apartments are very basic but that didnt bother us as they were clean and we had beds which was all that mattered. The balcony had a beautiful mountain/hill view. Cleaners came round twice while we were there and they are very friendly. The pool side is very relaxing, clean & has music playing during the day. But for all the shallow swimmers make sure you check how deep it is before jumping in because its deeper than it looks. The bar is very clean and relaxing also and the drinks and food are very cheap! Club sandwhich and Special sandwhich were our favourite food on the menu and are a must try. Banana Bliss cocktail drink is a must try too. The brothers Yanis, Spiros & Denis are very friendly and constantly made us laugh. They seem very quiet and misserable but deep down they aint! Haha. Overall the stay was fantastic and we really enjoyed it. You are in the middle of everything you need like shops, bars, restuarants and beach. Greek night at the Costa Bar 5 minuite walk from apartments on a Tuesday night is a must try and is a night to never forget! We didnt enjoy the boat trip though! Payed 20 euros each to go and see the ship wreck and turtles and in the end we didnt see neither of them because of the weather at sea..(waves were too bad aparantley) HAS ANYONE ACTUALLY EVER SEEN THE SHIPWRECK? Because we come to the conclusion that it maybe a bit of a con. Kalamaki is a place to relax and there is always something going on if you get a bit bored. Its a place which you either Hate or Love and WE LOVED IT. We will be back next year.
Apartments were basic,get what you paid for, Kitchen,little bathroom(showers are an expeirence lol) 2 single beds which everyone pushed 2gether as we could hear them moving funiture in other apartments. Didnt really have any food from the place (breakfast once which was good,try the iguana bar towards the beach mmm yummy).Nice pool area where you get the sun most of the day.1 downside is that you can hear the planes coming & going but its ok at night time as there not allowed to fly between 11pm-5am. Only 100yds or so from the main kalamaki strip which was good,supermarket next door aswell + its 10mins walk to the beach, which was a disapointment as the beach is narrow and gets very packed.Overall i think its got a great location for the town,bar,food,pool (which two couples seemed to stay at the site 24/7... GO OUT AND EXPLORE THE ISLAND! Argh!!!!)
All in all it was a good stay, food was good in bar, even though a bit pricey, pool area is great, gets the sun all the way to evening, apartments are basic, but we didn't expect anything less for a 2* apartment, they get cleaned 3 times a week, i paid just over £400 for two of us for a week and for my money i dont think i can complain.
I love Zante! These apartments were actually the most basic i've ever stayed in in the Kalamaki resort (this was my sixth time coming here) but I guess half the time most won't be in the apartments a lot through the day anyway. Cleaners definately did a good job. They are in a good location, with about a 15 minute walk to the beach and about 15 minutes to the other end of Kalamaki where Cave Bar and such like are (the 'original' Kalamaki!). It's a good, clean pool, the sun's on it all day until around 7 o clock, and bar/food service is good in the Scorpion bar, friendly. There was only myself who was really used to the 'Greek way' in our party of four who came here- those who are used to going to places other than Greece may be rather shocked and disgusted when they get here due to the really basic apartments (i.e. hand held showers, the toilet paper in the bin thing...), but it wouldn't take much getting used to! I'd stay here again I think, but I know the other 3 probably won't be rushing back in a hurry... You get aircraft noise, which is pretty obvious as the airport's only bout 3 miles away, and scooters racing about on the main road- these apartments are just set back off the main kalamaki-laganas road. All in all- a great holiday in my opinion!
not impressed with this apartment at all. i paid over £1000 for two people sharing and i feel really disappointed and cheated. it was terrible. we have stayed in zante for three years and have never complained once. i understand basic but this place was diabolical. i will not be staying here again but apart from that zante is still far the best island out of all of greece.
I don't get why people keep going on about the safety deposit boxes.. why would they give you your money back? what would be in it for them? it says 15pound a week (or whatever it is) it doesn't say you get your money back! It is just a safe to deposit your valuables in ?!?!
Me and my friend stayed in July and these apartment were amazing!
Hiya, Me and my boyfriend got back today from 2weeks staying in Tonia Studios. The location is really good, just off the main road. Short walk to the beach, a supermarket right nextdoor, mini golf 2 mins away and the main road 2 seconds walk away! (comes out opposite Drunk Corner).
The apts were nice and clean, they were basic but we only really used the kettle any way. From what I saw, the two studios are near enough the same, except the Dionisys are painted a nicer colour and have a picture on the wall! lol. (I'm a girl, shh!)
would just like to start with a big HELLO to , ian and caz, caz and
ian, trudi and steve, me old girl and me pa, sister and her new
husband, chloe, yannis, dennis, spiros and Pappy...
2nd time to Zante first time to Kalamaki, and let me tell you it was fab, think the alcahol is too cheap though as some of these negative comments below seem to be written by people who obviously had there eyes closed for a fortnight, for gods sake its greece,,,, its clean, laid back, chilled, the people are friendly will do anything for you, family orientated, there not forceful with money, dont know how many times i got told, ahh pay me later pay me later, which i did just to add, I stayed next door to the dionysys and used the scorpion bar facilitys everyday, you are and will be looked after believe you me, everything makes this the ideal place, the people who stay there (ie: the crew), the brothers, pappy, the domestic assistants, and even the reps for once, so I heard anyway, best vacation ever, chilled, layed back good laugh, no trouble no *ob heads, and for 7euros you can go into laganas for a lively knees up rahhhhh, but be careful what you drink!!!!!
In the coming weeks/months I will have the Official Scorpion bar/dionsis/dennis 1-11 aparements and bar website up and running, any one bean who has any ideas please drop them to my email below, there will be a forum on there 2 so watch this space,
10/10 for first impressions, dionysis the scorpion bar and dennis 1 - 11 ,
hopefully see you there next year, x John & Claire firstname.lastname@example.org
Dionysis and Tonia apartments are the best run apartments in Kalamaki maybe even on Zakynthos itself . these apartments, although small (arent all aparments in Greece) they are immaculatly clean thanks to Shula, Athina, and Dani (The wives of the Brothers) and have enough in them to survive; but even on a budget you shouldnt have to use much more than the kettle as the food prices at the restraunts and bars in kalamaki are still very very reasonable and the adjoining scorpion bar does a wide range of food from 8:00 till 19:00 again at very good prices . The rooms get cleaned 3 times a week with clean towels and bedding each time so unless you trash your room it can only stay clean. The setting is wonderful and very well kept and the adjoing pool is wonderful, you can have great fun on airbeds in it.The stories about the brothers is grossly untrue, yes they are mad and loud but as for chasing females up to there room, well, if mammy found out then there would be a BBQ and the brothers involved would be the main course. So all in all these apartments are the place to go in Kalamaki. with everything you need on hand.
this place was fantastic,dont listen to any other comments.the three brothers are very funny and provide great entertainment if u just get to know them.the rooms r basic but what boring get stays in the room other than to sleep anyway.u will have a wicked time.yammas.
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.