Admiral Hotel - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Gerry C           

Having just spent two weeks in the Admiral Aparthotel I would like to recommend the accommodation and the resort. The view from our balcony was worth getting up for alone, looking back across the bay to Zakynthos town. This was one of the cleanest and well managed properties we have ever stayed in years of travelling to all parts of the Med. The entertainment staff worked hard and those who chose to take part seemed to enjoy themselves.The resort is compact,everything within a few minutes walk. The choice of restaurants is amazing with something for everyone. These restaurants can vary in quality, as can be seen from the various reviews elsewhere on this site but the overall impression was of friendly staff and reasonable prices. PS The Hotel Palmyra is about five minutes walk back down the hill towards the main road.

Phoenix - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Gerry C  (01 July 2004)         

Found this to be the best place for breakfast. 4 for a full breakfast (incl. tea/coffee) which other places charged 2 extra for. George is a very friendly guy, but beware of him offering to share his "medicine". You have been warned !! If you visit him, please say hi from Gerry , Joan and Gavin.

Weekend trip to Athens by coach - (Zante Excursions)

Gerry C           

Firstly I would like to echo other peoples comments about booking this trip. Do not book through your holiday rep. We were quoted 140 per person, but booked it through one of the local companies at 89 per person ( quite a saving !!). The trip itself takes about 1 hour by ferry to the mainland, then about 5 hours to Athens ( including 2 stops ). Our guide Costas kept everyone very well informed and we did not feel the time passing. We stayed in the Achillion. It was excellent with everything you would expect of a 4* hotel. Others on the trip stayed in the Candia (see other comments on this page), there was some renovation work being carried out, presumably with the Olympics up and coming. I would not recommend this trip for anyone with walking difficulties or young children as there is a fair amount of walking involved, but it is the best way to see the sites. I will not go into detail as it might spoil your discovery of a city so steeped in history. Overall, we found this trip to be very well planned and very good value for money. Finally, a big thank you to Costas (our guide) for the great job he did.