Beer Academy - (Bars in Argassi)

Simon M           

Smile  good bar, great staff, cheap drinks and good food from their snack academy across road. well worth a visit

5-19th october 2006

Red Lion - (Bars in Argassi)

Simon M  (26 October 2006)         

can't fault it, was made to feel realy welcome by neil. good selection of cheap drinks and food. Sunday lunch well worth it at 6 euros. we went in about 9 nights of our holiday and realy enjoyed it. entertainment excellent too. true brits bar!!!

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5-19th october 2006

Citibank 24hours Cash Machine - (Banks in Zante)

Simon M           

used cash machine at outside best supermarket/store, it's on main road junction. commision free and esy to use, very quick. one thing i will say is be carefull as we were follwed by two males after using cash machine felt bit uneasy and stopped in a close by shop, looked directly at them and they walked off backtowards the cash machine again. one of the people was running the tattoo stall opposite the cash machine.

5-19th october 2006

St Nicholas Beach - (Beaches in Zante)

Simon M           

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top beach by far, we went by car and it was bout 15 min drive from argassi. clean and well run beach. good quality sun beds too. we stayed all day and enjoyed it.
At side of beach you will see an old church and a greek flag on top of a hill, go climb upto it and take in the views and the interesting sea ponds that have filled on top of the rocks lower down from the flag. we sat up tere for ages watching the sea, a word of warning you will get wet in some places when the sea on the opposite side to st nicks beach hits the rocks.
 
5-19th october 2006

Doctors Surgery - (Doctors/Chemists in Zante)

Simon M           

used chemist twice staff & owner spook good english, cheap prices on most things however insect stuff was bit high priced so take it with you instead.

Argassi - (Exchange Rates in Zante)

Simon M           

supermarket opposite snack academy was offering best rate of 1.47 when rest offered 143-1.46.

however i used cash machine and got 1.47 first time mid week and then late sunday night i got 1.48 but did not know this till got home.

Water Village - (Places to Visit in Zante)

Simon M           

Tongue went mid october so not many people around hence been able to go onto rides without Q's. we went by car from Argassi and it's easy to find as it was sign posted. only fault found was pools at end of slides are not very deep as they cater for the swimmers and non swimmers etc and you can hit bottom with your feet quite easy.

 
Clap black hole slide well worth a ride and i would say the safest in the park, two of you go down in one ring and its a right laugh.
 
lazy river well good, spent fair bit of time going round this while sun was out.
 
Pissed food at snacks bar not very good, poor quailty products and expensive,  the same basket of chips was  re-fried 3 times while we were sat there. if you go take food with you i know it's not very health due to heat but it beats food on offer.
 
we paid 34 euro for us both and spent further 12 euro in-side on food, part from food goood value for money.
 
on exit of park you get a 20% discount voucher for your next visit, you only get this if you ask.
 
 

24-7 - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon M           

food not very good, more than us complained as over heard others complaining while there, its just not quality at all and you get what you pay for.

you would be better off going without and waiting for breakfast than eat here in early hours. the burger we got had never seen a cow, that assuming a beef burger is meant to have beef in it these days and the chips were cooked in same basket as garlic chicken or something to that taste.
 
all round bad, sorry to break the good reports so far but it's the truth
.Angry

Airtours (MyTravel) - (Tour Operators in Zante)

Simon M  (27 October 2006)         

overall an average service, flight going was ok and comming back was ok so no real problems there, we paid for driver to collect us on transfer and it cost bout an extra 30, not sure would do it again though.

 

we booked as a last minute and paid bout 600 for us two for two weeks in diana palace in argassi, if i had paid full price i would be compaining my head off by now as hotel was rubbish. it's not lowest of low but is below average, there were lots of faults with room and the main one being lack of clean bedding etc. we had bedding and towels with fake tan on them & once with blood on bedding. should not get this with four star even if it's a greek 4 star. dont  go on info or pics about this hotel that is provided by airtours as rooms are not same as pictures, in fact far from pictures.

the rep at hotel was not the worlds best, however it was end of season and i dont think he was interested as he had probebly hit targets etc.

check-in at manchester was good though, staff very helpfull and we used the new computer check-in and it took 7 minutes from us getting out of car to handing over cases. the new system scans passports and does an automatic check-in this way. while lots of people were in Q with rest of other few hundred we were on our way into duty free.
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Zakynthos Airport - (Places to Visit in Zante)

Simon M           

Angry not going to say much bout it as previous comments say it all, overall very small, mucky dump.

 
on our flight in our plane had to miss approach the runway as another plane was allowed onto runway from taxi way directly in front of us at last minute, captain said that greek tower had allowed this.
 
airport police if you can call them that are a disgrace to there job, while there you have to put your own bags & cases into x-ray and take them out all without them being checked. the person on or who was meant to work the scanner was having tea and snacks with his mate and neither were looking at screen as they had back to it all time that around 40 people put cases through, seems some what pointless this!!!!
 
going to departures is a joke too, people were been hearded through metal detector while it was binging away to it's self and nobody stopping them, also people were going through with bottles of drinks and other liquids without been stopped.
 
the airport is an accident or incident waiting to happen and tour companies should take note of this.
 
top tip, instead of going through to departures, there are cafe/bar across road from airport so it maybe worth going as you dont stand a pray in departures unless you like the idea of around 200+ people in a space bit bigger than a shed. 

Carissimo - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon M  (01 November 2006)         

nothing to write home about as far as food, however service and price were ok. won't go there again though as it was the food that was real let down and at end of day thats why we went in.

 

Double - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon M           

food off and differs to menu as our food was served on a so called bed of rice to which could not understand why as we did not have curry etc, they also own 24-7 snack bar across road and that the same just no good at all. the guy who stands outside peters is such a pain and we had it all time as our hotel was across road.

 
not worth a visit here unless you want to visit the toilet all night too.Pissed

Snack Academy - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon M           

can't fault it, worth a visit. we went for breakfast few times over aour 2 weeks and got quality food and service at all times. a must is waffles as there yum yum.

 
they also have internet upstairs, used this too as good prices and service here as well.
 
be sure to visit this place and beer acadamy across road as it's realy good here too.

Argassi Resort - (Resorts in Zante)

Simon M           

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realy nice place to visit, bar, shop owners etc make you feel very welcome. lots of place to shop,eat and drink. we had a realy good time and would go again.
about 90% of place still open even when we went 5-19th october 2006, however most places were due to close around 28th.
 


places worth a visit in argassi
Red lion pub
Snack and Beer academy
Green frog resturant
Prince of asia
Fantasy golf bar
 
Clap

Stars Restaurant - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon M           

Angry 

not worth a visit, food and service rubbish.
 
not worth any further comments as can't find any compliments.

Prince of Asia - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon M  (01 November 2006)         

Clap

had realy good meals here, both chinese and indian food very good and cheap too.
 
well worth a visit

Green Frog - (Restaurants in Argassi)

Simon M           

we went here most nights of our holidays as it was great food, service at all times, well worth a visit and we will be there again.

 
 
new york chicken is worth trying, realy nice meal.ClapTongue

Diana Palace Hotel - (Accommodation in Argassi)

Simon M           

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Not saying much as cant find much if anything good to say.

Better bits were it's location and staff been freindly.
 
Room was basic even by self catering standards, we got 3 plates, 2 cups, 1 glass, 3 forks, 2 knifes, 3 spoons and a microwave and fridge.
 
Air con is a con, we did not have it as is was 65 euros
 
Rooms are clean and spacious however we had mucky towels 4 times and once we got bedding with blood on it. rooms are cleaned around every 2-3 days
 
The pool is over crowded and music loud at times so forget your own MP3 because you cants here it, the pool is always over filled with clorine as it's still there lunch time day after from 7pm night before.
 
There is nothing for kids to do here as only one english tv channel which is sky news, pool table is 2 euros and play station games went walkies mid season.play ground looks bit unsafe.
 
They do have internet if needed and is cheapst in argassi as we found.
 
We did get wildlife in room and this was down to the inch or so gap at bottom of front door, also we had to put toilet roll tubes in door frame at night as door rattles in wind. 
 
We got room 526 which has a very large steel heating flu tower running up the wall which is connected to the heating room for the hotel, this kicks in around 4am and 7am so be prepared to be woken up. also the flu runs up passed room 508 and 516
 
Overall 4-10.
it's graded 4 stars by most tour companies, i would say it's 2 or maybe 3 stars ata a push.
 
won't be staying here again.
Angry

Panorama Cafe - (Restaurants in Zante Town)

Simon M           

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The view is well worth it, however the cost aint. Realy expensive as we paid 8 euros for two drinks.  
I will just stick to my photos i got and keep me 8 euros next time.
 
However you are paying for view.Embarrassed