Christina Studios - (Accommodation in Laganas)

Gary S           

If you are a couple or family hoping for a quiet relaxing break in good standard appartments then sorry you are going to be really disappointed! My wife and I stayed in Aug 03 in one of these appartments, it was vary basic, dirty, old (fridge knackered, little storage, small dirty shower / toilet). It was like a club 18-30 holiday with young lads having a party outside our room at 12.30 / 1am. Positive side is that the pool and bar is ok! We lasted one night here before transferring ourselves (Thomas Cook unable to find us quiet location!) to Alykanas (go here its much better!). Laganas by the way is a dump and it has to be the worst place ive ever been, avoid it all all costs, no way are the best beaches to be found here! It is just a place to get drunk which is ok if thats what you want! Zante is ok but beware the airport, what a farce when you land and leave, long queues in the heat!

Mantelena Restaurant - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Gary S           

This is one of the best restaurants in Alykanas, wide range of excellent greek food, great friendly service and the location is ideal. We actually rented an appartment through the owner (Aug 03 after we had one disastrous night in Laganas, he has a superb villa (Santa Monica)very near the beach which he rents rooms out for a very reasonable price. You could save a fortune in holiday costs if you phone him direct, we worked out we would have saved over 500 if we had organised the holiday ourselves. If we ever went back we would definitely stay here again!

Paradosiako - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Gary S           

What else can be said.......this is the best restaurant by far in Alykes. We ate here four times and it was superb every time. The food and location was superb, the staff excellent. People do queue to get in here but it is worth the wait!

River Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Gary S  (19 August 2003)         

If you want a quiet drink in a cool calm bar with chillled out music then this is the place to go. It made a great change from the loud disco bars in the main town area. Well worth a visit.

River Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Gary S  (19 August 2003)         

Just to let you know that the river bar is nearer Alykanas rather than Alykes!

Laganas Resort - (Resorts in Zante)

Gary S           

Laganas (as decribed by an English guy who runs a tour company there) is 'Hell on Earth'. We lasted one day in the resort before moving to Alykanas (good resort with quiet beaches, calm people, excellent traditional restaurants, overall 100 times better than Laganas). Laganas is great if you want loud music, to get drunk every night, packed beach (which is definitely not the best on the island!)and restaurants where you are bugged by greek waiters everywhere you go to eat at there place! We hated it and would never go back. We wanted a relaxing holiday in a great location and im afraid for couples and families seeking that then Laganas is not the place to go!