We went to Tsilivi a few years a go and loved it, and then returned for a easy holiday somewhere we knew and liked when I was pregnant with Ds1 3 years ago - we were very dissapointed 2nd time round had become very commercialised and like you say english brekkies and sunday roasts had taken over main part of town - zante lovely tho, nice little beaches etc if you hire a car to drive round, perhaps try one of the smaller resorts - we went in september too both times and weather was great, sunny and warm but not to hot - perfect for a holiday with little ones
Just came back from Zante (first time there) and had an amazing time (me, dw and 18 month old ds). Stayed at Periyali Villas (Simpson Travel) in Vassilikos - absolutely wonderful, individual villas with own pools and a creche where you can put the little one for a couple of hours while you lie in the sun! Very quiet around there but stunning beaches (although ds despises sand!) and a few local tavernas which are very laid back about kids. Just so nice
The island itself is just drop-dead gorgeous but does have a few less attractive resorts: Laganas and Argassi for starters.
DadnLovinit - tell me more! We went ages ago but I've heard that the place has been done up and is much swankier now. Is the lovely Sandre still running the bar... is there still a bar? It was lovely but a bit ramshackle when we went so would love to hear a bit more about what it is like now. Which villa did you stay in?
thanks everyone for your help, think we're going to go for tsilivi. Even if it is quite commercial, decided we'd rather that than somewhere too quiet. Beach looks great for dd and seems a very family friendly area which is the way our holidays need to be now
I too have just come back from Periyali and had a wonderful time too. Sandre is still behind the bar! The general pools are great for the babies and having our own pool too meant that whilst our DS was asleep we could just relax by our own pool. Local tavernas are really child friendly with playgrounds that they can play in while you eat. Would highly recommend it depsite the price
we went to lagana in zante a few years back now and although it seems to be a very 'club' orientated palce may-july now, i think sept time would be much quieter.it has beautful beaches and the sea turtles come out very early on the morning, there are some lovely resteraunts and its very family orientated
We were in Kaliope and it was lovely. We went to a couple of tavernas really near Peryali. Up the path towards the beach, one was on the path (with a playground out the front) and the other was at the top of the path on your right. Both very child friendly and the food was fine
Just back from Tsilivi, my kids loved it there (8 and 5)
We stayed in Planos Bay but tbh, I wouldn't recommend those apartments. The room was small and the pool very packed. Hotel Jupiter looked lovely from the outside and we used their pool lots of times as it was open to everyone. The area is lovely, plenty to keep the kids busy and lots of restaurants to chose from for the evening. Hated the airport in Zante, although the new departure lounge has finished being built and will be open to the public in the next couple of weeks.