Tina, Natalia, Ben from London wrote:
Great place, Keri village for sunset, Porto Koukla Hotel for live music & cocktails. Dennis Taverna, best food in the area. Stamatia Eftahia & George are fantastic. If you can, day trip to Olympia is well worth it. I will not miss the very steep hill!
Stephanie & Jack wrote:
The holiday and villas were fantastic, the location is peaceful and relaxing. The villas are well built and decorated.
Laganas is brilliant with a lively nightlife.
Keri has lovely views and is peaceful and quiet. The shipwreck and blue caves was really interesting and was a really good family day.
'Peppermint' bar was very nice located outside of Argassi.
Loved the holiday altogether, really sad to be leaving.
Paul, Nikki and Kaitlyn wrote:
Yes we do love the place as much as you do!
Has a lovely weeks stay in your beautiful villa. The decor and furnishings are totally luxurious and really well put together, Love the Greek style modern features! We loved the idea that the villas were situated in a nice peaceful area, but just a short distance away in any direction was plenty to do and beautiful scenery.
We enjoyed the beached on the island. Laganas is brilliant for all the various pubs and nightlife. The waterpark is also a must for an all round fun day out!
Food was lovely every place we tried - especially Peppermint just outside of Argassi!
Overall a brilliant holiday on the island and would definatley come back to stay at the Olive Groves!!
Melonie & Mike wrote:
We had a lovely week staying in your beautiful villa - Thankyou.
Our highlights of the island:
Sotinis Polyzoidis - Ouzeri Koukla - Gorgeous food & homemade wine & Tsipuro (raki). It takes about 20 mins to walk from here through the old Olive Groves.
Keri - late afternoon, fabulous views & practically deserted when we went up to look at the views.
Also, if you follow the signs for 'best views' just north of Zante Town there is a great Bar / Restaurant with cracking views over the port & town.
Sad to be heading home!
But we will be back!
Paolo, Sabrina, Alessandro, Simona, Francesco, Filippo & Lorenzo wrote:
We had a very good time here in this beautiful house.
We found in this island very nice beaches especially in Vassilikos (Porto Zoro a very trendy beach with a gorgeous bar-restaurant, Ionio beach as well for the sea).
We had a great dinner with very good fish at Komis in Zakynthos town. We enjoyed very much for our children the Water Village 6km from the town even if a little bit expensive!
Don't miss the Keri sunset and the Shipwreck getting the boat from Vromi Bay!
From Florence (Italy) greetings
Lily, Damon, Lisa, George and Alexander from Switzerland wrote:
We enjoyed your beautiful house and Zakynthos so much that we have planned to build our own house here!
We loved the beaches especially along Vassilikos and the rocky north side.
Our teenagers wanted to come back and enjoy the Laganas night life without parents.
Neil & Mandy Davis from Coventry wrote:
We have travelled to many Greek islands but as stated in the travel guides this is the 'flower of the Ionian sea'. The people of the island of Zakynthos have welcomed us with kindness , generosity and friendship.
Katerinas helpfulness and enthusiasm are second to none - she was lovely.
(1) - Sunset at Keri lighthouse
(2) - Blue caves
(3) - Shipwreck
(4) - Boat trips with Kounakos (from Zakynthos town) and Geaorge (Makris Gialos)
Our favorite places to dine
(1) - Restaurant Vardiola (Mikro Nisi)
(2) - Porto Kaola
(3) - Marathia
A beautiful island with wonderful people.
We will be back !!
A very relaxing week in a well designed, very functional villa.
As constructive proposals to improve a lovely property, bedside lamps would be a positive addition.
The people of Zante are lovely & welcoming. A boat trip to the Shipwreck is an absolute must from Makris Gialos Beach - see other comments above!
Katerina was an absolute star - many thanks to her for her enormous vitality & fun!!
Rachel & Callum wrote:
Just loved The Olive Groves! Highlights, Don't misses are-
1. Hiring a boat from the Gloria Maris Hotel (down the hill, turn right, take the 1st left (it twists and turns!) at the T junction turn right & Gloria is on your right). You drive it yourself & can fully explore Marathonisi.
We also spotted and swam with a Loggerhead Turtle in Laganas Bay! Hire or bring scuba / snorkelling gear if you can.
2. Supper at The Village Inn in Zante town (down by the harbour - look out for god!!) followed by a very relaxed evening in the Base Bar in one of the squares , plan to get home late!
3. Have cooked treats from the spa in Zante town on the BBQ (YUM!!)
4. Driving up the NW coast of the island to see Shipwreck Beach (gorgeous!) followed by boat trip from Cape Skinari to see the blue caves
5. Waterskiing on Banana Beach!
6. If diving is your thing we went twice with Turtle Beach Diving Center in Keri. They were very good but don't expect too much marine life!