14 Nights, Self Catering Aphrodite Studios Greece, Zante, May (from East Midlands), 2 Adults, Fly from East Midlands £159.99pp (Price includes 15kgs Luggage pp & Resort Transfers) £319.98 @ Thomas Cook
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14 Nights, Self Catering Aphrodite Studios Greece, Zante, May (from East Midlands), 2 Adults, Fly from East Midlands £159.99pp (Price includes 15kgs Luggage pp & Resort Transfers) £319.98 @ Thomas Cook

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Found 25th Apr 2017
Thought this was a cracking price for anyone wanting to get away and have a bit of sun for two weeks on the cheap.

Aphrodite Studios
Greece, Zante, Laganas (although set in a peaceful area of Laganas)

The Aphrodite offers accommodation set in a peaceful area and has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Rooms are spacious, well maintained and brightly decorated, ideal for a simple Greek holiday.

Location

In a quiet area of the resort, 500m from shops and bars with a supermarket right next door. The beach is 2km away.

Facilities

Outdoor swimming pool
Sunloungers
Pool bar/snack bar
24hr reception
Lounge with satellite television
Wi-Fi (selected areas)
Currency exchange

General Room Information

Studio (one-two people) with twin beds, air conditioning (payable locally), television, kitchenette with fridge, hairdryer, bathroom with bath or shower and balcony.

Studio (2 Adults)

Flight ( EMA - ZTH ) with Thomas Cook Airlines

Outbound
07 May 2017 05:40 East Midlands - 11:10 Zakynthos

Return
21 May 2017 12:10 Zakynthos - 13:50 East Midlands

Airport transfer: Airport: approx. 1hr

Also included in your final holiday price

15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
ATOL Protection
Resort service
Return Transfers

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Good price mate. Wish I wasn't married to a teacher!
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deany76

2 out of 5 'stars' - but cheap as chips, expect the worse and hopefully … 2 out of 5 'stars' - but cheap as chips, expect the worse and hopefully come away happy, is my advice.However definitly not one for the elderly or infirm, not worth any unpleasant surprises.


Just to confirm that isn't the rating btw; it gets 4/5 on TripAdvisor. That 2* is Thomas Cooks star rating and I've stayed in plenty 2* places and they have varied from 'decent enough, can't grumble' to 'OK, wow, this is excellent'. Just don't go there expecting the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva and go there thinking you've got a base with a TV and WiFi with a pool and a bar (and that's all I want from my 'base' as I'm out enjoying my holiday and the island).But yeah, as it's Laganas district it will attract the younger end (but maybe not as many in May).
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Wow think I actually stayed at these apartments once. Small world ...or small town i guess.. whatever
Heat
nice find
thanks op
Good price mate. Wish I wasn't married to a teacher!
Ok for young uns but laganas is about as Greek as Blackpool
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mmurdoch

Ok for young uns but laganas is about as Greek as Blackpool


True, but it is far enough away from the main area of Laganas and there's plenty to do on Zakynthos and within easy distance of anywhere on the island really (with it being a small island)
2 out of 5 'stars' - but cheap as chips, expect the worse and hopefully come away happy, is my advice.

However definitly not one for the elderly or infirm, not worth any unpleasant surprises.
Edited by: "deany76" 25th Apr 2017
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deany76

2 out of 5 'stars' - but cheap as chips, expect the worse and hopefully … 2 out of 5 'stars' - but cheap as chips, expect the worse and hopefully come away happy, is my advice.However definitly not one for the elderly or infirm, not worth any unpleasant surprises.


Just to confirm that isn't the rating btw; it gets 4/5 on TripAdvisor. That 2* is Thomas Cooks star rating and I've stayed in plenty 2* places and they have varied from 'decent enough, can't grumble' to 'OK, wow, this is excellent'. Just don't go there expecting the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva and go there thinking you've got a base with a TV and WiFi with a pool and a bar (and that's all I want from my 'base' as I'm out enjoying my holiday and the island).But yeah, as it's Laganas district it will attract the younger end (but maybe not as many in May).
derp1664

Wow think I actually stayed at these apartments once. Small world ...or … Wow think I actually stayed at these apartments once. Small world ...or small town i guess.. whatever :DHeat



​Me too! In the early 2000's. They were pretty nice to be fair!
lActually it really isn't that great a hotel. stayed there last year and booked with Thomas Cook - check and check again with them if you get a luggage allowance as we were screwed over. The hotel was quite grubby. You need to keep on asking for things all the time. Yes, it's on the outskirts of Laganas and it's 30 mins walk to the town centre. Don't bother paying for a transfer - it's only a 10 min coach ride - pay for a cab, it's a lot cheaper. I would advise that the lucky guest brings with them loads of mozzie spray - we were there for only a week and got nibbled so badly.
Laganas is hideous.
Zante's pretty hideous in general tbh, but Laganas is especially so.
The place is ok. Its on the edge of town. A nice plesent walk on an evening for food and drink. Really can't go wrong for 159 quid.
mikeyfive

Laganas is hideous.Zante's pretty hideous in general tbh, but Laganas is … Laganas is hideous.Zante's pretty hideous in general tbh, but Laganas is especially so.


I didn't mind Zante, Went to Tsilivi a few years ago thought it was ok. Drove through Laganas and thought it was crap
Wow, cheaper than my flights to Zante from EMA on 8th May
Heat added.
Zante is lovely, just need to get off the beaten track so to speak, 5th time on the island this year.
Edited by: "MrDre" 26th Apr 2017
PS Laganas can be pretty grim unless you're 18-25 and in a group.
Yobbo's on tour springs to mind, ok if you're after that kind of thing.
Would guess this time of year will be pretty quiet as the season has just started.
Wow great deal. Thank You!
batezy_1984

Good price mate. Wish I wasn't married to a teacher!



Don't wish I wasn't married to her but wish I could take her out of work and pay the fine for 10 days X)
hah, so weird, stayed here a few years ago.
Recommend this place. The family what own it are great. Basic apartments but super clean.
Would not recommend Laganas. Avoid it like the plague.

If you do go, here are a few things to know:
- A lot of the strip is run by eastern european gangsters who will put you in risk for money.
- There are no public hospitals, so make sure you have good health insurance.
- Thomas Cook reps heavily pressure you into overspending on events and convincing you that if you don't buy from them, you won't be able to get a ticket etc.
- Thomas Cook reps are useless kids who are there to party and make money out of you.
- The area is full off wayward kids and irresponsible young adults making use of the low cost.

One such eastern european front, Xcite bar, left a girl blind as many of the bars sell ethanol as vodka etc (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1723412/brit-girl-blinded-by-drink-laced-with-highly-toxic-methanol-on-holiday-in-zante/). This bar and others have also been known to drug you. The way it works is a bar will attract you in with cheap prices, spike you and then call an ambulance. The private hospital will pay commission to the bar. Please make sure you ask the hotel for bar recommendations.

It's a shame with how the place is run, the police are corrupt and in pay of the local gangsters. The beach itself is nice, the locals are friendly, good food and you have all the turtle stuff. BUT the nightlife is toxic and honestly dangerous to people looking to enjoy themselves.

I won't even go on about the casual racism, sexism and incompetence of thomas cook reps.

Edited by: "mafialeader" 26th Apr 2017
Plenty of ****
Shlllags
Zante is a ****hole
CM52MUZ

Zante is a ****hole


Some parts (Laganas) yes. Other parts, no.
mafialeader

Would not recommend Laganas. Avoid it like the plague. If you do go, here … Would not recommend Laganas. Avoid it like the plague. If you do go, here are a few things to know:- A lot of the strip is run by eastern european gangsters who will put you in risk for money.- There are no public hospitals, so make sure you have good health insurance.- Thomas Cook reps heavily pressure you into overspending on events and convincing you that if you don't buy from them, you won't be able to get a ticket etc.- Thomas Cook reps are useless kids who are there to party and make money out of you.- The area is full off wayward kids and irresponsible young adults making use of the low cost.One such eastern european front, Xcite bar, left a girl blind as many of the bars sell ethanol as vodka etc (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1723412/brit-girl-blinded-by-drink-laced-with-highly-toxic-methanol-on-holiday-in-zante/). This bar and others have also been known to drug you. The way it works is a bar will attract you in with cheap prices, spike you and then call an ambulance. The private hospital will pay commission to the bar. Please make sure you ask the hotel for bar recommendations.It's a shame with how the place is run, the police are corrupt and in pay of the local gangsters. The beach itself is nice, the locals are friendly, good food and you have all the turtle stuff. BUT the nightlife is toxic and honestly dangerous to people looking to enjoy themselves. I won't even go on about the casual racism, sexism and incompetence of thomas cook reps.


Cannot disagree with any of this, also the guys running the horse and carts are all Eastern Europeans and will fleece you if you're not careful.
Majority of the restaurants on the strip are also not Greek owned, avoid these like the plague. They are easy to spot though.
MrDre

Cannot disagree with any of this, also the guys running the horse and … Cannot disagree with any of this, also the guys running the horse and carts are all Eastern Europeans and will fleece you if you're not careful.Majority of the restaurants on the strip are also not Greek owned, avoid these like the plague. They are easy to spot though.



Yes, and let's not forget about the little eastern european/albanian kids who are out working at 5am in the morning trying to rob drunk tourists.

You get what you pay for!
mafialeader

Yes, and let's not forget about the little eastern european/albanian kids … Yes, and let's not forget about the little eastern european/albanian kids who are out working at 5am in the morning trying to rob drunk tourists. You get what you pay for!


Went for 2 weeks in 2008, luckily we were far enough away and was accommodation was quite decent but you seriously have to have your wits about you at times when you venture down that way.
We did 'the strip' a few nights, needless to say, Brits of a certain age do themselves no favours.
I would say its the least Greek resort in Greece I've been to.
Going to Zante again this year but up near Keri, away from most things, in a villa...perfect for me.
If you're wanting a resort with a bit of nightlife, Tsilivi is pretty good for that. Plus the Alexandra Hotel Beach Party every week is a good night.
Admire people who can just lay on a beach for 14 days straight, I am always bored after an hour.

Girlfriend is not happy about this though.
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