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What should you not forget to take with you ?

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Havant,Hants
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What should you not forget to take with you ?

Zante/Kalamaki is obviously a place where people holiday and go back to time and time again.....so here is a question for everyone to advise us first timers......in your experience what should you take with you that you just cannot find on the island (wit permissable but no smut please as I've led a very sheltered life !)

Serious contributions would be most welcome.

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1. Re: What should you not forget to take with you ?

You really can get everything that you can at home but its more expensive. Jungle Mozzie spray or cream for the nights just in case, being as its mid May a jumper or thin jacket for the cool nights but i wouldn't go loading up your cases with things from the UK its really not worth it, maybe just your tea bags for duration of holiday but you can get tetley, PG tips etc out there.

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2. Re: What should you not forget to take with you ?

Thanks Kev....already packed my Yorkshire Tea Bags but what about Long Life milk ? I'm probably stupid but I thought perhaps the greeks only had goats milk ?

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3. Re: What should you not forget to take with you ?

You can get fresh milk, UHT milk, goats milk and soya milk, they have the same as any corner shop in the uk except yorkshire tea bags haha,

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4. Re: What should you not forget to take with you ?

Frosted shreadies are hard to find on the island,but as kev said you can get almost everything but it is very expencive compared to home.I get a lot of my shopping from lidl to last me two weeks and save a few bob this way.

the resort shops really do charge way over the top.

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5. Re: What should you not forget to take with you ?

Don't i know it pete. Oh for somewhere that sells large boxes of frosted shreddies, the proper ones not a cheap version.

As Pete has said there is a Lidl just outside Kalamaki or if your going to Zante town just on the edge of it is a huge EuroSpar or a greek supermarket called Dia which is also reasonable.

Edited: 04 April 2010, 15:52
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6. Re: What should you not forget to take with you ?

Thanks Zantepete.....being diabetic I'm not really allowed frosties but I do sometimes cheat. As i expected from hints from Kev at the oceanic you are confirming that food prices are over the top compared to UK.....maybe I will lose a bit of weight because I do tend to have a healthy appetite ! Appreciate your input.

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7. Re: What should you not forget to take with you ?

Don't forget your European health insurance card (E111) there free. Please use this link

https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/home.do

You should receive it with 7 days

WARNING THERE ARE COMPANYS AND LINKS THAT WILL CHARGE YOU.

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8. Re: What should you not forget to take with you ?

Why would anyone want to eat Frosted Shreddies (which are probably bad for you!) when you can breakfast on fresh fruit and amazing bread warm from the bakery, etc. etc? (And that's cheap, too!)

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9. Re: What should you not forget to take with you ?

IME sun tan cream. Yes you can find it everywhere, but at the prices its at, you start thinking if skin cancer might be more affordable.

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10. Re: What should you not forget to take with you ?

Hi Nikoletta, i live on Zakynthos for 7 months of the year so its a treat that i have Shredded frosties as 95% of the time i eat the local food and lots of fresh meat, veg and fruit.

Joe i think most people by now know the sun causes skin cancer and take cream with them from the UK where it costs considerably cheaper.

Only products made localy are cheap all imported items are expensive.

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