I have just returned from a two week stay @ the Windmill Bay with my Husband & two children aged 6 & 10 years old. The apartments are located in a quiet area about 5 min walk from the main shops, etc. The apartments all face the sea offering a lovely view, also sitting around the pool looking out to sea is lovely. We stayed in room 404 which was on the top floor with a concrete balcony which we liked as we felt it was my private & safer for the children. The only think with being on the top floor you do experience the droning noise of the air con unit on the main roof, but we got used to is after awhile. The apartment was spacious with the main bedroom having twin beds & doors opening onto the balcony, the children had their own room with a single bed & sofa bed, which if you wanted would also be the sitting room, it also had doors opening onto the balcony. The balcony was very big giving plenty of room for everyone to sit at the table & chairs provided. The kitchen was slightly lacking on a couple of things, like a toaster (had to use the sandwich toaster to do toast) & a carving knife, but as we only had breakfast & sometimes lunch in the apartment, it wasn't to much of a problem. The bathroom was a good size with a good powerful shower, or though sometimes it did lack hot water, but it was refreshing to have a cool shower after a hot day in the sun. Plenty of storage space & two TV's in the bedrooms. A couple of things I feel did let it down was that the beds were very hard & the bedding was only a bed sheet on the mattress & on top, which most of the sheets had some stains & rips in them & I also made the mistake of looking @ the pillows & found them to be stained & moulding! The rooms were cleaned most days or though this was only a quick wipe round with a mop, which didn't go under the beds as these were still dusty. The bathroom was cleaned ok & bins were emptied everyday. I do think the place could do with a tidy up, eg lick of paint & general maintance before next summer, then these apartments would be 100%. On arrival we had to pay 120 Euros for the air conditioning, which we did know before we travelled, but I do thing these costs should be included in the holiday price by the travel agents ( we went with Thomas Cook) The air con worked very well in the children's room, but the main bedroom it didn't work so well, but it did help as it was very hot @ night, so it is recommend that you get it. The complex was very clean & tidy, it also had a lift which was good, no dragging cases up flights of stairs! The swimming pool was lovely, we did manage to get sunbeds on most days even though the early rises were out with their towels everyday! Some of the beds needed replacing really, as the had splits/cracks in them. Also the wooden fencing across the back def needed replacing as it was very lose & a bit dangerous when people leaned on it, especially with children around. The pool bar/café was excellent, the food was lovely. we ate there a lot either lunchtimes or evenings. The prices of the food & drink was very good. The girl waitress (don't know her name) was very nice, friendly & helpful, as were all the staff we met. Agrassi itself had lots of shops, bars & restaurants to chose from. The places we liked the best were Simply Greek & Granada. As for entertainment there wasn't much to do, the Green Frog bar had a Michael Buble tribute act on Wednesdays, but apart from that there wasn't anything else that we saw about. There wasn't much for the children to do, but likely there were happy to just stay in the pool most of the day. There is a few supermarkets in town, we found the cheapest one @ the top by the cash point machine, but also the Green Frog was good too. We did one trip which was on the Kalamar 2 Speed Boat to see the Turtles, it was fun on the boat & went swimming, but we only saw two turtles & they way the trips are promoted it seems like you will see loads! We booked that trip with Pete in the town who was very nice & helpful. We travelled with Thomas Cook on this trip to Zante which was our first time, when we arrived it was quick & easy or though the transfer coach was dirty with broken seats, non working seatbelts & the driver drove like a lunatic!!! When we were collected the coach was much nicer & the transfer time is only about 15/20 mins depending on how many others are being picked up. When we got to Zante Airport we were quiet shocked as there was queues & queues of people waiting to check in & when you did check in, you had to re-join another very long queue to put your own luggage through the security scanner. This process took us about an hour. It was a bit like a cattle market with people everywhere & we have never had to queue & check your luggage in like that before. As you can guess there was a lot of very unhappy people!! Once checked in we went through to the departure area where there is duty free & a couple of food areas, but be warned the food & drink is VERY expensive! We were called to our gate about 3/4 hr before take off, we were loaded & ready to go very quick & did leave about 10 mins. All in all we really enjoyed our holiday, it was to just relax & not do much. If we did return again, I would def hire a car as it's limited to what you can do in Argassi. If you want to enjoy lovely hot weather & just chill out then this is the place for you. There was a few children there, which was good for my children as they made lots of friends, so that kept them entertained. There was also a computer room & free Wifi, also a pool table, but you couldn't play properly as the room was to small to use the cues. There was also a small area with books that you could borrow whilst there, so when I had finished my own one, I found a good selection to chose from. Thank you Windmill Bay for an enjoyable stay (-:
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