Zephyros is a really nice hotel. Bedroom spacious, bathroom modern and clean, view from rooms can vary (some stunning some not so brilliant). beds are a bit hard but par for the course in Greece. View from pool over to the Ionian Sea is breathtaking, plenty of sun loungers and quiet pool area.
Important stuff: Food is very good, prices are reasonable. Andreas and his family are good hosts (Andreas' wife (Milla) is lovely and works like an absolute trojan).
Air con E40 per week, safe deposit box E10 per week. The hill back up to the Hotel is quite steep and is not really suitable for those who aren't up to a bracing walk - we enjoyed it to walk off the food! (you can always get a taxi back up for about E5). It is also quite dark but we had no trouble and there will be often fellow holidaymakers making the same trip.
One tip - don't book the trips with Thomas Cook you'll spend all day picking up and dropping off. You can book the same trips cheaper in the resort. Or you can go on the excellent Captain Vangelis' - boat trips from the beach. We went to Ithaka for the day and it was the best 25 (per person) euros we spent all week - brilliant trip.
Eating in Skala - some decent Greek taverna's/restaurants we tried Paspalis, Aquarius, Socrates and one the slips my mind behind the church. Aquarius was the best of that bunch - all ok, decent food & reasonable prices but nothing stunning.
Il Destino - the Italian restaurant is FANTASTIC, quite pricey but well worth it - some of the best Italian food I have tasted anywhere (Yes, you don't good to Greece for Italian but this is something special)..
To sum up my random thoughts :-) A really good holiday, in a very good hotel, give it a try...go for a meal at Il Destino and a trip with Captain Vangelis to Ithaka....
- Also Known As:
- Zephyros Hotel Skala