We stayed here at the end of the summer and enjoyed a memorable trip which we will always remember with great fondness. Our accommodation was perfect for our first trip to Tsilivi and the Planos Aparthotel is a decent complex in a brilliant location.
The apartments are a short walk to almost everything you will need during your trip and are only a stones throw from some great tavernas and restaurants which stay open till late. Despite the close proximity to everything we found the apartment complex to be quiet and peaceful during the day and when we returned at night.
All of the entertainment, pool games, music and general goings on seems to be found in the Planos Bay Hotel which is part of the same group and is on the other side of the road. This meant that the pool and bar at the apartments were generally quite chilled out with music playing in the afternoon. The poolside bar opens early in the day and serves food during the day with drinks available at most times. I can recommend an ice cold Mythos or Amstel whilst you sit in the afternoon sun.
The apartment itself was cleaned on a daily basis by a lovely Greek lady who we will always remember... The bathroom had new fittings and was spotless. The kitchen facilities were good and the cupboards were well stocked with everything you need if you want to stay in and cook, although there seems little need to do this. Separate bedroom opened out onto our balcony with a great view of the apartment complex below us and the surrounding area.
The bedroom itself contained a decent tv with loads of seemingly random channels. You will need to ask at reception for a remote, think we paid a small deposit. Ask at reception for a key to the safety deposit box and the remote for the air con as well... I forget the charge, but it wasn't too costly and is essential for a good nights sleep.
In terms of Tsilivi itself there is so much to write about but I will recommend a few things which really stood out.
Make sure you take a boat trip with Captain Spiros on Levante. Lots of reviews and information about his excursions on here and on the Zante websites. This will be a highlight of your trip if you do this.
Hire a car from Peter at Magaris Car Hire which is located across the road from the Planos Apart Hotel. An ex pat who runs a few businesses in Tsilivi, he is a great bloke and will give you tips on where to visit. We had a great time exploring the island in our Jeep.
Could make an endless list of tavernas and restaurants but here are two which are located on the same road as the apartments. Friends Bar is unreal, you will be welcomed like long lost family members and they will not let you leave! Also try 'Local Snack' a great place to eat, with fantastic Gyros and Souvlakis. No one seems to mention this place but we loved it. It was so cheap and possibly some of the best food we had in Tsilivi.