LOCATION: approx. 1.5 km from the animated centre full of entertainment LAGANAS, approx. 400 m from shops, restaurants and bars, approx. 7 km from the city of Zakynthos; approx. 6 km from the airport in Zakynthos; bus stop approx. 100 m from the hotel.
BEACH: private, sandy, long and wide, well-maintained, gently shelving beach, right next to the hotel, umbrellas and sunbeds payable (approx. 8 EUR/day), towels for guarantee deposit (approx. 10 EUR).
HOTEL: four-star, cosy, regularly renovated, 268 rooms, main building, 2 floors, 1 elevator and 9 1-floor side buildings, spacious hall, 24h reception, main restaurant Dionissos with a large terrace - buffet meals, Greek and international cuisine, vegetarian dishes, children's highchairs and menu available, show-cooking, themed evenings, Asian restaurant - buffet meals (earlier reservation required), Vachus lobby bar, Ionian pool bar, Poseidon beach bar; money exchange, TV room, mini-market, sport shops, kiosk; terrace with garden-view, large garden, parking; extra charges: Internet point (approx. 1 EUR/15 min), safety deposit box in reception, car rental, on-call doctor, hairdresser, laundry; amenities for the handicapped; credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express
ROOM:standard: 2-person (1 or 2 extra beds for children available), approx. 20 m², simple, individually controlled air-conditioning, bathroom (bath or shower, wc; hairdryer), satellite TV, music channel, telephone, small fridge, safety deposit box (approx. 3.5 EUR/day); free cot for children up to 2 years old; balcony or terrace (table and chairs); standard room with 2 extra beds at a charge.
SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT: main swimming pool, rectangular, sweet water, approx. 280 m², depth 0.4-1.7 m, paddling pool for children, sweet water, approx. 20 m2, depth 0.4 m, umbrellas by the pool free of charge, sunbeds, towels for guarantee deposit (approx. 10 EUR); 2 tennis courts (floodlights payable: 10 EUR/h), beach volleyball, table tennis, gym, aerobics; playground for children in the form of a pirate ship, mini-club (4-12 y.o.), disco, animations for adults and children during the day; occasionally live music and folklore evenings; extra charges: pool table (approx. 2 EUR/game), boules, bicycles, sauna; diving school, windsurfing.
ALL INCLUSIVE: buffet breakfast (7.00-10.00), buffet lunch (12.30-15.00), buffet dinner (18.30-21.30) in the main restaurant; snacks in indicated bar (10.00-12.30, 15.00-18.00); tea, coffee, cake in bar (15.30-17.00); soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks in indicated bars (10.00-24.00).
CONTACT: 0030/2695051130, www.louishotels.com
Times of serving meals and the functioning of certain hotel infrastructure elements may be subject to minor changes due to the season, weather conditions, Guests' requests or force majeure, which the hotel management will not have an influence on.
Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.
Flight duration: Poland–Zakynthos - approx. 2h 25 min.
Local time: GMT + 2h
Language: Modern Greek, communication in English and German also possible.
Currency: Euro (EUR).
Voltage: 220 V.
Transport: bus connections are good, from the city of Zakynthos you can get to the smallest places, cost – from 2 EUR. Taxis, besides buses, are the main means of transport, cost - 3 EUR/km.
Beaches: mostly sandy, wide, generally accessible, free entry, beach service payable: sunbed + umbrella approx. 8 EUR/day.
Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility, that if there are too few participants, a trip may be cancelled.
Golden from the sun, washed over by the sea in all shades of blue. Green from the pine forests and olive groves, fragrant with the flowers of oranges. Stunning unique scenery, full of pleasant surprises. Its advantages have been valued by Caretta turtles, which have chosen the beaches of the island as a nesting site and have become its symbol. The sensual atmosphere of Zakynthos and kindness of the island's residents have created ideal conditions for spending holidays there.
Breathtaking views – standing over a cliff, we have a precipice under our feet. Wherever you look there is the emerald green sea and blue sky, everything intersected by the sharp contour of gray-white rocks. Between them a little patch of a distant beach whitens, and on it a magical shipwreck. This is the flagships of this wonderful island, which is a must see. It's worth coming here for the streets filled with quiet and heat, where elderly people sit in front of houses, and pigeons occupy the old bell towers, for the late afternoon soaked with light, which blurs the boundaries between the sky and sea, for the simplest dishes, like a piece of sheep's cheese with bread and olive oil. And for the retsina - a wine seasoned with resin, which tastes so great only here. The noisiest, literally and metaphorically, tourist centre of the island is Laganas, by a bay of the same name, with a 5-km sandy beach, which is part of the National Marine Park. It is here that every year turtles lay their eggs and that is why certain sections of the beach are closed to tourists, and certain sport activities are prohibited. The best clubs, bars and discos on the island are in Laganas, popular among amateurs of the nightlife. There are plenty of taverns and restaurants here: from the traditional Greek to Italian, Chinese, Indian and typical fast-food places. Many shops do not differ in assortment from the best in the capital. Tsilive is enjoying increasing popularity - a small, but lively tourist resort with a beautiful sandy beach distinguished by the Blue Flag certificate with a rich offer of watersports. The cafes, bars and pubs tempt you, it is worth visiting traditional Greek taverns. There are many attractions here for tourists of all ages: Fantasy Mini-Golf courts, Bowl'm Over amusement centre with pool tables and bowling alleys, Luna Fun Park and the Marine Museum.
Argassi is located only 4 kilometres from the island's capital. The destination offers sandy beaches and clean sea waters. The best taverns of the island and Greek night clubs have their headquarters here. The destination is an ideal starting point for visiting the beautiful beaches of Vasilikos peninsula - Banana, Gerakas and Porto Roma. Near Argassi begins the trekking route to Skopos, the highest elevation of the Vasilikos Peninsula, where in antiquity was the Temple of Artemis.
Kalamaki is a small tourist resort best known for its wonderful, wide beaches, which are the breeding places of the Caretta Caretta turtles. Quieter than its neighbour Laganas, it is the perfect place for those seeking tranquility or families with children.
Around the island - a fascinating excursion, which lets you explore the most beautiful places of the island. The trip begins from a visit to the Aristeon olive oil factory in Lithakia. Another point of the programme is a visit to a small family winery Gramzas, which includes a presentation of the methods of wine production in the past and today, as well as wine tasting. Then a drive through the mountain villages like Kiliomeno, Agios Leon, Maries and an opportunity to take enchanting photographs. Along the route you can admire the oldest olive tree in Zakynthos. Anafonitria is also a place where Greek still press oil themselves, produce honey and gather herbs - tasting and purchase possible. Another attraction is the panorama of the Bay of St. George and the famous Wreck Beach, which you can see from the platform at the top of the cliff. Then a drive towards Agios Nikolaos Port and time for lunch in a traditional Greek tavern. Another point of the programme is a visit to Bohali, where you will be able to take stunning photos of the panorama of the capital of the island. Day trip Price – approx. 40 EUR.
Kaiki cruise - a cruise on a traditional Greek kaiki boat over Laganas bay and along the wild, southern ends of the island of Zakynthos. With a little luck, the opportunity to see the famous Caretta Caretta sea turtles in their natural habitat, and Europe's largest breeding place. During the cruise, stop for swimming near the mysterious caves of Keri, on an inaccessible coast full of cliffs, wild beaches and rock blocks. Then a stop off the coast of the uninhabited island of Marathonisi, called Turtle Island, where the Caretta caretta turtles nest. Half-day trip. Price – approx. 35 EUR.
Navagio Cruise - transfer by coach towards the port in Zakynthos, and then a boat cruise to the famous Navagio beach located on the north-western side of Zakynthos. During the cruise you can admire Cape Skinari and the Blue Grottos located nearby - time for swimming near them. Then a stay at Xigia beach, which, thanks to the presence of cold sulfur waters is considered to be the only natural spa on the island. During the cruise you can admire the east coast of Zakynthos - the famous resorts Tsilivi and Alikes-Alikanas, great views of the Peloponnese and the island of Cephalonia. A close-up view of the charming islet of Mikro Nisi and the well-known fine-pebble beach in the north of the island - Makri Gialos. Arrive at the port in Zakynthos. Day trip Price – approx. 30 EUR.
Cephalonia - a trip to the largest of the Ionian Islands. Visiting: the beautiful monastery of the island's patron - St Gerassimosa with his relics, Drogarati caves. Taking boats out onto the underground Melissani Lake. Break for a meal in a traditional Greek tavern with delicious food in a small port on the east coast – Agia Efimia. Then, time for photos with by the "movie" beach Myrthos. A visit to the capital of the island Agrostoli with Drapano bridge. Break for a meal in a traditional Greek tavern with delicious food. The small fishing villages that are integrated in the natural, green landscape of the wild island will enchant everyone without exception! Day trip Price – approx. 50 EUR.
Olympus - the largest sanctuary of Zeus in ancient Greece, now associated mainly with the Olympics. However, sports competitions, which took place here for nearly 12 centuries, were not only rivalry, but also an expression of worship for the highest of the gods, and significantly influenced the development of art and culture. The trip lets you get to know the history of Olympia over the centuries thanks to exploring the Archaeological Museum of Olympia with the wonderful works of Phidias and Praxiteles, as well as the history of sport during the visit to the Olympic Stadium. Visiting the archaeological site with remains of, among others, the Temple of Zeus, in which one of the seven wonders of the ancient world was kept - the statue of Zeus, the work of Phidias. In addition, the altar of Hera, where the Olympics torch is ignited today. Time for lunch and shopping in the city centre. Day trip Price – approx. 50 EUR.
Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.