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 annexes, 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. 2 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. 400 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 (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. 2 h
Local time: GMT+2.
Language: Modern Greek; communication in English and German also possible.
Currency: Euro (EUR).
Voltage: 220 V.
Transport: bus connections are good; from Zakynthos city you can get to the smallest places, cost – from 1 EUR. Taxis, aside from buses, are the main means of transport, cost – approx. 2 EUR/1 km.
Beaches: mainly sandy, wide, generally accessible, entry free, 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 of cancelling a trip due to too few participants.
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 deviate 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 lure 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.
Around the island - an interesting 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. Then visiting the historic church Agia Mavra (Maherado). 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 in the village of Exo Hora. A stopover in the traditional small village of Anafonitria, where Greek still press oil themselves, produce honey and gather herbs - tasting and purchase possible. 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 the winery Callinico in Kalipado, which includes a presentation of the methods of wine production in the past and today, as well as wine tasting and an opportunity to buy all sorts of wines. 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.
Kefalonia - an expedition 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 Melisani Lake. 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 tour allows you to experience the history of sport with a visit to the Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Museum with the works of Praxiteles and Phidias. Tour part of the Temple of Zeus. Time for lunch and shopping in the city centre. Day trip Price – approx. 50 EUR.
A cruise on a yellow submarine - relaxing cruise on a boat with a glass lower deck. During the trip you can admire the beauty of marine life of Laganas Bay. The excursion provides an unforgettable experience and enables to take beautiful pictures, especially when the Caretta-Caretta turtles swim right up to the boat! The cruise lasts approx. 1 h. Price - approx. 30 EUR.
Kaiki Cruise - a cruise on a traditional Greek boat - Kaiki - around the southern ends of Zakynthos Island. During the cruise, a visit to Marathonisi island, during which you will be able to see the stunning Keri caves, and with a little luck, the famous Caretta-Caretta turtles will swim up to this part of the island. Lunch is served on the boat during the stopover. Half-day trip Price - approx. 35 EUR.
Navagio Cruise – cruise around the island of Zakynthos.Travel by coach towards the port in Zakynthos city, a cruise on a pirate ship, during which you can admire the city of Tsilivi and Alikanas, Xigia beach, which is the only natural SPA on the island, and small attraction of Mikro Nisi Beach and Makri Gialo Beach. Then the route passes Cape Skinari, where you can see the Blue Grottos. To end the excursion we stay a while at the most famous beach - Navagio. Then a cruise towards Keri Peninsula, via Laganas Bay and towards Vasilliko.Day trip Price - approx. 30 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.