National 18 Plus Greek Week - Zakynthos
like to thank Mark Randall for organising a great holiday, a shame he was
unable to attend.
accommodation was good, especially for the money, quite what they considered
you could manage on a single mini ring with two mugs I don't know, but then
there are so many eateries I have never considered self-catering for such
holidays in the first place. My compatriots managed to keep me away from the
pizza most of the time all the same - rotters!
island has still got turtles - just, despite the tourists eager to see them.
Well I now have a photo of a turtle head breaking the water (!! Ed). The
afternoon trip gave you the opportunity to go to a secluded beach offshore for
a swim or purchase from a waterborne ice cream seller. In addition to gassing
turtles and ourselves with diesel fumes, you also get the opportunity to fall
in the water when returning to shore! As you may guess one of our party managed
the Greek islands boat trips make up many of the tours, and we had a trip round
the island where we saw the blue caves where the water's blue and the diesel
smells stronger than ever! The shipwreck was interesting too.
trip was taken around the villages, I get the impression electricity is not
100% reliable round there, and the ice lolly I had was a whole new experience,
vanilla essence on one side and tasteless dry ice cream mousse on the other
with severely broken up candy coating. I think some EU rules regarding food
standards haven't quite filtered that far inland. I'm still here
service was excellent, I actually found something I consider useful in the tack
shops permeating the tourist section. You could clear the tourist areas with a
walk and the airport was actually faster than Gatwick regarding luggage though
in Gatwick you do have ample seating and don't need to stand in your neighbours
pocket waiting nearly an hour for the bags.
go again? Yes. I believe the island has enough to offer two weeks of different
excursions and experiences. The company of friends is also naturally enjoyable
from plus News November 2003