Sometimes you don't realise how much you need a break until you actually take a break and this rang true for me over the last 10 days. The boy and I booked a cheap, last minute deal four weeks ago to the magical and beautiful island of Zante in Greece. The sun shone long and hard and the food was just the yummiest....fresh fish, nice breads, delighful cheese and indulgent wines! My kind of food!
If you ever travel there, my tip to you is to hire a quad or moped (most of the island travels in this way) and travel the island. We headed up into the mountains and took in the amazing views and found secret beaches and seculded areas. We spent our euros wisely and shared them among many restaurants and cafes and travelling the island enabled us to find authentic greek restaurants all of which provided excellant service. We primarily stayed in Alykes, a lovely quaint village perfect for couples or those looking for a quiet holiday. If you looking for non stop parties, alcohol and McDonalds, then Laganas if the place for you....we drove there and realised after about 10 seconds that we "didn't belong there!". We did a quick U-turn and sped out of the place!
We did not spend much time lying on the beach... there's no point...I.just.don't.tan!.....ever! I also don't enjoy it and find it a little boring. We did, however take in a day trip around the island on a boat but we didn't enjoy as much as we had hoped. It was a cramped, overcrowed trip and while the tickets were cheap, we felt we could have spent our day better.