Hello again, I hope you’ve all had a good Bank Holiday weekend. It’s been a hot minute since I have posted on here. Basically, I started a new job back in February and that took up pretty much all of my time, especially as I ended up doing quite a lot of overtime. So, I recently left that job to move to Nottingham, ready to start my masters and that means I have a lot more free time so hopefully you will be hearing a lot more from me.
Anyway, some of you will know that I recently went on holiday to Zante, Greece with two of my friends – Laura, and Grace. We went for a week in the middle of August and we had such a great time so I thought I would share it with you all.
We arrived to London Stansted early on 8th August only to find out that our flight had been delayed. This wasn’t too bad but we eventually boarded the plane and they then told us that we may have to sit on the runway for a further two hours – not impressed. At this point, we thought we would never get there but we did eventually get there and it was worth it in the end. However, our poor luck didn’t end there as we did have to get a coach transfer from the airport to our hotel and the coach actually drove past our hotel so we had to wait for everyone else to be dropped off at their hotels before then going back to our hotel. Not the best start to the holiday – I swear this would only happen to us.
We stayed in a small village called Tsilivi (Planos), which is about 20 minutes away from the airport. I loved that Tsilivi isn’t too big as there wasn’t hundreds of loud teenagers looking to get as drunk as possible. It was nice and chill but we could also go out for drinks if we wanted to. The hotel that we stayed in is called Porto Planos Beach and it was ok, I probably wouldn’t recommend it as we did have a few issues but it was good enough for us. Anyway, once we had checked in and gained our bearings, we decided to find some food as we were starving! Opposite our hotel was a lovely restaurant where the staff would wave at us every day when we walked past. If you ever travel to Zante, the food is nice but it is also very salty so prepare for some severe bloating. It’s not a major deal but you will look forward to having flavourless food back home.
On our first full day, we decided to explore a little and chill out as we were pretty tired from travelling the day before. Our hotel had a rooftop pool that overlooked the beach and there were no kids so we stayed there pretty much all day. Now that I’m back, shivering in England, I am severely missing the 34C heat and chilling by the pool with a book or a chilled cocktail. I miss the beautifully clear skies and the gorgeous, still sea.
In the evening, we decided to go out and try this cocktail bar that was recommend to us by a few different people. The bar is called Two Brothers and honestly, it was the highlight of our holiday. We ended up going pretty much everyday and we were heartbroken when we had to leave. First of all, the drinks were pretty cheap especially considering how strong they are. It’s roughly €5/6 euros for one cocktail or €20 for a fishbowl (we usually went with the fishbowl). I think I might do a separate blog post specifically about the Two Brothers as we went there A LOT and there are a lot of stories to be told haha. If you are around Tsilivi or Zakynthos area, I 100% recommend going to Two Brothers, you will not regret it. From the great cocktails, to wearing hard hats with hi vis jackets for the YMCA, the night is filled with cheesy hits and I am here for it. I mean who doesn’t love the ABBA medley? The staff create such a fun atmosphere and you can’t help but love it. They will literally drag you out of your chair to the dance floor so you will be dancing, whether you like it or not.
Before we went on holiday, we all decided that we wanted to go on some kind of excursion so we decided to go on a boat trip around Turtle Island. We booked this trip with ABBA travel and I believe it was €25 each which is a lot cheaper than if we were to book it anywhere else. The trip was a few hours long and we started off by boarding the boat and staying close to the shore to see as many turtles as possible. I believe it’s currently nesting season for the turtles so you can only go at certain times but it is worth it. Although we only saw a couple of turtles, they would come up to see us, as if they were showing off and then go back down. I was expecting to see more but I do think it was still worth the money as it was a lot of fun. After spending a while with the turtles, we then heading towards the Keri caves. I’ll be honest, I think this would probably be better if you were scuba diving in this area, as we were there for like two minutes. Next up, we stopped off at the beach for a little while before heading back and going home. I’m so glad we did this trip as it was so beautiful, the sea is so blue and clear. The beach isn’t quite the same back here in the UK.
During our holiday, we did spend most of the time by the pool but we did also attempt crazy golf. Grace won, I came second, and Laura came third. It was so nice to spend a week together and we don’t get to see each other all that often. I haven’t laughed that much in a long time and I don’t think I can listen to Country Roads ever again. I hope that we can do this again in the future as it was so much fun and I loved every second of it.
Have you been on holiday this year? If so, let me know where you went and what your favourite part was down below. Hope you all have a great week!