Hello, I'm Su and blog at Soosie Wales I mainly blog about family, photography, food, travel and general musings. Like Mel I like travelling and recently went to Zante for the 3rd time.
I'll be posting a bit of a travelogue about Zante on my blog but as I'm guesting for Mel I'll let you in on some of the best places to eat and drink in Kalamaki, Zante.
Everyone (generally) knows where Drunk Corner (DC) is and tends to give directions from there.
In the picture: top to bottom.
Costa's Pool Bar, Drunk Corner, Two Brothers, Greek Burger and Tuna Salad at Cronulla and Stifado at Escape.
Drunk Corner- Run by Tassos and Demi, it's mainly a bar but also popular for breakfast and lunches. The place to go if you want to see any sport or happen to be there when Britain's Got Talent or XFactor is on. You'll always get a warm welcome.
Olive Tree - (DC on your right it's just up on the left) Good food and they do an early bird free starter if you arrive before 8pm. Renowed for Olive Tree Lamb, slow cooked shank, delicious.
Cronulla Hotel- Next door to DC. The hotel has a good pool area which is open to all. Breakfast choices include a full English, toast, tea and juice for under 5€. Also lots of lighter choices. Lunches are HUGE so consider sharing one dish. They won't mind! It's a good place for dinner too but there's not much choice - basically the same as lunch time.
Escape - Go down the road opposite DC. Maria will give you a warm welcome! Beef Stifado, Lamb Kleftiko, Soulaki all home made. The house white wine is Solomos and is very good.
Dias- DC on the left take the road that runs up the side. A few people raved about this restaurant. We were rather disappointed, it's one of those places where you feel that you're just being processed rather than treated like customers. The food was very tasty and the Brucshetta is divine! Just a shame the staff are so snooty.
Two Brothers and Rose N Crown - DC on left and good 5 mins walk on the right. The two brothers own both so you can have a drink in the bar and order your food. They'll call you over to your table when it's ready. Although the food was good, they bring a bread basket to the table which they charge you extra for which I thought was a bit cheeky! Great service though and you get a rather large Ouzo with the bill!
Costas pool bar - Keep going past Two Brothers and you'll see Sophia's supermarket, go down the road opposite and then down the road and it's on the left.
We went there several times as it's opposite where we were staying. Open all day, great breakfasts and snacks. Be careful though as it's huge portions! When the season is in full swing they have entertainment in the evening. Sound alikes, BBQ, Greek night. We also went one evening when it was raining and they had a special of Beef Kokkinisto (basically Stifado without onions) served with rice and chips, it may not have looked pretty but it was one of the most flavourful dishes we had.
Georgias - Keep going past Sophias and turn right at the roundabout, Georgias is on the right. Great for lunches - Gyros or open plate kebab.
Besides the full menu, they have set menu specials which include a starter, main and a glass of wine. We both had Greek salad with Tsatsiki and pitta bread followed by their take on Kleftiko which is served in a pot and topped with cheese. Delicious!
Stani's - Past Georgias down to the bottom of the road, turn right about 2/3 mins along the road. Open all day and they provide 'facilities' for the beach. Another place that we were recommended to and it didn't disappoint. Service with a smile, you can watch the sun go down over a glass or 3 of wine and chomp on some rather delicious Lamb chops! Oh and order the garlic bread - a small loaf between 2 people!
Our favourites were Escape for Dinner and Cronulla for breakfast and lunch.
There are many more places to eat and to be honest most of them are really good. You'll never starve anywhere in Zante that's for sure!