This is an extra newsletter this summer due to so much going on. We are well into the flow of things here. The weather is hot, hot, hot and the resort is busy, busy, busy!! We are almost fully booked for the summer with 3 or 4 rooms still available in August and various options after the 16th September, so you still have a chance for a summer break if you have not booked already.
I have just returned from an amazing sailing week around the Ionian Islands on board our stunning 40ft Catamaran. The weather set us a few challenges with strong winds on the first four days which sent us speeding along at 8 knots (great fun) and then the last three days we had not a breath of wind. Well that’s sailing for you!
As you may have found in the past, getting a booking at Vassaliki during the busy months of June, July and September can sometimes be a problem due to the popularity of the resort. 2017 is not going to be any different with June and July next summer already nearing 70% full.
So we are looking at maybe expanding our resort, nothing finalised yet. Don’t panic we are not turning it into a 200 bed resort!!! We have the opportunity to add a further 4 or 5 units on the adjoining piece of land next to Vassaliki. The plans are being drawn up as we speak and we are in discussions as to what we need to do to the pool bar area and other services to be able to cope with the extra 8/10 people.
But we need your help!! We have a survey which asks about various aspects of our resort. If you could spare just 10 minutes to answer the questions for us it would really help us create the perfect space and facilities for you our guest. If you follow the link below we would really appreciate your help. Your answers are confidential and we don’t ask for your name or details.
Summer 2017 flights
I know some of you have not even had your 2016 holiday yet but the charter flight companies like Jet2, Thomas Cook, Thomson & Norwegian Airlines have just announced their flight schedules and prices for Summer 2017. We are still waiting for the budget airlines Easyjet and Ryanair to launch and we don’t expect these until later in the year (September ish.)
I have had a quick search for June and July 2017 and have seen London Gatwick to Kefalonia with Norwegian at about £100 each way and similar priced flights from Manchester with Jet 2.
Jobs for summer 2017
We are very sad to have to announce that Simon and Sheryle are considering retiring full time and moving back to their new house in Spain. Simon and Sheyle have been a huge asset to our company for the last four years and were also a big part of setting up the company 10 years ago. They will be very much missed by both us and our guests.
This does however leave us with a big hole in our team for the summer 2017 which needs to be filled. We are looking for either a couple or two individuals to join our team from the beginning of April to the end of September 2017.
We are looking for people with multiple skills and a never ending source of energy who want a change of lifestyle. This is not a 9 to 5 job and some days the hours can be very long. You are required to work in very hot conditions but you do get to do some of your jobs naked!!
The jobs require cleaning, food service, meet and greet, pool and resort maintenance, minibus driving, food shopping, gardening and much more. You must be flexible and able to turn your hand to any job that needs to be done. We would prefer someone with an idea of all household maintenance and be physically fit to carry loads and do lawn mowing and gardening. The other job is more based around food service with some experience of preparing food for large numbers of people is an advantage. But most of all a huge amount of enthusiasm to give our customers the very best service.
All these jobs need to be done on a daily basis and must be completed with a smile on your face. The rewards are endless… working in a hot cloths free environment, use of resort facilities, running group meals out and boat excursions. We offer a salary with holiday pay which is paid through the UK PAYE system. We will help you find accommodation or you can bring your own camper or caravan which can be pitched onsite (we can supply an electric and water supply). You will get meals on Meze night and BBQ night but all your other meals are not included.
If you are looking for a new career this is not the job for you!! If you want a completely different lifestyle and are happy to work hard then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.
If you are interested please email us your CV with a cover letter explaining why you wish to change your lifestyle. Interviews will be held at the end of the year in the UK.