Zante, also known by the Greeks as Zakynthos, features a huge variety of hotels from quiet spots to more bustling resorts. Zante offers a relaxing holiday experience in areas such as Kalamaki and more upbeat areas such as Laganas with its 24 hour party atmosphere. Whichever holiday option you chose when visiting Zante, you deserve the holiday experience you paid for, and not to have to suffer avoidable holiday illness.
Symptoms such as diarrhoea, stomach cramps and vomiting have been reported by holidaymakers. Visitors to Zante have also reported instances of poor food hygiene, dirty swimming pools and it is not unusual for Salmonella, E. Coli to be diagnosed. Swimming pools that have not been cleaned or correctly treated can lead to an individual contracting Cryptosporidium, a parasite that can be spread by coming into contact with infected faeces.
Whilst staying in Zante it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:
- Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
- Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Wash hands before and after meal times and after using toilets and washrooms.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Zante will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday to Zante get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.
We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.