Returned to Ziakis again for the 2nd time, stayed in September. The place is nice and clean and all rooms are cleaned on a daily basis apart from Sunday (some people on Trip advisor think this is a problem, I bet they dont change their sheets every day!)
Short cut is still there and is quicker (we tried it coming back from the Elina supermarket) Beer still 3 euros at Ziakis, after a few days we chose to get it from the supermarket in Pefkos (bottom of cardiac hill) for 1-1.50 euro I think. They sell croissants, pastries, sausage rolls etc there and reasonable price for beer and wine (wine 2.70 euros and it was nice too). Best time to go down is in the morning before 9am as it will be a hot walk back up cardiac hill.
The old chap who looks after the small supermarket upstairs and the reception was ok when we arrived but after that he didnt reply with hello when we were being friendly. I just ended up ignoring him in the end saving my breathe. Mrs Stella on the other hand was friendly along with Yannis who is a trooper working 9am-5pm then 8pm -1am (ish).
We were upgraded to a 2 bed apartment with seaview when we only booked a 1 bed apartment which was great. No need for air con with 2 balcony doors open! I heard about somebody that booked a 2 bed apartment and wanted air conditioning and had to pay for 2 air con units, the rooms are in a U shape with the kitchen and front door at the top and at the top of each bedroom is an air con unit. Be aware they will charge you for 2 air con units even in a 2 bed apartment!
Taxi is still 5 Euros up or down to Pefkos, it takes 15 minutes walking from Ziakis turning left past Dimitris apartments and down into Pefkos (you will pass the supermarket here that I mentioned previously)
Tips: Try the 7.90 euro meals at the restaurants at the bottom of cardiac hill ideal for 3 courses and taste nice too. If there are 4 of you, you will also get a free litre of wine which tastes ok.
If you start getting belly ache etc (drink bottled/canned beer, we found this out after 3 days of drinking draught at Ziakis and in the bars in Pefkos not sure which place made our stomachs feel off though, so best stick to bottles, whether it was coming to end of season and the pumps hadnt been cleaned im not sure).
All in all a great holiday, would go again for sure!