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Alykanas

Relaxing vacation that will fill your batteries!

Alykanas is a coastal resort not very far from Zakynthos town and the airport.It is the perfect place to enjoy holidays next to the sea. 

 

Alykanas Beach

You can spend a lot of hours in Alykanas beach.It is sandy while the sea water is warm and shallow making it very safe especially for the younger children.Also there is a variety of choice in water sports (jet ski, canoes,paragliding).

The beach bars of the area serves coffee, fizzy drinks and snacks in reasonable prices. Sunbeds and ubrellas can be hired at the cost of 5 euros (two sunbeds, one umbrella). Very close to the beach there are restaurants, cafes and bars.

 

Ideal for

Alykanas is ideal for families with young children as the sea water is warm and shallow. Also couples who wish to have calm holidays, spend a lot of hours at the beach and do boat trips will find the place amazing.

 

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Alykanas is a coastal resort in the northern side of Zakynthos island, 13klm from Zakynthos town ( about 20min by car) and 17 klm from the aiport (about 22min by car).

 

You can find in Alykanas:

* A big sandy beach with shallow, warm sea water perfect for young children.

* Beach bars that serve beverages, snacks and rent sunbeds in affordeble prices

* Ride on the local train through traditionally built villages

* Horse riding among olive trees and swimming on horse back for children and adults

 

Boat trips you should try

* Round of Zakynthos on the "Piratiko": the crew is dressed in pirates costumes, there are stops at Navagio and the Blue Caves, preferred by families with young children.

* Boat trip to Marathonisi & Caretta-Caretta: see the Caretta-Caretta turtles from close, swim in the magical sea water of Marathonisi and the Keri caves.

* Boat trip on a private rental boat up to Mizithres: sail across Laganas Gulf, visit Marathonisi island, dive in Kamares no licence required.

For further information about all our boat trips organised, trust our team and visit our site !

 

The locals suggest

* Visit a farm where you can take a tour and see all the traditional agricultural activities

* Visit a factory with local sweets (mantolato, pasteli) very close to the center of Alykanas

* Visit the church of Agios Nikolaos in Ano Gerakari and enjoy the panoramic view of the zakynthian vally and the tiny coastal villages.

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Boat trips you should try

* Round of Zakynthos on the "Piratiko": the crew is dressed in pirates costumes, there are stops at Navagio and the Blue Caves, preferred by families with young children.

* Boat trip to Marathonisi & Caretta-Caretta: see the Caretta-Caretta turtles from close, swim in the magical sea water of Marathonisi and the Keri caves.

* Boat trip on a private rental boat up to Mizithres: sail across Laganas Gulf, visit Marathonisi island, dive in Kamares no licence required.

 

For further information about all our boat trips organised, trust our team and visit our site !

 

 

Sights and activities

The ride on the train will give you the chance to come closer to nature, see the old authentic life style of Zakynthos  and learn about the traditional local products of the island.

We also suggest you the horseriding among the olive trees or even swimming on horseback, while the more romantic can try a ride on the carriages.

 

Dining

There is a wide variety of dining in Alykanas. Restaurants serving international cuisine, traditional taverns with greek dishes and fast food places are situated along the main road of Alykanas. In a very close distance in Alykes you can find taverns next to the sea serving fresh fish and sea food. Yet there are bakeries that sell fresh bread and snacks for a quick bite.

 

Shopping

A lot of mini markets, a pharmacy and a gasoline station are available in Alykanas. Also you can find shops with clothes, shoes and jewellery. Do not miss a visit at the traditional factory " Kerithra " where you can taste home made mantolato and the famous pasteli.

 

Entertainment 

Although Alykanas is the ideal place for families and couples, there are also small bars where you can enjoy a summer cocktail. The staff of the bars will offer you not only drinks and shots but also a friendly chat, events, and a chill out mood.

How to reach to Alykanas

 

KTEL (local bus): Alykanas is 17 km from Zakynthos airport and 13 km from the city. For your transportation to and from the town of Zakynthos you can use the local bus.

 

TAXI: The best way for your transfer to Alykanas, from the airport or the port of Zakynthos is using taxi or mini bus, which can be booked easily and cheaply with the www.zantetaxi4u.com