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Alykes

The ideal summer destination for relaxing holidays with your family!

Alykes (also known as Alikes) is located in north-eastern part of Zante Island and was named after the local salters, where a large amount of salt was produced in the past times. The inhabitants call this area Tigania (frying pans). Alykes combine lush vegetation with a long sandy beach with clear waters. Alykes is ideal for relaxing holidays and the perfect holiday destination for families or couples.

 

Beach of Alykes

The golden sandy beach of Alykes is ideal for families with small children as the sand shelves gently into the sea. The beach is organized with umbrellas and sunbeds for rent and a variety of watersports to try, as well as some beach bars.

 

Ideal for

Alykes is the ideal destination for families with young children as the sea water is shallow and warm. Also it is the perfect place for couples who wish to spend relaxing vacation next to the sea and take boat trips.

 

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Alykes is situated in the southern part of Zakynthos Island, 17 km away from Zante Town. and 22km away from Zante Airport. 

 

In Alykes you will find

* Two beautiful sandy beaches (Alykes, Alykanas) with shallow, warm sea water ideal for all ages, especially for young children as they are safe. Water sports are also available.

* The tiny bridges built across the river Skourtis that is the natural border between Alykes and Alykanas. You may take some lovely pictures there.

* The monastery of Saint John the Baptist, built in the 16th century with the unique architecture

* Beach bars and cafes that serve refreshing cocktails. The cool breeze and the soft sound of the waves compose the perfect scenery for a romantic night.

 

Boat trips you should try

* Boat trip around Zakynthos: from 27 euros per person! Free for children up to 6 years old! Free transport from and to accommodation!

* Boat trip to Navagio and the Blue Caves: from 28 euros per person! Free for children up to six years! Free transport from and to accommodation!

* Horse Riding: for all ages. Prices vary according to the route you will choose.

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

 

The locals suggest

* Visit the workshop of the local sweets (pasteli, mantolato), located near the center of Alykanas

* Visit the church of Agios Nikolaos in Ano Gerakari and enjoy the panoramic view of the island.

Boat trips you should try

* Boat trip around Zakynthos: from 27 euros per person! Free for children up to 6 years old! Free transport from and to accommodation!

* Boat trip to Navagio and the Blue Caves: from 28 euros per person! Free for children up to six years! Free transport from and to accommodation!

* Horse Riding: for all ages. Prices vary according to the route you will choose.

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

 

Sights & Activities

Alykes village maintains its traditional character, amongst lush olive groves and vineyards. The resort is ideal for hiking, cycling or even horse-riding. Boats to Blue Caves and Smugglers Cove (the Shipwreck beach), two of the most important attractions of Zante, leave daily from Alykes beach. Moreover you can visit Vertzageio Agricultural Museum, in Pigadiakia village, by train that performs daily itineraries from Alykes. Last but not least you can enjoy the picturesque village by hiring a carriage to go from Alykes to Alykanas.

 

Dining

In Alykes there are many family run traditional taverns with local cuisine. Most restaurants offer a varied menu including Zakynthian and a mix of international (Italian, British) cuisine. In addition there are Chinese and Indian restaurants as well as grill houses offering the traditional souvlaki and pitta.

 

Shopping

In Alykes village center there are several shops such as jewelry shops, leather products and gift shops, souvenir shops, local products, like mantolato and pasteli, shops and super markets catering for your everyday needs in affordable prices.



Nightlife

Alykes is a destination ideal for relaxing holidays, therefore the resort is not known for a hectic nightlife. Nonetheless, there are a few bars and pubs offering delicious cocktails in the sound of relaxing music. Some bars organize karaoke nights or Greek nights and others are situated just by the sea, for an amazing view to the crystal blue sea of Zakynthos.

How to reach Alykes

 

KTEL (local bus): Alykes is 22 km from Zakynthos airport and 17 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 Alykes, 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