Alykes and Alykanes are less developed than the resorts in the south, but they too have grown-up recently and this year you will you find karaoke bars for the first time which you will either love or hate. It's still much quieter than resorts like Tsilivi and Laganas, and will probably suit more people now than previously. Horse and carriages have replaced taxis and will provide free transport to local restaurants. The beaches are excellent, long and sandy and very safe for children. It is still a very relaxing and friendly place but if peace and quiet is your priority then why not look at Amoudi a couple of kms south of Alykanas. No British tour operator covers this resort and there have been few changes in recent years. If you get up early you can even have the beach completely to yourself.
4.0A big sandy beach which rarely gets crowded despite new tourist developments nearby. Plenty of tourist facilities nearby without feeling overly commercialised.
|Fairly narrow in places, but quite a long beach so it only gets crowded close to the resort centre.|
|A very quiet area with small sandy beaches. Easy to get to if you are staying nearby in Alykes or Alykanas.|
|A beautiful series of small beaches and all within easy walking distance of the nearby resort of Alykanas.|
|A stunning little beach famous for the aroma of 'bad eggs'. It's sulphur escaping from the surrounding rocks apparently!|
4.0Hotel Koukounaria is situated on the outskirts of Alykes, amidst a lush garden. The beach and the centre of Alykes are located only 350 yards away.