Alykes Beach

Beaches on Zante


Location: In the resort of Alykes next to Alykanas about 20km northwest of Zakynthos town

Getting There: Quite a distance from the other main resorts, you will probably combine a visit here with a tour of the island. The main road will take you through Katastari, although there is a more scenic route around the coast

Access: Several access points, most without any steps

Sunbeds: Yes, but plenty of areas where you can lie on the sand

Toilets: In the nearby bars and restaurants

Watersports: Yes, including boat trips to the Shipwreck and Blue Caves

Safe for Kids: Yes, the water remains very shallow along most of the beach.

Food & Drinks: Plenty of nearby bars and restaurants

Turtles: No

Seaweed: Not usually a problem

Sand or Pebbles: Fine sand mixed with small pebbles in some parts of the beach

Car Parking: Usually fairly easy to find a place to park nearby

Beaches near to Alykes Beach:

Alykanas Beach   (150 Comments)
Alykanas BeachA big sandy beach which rarely gets crowded despite new tourist developments nearby. Plenty of tourist facilities nearby without feeling overly commercialised.
Alykes Beach   (54 Comments)
Alykes BeachFairly narrow in places, but quite a long beach so it only gets crowded close to the resort centre.
Makri Gialos BeachA pebbly beach in a beautiful setting well away from the main resorts so it rarely gets busy.
Old Alykanas Beach   (12 Comments)
Old Alykanas BeachA beautiful series of small beaches and all within easy walking distance of the nearby resort of Alykanas.
Xigia Beach - Volimes   (3 Comments)
Xigia BeachA stunning little beach famous for the aroma of 'bad eggs'. It's sulphur escaping from the surrounding rocks apparently!

Alykes Taxis

Alykes Taxis

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Alykes Buses

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