we went for the first time this year....
well what can i say...beautitful!!the scenery was out of this world lovely resort, lovely friendly people,cheap places to eat,good gift shops with really lovely cheap gifts all shops got same things but some have diffrent and all diffrent prices so shop around..beach is great very clean can see your feet,watersports on beach,lots of places to eat on beach spoilt for choice...if you like walking theres a variety of diffrent walks you can walk to alykes the next resort very nice lots of shops,bars,restaurants..we walked to old alykanas beach which was lovely and had lunch in the shoestrings restaurant...we have just booked for next year cant wait
we stayed at villa vrissi a few years ago and realy enjoyed it. one bedroom villa with small lounge area with sofa bed small kitchen but what the heck nice sea food retaraunt just a 10 min walk down the road , shower toilet all in one typical Greek hand held shower !! by far the best feature is the patio area with grape vine over, fantastic views over the bay . had a great time here would go back tomorrow .
Has anyone stayed at Villa Vrissi, Old Alykanas? If so, please can you advise on what it is like?
I thought this was a nice resort. We went at the end of the season so due to money being knocked off our food bills it made the holiday seem far more reasonable and we actually brought some euros home!! We stayed at the superfamily thomson Alykanas Village and found the hotel staff completely miserable and rude! Thomson reps were good though! Nice resort and also very close to Alykes so you can easily walk or get a horse and cart to experience something different.
Compare the cost of living in the UK now to what it was 2 years ago - I think you'll find the price rises in Alykanas are about the same. Also, the strong Euro hasn't helped us Brits with our budgets. I think you would find the same problems wherever you travel in Europe.
Totally agree with the previous post, we have just returned from 2 weeks at Alykanas Village(Thomson Superfamily) and found it all very expensive compared to two years ago when we last went.
our second visit to zante, our first to alykanas. I know the euro is strong against the pound at the moment, but does that support the great tourist rip off?
Returned back to Alykanas for the second year running. Great appts..Alikanas Beach & were reunited with our friends Julie & Martyn & Nikos from Cuba bar Busters & now alykanas beach ! Definately return soon. Great atmospere. Nice restaurants etc
Wonderful holiday again in Old Alikanas, fourth year running. Resort unspoilt and wonderful for young children as the sea shelves very gently. We went to the Greek night at the Mill bar for the first time in Alikanas and what a night. Our party consisted of a 3 year old two teenages 12 & 15, girl and boy two OAP 70 & 75 and myself and my husband in their 40's. We all had the most entertaining evening and all joined in, a night that will never be forgotten, the dancers were fantastic, food great and I would recommend it to anyone.
well i suppose alykanas never changes!
I went with friends in the first week of september and it was the best holiday eva i loved every second of it the people there are amazin and so is the place i cant wait to go bac i duno wen it wil be bt i will i can promise that DNA is an amazin bar and nickos and andre are hilarious and george is just great if u havent been to greece befor or even if u hav go to alykanas becuz it is the best atmosphere there and you cant get better people
Hello everyoneHad a fab time in Alykanas, went for 1 week in October, great hotel and great atmosphere loved the Jam in music bar in the village it was fab, great music, fab company and fantastic bar staff felt really welcome.
We came back 2 weeks ago and had the most fantastic holiday. The people are very friendly. The beach is very safe and you can wade out for yards and yards. The Mill pool bar which is located across the road from the beach is a good place to be if you don't like sand between your toes. They serve a good breakfast for €5. Julie and Spiros are the owners and are very good hosts.
We went on a FAB 7 day holiday in mid July and stayed in Alykanas Village which was lovely
We just got back to uk after 7 days staying at dannys it was a real easy relaxed atmosphere very friendly, the resort had a really nice feel, our best holiday and we met brilliant friends Anette and Alan and thier family it really made our holiday complete. Perfect but now we have holiday blues. Thankyou for seeing us off that was so thoughtful. xx Jackie and Rob.
jenny just to let you know the best place for your child is the mouzakis apartments. the people are kind and everything.
We just got back from 2 weeks at the Elpida and it was great. Spiros and his family made us very welcome, the apartment was clean and comfortable the pool was lovely and the grounds are kept really nicely by his dad. He's had some problems with Kosmar (local politics) but we went with MyTravel and we had no problems at all. Anything we needed, like I wanted some extra plates & towels , just arrived with a smile.
There are plenty of places to change travellers cheques, the kiosk opposite Busters or Catacombs shop (under the bar) are the places I generally use. A charge is built into the exchange rate - you don't have to buy anything. I think you'll find the exchange rate for sterling travellers cheques is the same wherever you change them except maybe in Zante town where you'll get a better rate.
Alikanas/Alykes has a number of Car hire shops that will cash Travelers Cheques but the supermarkets and shops will also Cash them for you. Be warned though they will charge you commision for doing so unless you purchase something. otherwise your hotel will be able to cash them in for small charge. I would suggest taking mainly cash from the Uk and using a safety deposit box whilst away. Eurochange here in the Uk is very good.
Are there places in Alykanas/Alykes where I can change Travellers Cheques?Saw the comments on A.T.M's and where there located but always feel safer with cheques.Also asked this question before but no response ,does anyone know what The Kalithea Apts are like in the old village of Alykanas?Thanks Pat x
Beautiful beach, food was ok, nightlife was great would definately go again.
Hi - just wanted to say that there is an ATM outside the main supermarket in Alikanas but I'd get your money early in the evening as it tends to run out of cash later on in the day.