Catacomves - (Bars in Alykanas)

Gina H           

Have been going to Alykanas for 6 years now. Pop into Catacombes most nights for an hour or so just to chill and have a few beers. The music is first class and if you dont like whats playing, Dennis will tell you to pick something from the huge collection of C.D.'s on the bar. Friendly banter, good laugh and great company.Nothing too much trouble for them. I would advise anyone to go, at least once, sitting under the huge parasoles on a warm night,cant beat it!

Jesters Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Gina H  (April 28, 2004)         

Try here for a fab breakfast. Have gone in, hungover, many times over the years. Jane and Denis(the owners) are lovely, friendly people. The barbecue on a Tuesday night is recommended. Quiz, good music, great food and wonderful atmosphere. C U round about 11am on the 12th July folks, and remember Jane, 2 sausages for me please.
P.S. The c'ds you got me are brill. Can sing word for word, just dont know what the heck i'm singing about. Really must learn greek.

Mill Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Gina H           

Have to agree with all comments made re mill bar. Julie and Spiros are wonderful. If you need help with anything they will do their best. Have made many friends in this bar over the years. Their greek night is by far the best,(audience participation plays a huge part, so be warned!)I advise to book early. Will be back again this year in July, cant wait!

Elpida Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Gina H           

Just to let you know Debbie, safety deposit boxes are available in the newer apartments at the Elpida, If u happen to be in one of the older apartments, u can use one of the boxes in the supermarket.

This is a brilliant place, stayed here a few times and know the family really well. Hard working, honest, genuine people.Dennis and Denise (the owners) dont speak much English, but part of the fun is trying to communicate with them anyway. Spyros and Aliki (their son and daughter) both speak English very well and will gladly translate for you.

A place for all age groups. Their barbecue and quiz night certainly gets all the guests mixing together.

The newer apartments are spotless and has everything you need. The older ones, a wee bit dusty, but hey! Perfectly acceptable.

Alot of people we met here, keep coming back year after year after year.(including us)I think that speaks for itself.

Cuba Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Gina H           

hi have been going to zante for the past 6 years and have become good friends wit niko the barman from cuba. Can anyone say if he is still the barman or has someone else taken over? thanks

Cuba Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Gina H           

thanks jess, thats a shame we will miss him so such

Jesters Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Gina H  (July 03, 2005)         

 
Hi jane,
Gina here, just to let you know, we will be back in Zante, 4 weeks today.(Cant wait). No doubt, we will be a bit pie-eyed and hungover by the time we get to see you on the monday (1st August). Soooooo looking forward to our fabulous breakfast, especially the sausages! See you then. xx

Elpida Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Gina H           

Hi John,

I'd check, check, and check again. Kosmar has no contract with Elpida any more and therefore are unable to guarantee you a room here. A lot of people have been left very disappointed as we love this place too.
 
Gina
 
 

Elpida Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Gina H           

Not long back from Elpida after spending another brilliant two weeks there. (No thanks to Kosmar)

Going back again 28th September, just cant keep us away. Would like to say a huge Girdy, Girdy, Girdy to all the old friends we met again and all the new friends we met this year. Hope you all manage to get booked up for next year. Kat and Russ has started the ball rolling, we will get sorted when we come back in October.
 
Lots of love to Cath, Paul, Ken (faither), Helen, Layla, Pete, all the irish mob and all the swedes and danes. Look forward to seeing you again and promise to e-mail you all soon.
 
Gina, Walter, Mandy and Craig.
xx
 

Elpida Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Gina H           

Dear Jon,

Re your comments below.
 
Regarding cockerels and dogs. Not alot the hotel owners can do about these. When you say insects are you referring to bugs in apartments or mozzies?
 
Did you complain and let them know you were not happy? As you also complained about Diana Palace, (which going by other comments most people seemed to enjoy) and Argassi (which again alot of people love this place) obviously Zante may not be the place for you and your family.
 
Sorry you did'nt enjoy your time in Alykanas or Argassi, but there are many people who return to both these apartments and these resorts time and time again.
 
 
gina
 
 
 

Elpida Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Gina H

Hi Faither and all the Elpida regulars,

Great to hear from you Ken, hope you are keeping well.
 
We are at Elpida on 2nd August this year. So will only get to spend a couple of days (and nights propping up the bar) with you this year. Glad to hear you are going back again, looking forward to seeing you.
 
Think Kat and Russ arrive on the 5th, its a shame you will miss them.
 
Keep in touch, until August, woooooo hooooo.
 
gina

Elpida Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Gina H

Hi Linda,

Try elpida_hotel@yahoo.gr (there is an underscore between elpida and hotel.)
 
or phone: 0030 2695083777 which is the number for Elpida.
 
Any problems let me know and i can give you another number for him.
 
gina
 

Elpida Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Gina H

Hi Kat,

Was going to e-mail you at the weekend.
 
The four of us arrive on 2nd August. Will have the drinks in for you on the Sunday.
What time do you arrive?
 
Looking forward to seeing you all again.
 
gina
xx

Elpida Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Gina H          10/10

click to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlarge well, well, what can i say?
 
another fabulous two weeks, being pampered and well looked after by my very own adopted greek family.
spiros does a wicked cocktail. as linda,( middle photo) will testify! 
had an amazing crowd of guests this year again, with lots and lots of late nights and laughs.
 
hope everyone is well.
 
walter says cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese.
 
x
 
 
 
 

Mojo - (Bars in Alykanas)

Gina H          10/10

click to enlarge Have to let everyone know what a fabulous bar this is. Not only because the lovely Paula works there. (Sorry, never got a chance to say goodbye  )

 
This is a great bar for just sitting watching the activity (hours of  free fun and pure entertainment!), going on at the crossroads, with a large gin and tonic in hand. And where it is located, a lovely wee breeze keeps you nice and cool.
 
Certainly going to be on our list for next year.
 
 
Gina, Walter, Mandy and Craig
xxxx

Cuba Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Gina H          10/10

click to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlarge Just love this place.


Made all the better by the wonderful Nickos, Charlotte and Ella.
 
Always made to feel welcome, whether having one drink or staying for the night. Daughter and son-in law practically live there at times. Lots of laughs and late nights.
 
See you all next year.
 
Gina, Walter, Mandy and Craig.
 
xx

Paporo Restaurant - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Gina H          10/10

click to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlarge Went to the greek night here on the Monday and had a great time. (Was very busy so would recommend booking.)

 
Lots of dancing and a great atmosphere. Enjoyed the meal in beautiful surroundings right on the beach.
 
Will be back again next year, see you then Vicki.
 
 
Gina, Walter, mandy and Craig.
xxxx

Jungle Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Gina H  (September 01, 2007)        10/10

click to enlarge We always stay in Alykanas when we visit but this bar is one of the main reasons for popping down to Alykes for the night.

 
Always made to feel welcome by Vicky and Dimitris. (Congratulations to you both again )
Great music, great drinks and lots of laughs.
 
Would recommend this bar anytime.
 
Gina, Walter, Mandy and Craig
xxxx

Jesters Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Gina H  (September 01, 2007)        10/10

Have to recommend this place for a wonderful breakfast. Jayne has been looking after us for a few years now and  a Jesters breakfast is part of our holiday.

When in Greece, we like to eat Greek but just cant resist her roast dinners on a Sunday. Managed to get two Sunday dinners this year, (Hubby was in heaven)
 
Sorry we never got a chance to say cheerio hen,
 
See you next year though, as usual,
 
Gina, Walter, Mandy and Craig.
xxxx
 
(P.S. Enjoy your trip to Wishaw)
 

Elpida Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Gina H          10/10

Girdy, girdy, guys. We too have really missed not being there this year. First time in 10 years.  

Just have to be content with Spiros visiting us again this October. Woo Hoo. (Counting the days my wee scone  )
 
As you are first up with your dates for next year Kat,  will try and work something out. Hoping to get over for 3 weeks earier in the year too. Have to make up for losing out this year!!!
 
Love the photo Dawn.
 
gina
xxx