Alykanas Beach - (Beaches in Zante)

Sonia            

 
I'm staying in Eleni Apartments beginning of June, I'll let you know on my return if it's not too late.

Alykanas Beach - (Beaches in Zante)

Sonia            

 
Sorry, forgot to mention the beach.   it's golden sand and the sea is shallow for a fair way out.  If you do decide to go, you'll love the place.

Alykanas Beach Village - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Sonia            

 
Last season 1 ATM in Alykanas and 2 in Alykes.

May - (Best Time to Visit)

Sonia            

I'm out there on my own for 2 weeks from 2nd June.  I usually go with my teenage daughter but now she's 18 she's going to Alikanas in August with her boyfriend.  We never really had any trouble but then she never really left my side too much.  Depending what your daughter is like, you may need to keep a tight hold!!!!

Tipsy Toad - (Bars in Alykanas)

Sonia   (May 26, 2005)         

Tipsy Toad is almost opposite Millenium Pool (or thereabouts).

Millennium Pool Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Sonia   (May 09, 2007)        10/10

I stayed at Millennium apartments last year and they're really nice.  Bath with shower above, very clean, quiet, air con, great position.  Anything else you need to know, ask away.

Staying there for 3 weeks in June, need I say more

Iguana Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Sonia           10/10

Still as good as ever but it has been renamed as Gecko's (change in ownership).

Mill Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Sonia           10/10

Mill Bar spot-on this season as usual.  Best breakfasts and lunches we had (and we tried a few )

Meze Night is brilliant - on the roof terrace looking over the bay.  Shame we had to come home before the Greek Feasts started on a Monday.  From previous experience, the food is to die for.
 
 

Zeus Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Sonia           10/10

One of the best bars with great drinks.  Order a cocktail to see Sakis in action

Jesters Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Sonia   (June 27, 2007)        10/10

If you like your drinks strong, this is the place.  Jane sure pours a mean Vodka and coke. 

Arhondico (Memories) - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Sonia           10/10

I've had quite a few meals here and never had a bad one.  My friend had Zakynthian Chicken every time as it was so good.  Lamb with mint sauce was very tasty.  Free half kilo of wine with your meal.

Medousa - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Sonia   (June 28, 2007)        10/10

Great swordfish steak.  Cheese & bacon pototo skins starter really tasty and enough for 3!

Romanza - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Sonia   (June 28, 2007)        4/10

Usually have really nice food here but had Steak a la creme (special board) and it was so tough that I couldn't eat it.  They were concerned that I'd not eaten the meal and my friend told them why but we still had to pay for it, didn't even get offered a reduction or a drink.  My friend's meal was good though.

Shoestring - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Sonia

Only had lunch here - what a location - I could have sat for hours admiring the view.

Vrisaki - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Sonia           10/10

Along with Memories, this was our favourite restaurant this year.  Garlic prawn starter, Lamb au fournou (sp?), grilled prawns, meatballs and lots more.  Never a bad meal.  And the waiters are lovely.

Gerakas Beach - (Beaches in Zante)

Sonia           10/10

Lovely clean beach with sunbeds and parasols for hire.  Beware, nudists use the beach at each end.  Bit of a treck up and down the slope if the weather is really hot. Free parking outside small supermarket.  Taverna at the top quite good.

Plaka Beach - (Beaches in Zante)

Sonia           7/10

Quite small beach, very clean,  Didn't have to walk out very far before you could swim.  Taverna okay although more expensive that we were used to.  Use of toilets (didn't flush) and covered parking area.

Old Alykanas Beach - (Beaches in Zante)

Sonia           10/10

Spent the day here after starting out on a walk from Alikanas on a cloudy day that suddenly turned sunny - luckily we took our beach gear!!!

 
Lovely beach which gently shelves into the sea.  Sunbeds and parasols for hire.  Unfortunately the day we were there so were some nudists - this is not a nudist beach, so I wasn't too impressed.  Shoestring taverna above the beach is great for lunch - a view to die for.
 
If you are staying in Alikanas and the beach is too windy, you may find that this beach is more sheltered.

Alykes Tourist Train - (Zante Excursions)

Sonia           10/10

I've been to Alykanas about 18 times but only went on this trip for the first time last year, it's a good, fun outing. Say Hi to Brenda from me!

Alkionis - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Sonia

Kevin & Maria are in Dionysis (next door) this year.

Alkionis - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

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I think there is someone called Almando working at Alkyonis (he was also serving behind the bar at Gecko's later).

Mill Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Sonia           10/10

Very good Paul

Arhondico (Memories) - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Sonia           10/10

Still one of the best restaurants in the resort and probably the cheapest.

Vrisaki - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Sonia           10/10

Superb food, superb staff - what more can I say?

Alykanas Resort - (Resorts in Zante)

Sonia

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.

Lista Studios - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Sonia

Danny's but there's not much difference really, they're all a bit of a walk.

Jesters Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Sonia   (July 01, 2009)        10/10

Jane can be found in Zeus at night being her usual entertaining self or during the day at Pepe's (sp?) outside Catacombs.  Also doing Sunday lunch at Zante Gardens.  Unless it's all changed from a couple of weeks ago.

Dannys Kali Pigi Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Sonia           10/10

Just got back from 2 weeks staying at these apartments.  I last stayed here around 10 years ago and wasn't too impressed back then, however they have obviously been refurbished and are now superb.  My large room was overlooking the pool.  There were 2 single beds and a bed settee with room for another bed if required.  Good quality furnishings and curtains, TV and constant hot water.  The bedding and towels were changed every Thursday and Sunday and I think the maid came in every day.
 
The pool is lovely and there were plenty of sunbeds for the amount of people staying in the hotel, but this was early season, don't know what it will be like later.  The pool bar provides very reasonably priced breakfasts (small English 3.50 euros) and snacks.  Very safe small complex away from the traffic.
 
Late night bar on site with entertainment, the Greek night is very good value.
 
I'm looking to book for next year but can't find anything in the brochures as yet