Alykanas Resort - (Resorts in Zante)

Sonia            

Tommy

Dionysis Tours are a good company to use rather than your tour operator.  They have offices next to the Greedy Greek on the main road, or opposite the Alykanas Beach Village (turn right out of Letsos).  If you go to this office, say hello the Heather for me.
 
Have a great time.

Molodos - (Bars in Alykanas)

Sonia   (August 05, 2005)         

Is this a new bar?  Where is it please.

Eleni Studios - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Sonia            

Good clean but basic apartments.  I would use them again although it is a bit of a hike to the beach.

Mill Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Sonia            

Matt is behind the bar in the evenings.  His girlfriend Becky is on during the day together with Sue.  No Toyah this year.  And yes, it's still as good.

Mill Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Sonia            

Hi Roger

 
You may already know Sue. Sue and Les have been regulars at the Mill Bar for a few years and are a great laugh..  I think Matts has also been a regular for a while and when he and Becky were out there last year were asked if they wanted to come out and work.  They're really nice people and everything is still the same as usual 'cos Spiros and Julie are still around.

Mill Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Sonia            

Sorry Roger, forgot to say, they come from Leicester.

Alykanas Beach - (Beaches in Zante)

Sonia            

Julie

 
Although I have not stayed there I have heard from many sources that the Blue Bay apartments are really nice and quite luxurious. They are a stones-throw from the beach near the Neraida restaurant.

Mill Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Sonia            

Don't think either of them were barstaff in Leicester, but they both fit in really well and the Mill Bar is as great as ever.

Eleni Studios - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Sonia            

I stayed here in June and would use them again.  Fairly quiet and I always had hot water!  They are on the little road opposite Elpida (if you carry on this road, it takes you past Zante Gardens, Grapevine, back of Ionnis and Danny's and brings you out opposite Jesters).  If you require any further info, just ask.

Zeus Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Sonia            

How was Sakis new bar doing?  This bar only opened with a couple of days left of my holiday so only managed to visit once.  I can understand your mate ending up in a ditch - Sakis does like to give big measures.  And I've still not learnt never to buy him a drink 'cos he usually has a shot (Black Sambucca) and you have to have one too!

Eleni Studios - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Sonia            

You're right, there's no reception, I think the owners are usually around but I didn't need them so couldn't be sure about that.  Air con was extra - something like 7 euros a night.  Cleaned fairly regularly, think bins were emptied every day except Sundays.  Usual small towels.  I think the beds were changed a couple of times during my fortnight.  Nice and quiet although there was a bit of music from either the Elpida or Diogenis early evening.  Romanza on the beach road was new last season I think and it's really good.  New this year is Vrakis (or similar), I never used it but my daughter who only came home a couple of weeks ago, is raving over it.

Jesters Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Sonia   (October 13, 2005)         

Hiya Jane,

Finally got on the board then!  Hope you had a good season, see you next June (I'll be there for 3 weeks).  Carly was pleased you recognised her, they had a great time and can't wait to come back.
 
Take care
 
Sonia

Alykanas Beach - (Beaches in Zante)

Sonia            

Actually Allen, the locals haven't extended their land over the beach.  When I first went to Alikanas 11 years ago the beach was much wider all the way to the river, it has slowly eroded over the years.

Alykanas Beach Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Sonia            

Plenty of bars and restaurants to try.  I personally don't rate the Greedy Greek, there are other places far better - Mantalena (most traditional in village), Dionysis(sp?), Romanza to name just a few and even more in Alykes.  A good bar just along the beach from you is the Mill Bar - well worth a visit.

Grapevines Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Sonia            

The beach is a 10-15 minute stroll.

Alykanas Resort - (Resorts in Zante)

Sonia            

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.

Zeus Bar - (Bars in Alykanas)

Sonia            

Brilliant bar with great staff, we love Sakis.

Arhondico (Memories) - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Sonia            

One of the best in resort this year and really good value.

Alkionis - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Sonia            

Wasn't very impressed, only ate hear once this year.

Valais Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Sonia            

Kathy, the Valais is with Manos as far as I know.

Alykanas Beach Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Sonia            

Yep, Nikos is still around.  Got a really posh car this year too.

Alykanas Beach Village - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Sonia            

The area of Alykes/Alykanas is very safe, just exercise the usual caution you would anywhere else.  I've been holidaying in Alykanas with just myself and my daughter (aged 7 in 1995), and now on my own, since 1995 and have never been worried in the slightest about my safety.  There appear to be lots of malicious rumours circulating at the moment which are totally unfounded.

Go to Alykanas and enjoy yourselves and please don't just stay in the hotel "compounds"!!!!
 
If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.

Alykanas Beach Village - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Sonia            

There are plenty of places to change travellers cheques.  There is no charge for sterling (there is a charge built into the exchange rage) but I believe there is a charge for Euro t/c's.

Lista Studios - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Sonia            

Can't help ref Antonio except to say that they are on the outskirts of the village, therefore a bit of a walk to both the beach and the bulk of the bars and restaurants.