Palm Tree Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Panagiota V  (October 17, 2005)         

 great place even if you're on your own.  Sakis, Lisa, Dianne & Spikey make you feel very welcome.  Spent every night there over the fortnight and enjoyed every one!  Anyone visiting Alykes should pay it a visit - you'll have a laugh a minute.  I'll be going back!! 

Iris Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Panagiota V           

  Top Bar - didnt spend as much time here as i should have but what a great place.  Great cocktails from Chris (makes a very powerful Long Island Tea)  Fantastic place for all ages to visit.  Would recommend to anyone visiting Alykes.  A must.  And will spend more time there next time.

Iris Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Panagiota V           

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 Why can't we have an Iris Bar in England??!!  The Best bar in the world.

I didnt think they could improve this bar until they stuck a mini golf course out the back - the best ive ever played on.  Tina, Nikos, Chris and Akis all deserve a huge pat on the back for what they've achieved over the Winter - its amazing - WELL DONE.
 
No matter what you want the Iris Bar has it,  Tina and Nikos are great hosts whilst Chris and Akis shake cocktails all night and dish out the shots.  If its not ice juggling, beer mat fights or dancing - theyre serenading you by candle light on those dark nights!!  There's sports showing on the screens throughtout so sports fans will be kept happy.
Whether you're travelling alone, as a couple or a family party you'll be made very welcome and treated like family at the Iris.  You will even make new friends with the other customers as its such a great atmosphere. (no matter how much i go on i cant express my love for this bar or tell people how good it is).
I'm counting the days until im back and miss all you guys more than you know.
Mines a Mythos with a straw and keep my seat free til next year!!!! ha ha ha
 
If you don't visit the Iris you're holiday will always be missing that special something - a visit is a must!!
 
Best wishes to you all and see you next year love Panagiota xxxx (aka the greek girl who doesnt speak it!!! - YET) xxx
 

Palm Tree Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Panagiota V  (September 30, 2006)         

WELL DONE guys for the new look Palm Tree - still cant believe how you did it but its looking good.

Still as good as ever for a party.  Sakis, Dianne and Spikey are there to show you a good time shaking cocktails and dishing out the shots.  Don't forget "The Brookie" spikey!! or that you're barred!!!! ha ha ha
 
Best wishes and see you next year no doubt - Panagiota xxxx 

Clio Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykes)

Panagiota V           

I travelled on my own to Alykes as an independent traveller and was looked after very well at the Clio.  I was collected from the airport and taken back without any problems.  The rooms are spotless and very cosey.

The pool bar offers a good selection of food and drinks and its great - always fresh and very tasty.  Always leave some space though for the complimentary fruit - its beautiful and shouldnt be wasted
 
Beautiful views of the mountains from the balcony and cleaning staff were always very polite if they visited whilst you were still in your room (on those rainy days).
 
A family run hotel which truly shows you the hospitality of the greeks.
 
Would recommend to anyone visiting Alykes - you will be made very welcome and if you need anything its never too much trouble.
 
Panagiota xx

Ponderosa - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Panagiota V  (September 30, 2006)         

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The best restaurant in Alykes.  Guarenteed a great meal here everytime you visit.  The fish is a must - always fresh and cooked to perfection.  The greek plate for 1 is also highly recommended 3 portions of different dishes to try a bit of everything.  The Saganaki was the best ive ever had and the Village Sausage Ponderosa was to die for!!  The local wine is also very good and must be tried.

You must try this place and i'm sure you'll visit it again and again.  Staff are very friendly and look after you very well.
 
Will definately be going back on several nights next year!!

Paporo Beach Restaurant - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Panagiota V           

Was disappointed that theyve cut the menu this year but food is still as tasty as always and good value.  If you visit Paporo during the day make sure you try the Gyros Pitta a bargain at 2 euros, theyre the best!!!

Great location by the sea and always good food. Worth a visit.

Anatolikos - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Panagiota V           

If you're wanting traditional service and food then this is the place to go.  Great location by the sea.  Well done to Demitris - he serviced the tables alone yet still made sure everyone was looked after well.

The Yvetsi must be tried its gorgeous really traditionally made.
 
Somewhere i will always visit when in Alykes.  See you next year.

Akis Studios - (Accommodation in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

Just returned from 2 weeks staying at the Akis and it was great.  If you're wanting 5* then go book somewhere that offers it but for what you pay you get clean towels and a clean room.  The pool bar offers great food and drinks at a good price.  A family run business who work very hard all day to make sure you are looked after well.  I recommend you buy the 6 bottles of water for 2 euros from the pool bar as it helps not having to carry them from the local supermarkets.  Never had any problems with anything and didnt hear of anyone else staying there having anything negative to say either.

These apartments offer all you need for a self catering holiday and i would highly recommend anyone to stay here - i am going back to stay so they must be good. 

Magic Mushroom - (Bars in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

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If you want loud and entertaining then go and join Nikos and Spikey for shots all night and fire eating for entertainment.  Order a bottle of beer and watch how nikos opens it. OH MY GOD!!!

Great bar with great staff - yamas guys see you in September!!
 
Panagiota x
 

Yria Cafe Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

Great bar which also doubles up as an Internet Cafe - very good rates.  Vassilis is very friendly and on hand to chat and entertain. See you September.

 

Palm Tree Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Panagiota V  (August 04, 2007)        10/10

Fantastic full english - must make a visit at least once.  Black pudding was gorgeous.  Good value and kept us full all day.

Paradise Pizzeria - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

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Like so many other people over the past few visits to Alykes we kept walking past this place heading for town and never made it in, but once we did we couldnt stop going back. 

WOW!!! What can i say.  Fantastic food and great value.  Everything is fresh and cooked to perfection.  We even sat in here waiting for the electric to come back on one night because the foods so good.  Whether its the Pizzas or the traditional greek food all of it is amazing and very very tasty.  There were 6 of us in our group and not one of us ever had a bad meal.  So please dont walk past this place - when you see Andreas greeting people outside make sure you shake his hand and visit this fantastic place. 
 
Great Great Place!!  Thank you Andreas and Costas - looking forward to seeing you again soon and sampling some more dishes x
 
 
 
 

Anatolikos - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

Another year in Alykes and another visit to Anatolikos.  As always great traditional greek food and friendly service.  Great location by the sea to watch the sun go down.  Good prices so well worth a visit.  Try the local wine aswell as its good.

Asteria Restaurant - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

Have eaten here every year i've visited Alykes as the food is great.  The man on the road can be a bit pushy but its his job to get people in as they dont realise the tavernas tucked away by the beach (not as bad as the "free wine, would you like to see the menu" lady across the road!!)  but once you're there the atmosphere is very relaxed and its a lovely setting for dining the greek way.

 
Never had a bad meal here so happy to say anything you order will be delicious as over the visits we've eaten a few different dishes.  Staff are friendly and good prices so next time dont walk on by go and pay it a visit. You'll be glad you did.

Dennis Diner - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

Great Gyros pittas and souvlaki plates.  Always friendly service and good prices - well worth a visit.  Its usually our first meal after a long day of travelling when we arrive in Alykes.

Olympic Kitchen - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Panagiota V  (August 19, 2007)        10/10

Not traditional greece but worth a visit for if you want to dress up and go out on a special night.  Still serving greek food but then offering alot more besides.  Air conditioned restaurant with all the trimmings. 

Make sure you book first though as its always packed.  Prices are only about 50 cents more than the tavernas so not over priced.  Beautiful food and the deco is fantastic (though i dont like to mirrors on the toilet door - those who have been know what i mean ha ha!!)  Staff are friendly and service is very good too.
 
Really nice if you fancy something special.  Really beautiful place serving beautiful food.

Ponderosa - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Panagiota V  (August 19, 2007)        10/10

Still serving great food and good prices with very friendly staff.  The meze starter for 2 is great value but be warned you'll struggle to eat your main course as theres alot of it so choose something light for your main or you'll be bursting at the seams.  Local wine is very goood.

Would highly recommend a visit.

Relax Restaurant - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

 Love the food here and the staff are really friendly.  Great value for money too.

 
The greek plate and swordfish are highly recommended.  Another place that i've visited many times and not a bad word to say about any of the meals.
 
Definately make sure you pay it a visit.

Taj Mahal - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Panagiota V  (August 19, 2007)        10/10

One thing i didnt want to do was go for a Chinese or Indian whilst in Greece but went along with the family for a meal and thoroughly enjoyed it to my surprise.

Its better than any chinese ive had here.  The noodles were fantastic as was the sweet and sour.  Tried some of my sisters biriani and onion bhaji and that was gorgeous too.  Staff were polite but didnt chat much.  Prices ok too.
 
Worth a visit if you fancy a change. 

Terrace Coffee Shop - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

Great place for breakfast or light bite at lunch.  The custard pies are amazing still warm, Yum!  The chilled MochaChoc shake and Frappes are gorgeous - very refreshing.  The fresh squezzed orange juice is amazing.

Often grab pies or coissants from here for takeaway aswell as theyre great value and no more expensive than Montes.
 
Very friendly service so make sure you pay it a visit.

Iris Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

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Having to put on new comments after my last one got removed in error - gutted!!

If you're thinking of visiting Alykes then the 1st thing you need to know is where the Iris is - take the Katastari Road from the crossroads in the centre of Alykes and its about 200m up on the left.
 
This is the BEST bar you could ever wish to visit.  It gets better every year.  Tina Nikos & Chris are the greatest hosts keeping you entertained all night with their dancing, singing and uplifting personalities.  I spent every night here for 2 weeks in July and every night was spent laughing along with everyone.
 
Still showing all your sports and the kids do a great job over seeing the mini golf.  2 courses which are a must.  Flood lit at night for those who maybe dont fancy it on those hot days so theres no excuse.  You'll love it.
Cocktails are fantastic here especially Tina's White Russian and Chris's Banana Daquiri & Greek Style Pimms!! but my favourite's the extra cold Mythos (with a straw)
 
This bar has an amazing atmosphere and suits families, couples and the Lone Traveller.  Words cannot describe how great this place is so make sure you visit and you'll see.  Its the BEST bar ever!!
 
Thanks to you all for making my holiday even better than the last AGAIN!!  Keep up the good work and all the best for the rest of the Season.  Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.  Missing you loads as always Love and hugs Panagiota xxx (the english greek girl)
 
P.S.  Tony & Joe - thanks for the very funny walk home - hope you're keeping the noise down!!  Photo came out great and hopefully meet up with you again another year at the Iris!!

Lofos Studios - (Accommodation in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

Just got back from staying at the Lofos for a week and its a lovely place.  Elias and his wife are very friendly and the rooms are nice and spacious and clean.  The pool bar offers great food at very reasonable prices.  Didnt spend much time in the pool as it was a bit too cold for me this time of year but its a real sun trap for getting a tan.

Would highly recommend as its great value for money and a great location too.  I will be going back to stay again.
 

Alykes Tourist Train - (Zante Excursions)

Panagiota V          10/10

For anyone who was in Alikanas or Alykes on Wednesday 26 September they should know how much i enjoyed the train ride.  We made sure everyone heard us or waved and we were very loud!!

About 17 regulars from the Iris Bar went on the train to the museum, church and the Taverna and it was the best day out EVER!!!!  Nice to find out some history about the villages and the island and use one of the funniest toilets you'll use (always helps to take someone to hold it on a breezy day!!!!!! those who have visited will know what i mean!!).
You must have the Pork Souvlaki Plate at the taverna its fantastic and only 6 euro and you'll need something to absorb the wine - it does make you into a giggling, cheering, singing idiot - but thats what its all about going and having a fun time.  Excellent day which must be sampled at least once or more if your liver can handle it!!  Make sure you wave to the locals if they come out to wave - no-one thinks its silly!!!!
 
Thanks to all involved in making this a fantastic day out xx 

Iris Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

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another visit to alykes and another week spent in the iris bar.  everytime i visit i don't believe that they can get any better but each time they prove me wrong.  a huge thank you to tina, nikos, chris & akis for their hospitality and friendship and for introducing me to the best bunch of people i've ever met and who have become strong friends now i'm home.  there are too many names to mention but you all know who you are!!

anyone visiting alykes must make a visit to the iris or they will never know that special something their holiday was missing.  the atmosphere and warmth that surrounds this bar - i think - cannot be beaten.  entertaining as ever and serving the best drinks around.  chris now makes a fantastic cosmopolitan which must be tried - its the best ive ever tasted!!  please make sure that you call in during the day aswell and see gary - he's really friendly and offers a great service too and is always up for a chat.
 
if you don't take my word for it all you need to do is read the many comments to see how much this bar is loved by all those who visit it.  no matter how much i go on words can never express the love i have for this bar and the people involved in the running of it.  it holds a special place in my heart and no matter where i've been i've never visited anywhere like it.  not long now guys before you can have a much deserved rest.  missing you all more than ever and more than you know.  with love and hugs as always panagiota (aka yoda or yoghurt) xxxx see you all next year xxxxxx
 
 

Iris Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

For anyone visiting Alykes for the first time you must search out this bar.  It's on the Katastari Road about 200m up from the main cross roads in Alykes and serves the best cocktails, cold beers, milkshakes etc.  It's also home of the best mini golf.  Tina, Chris and the rest of the gang are there to entertain and keep the drinks flowing.  Suitable for families, couples, lone travellers and well anyone really - you're always welcome at the Iris!!

Playing all kinds of music to suit all tastes and showing Sports on the giant screen and TV's it's got something to suit EVERYONE!
 
Once you've visited its guaranteed you'll go back, great drinks at great prices and most of all great people thats the customer aswell as the staff, so make sure you pay them a visit.

Iris Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

just returned from another amazing week in sunny alykes and had a great week again at the iris - just had to mention they now have a quiz nite every wednesday night so make sure you go it shouldnt be missed.

 
thanks to tina, nikos, chris, vretti and giorgos for making my holiday another to remember - you guys are the best love and hugs as always xxxxx miss you all xx

Ponderosa - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Panagiota V  (July 31, 2009)        10/10

Still great food for great value so is a must whilst staying in Alykes you wont be disappointed!!

 
Some specials to try are the Swordfish Steak, Mixed Grill aswell as local Greek dishes its all beautiful and fresh.  Another must have is the local wine especially the white very nice!
 
Thanks To Nikos for the great service too x 

Heatwave Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

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yiasou guys!!

dont know if you get to see these messages but thank you to katie, yannis and tassi for a week of fun and dancing at heatwave - shame we didnt have a heatwave then i wouldnt have got a cold  ha ha.
 
serving yummy cocktails and playing all the modern music (unless tassi gets hold of the decks ha ha)
 
also make sure you eat at dennis's as the food is also well yummy!!
 
yammas guys!! who knows when we'll next be behind the bar at heatwave.
 
love and hugs panagiota and abby x
 
p.s.  yannis don't forget the yummy yannis or you owe us gyros pittas!!! lol
 

Iris Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

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another year and another visit to the iris bar.  thanks tina, nikos. yiorgos, vretti and chris as always for making us welcome. 

wish other people would post about the bar as it seems like i'm the only visitor ha ha.  please other people post comments on how great this bar is and the people who run it.
 
love to you all hugs and kisses panagiota and abby x

Paradise Pizzeria - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

For any of you diners who know this place....Great News.......Andreas is back working with Makis......the 2 best waiters in Alykes.

Food still amazing and great prices.....be careful though as the portions are not small dont think we ever cleared our plates lol.
 
Anyone staying in Alykes must pay the Paradise a visit - its AWESOME x x x
 
Yammmasssss!!!! Kali Orexi x x x

Sugarbush Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

YAMMMMMMAAAAASSSSSSS Lambros and Timos

Girls and Boys get yaselves down to the SugarBush and try the Vodka, Ameretto Slushie - OMG Amazing
These guys are great fun and oooooohhhhh soooooooo NOT ugly!!!
So if you're visiting Alykes and you want some dancey tunes and a boogie get yaselves down to see the boys. You can chill too if thats more you're thing.
 
See you soon Guys
 
Love n hugs as Always Panagiota x x x x
 
YAMMMMAAAASSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

Yria Cafe Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

Yammas Vasillis

 
Great bar to go and hang out and great company too.
 
Everyone should give Vasillis a visit.
 
Sorry i didn't get in to say Goodbye so until next time ;) ;) x x x
 
Love n Hugs Panagiota x x x

Iris Bar - (Bars in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

HEY YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!

Still totally LOVE this place ....... Tina, Nikos, Yiorgos, Vretti and Chris are totally AMAZING.

 
Quiz nights still on the Wednesday and CANNOT be missed make sure you get there early to get a seat and its bursting at the seams and atmosphere is brilliant.....soooo many laughs and lots of prizes
 
Great for families, couples, singletons everyone will always feel welcome at the Iris........it never changes and only gets better.  Try a Gin and Apple Juice but be warned far tooooo easy to drink   or the Baileys Frappe or one of the many lushcious cocktails shaken to perfection MMMMMMM yummy 
 
Give yourselves a round of applause and a pat on the back guys cos once again you've excelled yourselves.
 
Missin you already and wish i was back there in a second.
Loads a love and hugs Hugs Panagiota x x x  
 
Oh and also Tina has apartments that i'd highly recommend too theyre gorgeous xx

Paradosiako - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Panagiota V          10/10

One word AMAZING.....xx

Would highly recommend this restaurant food is so fresh and delicious
 
One of our group had the Fillet Steak and it was the BEST i've ever had cooked to perfection.
 
Please make sure you give this place a visit its brilliant xx