Alykanas Beach - (Beaches in Zante)

Lorraine B           

We have just returned from a lovely relaxing holiday in Alikanas.  The main beach is nice and the sea calm and you can wade out quite a long way before you even get waist deep.  However, the walk through to old Alikanas to a bar called Shoestrings is well worth it, as just below is a smaller more private beach, still with sunbeds and brollies.  It is accessible through the Shoestring restaurant down some steps.  The view from the bar is wonderful.  You can also get to this beach if you follow the signs for the Redskin bar and turn right at the end of the road, which is a more easier route to this fine beach.  All restaurants and bars we frequented made us feel very welcome and had the personal touch.  We also hired mountain bikes for a couple of days (vry cheap 17 euros 2 bikes 2 days), a good way to see some of the other smaller beaches along the coastline.  We biked to Tsivili but found this to be very busy for our liking.  We also really liked the horse and carriage "taxis" that take you around the area.  Can be free of charge if you use the one allocated to a particular restaurant.  A great hol!   
Lorraine and Stuart 22/7/06.