Nikos Studios

Accommodation in Alykes

         
Tony Dodgy          10/10

Well another fantastic holiday at the Nikos Studio's, small and basic but beautifully formed(thats me not the Nikos). Spent 2 weeks here between 6-20 July in the company of John and Jeanette 2 of the best people you will ever meet. The Nikos is a fantastic place to stay, the family are fantastic and will help with any of your needs. These apartments are small and basic but what do you need a place to put your clothes rest your head and have a shower.

 And for those who were there this year the same time as me, remember.
LOOK AT ME GRANDAD I CAN SWIM & LETS NOT FORGET SHAMELESS.
 

Kim A          7/10

Me my husband and 6 yr old son returned from nikos in sept 2013. As it was my first time in Greece I found it very basic but soon got used to it, we were in the annex and we're glad come Saturday night when the Greek night got loud and noisy till late. The rooms aren't great but you get what you pay for, we didn't use any of Nikon facilities we used the pool at Apollo and ate out every night at restaurant called fidelios which is lovely,

Dodgy (th          10/10

Well just returned from another fantastic stay (7 - 21 July 2013), same as it ever was. This place just gets better and better, met a couple of nice people (John and Jeanette(The Jays) well what can i say about you two, you are real. The family were very very helpful as always, and even papa smiled on a couple of occasions, but i suppose that might have been a case of wind.

 
So thanks John & Jeanette and i hope we meet again soon.

Tony D          10/10

 Well just returned from my 6th visit to the Nikos and what can i say, such a fantastic place to spend a relaxing holiday. Thanks to the family for making me so welcome, i know this is not my last visit.

Deborah H          10/10

Back from my 3rd visit to Nikos this year ! & although very quiet ( only 1 other room occupied ) they still went out of their way to make the stay enjoyable. Most of the time the weather was storms so at night drove us down to a restaurant & on return organized card nights & killer pool  keeping the bar open till the early hours ! Thats the last visit this year roll on next

Bernadette M

can anyone please give me a contact email for the nikos apartments in alykes. My husband and i are booked for next september and id like to ask for a specific room as my walking is not great. I know the travel agents do this but i feel its better explaining yourself. I f anyone can help id be gratefull. Thanku bernadette .  email zambia1979@hotmail.com

Deborah H          10/10

My son & I stayed here for 1 week in May, then returned 7 weeks later for a 2 week stay.
The accomodation is basic but clean. Nikos had problems with cleaners in the past but has now been sorted.
Nothing seems too much for Nikos & his family to help you enjoy your holiday. The banter, tricks, shots (free) & fun around the pool bar at night creates a great atmoshere.
Met some fantastic people
Maybe back in a few weeks time as its a long winter ahead !

Tony D          10/10

Just returned from my 5th visit to Alykes and my 5th and not last time to the Nikos. Had another fantastic holiday, and this year i was in Nikos 2 aka Cell Block H. Nothing wrong with these rooms i was in No 29 and the only problem i found was the shower was a little bit iffy.

Stayed 10-24 July, met some really nice people especially Tom & Sue from Solihull.

Tony D

WE BOOKED THIS HOTEL AND ENDED UP IN CELL BLOCK H DOWN THE RD , NEEDLESS TO SAY OUR STAY WAS VERY SHORT  5 HRS IN TOTAL , PLEASE BE AWARE ALL GOOD COMMENTS ON HERE R FROM PEOPLE WHO STAYED IN MAIN BLOCK NOT THE DUMP WE WHERE GIVEN , 4TH JULY 2010 IF U GO  AND END UP IN CELL BLOCK  H ,KICK UP A STINK AND GET OUT OF THERE AS SOON AS YOU CAN ,THE PLACE IS A DEATH TRAP ,IE ELETRICS ,STINK FROM WATER ,AND VERY UNSAFE STAIRS LEADING TO TOP FLOORS ,

 john jeffs (Monday, September 06, 2010)


Stayed in cell block H myself a couple of years ago and had no problems, no offence JJ but what do expect for the cost of your holiday. Remember accomodation is very basic,where did they move you to if you don't mind me asking.

John J

WE BOOKED THIS HOTEL AND ENDED UP IN CELL BLOCK H DOWN THE RD , NEEDLESS TO SAY OUR STAY WAS VERY SHORT  5 HRS IN TOTAL , PLEASE BE AWARE ALL GOOD COMMENTS ON HERE R FROM PEOPLE WHO STAYED IN MAIN BLOCK NOT THE DUMP WE WHERE GIVEN , 4TH JULY 2010 IF U GO  AND END UP IN CELL BLOCK  H ,KICK UP A STINK AND GET OUT OF THERE AS SOON AS YOU CAN ,THE PLACE IS A DEATH TRAP ,IE ELETRICS ,STINK FROM WATER ,AND VERY UNSAFE STAIRS LEADING TO TOP FLOORS ,

Andy S          10/10

We are off in a few days time for our 3rd beak at Nikos. We cannot wait to get there. Nikos is a great bloke who loves to entertain his guests at the bar. Beware of the red vodka coming out the freezer...mmmm after a few of those you are garanteed a good nights sleep..lol Did I mention that the vodka is always on the house.. :)

Gail D          8/10

GAIL AND WULLIE 25TH JULY-5TH AUGUST 2010

 
Just spent 10 nights in Nikos was a bit worried after all reviews but found it just like typical Greece small basic apartment near beach and bars etc even walked up to Alykanas only took bout 20 mins ! loved Alykes spent all our days on the beach tried to go to different place to eat each night all good except for Fantasia!!!!!! worst food I have ever tasted !!!!!! we were in second block in Nikos but it was fine quiet except for chickens owls dogs and cats who seem to be up all night lol !!  would most probably go back to Alykes and would stay again at Nikos

Tony D          10/10

July 11-25 - Had another fantastic stay 4th vist need i say any more

Beth A          10/10

P.S If anyone has any questions or wants to see any pictures of the island or Nikos (we have loads) just email us: k-b-zante@hotmail.co.uk
Also, we would love to contact Nikos and the family to see how they are getting on, so if anyone has any contact details like an email address, please email it to us... k-b-zante@hotmail.co.uk!!! 


Nikos, Alykes, Zante = 10/10

Katie A

Hello :) We're aged 14 and 16 and went to Zante for one week with our parents in August 2009. It was our favourite holiday. The airport is very tiny, so as soon as we landed we went and collected our baggage straight away with no problems, then we were met by our Thomas Cook rep. The coach took us to Nikos. We were greeted by Nikos' son called Theo who made us feel very welcome and showed us to our room :) The weather was beautiful - 30 degrees at 10pm!! The rooms were very clean and the lovely maid came in everyday and even folded up our clothes for us (sorry about that!). We also hired a little suski jeep to take us around the island which was very nice, but speak to Nikos first because he will recommend good places! In the evenings, we would walk into Alykes and go for a meal then come back to the bar. Nikos and Theo are very intresting to speak to and showed us photo's of their life, also Nikos showed us some pretty good paper tricks to show to our friends back home!! We found the pool to be very clean and the food at the bar was lovely and very reasonabally priced. Also there is a snooker table which we often used!! The island itself is beautiful which we loved to visit again especially Nikos and Theo (and ofcourse the rest of the family... Grandad Nikos is great!). However, the only downfall about our holiday is that we were told the wrong time to go and see the famous "Shipwreck" which meant that we missed our bus (this was nothing to do with Nikos). It was on our last day so didn't see it! Anyway, WE LOVE ZANTE AND WE LOVE NIKOS!! For a traditional summer holiday with a very relaxed and laid back atmosphere you should visit this island! We will deffonately go back if we had the chance. 

Sam O          9/10

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Nikos apartments =  I went with my boyfriend (17) and my grandmother (dont be nosey about her age :P)and we all thought it was fandabbydosey  The room was basic, but for the price I wasn't expecting much. Air conditioning probably advised as it gets quite warm in the night. The cleaner was brilliant as we left a mess almost everyday.. not intentionally. And she washed the dishes we left after breakfast. Brilliant  Food great value for money at the bar on site, beach isn't too far away and neither are the bars and tavernas. Alykes has a very friendly and warm atmosphere with no fear of any danger or anything  About a fifteen minute walk from Alikanas.. or get a Yiannis horse and cart, always great fun. A great place and a great holiday, much advised for somewhere cheap and cheerful ! Couldnt ask for a better place x

Conner B          10/10

i loved it even though im 14 years old and unfortunatly my dad had only just passed away  but i loved it! being in zante put my mind off thing and nikos thio nanna and granpa was a big part in helping me forget about things we are coming back next year nikos!!! we loved it that much!! i dont know whta people were taking about the cleaner for she was magnificent everyday before we woke up she would wash up tidy up and mop the floor it was great the pool is clean and the food was brilliant also the cutlery and plate were all clean and the rooms when we arrived were clean it was great! and i have to say a big thanks to amanda the holiday rep we loved her aswell she let us no about  everything... i loved it see you next year nikos thio and family!!!

Alexander W          1/10

Lived at the nikos apts since the 1st of october for a week It was dirty and smelly, crockery and cutlery had to be sterilised before we could use them, sheets and towels were only changed after we went and asked. Toilet and shower were a disgrace my dog has better hygiene than the people at the nikos. Maybe the nikos was a good place a few years ago but it has certainly slipped to the bottom of the ladder, My Thomas Cook rep Amanda didn't want to know when I mentioned my problem, she said that the Apartments were up to standard.If that is Thomas Cook standards then I certainly won't be using them again. All she wanted to do was party.I know this comment won't change anything but it might help somebody else from making the same mistake as we did. Zante is a lovely island full of warm'th and lovely history and friendly people. So come on Thomas Cook raise your standards a bit and maybe we will get value for our money. Will be back to zante but not with Thomas Cook or at the nikos.

Debbie B          1/10

just come back from a family holiday for 2 weeks at nikos appartments didnt know what to expect after reading all the mixed reviews on here,but thiught it couldnt be that bad,o.m.g it was!!!!on early morin arrival we were greeted by the old man who showed us to our room an grunted,we were in the main block but up stairs which i had requsted downstairs as i have a daughter with atusim.the rooms were pure filth e.g cobwebs,fingernails,hairs need i go on.the beds were eventually changed after 5 days of asking,the pool has no shallow end  an is very slippy around the edge,early 1 morin we saw the old man throwing cleaning fluid into the pool by the bucket load[surley its supposed to br filltered in] we an a lot of other people had bought lilo's an rings for the kids only to wake up the next day to find someone had slashed them an put them in the bin,we were told this could have been local shops to make u buy more.havin said this dont let it put u off greece it is a lovely palce with beautiful sights just dont stay at nikos appts.

Shirley W          10/10


Hi nikos and family this is shirley woods again i am coming back on may 3rd with my sister for one week cant wait to see you all again. I had a great time last year so now im bringing the family. See you then best wishes.Smile week smiling. 10/10

Nick P          3/10

having worked in alykes in 2003 i have stayed at most apartments in the area, decided to stay at nikos this year as knew is was off the beaten track and have no problem with the walk from the centre of alykes or the beach.

we stayed in the annex and not the main block, on the third floor,
 
on arrival we had to take our own luggage from the main building, and as we were staying for over 3 weeks had quite a lot, asked about air conditioning and was told we'd have to walk back to main building to pay for it, girl on arrival very lazy and not helpfull, the cleaner mopped inadequately each day and we arrived to a full bin in the bathroom, with other peoples paper in, and a blocked floor drain, when every time you put the bathroom tap on flooded, from main drain in bathroom floor, as i speak a little greek i informed reception and nothing was ever done!
 
the veiws from the apartments in the annex, are outstanding but rooms are basic even for greek standards,
 
all in all your holiday does not consist of 24 hrs in yr accomodation, but it certainly helps towards the enjoyment of it, so if you want the peace and tranquility these are ideal but if you want at least a basic hygene standard give them a miss,
 
i have been going to alykes 13 years but wont be staying at nikos again unless it gets an overhaul.
 
 

Shirley W          10/10

We went to nikos apartments 25th june 2009. We had a great holiday, very relaxing, Nikos and his family were great and realy helpfull, the apartments are cleaned every day. I loved it and so did paul. We are trying to go back in september this year. So hopfully see you all soon.

Tony d          10/10

Just spent another fantastic 2 weeks(12-26 July)at the Nikos. This was my 3rd visit and it will not be my last,these are great apartments for people who are not expecting 5 star luxury. These are fairly small but are adequate enough for what you need on holiday. The family are all very helpful and will do anything to help you if they can.

Met some really nice people at these apartments,all out to enjoy themselves.



Sue W          10/10

  I have just returned from my second trip to these apartments. Nikos, Theo and the family are great hosts.  They looked after us in every way possible as they did with all their guests - even the constant moaners [of which there were a few] but these were mainly the ancient who thought kids should not be there - book a no kids holiday next time eh - try Saga!  or be like me and the old man  - young at heart, taking the grandkids along.  Our rep, Amanda was also brilliant - something very rare I have found - look after her Thomas Cook.  We will be going back next year and taking a few more of the grandkids too with their respective parents of course.  Thanks Nikos - it was brilliant.    

Gary L          1/10

Went to Nikos for 1 week holiday with my girlfriend and family on 4 Sept. Can honestly say it was the holiday from hell!!!  At sometime between 4.30 and 5am, thieves broke into the bar area and stole the safety deposit boxes, just ripped them off the wall!!! They were only held on with two screws into plastic rawl plugs!! Nikos was only concerned with the fact he had lost money and his mother's jewellery!!! Thomas Cook were worse than useless, but the local police and interpreter were fairly helpful.

As per another post, there were no clean sheets or towels all week, but the maid mopped and emptied bins each day. Reported a blocked drain, and a dangerously sharp tile on the pool, to Nikos son Theo on the first morning there, but nothing was done.
Have to agree with another post on here, Dmitri at Apollo was a great entertainer, and we loved Alykes. Will probably go back next year, but will avoid Thomas Cook and Nikos like the plague!!!
 

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