Art Cafe - (Bars in Alykes)

Carol D          10/10

Stavros makes you feel really welcome.   Fabulous surroundings, lovely just to sit and chill out drinking gorgeous cocktails and looking out across the Salt Flats.

Great music.  Good value. 
Free pool and internet. 

Clio Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykes)

Carol D          10/10

Stayed at The Clio for the second time in July 2008.  Silver and his family once again made us feel very welcome.  The standard of accommodation is first class by usual Greece standards.  Tiled bathroom, with shower curtain.  Kitchen area compact but fully stocked cupboards with zanussi fridge, matching cutlery, china and glasses AND a kettle!

Lovely views of the hills towards Katastari from the balconies.  Pool and sunloungers lovely and you can catch the sun all day if you want to around the pool.  Though plenty of shade if you need it.
Hotel extremely clean and maintained to a very high standard.  As Chef, Silver does a fabulous job and after you've eaten you get a lovely platter of fresh fruit to share - on the house!
Highly recommended.

Fantasia - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Carol D          8/10

We ate here twice during our July 2008 holiday and were not disappointed.  We'd eaten here in previous holidays (2006, 2005 and 2004) and always had excellent food.

Not many customers this year but the resort itself was fairly quiet.  Staff gave us free wine with our meal then we were given free coffee and a plate of melon to finish off.
Excellent value for beautiful food and great staff to serve you.

Paradise Pizzeria - (Restaurants in Alykes)

Carol D

Lots of people seem to pass by this wonderful restaurant and think it's just a pizza place.  What a shame, they've been missing a great treat!  The pizzas are great and you can take them away too - but the rest of the menu is fabulous!!    I would recommend the Lamb Kleftico - just melts in the mouth!

The prices are reasonable, quality of the food excellent and the wine extremely drinkable!   
Frequented by lots of local Greek families as well holidaymakers.
Highly recommended! 

Alykes Beach - (Beaches in Zante)

Carol D          10/10

Beach is lovely - soft, gentle sand and very shallow.  You can go out about 200m and it still wasn't above my chin (I'm only 5ft 4) !

We used the sunbeds on the beach near the Golden Dolphin watersports.  Not as many sunbeds out this year as in previous years but a great welcome from Nikos at Golden Dolphin as usual.
Very safe for young children.