Alykes village is located 18 km to the north-west of Zakynthos (Zante) town. The area was named after the salt works that used to operate there (Alykes in Greek) to provide the salt the island needed. Alykes nowadays is a widely renowned resort with a great sandy beach, a real tourist magnet during the summer.
One can visit the old (16th cent.) St. John the Baptist monastery nearby. Other nearby sight-seeings worth a visit are the famous Navagio (Shipwreck) and Cape Schinari with its wonderful caves, one with therapeutic waters and the other with spectacular sunlight reflections, making the water change through a kaleidoscope of colors.
Alykes village is very friendly, great for families, built at a flat spot, which is great for bicyclists who can visit the nearby areas of Tragaki and Planos.
If you walk along the beach of Alykes, you will reach the village of Alykanas. It is a small, traditional village built around a church and a small marketplace, surrounded by fertile fields and many farms. The beach there has a very fine sand, and you may also enjoy your favorite water sport (sea-bike or windsurfing).
Your stay at Alykes
Alykes is a friendly and popular resort, offering a wide range of hotels, studios, apartments and bungalows at both busy and quieter spots. You may enjoy the level of service you require for relaxing and comfortable vacations!
You may choose among several price classes.
There is regular bus service to the town of Zakynthos. One can also rent a car, jeep, bike or bicycle.
There are quite a few nice restaurants at Alykes, from a lot of excellent taverns offering extensive menus from the Greek and International cuisine, to the quick solution of the Fast food. Some of the taverns in Alykes, besides tasting the local delicacies, offer you the experience of singing and dancing with traditional Greek music!
The long, sandy, shallow beach of Alykes is one of the most beautiful in Zakynthos Zante. The old salt works (behind the beach) used to provide all the salt the island needed. The beach is also ideal for water sports, as there arent any Caretta turtle nests, and so power-driven boats are allowed.
You may find almost everything at the center of Alykes, from money exchange offices to bakeries and from gift-shops to jewelries and leather clothes shops.
Alykes offers a unique experience to the visitor, as there are many bars, cafés, clubs and restaurants offering a great range of possibilities.