Alykes resort is situated 18km northeast of the town of Zante. The area owes its name to the many salt-pits (called Alykes in Greek) that can be found behind the village and used to supply salt to the entire island.
Alykes is a very friendly destination in Zakynthos, ideal for families, built at a flat spot that favours activities such as trips in mountain bike and runs in the greenness.
The extension of Alykes is the village of Alykanas (Alikanas), a small traditional village built around a church and a market place surrounded by vast vegetation.
The beach of Alykes embraces a wide gulf consisted of fine sand. The beach is fully equipped with sunbeds and other tourist facilities combining harmoniously the complete relaxation with the water sports and the snack bars, a more active style of holidays.
If you continue your way from Alykes beach you can find the fine sandy beach of Alikanas with its crystalline waters. The beach offers more privacy than others, while at the same time you can find deckchairs, umbrellas and other facilities.
As far as the food in Alykes and Alikanas is concerned you can find some really nice restaurants and traditional taverns, even fast food. Some of the taverns in Alykes and Alikanas offer live Greek music, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself dancing in local rhythms.
Even quieter than other resorts of the island, however you can find a wonderful nightlife in Alykes and Alikanas as there are many bars, clubs and pubs playing the latest summer hits.
Good friends, beers and refreshing cocktails will absolutely give you a unique experience and unforgettable memories from your night jaunts in the area.
Regarding your accommodation, Alykes and Alikanas offer you a wide range of hotels, apartments, studios, bungalows and traditional houses for all budgets and needs.
Finally Alykes and Alikanas offer almost everything to the shopping lovers. Clothes shops, jewellery shops, souvenir shops, supermarkets, bakeries and more are plentiful here ready to cover your needs all day long.
Alykes and Alikanas are connected to Zakynthos town by bus service with daily runs. Furthermore there are many places where it is possible to rent a car in Zante or even jeeps, motorbikes, atvs and bicycles to move around the island.
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