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Holidays In Alykes

Alykes Holidays at a Glance

Alykes is haven for those looking for a total get away from it all destination. This traditional and picturesque resort has a lovely sandy beach with an abundance of water sports to keep you entertained during the day. There is a real Greek feel to Alykes with peace and tranquillity on the agenda. All situated around the islands salt flats.

Who goes to Alykes?
Families and couples looking for a picturesque resort with excellent beaches in a peaceful location.

Key Facts - Alykes

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport19 km
  • Airport Transfer (Coach)60 mins
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)30 mins
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Shipwreck at Smugglers Cove: It is certainly Zante's most famous landmark.

The Byzantine Museum of Zante: The Byzantine Museum of Zante is situated in Solomou Square, in Zante town. Here you can admire a rich collection of hagiographies from the Byzantine times to the 19th century, Hellenistic and Byzantine sculpture and statues, and some beautiful icon-stands from the island's churches. The Museum houses, the works of great Zante hagiographers such as Doxaras, Koutouzis, Tzanes, Kandounis and Damaskinos

The Cultural Centre of Zante and the Library: Another imposing building next to church of Saint Nikolaos on the Mole. It houses the Cultural Centre of Zante and the renowned Public Library. The Library includes a small art gallery, small dolls with local costumes, photographic material and the historical archive of Zante with codices and documents.

Monastery of St George Gremon: It is said that pirates destroyed the monastery in 1553, only to have it re-built in a Venetian style in the 17th century. The lodger, famous for its icon stand and roof, was renovated in 1803. Near the monastery, one can see the ruins of a castle which protected the area from pirate raids.

Keri: From where to admire the sunset and the stupendous view of the sea caves below

Skinari: Where the famous Blue Caves are located. At the northern tip of Zante, the afternoon sun shines on the sea to create patterns in every conceivable shade of blue on the cave walls.

Olympia: The birthplace of the modern Olympic Games and where the Olympic Flame burns. Official guided tour of the archaeological sights including the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera. Visit the Olympia museum & the main village of Olympia.Shipwreck at Smugglers Cove: It is certainly Zante's most famous landmark.

The Byzantine Museum of Zante: The Byzantine Museum of Zante is situated in Solomou Square, in Zante town. Here you can admire a rich collection of hagiographies from the Byzantine times to the 19th century, Hellenistic and Byzantine sculpture and statues, and some beautiful icon-stands from the island's churches. The Museum houses, the works of great Zante hagiographers such as Doxaras, Koutouzis, Tzanes, Kandounis and Damaskinos

The Cultural Centre of Zante and the Library: Another imposing building next to church of Saint Nikolaos on the Mole. It houses the Cultural Centre of Zante and the renowned Public Library. The Library includes a small art gallery, small dolls with local costumes, photographic material and the historical archive of Zante with codices and documents.

Monastery of St George Gremon: It is said that pirates destroyed the monastery in 1553, only to have it re-built in a Venetian style in the 17th century. The lodger, famous for its icon stand and roof, was renovated in 1803. Near the monastery, one can see the ruins of a castle which protected the area from pirate raids.

Keri: From where to admire the sunset and the stupendous view of the sea caves below

Skinari: Where the famous Blue Caves are located. At the northern tip of Zante, the afternoon sun shines on the sea to create patterns in every conceivable shade of blue on the cave walls.

Olympia: The birthplace of the modern Olympic Games and where the Olympic Flame burns. Official guided tour of the archaeological sights including the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera. Visit the Olympia museum & the main village of Olympia.
Popular activities for those taking holidays in Alykes include scuba diving and other watersports.

Great Excursions During Alykes Holidays


Friday Night Takeaway: On arrival to the funkiest beach on the island St Nicks you have a chance to experience the discounted watersports before joining your Olympic crew for a night of pure entertainment and performances from our very own team. Our exclusive DJ will be belting out tunes whilst you dance with drink in hand and the sand between your toes. Included in this is one hour of free flowing wine and a chicken BBQ buffet, and a trendy cowboy hat is thrown in for good measure.

Robinson Crusoe: Cruising to the North of the island to discover the most picturesque view of the island, the famous shipwreck. One of the most photographed sights in Greece. A great day exploring caves and swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Ionian sea whilst achieving that ultimate tan. When visiting Zante this day is a must!

Land Rover Discovery: Get your adrenalin flowing with this great fun packed adventure, known as the Heineken tour as it reaches parts that others don't. Off the beaten track through the lush green forestry, olive groves and vineyards bringing you to villages and beaches that can only be reached by 4 wheel drive. A day of adventure and discovery with Mr Tassos and his knowledgeable, fun loving team.

Lazy Dayz Cruzzzz: Zante is the home to the Caretta Caretta loggerhead turtle, who nest on this island of dreams. Heading out of Zante town looking back sugar cube buildings, before heading towards Keri the old fishing village. Whilst on route we normally spot one of the many turtles in the clear waters. Caves and translucent waters will be awaiting us for a couple of swim stops. A day for all.

Splash: A fun day for all at Zantes water park with tempting slides and rides to get you in the mood. With the black hole and new boomer bowel along with other slides there is plenty to keep you occupied. Even the young kids have a mini aqua park in the cool waters. Or for those who just want to relax there are plenty of loungers and the lazy river to just take it easy. So all the big kids and the little kids get on down to Splash!

Scuba Diving: After preparation and a talk, put on your suit, pick up your flippers and walk into the crystal clear waters of St Nicks beach with your British speaking one 2 one Padi instructor, for your introduction dive to the underwater world. A photo opportunity can be had whilst underwater to keep as a momentum. You may even want to try an advanced dive which we can arrange for you in resort. Pool demos take place in or around your hotel.

Kefalonia Magic: Across the Ionian waters to our sister island Kefalonia, the home were Captain Correlli's mandolin became one of the greatest movies of all time. An island unspoilt by tourism still having culture at its best. Sit and watch the world go by in the square of Argostoli, whilst sampling its homemade ice-cream, before going up to the view point of Myrtos Bay. Learn of the many Greek myths and legends of this beautiful island , Mellasani underground lake being just one of them. A two in one holiday is an opportunity not to be missed.

Due to high demand and limited places, we advise you to confirm your places on any of our days or nights out at the Welcome Get Together or contact your Olympic representative.

Eating/Drinking During Alykes Holidays

Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.

Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.

Getting Around on Alykes Holidays

Boat: The best way to see the island is by boat. There are daily boat tours around the island that visit the many amazing and remote beaches and caves. The main port on the island is in Zante Town where there are eight ferries a day to Killini.

Bus: There are bus connections to many of the beautiful beaches, small towns and villages. However, the easiest way to travel around the island is to rent a car

Car Hire: An excellent way of getting around during Alykes holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to see more of the island.

Alykes Holidays Shopping

Great purchases for those taking holidays in Alykes include:
  • Pottery
  • Wine.

Holidays in Alykes - Beaches

Laganas is located on the south eastern part of the island. It is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. Its length is 9 kms and is considered to be one of the longest beaches of Zante with a small seaport too.

Vassilikos Gerakas are the beaches where the endangered sea turtle Caretta-Caretta comes to lay her eggs.

Navagio Beach: The wreck - the most beautiful beach on the island. You can reach it from Porto Vromi (at the west) by boat.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp CAprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Zante18242832322824
London13162022211913
Sunshine HoursAprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Zante710121412107
London5676653

Alykes Holidays - 5 Day Forecast

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