Zakynthos Alykes beach

General information

Alykes Zakynthos: The area of Alykes Zante (or Alikes) is located 18 km north-west of the capital of Zakynthos and took its name from the salt-pits (alykes in Greek) hidden behind the village of Alykes. Those salt-pits used to be the main source of income and wealth of the islanders. A beautiful sandy beach can be found in Alykes, attracting many visitors for its amazing sand and crystalline waters. The main road passing through the settlement is boarded by a lot of restaurants, bars and tourist shops.

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Numerous accommodations are available in the area. The coastal settlement of Alykanas is to be found a couple of kilometres from Alykes and is less popular (and less crowded) than Alykes. It offers a beautiful sandy beach which is the continuation of Zante Alykes Beach and also has crystal-clear waters. The whole area has many archaeological sites of great importance and interest for one to visit.

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Best Hotels & Accommodations

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Villa Niova


Enjoy unforgettable views of the Ionian Sea from our sleek and contemporary, beautiful beachfront villa. Soak in the sun from our stylish outdoor area where you will find furnishing along with a grill. For added comfort, Niova villa has air conditioning, heating and plenty of space and privacy for ...



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Situated in Alykes, only a few meters away from the lake, Kanela Studios consists of apartments, rooms and studios with a friendly atmosphere. They have been carefully decorated with hand-picked pieces of wooden furniture. A wide variety of orgazided activities are also available in this area.


Alykes Garden Village

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Alykes Garden Village is an enchanting holiday retreat located in a beautiful area of Alykes, on the northeast side of the picturesque island of Zakynthos. The complex consists of Sellini Apt Hotel and Soula Studios and is set amongst the olive groves. Sellini Apt Hotel has 29 furnished apartments ...


Things to See & Do

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Top Tours and activities

  • Best Seller

    Island tour by bus

    Category: City, Day Trips

    Discover the non tourist side of Zakynthos in this lovely bus tour. See the traditional villages, the Shipwreck from above and the Blue Caves by boat.

    6 hours Map
    from € 31.00
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  • Sunrise Paddle SUP Tour on Alykes Beach

    Category: Stand Up Paddle (SUP)

    Start your day the right way and experience calm and silent waters, a spectacular sunrise and the feeling of floating on a SUP paddleboard.

    2.5 hours Map
    from € 61.54
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  • Stand up Paddleboarding Tour to Xigia Beach

    Category: Stand Up Paddle (SUP)

    Visit Xigia Beach, also known as Sulfur Beach, due to its waters which contain natural collagen and sulfur which can revitalise your skin.

    4 hours Map
    from € 65.00
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1 Review
  • berylriches 08 Nov 2007
    You will come back totally refreshed
    Alykes is so welcoming and you feel completely safe. Never once felt uncomfortable walking around at night. The beach and sea is just the best. Like stepping into a warm bath. This is what Alykes is all about, wonderful beach.The people in Alykes are lovely. The tavernas serve wonderful food at any time you want it. The people go out of their way to make you welcome. Add to that the sunshine. There is nothing else you could want. If you walk up the mountains you get a picture of the history of the place and other attractions are just a boatride away. Interesting scenery. Because of the salt flats it is slightly different. Maybe a little clean up between the Astoria and Montreal Hotel is needed, but it really isn't a problem. Somehow adds to the charm!

    The local food is exquisite. You should always be tasting local cuisine when you visit a different country. For those people who are more fussy they serve a variety of foods from all other countries. So there is something for everyone. There is only one restaurant we would not return to.
    Go to Alykes. Stay at the Montreal and sit on the beach, enjoying the sunshine and view. Visit a different Taverna every evening. You will come back totally refreshed. I am told Argassi is also a lovely place.