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Title: Prices next year
Post by: mari on November 11, 2019, 03:53:28 pm
Just been looking at prices for next year June/July time they are extortionate hoping
They come down or we won't be going for sure  :'(
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: Soupdragon on November 11, 2019, 04:24:36 pm
Might be worth booking independently. After Thomas Cook went bust we booked with the accommodation owners where we were due to stay and got some late tui flights. Cost about the same in total as the package. Next may we've done the same but flying from Liverpool with easyjet, actually worked out a bit cheaper than the package. Booked flights last week for next October and got a bargain.
I suppose it depends where you want to stay and if they have any private rent rooms?

Cheers.          Tom and Rose
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: tony welsh on November 11, 2019, 08:22:24 pm
T.U.I. Package holidays for 2021 are out already for those that like to get in early l.o.l. !!!!
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: Chris and Dawn K on November 13, 2019, 07:04:18 pm
Hi everyone, We're new to the board, thankyou for letting us join, been going to Alykes for last ten or so years, We've been really lucky with a deal from Doncaster for a fortnight in June 2020
costing only 450 pp, agree that prices are way higher now, will look again after Christmas for September deal🤗🤗
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: mari on November 13, 2019, 09:07:06 pm
Hi everyone, We're new to the board, thankyou for letting us join, been going to Alykes for last ten or so years, We've been really lucky with a deal from Doncaster for a fortnight in June 2020
costing only 450 pp, agree that prices are way higher now, will look again after Christmas for September deal🤗🤗

Welcome to the board guys  :)
Is that staying at the Avra? That sounds a fab deal well done  :)
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: mari on November 14, 2019, 02:59:36 pm
Might be worth booking independently. After Thomas Cook went bust we booked with the accommodation owners where we were due to stay and got some late tui flights. Cost about the same in total as the package. Next may we've done the same but flying from Liverpool with easyjet, actually worked out a bit cheaper than the package. Booked flights last week for next October and got a bargain.
I suppose it depends where you want to stay and if they have any private rent rooms?

Cheers.          Tom and Rose

I kind of like the package idea and everything being sorted. I dont live near any of the cheap airlines so I think flights would be very expensive to be honest. But if I was retired etc and could go whenever I think is a good idea
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: Chris and Dawn K on November 14, 2019, 04:57:46 pm
Thanks mari, We're staying over at Maria Studios, never stayed there before but all looks well, bit of a treck into village but We're never in a rush whilst in Alykes  :laugh:  :laugh:
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: mari on November 14, 2019, 07:28:38 pm
Thanks mari, We're staying over at Maria Studios, never stayed there before but all looks well, bit of a treck into village but We're never in a rush whilst in Alykes  :laugh:  :laugh:

I've heard it's really nice there can't place exactly where it is but I'm sure it will be good. I wanted to stay at Ionian star end of June time come in at 1200 each  >:(X

Not stayed there before but looks nice.
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: Chris and Dawn K on November 15, 2019, 06:12:23 pm
Maria Hotel is at far end corner of salt flats, pass Clio and Panorama then turn left, around 15 min stroll into village, 1200 each seems excessive, although it is located right on beach  :) :)
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: Mike on November 15, 2019, 06:26:32 pm
Hi everyone, We're new to the board, thankyou for letting us join, been going to Alykes for last ten or so years, We've been really lucky with a deal from Doncaster for a fortnight in June 2020
costing only 450 pp, agree that prices are way higher now, will look again after Christmas for September deal🤗🤗

Great to have new members Chris/Dawn so welcome, there's not many of us still active compared to previous years but the few of us us left still fight the corner while most have decamped to Facebook and TripAdvisor. I like it here because we are all "friends" and pretty much know each other even if we've not met in real life, though I have met several people from here over the years. Hope you stick around, the more the merrier!
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: tony welsh on November 15, 2019, 07:18:17 pm
I can only reiterate what Mike has said and welcome both to this once very popular forum, its good to see new member participation.
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: Soupdragon on November 15, 2019, 08:22:11 pm
Too many people on that facetube thing. I don't/won't do it, I'm more than happy with this forum :)

Cheers.         Tom (no Rose this time)
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: sophia on November 18, 2019, 06:58:06 pm
We too have stayed at Maria's the two brothers plus one cousin who run it are great. Always ready for a chat whilst they get you a drink or snack and although it is a bit of a walk to the main Alykes street, as it is all on the flat, it's not too bad. When we were there we used to walk past a black labrador who was a really friendly dog, always ready to be fussed over when we walked past. He was chained up but could just about reach the wall.Good few years ago now so don't know if he is still there. Also it is great to have more people commenting on this site. My husband is on Facebook but I find it such a shallow social media site, full of adverts and people trying to outdo each other . Some of them, I'm sure are more concerned with the perfect pic rather than enjoying the experience they are trying to show. Obsessed by "likes"...I'm sure I'd get into trouble if I went on there as the things I say in my head when I go on my husband's Facebook page...well if I posted half of them...you can probably imagine   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: Chris and Dawn K on November 19, 2019, 07:02:21 am
Thank you all for a lovely warm welcome to this great forum, I personally used to use social media but eventually found it to be rather shallow, saw the Alykes page once or twice and didn't find it to be a true reflection on this lovely part of Greece, We're looking forward to sharing memories and stories with you all as regular Alykes returnees, thanks again, Chris and Dawn  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: ladyhilly on November 23, 2019, 08:08:44 pm
Found the prices for next year horrendous, so for the first time ever we have booked all independently, flights and studios.  I think many places now will go independent, cut out the middleman, financially better for the owners.
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: Mike on November 23, 2019, 08:44:56 pm
Found the prices for next year horrendous, so for the first time ever we have booked all independently, flights and studios.  I think many places now will go independent, cut out the middleman, financially better for the owners.

Welcome to the party! Not had a package since 2007 ourselves (no criticism of anyone intended, I know packages are the better option for many).
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: Soupdragon on November 24, 2019, 08:47:34 am
Another benefit is getting to Alykes in 25 minutes in a taxi rather than over an our on a package coach

Cheers.             Tom and Rose
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: Al on November 24, 2019, 10:38:39 am
Got flight and private apartments booked for me for next May and have done this for the last few years, it has always worked out around 100-150 ish dearer than previous cheapest package costs, but I get to stay at the apartments I want, but have to factor in paying the same price as two people for the room and Taxi for 1 person.
I do still always check out the cost of packages to see if there are any "bargains" to be had.  Still "sitting on the fence" at the moment for booking end Sept into early Oct for next year. Cheapest flight I can now get is 280 ish with EJ down in Bristol, Jet2 want well over 300 and Tui want over 400 from Bham, /East Mids.  Olympic packages for a week have gone through the roof, Tui have the odd one or two at a reasonable  price and so do Jet2 ,but in the main they have all gone up.

Waiting now to see what Easyjet come up with when they launch their new "holiday" website . No rush, so it may mean I will leave it until after Christmas, unless I suddenly spot a good flight price from the right airport OR package cost at the right apartments :-\


Welcome to the board Chris and Dawn K, always good to have new members on here and your holiday at 450 each for a fortnight is an absolute bargain :)
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: TONY(DODGY) on November 24, 2019, 11:10:21 am
Hi all, prices for next season have gone through the roof. Now I have been going to Alykes since 2007 and I always stay at the Nikos, and for myself I thought prices came in a reasonable price. Now next year things have changed I decided to have a slight change so I have booked the Panos for 3 weeks arriving 25th July.... Price wise considering this is when the kids are starting their summer break I have paid just a tad over 1900 which I think is not too bad and that is with Jet2. I know some with think 1900 is a lot but I get stung for single supplements, my other half reckons I have got a good deal for the time of the year I am going.
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: mari on November 24, 2019, 09:02:32 pm
Hi all, prices for next season have gone through the roof. Now I have been going to Alykes since 2007 and I always stay at the Nikos, and for myself I thought prices came in a reasonable price. Now next year things have changed I decided to have a slight change so I have booked the Panos for 3 weeks arriving 25th July.... Price wise considering this is when the kids are starting their summer break I have paid just a tad over 1900 which I think is not too bad and that is with Jet2. I know some with think 1900 is a lot but I get stung for single supplements, my other half reckons I have got a good deal for the time of the year I am going.

1900 is that for two of you?  :)
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: sophia on November 25, 2019, 02:31:12 pm
We're all booked up for June 2020 staying in Alykanas, booked with Tui and price not too bad.
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: tony welsh on November 25, 2019, 03:22:51 pm
Both of our next years Zakynthos trips are booked for June and Aug/Sept. As we have done for many years now we book directly with our acommodation owners in Alykanas and seperate flights are booked normally with Easyjet well in advance from Bristol. This year we had a couple of extra trips flying with T. Cook from Bristol (a surprise trip kindly booked by our daughter). In October we took an extra week with a T.U.I. flight only from Cardiff as the flight was very cheap just before T. Cook went bust.
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: Chris and Dawn K on November 25, 2019, 07:51:39 pm
Got flight and private apartments booked for me for next May and have done this for the last few years, it has always worked out around 100-150 ish dearer than previous cheapest package costs, but I get to stay at the apartments I want, but have to factor in paying the same price as two people for the room and Taxi for 1 person.
I do still always check out the cost of packages to see if there are any "bargains" to be had.  Still "sitting on the fence" at the moment for booking end Sept into early Oct for next year. Cheapest flight I can now get is 280 ish with EJ down in Bristol, Jet2 want well over 300 and Tui want over 400 from Bham, /East Mids.  Olympic packages for a week have gone through the roof, Tui have the odd one or two at a reasonable  price and so do Jet2 ,but in the main they have all gone up.

Waiting now to see what Easyjet come up with when they launch their new "holiday" website . No rush, so it may mean I will leave it until after Christmas, unless I suddenly spot a good flight price from the right airport OR package cost at the right apartments :-\


Welcome to the board Chris and Dawn K, always good to have new members on here and your holiday at 450 each for a fortnight is an absolute bargain :)
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: Chris and Dawn K on November 25, 2019, 08:10:38 pm
Thank you for your warm welcome Al, over the years we've had some good bargains for our Alykes holidays, we've also paid a little more sometimes, we don't tend to mind too much as it always seems to even itself out over the season, due to our work commitments we tend to book 10 or so months in advance, occasionally this may get us that year's price which is usually a bit cheaper than booking closer to the time, never have we not had more than value for money, the people alone make the whole holiday more than worthwhile, we've tried other destinations in the past but after a few days we always wished that we'd booked Alykes :laugh: :laugh:
Good luck with your search Al, hope it works out well for you :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: mari on November 26, 2019, 02:51:26 pm
Thank you for your warm welcome Al, over the years we've had some good bargains for our Alykes holidays, we've also paid a little more sometimes, we don't tend to mind too much as it always seems to even itself out over the season, due to our work commitments we tend to book 10 or so months in advance, occasionally this may get us that year's price which is usually a bit cheaper than booking closer to the time, never have we not had more than value for money, the people alone make the whole holiday more than worthwhile, we've tried other destinations in the past but after a few days we always wished that we'd booked Alykes :laugh: :laugh:
Good luck with your search Al, hope it works out well for you :laugh: :laugh:

We are exactly the same talk about going other places etc but nothing compares to alykes/alykanas. Hopefully we will get something suitable but looks like they've stopped flying on a Sunday which is our preferred day of flying which is annoying. I'll start getting excited when we have something booked but for now it's too expensive for us  :'(
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: mari on November 26, 2019, 02:53:28 pm
Both of our next years Zakynthos trips are booked for June and Aug/Sept. As we have done for many years now we book directly with our acommodation owners in Alykanas and seperate flights are booked normally with Easyjet well in advance from Bristol. This year we had a couple of extra trips flying with T. Cook from Bristol (a surprise trip kindly booked by our daughter). In October we took an extra week with a T.U.I. flight only from Cardiff as the flight was very cheap just before T. Cook went bust.

You are so lucky to get there so much you might beat that record next year Tony  :)
Wish I lived somewhere near cheap flight airlines
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: mari on November 26, 2019, 02:54:56 pm
We're all booked up for June 2020 staying in Alykanas, booked with Tui and price not too bad.


Oooh are you going to the white house again? Must be good having something already booked. We are looking end June beginning July time.
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: Chris and Dawn K on November 27, 2019, 07:29:34 pm
Thank you for your warm welcome Al, over the years we've had some good bargains for our Alykes holidays, we've also paid a little more sometimes, we don't tend to mind too much as it always seems to even itself out over the season, due to our work commitments we tend to book 10 or so months in advance, occasionally this may get us that year's price which is usually a bit cheaper than booking closer to the time, never have we not had more than value for money, the people alone make the whole holiday more than worthwhile, we've tried other destinations in the past but after a few days we always wished that we'd booked Alykes :laugh: :laugh:
Good luck with your search Al, hope it works out well for you :laugh: :laugh:

We are exactly the same talk about going other places etc but nothing compares to alykes/alykanas. Hopefully we will get something suitable but looks like they've stopped flying on a Sunday which is our preferred day of flying which is annoying. I'll start getting excited when we have something booked but for now it's too expensive for us  :'(

Hope you get something sorted mari :) :)
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: mari on November 28, 2019, 02:50:45 pm
Thanks don't usually book until Xmas after Xmas anyway so hopefully  :)
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: Rab B on December 01, 2019, 04:06:25 pm
Booked for 7th July next year at the Akis for 2weeks ,the refurbishment of the rooms and pool area are fantastic as are the managers and staff .Booked with Olympic and flying from Newcastle with Tui. Flew from Edinburgh this year so next years holiday acually a tad cheaper, sorry we are going to miss you again Tony
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: TONY(DODGY) on December 05, 2019, 06:06:05 pm
Hi all, prices for next season have gone through the roof. Now I have been going to Alykes since 2007 and I always stay at the Nikos, and for myself I thought prices came in a reasonable price. Now next year things have changed I decided to have a slight change so I have booked the Panos for 3 weeks arriving 25th July.... Price wise considering this is when the kids are starting their summer break I have paid just a tad over 1900 which I think is not too bad and that is with Jet2. I know some with think 1900 is a lot but I get stung for single supplements, my other half reckons I have got a good deal for the time of the year I am going.

1900 is that for two of you?  :)
No .... Just myself, but it is a 3 week break .......
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: TONY(DODGY) on December 05, 2019, 06:09:52 pm
Booked for 7th July next year at the Akis for 2weeks ,the refurbishment of the rooms and pool area are fantastic as are the managers and staff .Booked with Olympic and flying from Newcastle with Tui. Flew from Edinburgh this year so next years holiday acually a tad cheaper, sorry we are going to miss you again Tony
awwww
Title: Re: Prices next year
Post by: mari on January 04, 2020, 02:14:19 pm
We're all booked up for June 2020 staying in Alykanas, booked with Tui and price not too bad.

Are you staying at White House studios again? They seem popular I never see them when I'm looking at booking. Are you going for two weeks?