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Title: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mari on January 04, 2020, 01:12:06 pm
Whose booked for next year?

Which resort?

Will you venture to the other resort?  :)
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: Mike on January 04, 2020, 01:45:26 pm
Whose booked for next year?

Which resort?

Will you venture to the other resort?  :)

You mean this year ;D?

If so-

Old Alykanas (Xechoriatis).

Will visit the two local A's fairly often of an evening, probably Laganas because find it's the best for jewellery and wife has to have a souvenir of every visit. We'll pass through Argassi on our way down to Vasillikos but won't stop, likewise Tsilivi if my wanderings take me through there. Skinari always for views and Volimes for pottery. And Town on numerous occasions. Plus of course my "must visits" the castle and Vrahos in Agia Marina.
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mari on January 04, 2020, 02:12:14 pm
Oh yes this year  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Sounds fab wouldn't mind going to Argassi never been. Not as keen on tslivi but the other half likes it.

You're lucky you get to go for so long  :)
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: Al on January 04, 2020, 03:23:22 pm
Whose booked for next year?

Which resort?

Will you venture to the other resort? 

Me..twice

Alykes

But of course

 ;D

Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: Mike on January 04, 2020, 05:03:23 pm
Oh yes this year  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Sounds fab wouldn't mind going to Argassi never been. Not as keen on tslivi but the other half likes it.

You're lucky you get to go for so long  :)

Not a fan of Argassi or Tsilivi personally; Argassi is the only resort on the island where the main strip is a main road so always a bit chaotic, and hilly as well once you head inland. Tsilivi is just too big and commercial for our taste, though I realise it's nothing compared to the horrendous high excesses in Spain.

I did stop in Argassi once may moons ago when Kev (Welsh guy and ex-regular on here who has for many years owned the Oceanic Bar in Kalamaki) worked at the Tropicana there (long since closed I think) to say hello to him, nice guy. Even went to Oceanic one year but it's a cocktail bar, and a very nice one, but as I'm always the driver and he only opens in the evening not gone back again. If he opened a franchise in Alykanas I'd be a regular ;D.
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: tony welsh on January 04, 2020, 05:51:42 pm
We’ve got 3 trips already booked this year all staying in Alykanas at our regular choice of acommodation, April, June, and Aug/Sept. We spend a few days driving all over the island when over stopping off here and there often spending the whole day at places like Keri, Plaka Beach, Banana Beach, Porto Koukla, etc, etc. On returning back up to Alykanas from the other end of the island in the early evenings we too call in to see Kevin at his Oceanic chill out bar on Kalamaki’s old original strip. The wife get’s to drink his fantastic cocktails whilst I have just a couple of glasses of shandy, “boo hoo”. We always spend time just across in Alykes both day and night on many occasions in places like Paporo, Fishalida, Golden Dolphin, etc by day. At night we visit Whispers Bar, (especially on Friday Greek Nights), Koukounaria Taverna, The Iris Bar, ( both day & night), Potami Taverna, to mention a few places. During the daytime Amoudi often figures with a few hours around the poolside with lunch at the Achillion complex or the Amoudi Taverna. A lunch date at the Ariadne Hotel down in Tsilivi often figures with a few hours poolside too as it’s owned by resident friends of ours. I used to plan holidays with written out itinerary’s but they soon went out of the window within a day or two of arriving on the island l.o.l. !!!
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mari on January 04, 2020, 07:05:30 pm
Oh yes this year  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Sounds fab wouldn't mind going to Argassi never been. Not as keen on tslivi but the other half likes it.

You're lucky you get to go for so long  :)

Not a fan of Argassi or Tsilivi personally; Argassi is the only resort on the island where the main strip is a main road so always a bit chaotic, and hilly as well once you head inland. Tsilivi is just too big and commercial for our taste, though I realise it's nothing compared to the horrendous high excesses in Spain.

I did stop in Argassi once may moons ago when Kev (Welsh guy and ex-regular on here who has for many years owned the Oceanic Bar in Kalamaki) worked at the Tropicana there (long since closed I think) to say hello to him, nice guy. Even went to Oceanic one year but it's a cocktail bar, and a very nice one, but as I'm always the driver and he only opens in the evening not gone back again. If he opened a franchise in Alykanas I'd be a regular ;D.

Well I feel the same about you as tslivi so probably Argassi not for me. I remember we want to tslivi in 2015/2015 and was having a drink and this guy kept coming up to me with his microphone and I must have looked miserable but really not my thing at all. I also joined the Facebook groups and looking at the posts there I soon removed myself.

I remember that kev didn't he used to be on here? Think he may have a bar in kalamaki not sure though. Designated driver poor you  :laugh:

I just like a nice meal and a few quiet drinks I'm a lightweight to be honest. I often work nights so relish going to bed before 12 if that makes me boring so be it  :laugh:
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mari on January 04, 2020, 07:11:35 pm
We’ve got 3 trips already booked this year all staying in Alykanas at our regular choice of acommodation, April, June, and Aug/Sept. We spend a few days driving all over the island when over stopping off here and there often spending the whole day at places like Keri, Plaka Beach, Banana Beach, Porto Koukla, etc, etc. On returning back up to Alykanas from the other end of the island in the early evenings we too call in to see Kevin at his Oceanic chill out bar on Kalamaki’s old original strip. The wife get’s to drink his fantastic cocktails whilst I have just a couple of glasses of shandy, “boo hoo”. We always spend time just across in Alykes both day and night on many occasions in places like Paporo, Fishalida, Golden Dolphin, etc by day. At night we visit Whispers Bar, (especially on Friday Greek Nights), Koukounaria Taverna, The Iris Bar, ( both day & night), Potami Taverna, to mention a few places. During the daytime Amoudi often figures with a few hours around the poolside with lunch at the Achillion complex or the Amoudi Taverna. A lunch date at the Ariadne Hotel down in Tsilivi often figures with a few hours poolside too as it’s owned by resident friends of ours. I used to plan holidays with written out itinerary’s but they soon went out of the window within a day or two of arriving on the island l.o.l. !!!

Sounds fab Tony great that you get all around. We have never tried potami but am thinking we must try there. look forward to your holiday reports.
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: Al on January 04, 2020, 09:03:43 pm


You mean this year ;D?

If so-

Old Alykanas (Xechoriatis).

Will visit the two local A's fairly often of an evening, probably Laganas because find it's the best for jewellery and wife has to have a souvenir of every visit. We'll pass through Argassi on our way down to Vasillikos but won't stop, likewise Tsilivi if my wanderings take me through there. Skinari always for views and Volimes for pottery. And Town on numerous occasions. Plus of course my "must visits" the castle and Vrahos in Agia Marina.

Must try and actually stop at this place. Passed it so many times on the way back from Loucha but never stopped.  Always trying to concentrate on not falling off the scooter on the ridged concrete as I turn the bend  ::)
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: Mike on January 04, 2020, 09:26:39 pm


You mean this year ;D?

If so-

Old Alykanas (Xechoriatis).

Will visit the two local A's fairly often of an evening, probably Laganas because find it's the best for jewellery and wife has to have a souvenir of every visit. We'll pass through Argassi on our way down to Vasillikos but won't stop, likewise Tsilivi if my wanderings take me through there. Skinari always for views and Volimes for pottery. And Town on numerous occasions. Plus of course my "must visits" the castle and Vrahos in Agia Marina.

Must try and actually stop at this place. Passed it so many times on the way back from Loucha but never stopped.  Always trying to concentrate on not falling off the scooter on the ridged concrete as I turn the bend  ::)

It is a serious corner Al I know but sitting out on the raised area in the taverna gives a view second to none. You need to see the church "cell" as well, imagining the suffering of those confined to it is very moving. Wife won't go near it any more since we were confronted there by an unaccompanied and snarling Alsatian a few years back so I had to do the hero stuff and stand between them saying reassuring things like, "he's only playing" when I was actually close to pooping my pants ;).
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: TONY(DODGY) on January 05, 2020, 05:47:45 pm
Booked for July arrive 25th.. 3 weeks staying at the Panos in Alykes. Normally stay at the Nikos but have my reason for the change, must be getting old.
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mari on January 05, 2020, 09:08:54 pm


You mean this year ;D?

If so-

Old Alykanas (Xechoriatis).

Will visit the two local A's fairly often of an evening, probably Laganas because find it's the best for jewellery and wife has to have a souvenir of every visit. We'll pass through Argassi on our way down to Vasillikos but won't stop, likewise Tsilivi if my wanderings take me through there. Skinari always for views and Volimes for pottery. And Town on numerous occasions. Plus of course my "must visits" the castle and Vrahos in Agia Marina.

Must try and actually stop at this place. Passed it so many times on the way back from Loucha but never stopped.  Always trying to concentrate on not falling off the scooter on the ridged concrete as I turn the bend  ::)

I agree does look lovely and peaceful does where the lemon tree is count as old alykanas? The place where MIke stayed looked so nice  :)
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mari on January 05, 2020, 09:18:02 pm


You mean this year ;D?

If so-

Old Alykanas (Xechoriatis).

Will visit the two local A's fairly often of an evening, probably Laganas because find it's the best for jewellery and wife has to have a souvenir of every visit. We'll pass through Argassi on our way down to Vasillikos but won't stop, likewise Tsilivi if my wanderings take me through there. Skinari always for views and Volimes for pottery. And Town on numerous occasions. Plus of course my "must visits" the castle and Vrahos in Agia Marina.

Must try and actually stop at this place. Passed it so many times on the way back from Loucha but never stopped.  Always trying to concentrate on not falling off the scooter on the ridged concrete as I turn the bend  ::)

It is a serious corner Al I know but sitting out on the raised area in the taverna gives a view second to none. You need to see the church "cell" as well, imagining the suffering of those confined to it is very moving. Wife won't go near it any more since we were confronted there by an unaccompanied and snarling Alsatian a few years back so I had to do the hero stuff and stand between them saying reassuring things like, "he's only playing" when I was actually close to pooping my pants ;).

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: we had a similar dog experience once is Portugal and I made other half piggy back me
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mari on January 05, 2020, 09:28:17 pm
Booked for July arrive 25th.. 3 weeks staying at the Panos in Alykes. Normally stay at the Nikos but have my reason for the change, must be getting old.

sounds good  :laugh: as they say a change is as good as the rest and it's still the same beautiful resort
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: dh on January 06, 2020, 12:18:56 pm
Alikanas twice, as always, will venture down to Alikes for a meal or two for sure
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: tony welsh on January 06, 2020, 12:53:59 pm
The Vrahos (rock) Taverna mentioned by Mike above is really worth a visit. It is almost dead opposite the church on top of the hill up in Ano Gerikari. The outdoor concrete cast viewing and dining area there gives panoramic views across the lowlands facing the church on top of the hill. Inside the taverna itself there are lots of “Nick Nac’s” from times gone by which you are welcome to look around. In recent times it has had a bit of a facelift but I preferred it’s old rustic charm years ago. We first stopped off there I’de guess around 10 years or so ago lured in late morning by the hand painted sign outside saying “We make the best omlettes on the Ireland” the spelling of which amused us greatly. We hadn’t had breakfast and the omlettes we had were as good as advertised. There are chickens running around the hillside below the  Taverna and that’s obviously where the eggs came from, delicious. We’ve called in there several times over the years just for a drink and to enjoy the terrific views.
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mari on January 06, 2020, 01:59:57 pm
Alikanas twice, as always, will venture down to Alikes for a meal or two for sure

Where are you staying in alykanas? We are looking at plessas or Phannis.
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mari on January 06, 2020, 02:01:25 pm
The Vrahos (rock) Taverna mentioned by Mike above is really worth a visit. It is almost dead opposite the church on top of the hill up in Ano Gerikari. The outdoor concrete cast viewing and dining area there gives panoramic views across the lowlands facing the church on top of the hill. Inside the taverna itself there are lots of “Nick Nac’s” from times gone by which you are welcome to look around. In recent times it has had a bit of a facelift but I preferred it’s old rustic charm years ago. We first stopped off there I’de guess around 10 years or so ago lured in late morning by the hand painted sign outside saying “We make the best omlettes on the Ireland” the spelling of which amused us greatly. We hadn’t had breakfast and the omlettes we had were as good as advertised. There are chickens running around the hillside below the  Taverna and that’s obviously where the eggs came from, delicious. We’ve called in there several times over the years just for a drink and to enjoy the terrific views.

Sounds wonderful other half isn't keen on hiring a car though as we do a lot of commuting in England but sounds lovely  :)
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: tony welsh on January 06, 2020, 02:47:18 pm
Alikanas twice, as always, will venture down to Alikes for a meal or two for sure

Where are you staying in alykanas? We are looking at plessas or Phannis.
Both are good quality acommodations set on the outskirts of the village as you approach from the airport direction and are just off the main village road. Plessas Palace is a couple of hundred metres closer to the central village area and we’ve used the facilities there several times over the years especially when our daughter stayed there some years ago. Thesedays having stayed in many other places throughout the village we stay at the Pahnis Studios. We had always liked the look of the Pahnis complex with it’s well kept front gardens with the acommodation block set well back off the main road. Having no pool back then was a no go to us as I like to get up and have a morning swim with the convenience of our studio at hand as the wife sleeps for much longer than me. About 5-6 years ago they had a pool installed so we booked to stay there then. It didn’t have a bar but a few years ago they built a bar at the frontage that serves all the usual poolside snacks and light meals found everywhere. The family that own it speak little English but everyone gets by, they are very acommodating and nothing is to much trouble. Nothing special about the rooms just good basic S/C Greek style studios that are kept very clean daily, we love it there.
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: sophia on January 06, 2020, 06:26:55 pm
Stayed at Plessas Palace a few times, the last time was in 2016 when we not impressed by the sun loungers, most of which were in need of repair, but of course, things may have improved in that area now. Everything else about this accommodation was absolutely fine and we have enjoyed our holidays here immensely. The only reason we book elsewhere is we like White House Studios which are nearer the beach. :)
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: tony welsh on January 06, 2020, 08:27:17 pm
The White House studios are nearly always booked up as soon as T.U.I. release them at least a year in advance for the peak Summer months. You might get in them in the off peak months and they have been T.U.I. exclusive for years.
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mr b on January 07, 2020, 12:38:40 pm
White House studios now have some new rooms which aren't with TUI. We had a look round them and they are very good. If interested you will have to contact Karen at Bonkers Bar direct for availability
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mari on January 08, 2020, 07:46:55 am
The White House studios are nearly always booked up as soon as T.U.I. release them at least a year in advance for the peak Summer months. You might get in them in the off peak months and they have been T.U.I. exclusive for years.

Didn't realise they were so popular it's only because Sophia mentions them I wondered. I thought dannys was the. It's popular in alykanas. Can't plan that far ahead with work and besides life's too short to plan that far ahead you never know what's going to happen anything over a year is a long time to pre book.
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mari on January 08, 2020, 07:47:41 am
White House studios now have some new rooms which aren't with TUI. We had a look round them and they are very good. If interested you will have to contact Karen at Bonkers Bar direct for availability

Thank you
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mari on January 08, 2020, 07:49:44 am
Alikanas twice, as always, will venture down to Alikes for a meal or two for sure

Where are you staying in alykanas? We are looking at plessas or Phannis.
Both are good quality acommodations set on the outskirts of the village as you approach from the airport direction and are just off the main village road. Plessas Palace is a couple of hundred metres closer to the central village area and we’ve used the facilities there several times over the years especially when our daughter stayed there some years ago. Thesedays having stayed in many other places throughout the village we stay at the Pahnis Studios. We had always liked the look of the Pahnis complex with it’s well kept front gardens with the acommodation block set well back off the main road. Having no pool back then was a no go to us as I like to get up and have a morning swim with the convenience of our studio at hand as the wife sleeps for much longer than me. About 5-6 years ago they had a pool installed so we booked to stay there then. It didn’t have a bar but a few years ago they built a bar at the frontage that serves all the usual poolside snacks and light meals found everywhere. The family that own it speak little English but everyone gets by, they are very acommodating and nothing is to much trouble. Nothing special about the rooms just good basic S/C Greek style studios that are kept very clean daily, we love it there.

Sounds good and it does appear to be the cheapest accommodation in resort
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: Andy_H on January 08, 2020, 08:58:10 am
Got three trips booked this year. We always book a main two weeks in August package a year or so in advance to make sure we've got time to pay for it! That's always our main family holiday, although this year it had to be hastily rearranged after the demise of Thomas Cook - we usually stay at Danny's, so ended up rearranging to stay in Dennis Apartments where we have never stayed before. The one silver lining to the whole Thomas Cook thing was that we ended up needing to book for 18 nights rather than 14 because of flight prices - oh well  ;D

Other trips are always dependent on flight prices as we do those DIY

Mrs H and I are fortunate in that my in-laws live on the south coast and they like to have our boys for a "holiday" there with them every year, so this enables the wife and I to have a week in Alykanas to ourselves, assuming we are able to get reasonably priced flights. This year I got up in the middle of the night when Easyjet released their flights and managed to get return flights and baggage in the school hols in July for the wife and I for under £300 in total. Staying at Draganikos - we tried there last year for the first time and really liked it. I think Anastasia persuaded us to give it a go   :laugh:

Weren't going to have another trip but got really lucky a few weeks ago when Easyjet added an extra flight from Bristol for this year, they didn't advertise it, I just spotted it on Skyscanner - so also managed to grab a bonus week for the four of us for May half term. Staying at Dennis Apartments again - their 2 bedroom studio was good value.

Counted up while I was reading this thread that May will be our 15th visit to Alykanas - somewhat shamefully, even after 14 visits we've seen relatively little outside of the resort. We've ventured over to Alykes for a walk along the beach a couple of times, eaten at Paradosiako and Potami, had breakfast at Fidelio and had played mini golf a couple of times at Iris Bar. Oh, and we've been to the water park in Sarakinado a couple of times, but that's really it. Never explored the island much, never spent an evening anywhere other than Alykanas - I know we should expand our horizons a bit, but we love Alykanas so much, we relax the moment we get there and never seem to want to stray too far from there.
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: Mike on January 08, 2020, 05:18:16 pm
Counted up while I was reading this thread that May will be our 15th visit to Alykanas - somewhat shamefully, even after 14 visits we've seen relatively little outside of the resort. We've ventured over to Alykes for a walk along the beach a couple of times, eaten at Paradosiako and Potami, had breakfast at Fidelio and had played mini golf a couple of times at Iris Bar. Oh, and we've been to the water park in Sarakinado a couple of times, but that's really it. Never explored the island much, never spent an evening anywhere other than Alykanas - I know we should expand our horizons a bit, but we love Alykanas so much, we relax the moment we get there and never seem to want to stray too far from there.

No shame at all in that Andy, we all have different ideas on an ideal holiday and if it it works for you then it needs no fixing. Even wife and I differ on many days; she's happy sunning herself while I can't stand it so leave her to go off on my travels very often, sometimes she chooses to come with me (which normally involves her spending money somewhere ::)) but it works for us. Enjoy your visits.
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: sophia on January 09, 2020, 03:44:04 pm
Same here Mike and Andy....I generally like to chill and take books which I never seem to have time to read at home whilst Ian prefers to go for walks around the resort and we always take a long walk every evening when it is cooler, tending to wander between both resorts,checking out what has changed and what has improved  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mari on January 11, 2020, 02:30:49 pm
Got three trips booked this year. We always book a main two weeks in August package a year or so in advance to make sure we've got time to pay for it! That's always our main family holiday, although this year it had to be hastily rearranged after the demise of Thomas Cook - we usually stay at Danny's, so ended up rearranging to stay in Dennis Apartments where we have never stayed before. The one silver lining to the whole Thomas Cook thing was that we ended up needing to book for 18 nights rather than 14 because of flight prices - oh well  ;D

Other trips are always dependent on flight prices as we do those DIY

Mrs H and I are fortunate in that my in-laws live on the south coast and they like to have our boys for a "holiday" there with them every year, so this enables the wife and I to have a week in Alykanas to ourselves, assuming we are able to get reasonably priced flights. This year I got up in the middle of the night when Easyjet released their flights and managed to get return flights and baggage in the school hols in July for the wife and I for under £300 in total. Staying at Draganikos - we tried there last year for the first time and really liked it. I think Anastasia persuaded us to give it a go   :laugh:

Weren't going to have another trip but got really lucky a few weeks ago when Easyjet added an extra flight from Bristol for this year, they didn't advertise it, I just spotted it on Skyscanner - so also managed to grab a bonus week for the four of us for May half term. Staying at Dennis Apartments again - their 2 bedroom studio was good value.

Counted up while I was reading this thread that May will be our 15th visit to Alykanas - somewhat shamefully, even after 14 visits we've seen relatively little outside of the resort. We've ventured over to Alykes for a walk along the beach a couple of times, eaten at Paradosiako and Potami, had breakfast at Fidelio and had played mini golf a couple of times at Iris Bar. Oh, and we've been to the water park in Sarakinado a couple of times, but that's really it. Never explored the island much, never spent an evening anywhere other than Alykanas - I know we should expand our horizons a bit, but we love Alykanas so much, we relax the moment we get there and never seem to want to stray too far from there.

Sounds brill bet you can't wait  :).
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: sophia on January 13, 2020, 04:57:02 pm
Alykanas, just the once, arriving early June for two weeks of bliss. We never tire of this place and are so pleased the issues with the demise of Thomas Cook have, for some accommodations been resolved with Tui taking over. People ask us why we keep going back to the same place every year. Doh...we enjoy it !!! It's like having a holiday home there only no need to face bills, maintainance issues, gardening, cleaning etc , just unpack and relax. :)
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: Andy_H on January 13, 2020, 11:00:07 pm
Got three trips booked this year. We always book a main two weeks in August package a year or so in advance to make sure we've got time to pay for it! That's always our main family holiday, although this year it had to be hastily rearranged after the demise of Thomas Cook - we usually stay at Danny's, so ended up rearranging to stay in Dennis Apartments where we have never stayed before. The one silver lining to the whole Thomas Cook thing was that we ended up needing to book for 18 nights rather than 14 because of flight prices - oh well  ;D

Other trips are always dependent on flight prices as we do those DIY

Mrs H and I are fortunate in that my in-laws live on the south coast and they like to have our boys for a "holiday" there with them every year, so this enables the wife and I to have a week in Alykanas to ourselves, assuming we are able to get reasonably priced flights. This year I got up in the middle of the night when Easyjet released their flights and managed to get return flights and baggage in the school hols in July for the wife and I for under £300 in total. Staying at Draganikos - we tried there last year for the first time and really liked it. I think Anastasia persuaded us to give it a go   :laugh:

Weren't going to have another trip but got really lucky a few weeks ago when Easyjet added an extra flight from Bristol for this year, they didn't advertise it, I just spotted it on Skyscanner - so also managed to grab a bonus week for the four of us for May half term. Staying at Dennis Apartments again - their 2 bedroom studio was good value.

Counted up while I was reading this thread that May will be our 15th visit to Alykanas - somewhat shamefully, even after 14 visits we've seen relatively little outside of the resort. We've ventured over to Alykes for a walk along the beach a couple of times, eaten at Paradosiako and Potami, had breakfast at Fidelio and had played mini golf a couple of times at Iris Bar. Oh, and we've been to the water park in Sarakinado a couple of times, but that's really it. Never explored the island much, never spent an evening anywhere other than Alykanas - I know we should expand our horizons a bit, but we love Alykanas so much, we relax the moment we get there and never seem to want to stray too far from there.

Sounds brill bet you can't wait  :).

Absolutely can't wait. Alykanas trips are always the highlight of our year  ;D

Really need someone to convince us to try to explore a bit more of the island though. We'll be there for 32 nights in total this year - I always have good intentions of trying something new, but then we get there and we see the people we love, eat the food we've missed, relax in the sun and have a few drinks and we find that we don't want to move out of the resort. Maybe this will be the year that we have a night out in Alykes at least?
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: sophia on January 15, 2020, 01:28:06 pm
You will have a great time wherever you roam, I'm sure . Please try Alykes though as it's so close to Alykanas and a lovely resort to wander through. There is a campsite at the very far end to wander through as the different holiday mobile homes there are a treat. The beach here too is brilliant and a great selection of bars and tavernas.
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mari on January 17, 2020, 10:04:00 pm
You will have a great time wherever you roam, I'm sure . Please try Alykes though as it's so close to Alykanas and a lovely resort to wander through. There is a campsite at the very far end to wander through as the different holiday mobile homes there are a treat. The beach here too is brilliant and a great selection of bars and tavernas.


Never walked through campsite although stayed at seaview once. Love alykes beach especially buca bar. Do like palm tree for rose wine but a man last year was in an act when I went to the toilet and it made me never want to use their loos again  :'(
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mari on January 17, 2020, 10:06:58 pm
We used to explore but in my job on my feet all day and other half has a long commute so like you happy to chill now  :)
Title: Re: Alykes/alykanas
Post by: mari on January 17, 2020, 10:08:27 pm
Alykanas, just the once, arriving early June for two weeks of bliss. We never tire of this place and are so pleased the issues with the demise of Thomas Cook have, for some accommodations been resolved with Tui taking over. People ask us why we keep going back to the same place every year. Doh...we enjoy it !!! It's like having a holiday home there only no need to face bills, maintainance issues, gardening, cleaning etc , just unpack and relax. :)

Well other half wanted to explore other places but since went to Crete he's realised nothing beats Zante  :laugh: