Alykes Garden Village

The family-run Alykes Garden Village has a quiet, countryside setting. There’s a backdrop of olive groves and fruit orchards that provide an intimate feeling, but you’re not far away from the action as both Alykes and Katastari are within walking distance.

The studio apartments are simple and comfortable, with balconies and handy kitchenettes. There’s a pool and a sun terrace outside, as well as small pool for little ones to splash around in. This area is the hub of the hotel, and there’s even a a snack bar if you get peckish during the day.

Overview of Alykes

Whether you’re looking for golden sands, party-hard nightlife, beautiful countryside or a secluded spot, a holiday to Zante is perfect. Adventurers will uncover beaches full of water sports, and countryside hikes that showcase the island’s beautiful scenery at its very best.

If you’d rather relax, there are top hotels like the Alykes Garden Village, hidden coves that provide private sunbathing spots and traditional tavernas that serve delicious local cuisine. As day turns to night, you can either unwind watching the sunset or party until the early hours. In Zante, there’s always something different to discover.

Things to do in Zante

The Alykes Garden Village is between Alykes and Katastari, so you can experience the best of both these beautiful locations during your stay.

Alykes is less developed than some of the other resorts in the south of Zante. This means there’s a quaint village atmosphere with plenty of welcoming tavernas and bars where you can watch the world go by. There’s also a long stretch of golden sand and transparent water that’s perfect for paddling.

Katastari is at the foot of the Vrachionas and provides fantastic views out to sea. There’s also a folklore museum where you can learn about the island’s history.

Zante is full of picturesque views, glorious beaches and places to get active, so you can enjoy a trip at a pace that suits you.

Resort Summary

The unspoilt village of Alykes, while less developed than neighbouring Laganas and Tsilivi, is bursting with charm and is popular with families and couples looking for some down-time from modern life. From the old stone bridge over the Skourtis River to the wildlife-filled salt flats, Alykes has managed to retain its Greek authenticity.

There are plenty of activities on offer – including boat excursions and watersports – and a picturesque beach where you can spend your days lounging in the Mediterranean sun. Everything you need is within walking distance including supermarkets, gift shops and a fantastic array of outdoor dining establishments. The resort enjoys a wonderful selection of traditional tavernas too, where you’ll find freshly prepared, homemade local dishes, and fresh seafood straight out of the ocean. Centred around the church square in Katastari, a 20-minute walk from Alykes, you’ll find street markets selling local produce and freshly cooked souvlaki.

Every July, a three-day festival is organised in the area to celebrate the arts from all over Greece and its European neighbours. Local performances include musical concerts, operas, traditional Greek plays and dance.