Giannis Studios

A vision in pink, the Giannis Studios is a picture-perfect complex that enjoys a serene location just outside the resort centre. A short walk from the beach, there are plenty of sunbathing opportunities here, but with a charming outdoor pool and neat terrace in place, you don’t have to leave the grounds. The simple yet comfortable bedrooms all enjoy a garden or pool view and there’s a pool bar ready to serve up tasty snacks and simple meals, followed by delicious cocktails. The Giannis Studios remains understated, but is the perfect base for exploring more of Zante.

Overview of Alykes

Holidays to Zante are a bucket list item for good reason. Featuring a heavily photographed and recognisable beach, beautiful landscapes and offering up a piquant mix of tranquil and lively spots, Zante really is a holiday paradise for everyone that chooses to visit. While the southern part of the island is a little more developed and focussed on tourism, Alykes up in the northeast offers a more peaceful experience. Pretty little streets lined with tavernas and bars meet a golden sandy beach and clear waters with a natural ease, amplifying how laid-back the whole resort is.

Things to do in Alykes

The Zante coast boasts plenty of quaint bays and coves to explore, and with lots of boat tours leaving from Alykes, you can enjoy discovering all of them. Glass-bottomed boats are on offer too, so you can spend a day admiring the marine life, checking out coves and even trying a little snorkelling if you dare jump off. The beaches of Alykes have been awarded Blue Flag status thanks to being so clean and well maintained, which is why so many visitors flock to them to enjoy a long, lazy day under the sun. If you fancy getting a little more active, you can try a range of different watersports. For some different scenery, why not head out to Kefalonia? Just 45-minutes away by boat, this neighbouring island has some fantastic sightseeing opportunities, including a wine factory that offers tours.

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.