Maria Studios and Apartments
Maria Studios and Apartments is perched on a quiet hillside above Alykes. Traditional villas house simple, comfortable studios and apartments with kitchenettes. The hotel’s social life is centred around the pool and the adjacent bar. You can grab meals and drinks there, and in the evening there’s a fun programme of music and entertainment. It’s just a 10-minute walk to Alykes’ restaurants, bars and beach.
Overview of Zante
With its warm Mediterranean climate and Instagrammable beaches, it’s little wonder that holidays to Zante are such crowd pleasers. It’s a very popular package-holiday destination, with lots of lively resorts. But it’s still possible to find tranquil bays, quaint clifftop villages and tavernas selling local delicacies. If you’d like to explore Zante’s quieter side, head to the unspoilt town of Alykes. You’ll have a particularly warm welcome at Maria Studios and Apartments.
Things to do in Zante
Saunter into Alykes to shop for souvenirs – try to pick up some of the colourful ceramics the region is renowned for. You’ll also find cake shops, outdoor cafes and friendly local tavernas here. Alykes also has two stunning beaches, renowned for their calm atmosphere and translucent waters. And if you fancy trying your hand at jetskiing and paragliding, check out the watersports centres. To explore further afield, take a boat trip to Smugglers’ Cove, one of the most photographed spots in Greece. It’s a secluded bay with shimmering blue waters and powder-white sand, surrounded by dramatic limestone cliffs. Look out for dolphins on the way. Offering access to some of Europe’s best beaches at pocket-friendly prices, it’s easy to see why Zante pulls in the crowds. After a holiday on this stunning island, you won’t want to leave.