Potamitis Studios

This family-run hotel has a great reputation for home-cooked food that guests absolutely love.

At the Potamitis Studios, there’s a laid-back pool that’s set in the middle of a smart, tiled sun terrace. By the side of the pool, there’s also an open-sided bar for drinks and snacks.

The self-catering apartments provide you with everything you need for a lovely holiday in the sun, including a kitchenette and a balcony. If you don’t fancy cooking, breakfast, snacks and dinners are all provided by the pool bar.

Overview of Alykes

On a holiday to Zante, you can explore everything from offshore caves to mountains. The island is the only spot in the Mediterranean where loggerhead turtles nest.

You’ll find the Potamitis Studios in Alykes, but the small-scale nature of Zante means that all the main resorts can be reached in under an hour. This means you can enjoy the rural bliss of Tragaki and the wild nightlife of Laganas all on the same holiday.

Everywhere you look in Zante, you’ll be treated to true beauty. Zante is regularly visited by film crews and television producers because of the outstanding natural landscapes. The beaches, the cliffs and the mountains will all call your name in Zante, and you’ll leave with a packed camera roll.

Things to do in Zante

With a stay at the Potamitis Studios, you’re only a short stroll away from the centre of Alykes and the beach.

Alykes is slightly less developed than other resorts in the south of the island, but it’s still packed with traditional tavernas and friendly bars.

There’s plenty on offer here though. You can step back in time at the stone bridge that crosses the Skourtis River, see the wildlife at the salt flats or take a boat excursion on the beach.

If you feel like shopping and grabbing a bargain, take a trip to the church square in Katastari, a 20-minute walk away from Alykes. Street markets here sell everything from handmade products to freshly cooked souvlaki and moussaka.

With a lively village atmosphere, Alykes is unspoilt, traditional and authentic. With a stay here, you can enjoy a family-friendly holiday with a difference.

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.