Alykes Beach
Alykes Beach
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Grecogail2006
Birmingham, UK108 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
At the North East of the island of Zakynthos lies the sleepy, resort of Alykes. With probably one of the best sandy beaches in Greece, Alykes beach. Backing onto the beach is the Asterias taverna, established for 50 years and traditionally Greek to its core. On the beach here, are the blue and white umbrellas and sunbeds serviced by the eversmiling, multi- lingual Vladimir. With great disabled access and free carparking, toilets for all a terrace restaurant and bar open all day everyday, Vlad supplies a 'service to sunbed' for his clients, many of whom return year after year just to see him tirelessly patrolling his patch, chatting and providing a first class service to his guests.
Written August 28, 2022
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Jane S
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Every time I visit Alykes I spend every day on the the lovely beach at the Asteria Taverna.
The reason - the best beach service ever provided be the one and only Vladi.
All Vladi's visitors (long-standing or new) are greeted with a big smile, a great sense of humour and looked after and treated as good friends.
So, to put the icing on the cake of a great holiday in Alykes, go and see Vladi, he never fails to deliver.
Written August 24, 2022
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Sheryl A
Walsall, UK259 contributions
Aug 2021
Lovely long beach with two jettys, worth the walk from the pebby end up by the Sea View apartments to the jetty at the river mouth.
Some parts are quite narrow and steep, especially at the pebbly end and can get a bit obstructed by sunbathers so recommend sea shoes to save your feet. Bathing is highly recommended in the warm blue water and there is no tide. The only waves that break are either whipped up by an offshore wind or the wake from the boats. You can paddle out quite far and only be up to your waist. |Lovely beach!
Written August 31, 2021
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Adele D
Buckingham, UK24 contributions
Jul 2020
The sea slopes very slowly so it is shallow for quite a way out, making this a great beach for families. Lots of fish to see if you have a mask and snorkel so take some bread in a sealed bag and crumble it into the water at various places to feel like you're swimming in an aquarium, especially near the rocks. Swimming shoes are a bonus as there are some sea urchins on the rocks but it is easy to keep away from them and still appreciate the varieties of fish. 2 beach beds and a parasol are about £7 per day with waiter service for drinks and sancks
Written August 4, 2020
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lovethesun
11 contributions
May 2022
The sea is clear and warm and inviting. The sandy beach is well maintained with plenty of boardwalks. Great beach bars offering meals and drinks, Moby Dick was our beach bar of choice. Big shout out to Gary and his Uncle who man the sunbeds are for whom nothing is too much trouble.
Written June 12, 2022
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Lucy O
3 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Alykes beach is a lovely family friendly beach, with warm, shallow water. Friendly little fish swim in the shallows, there’s hardly any slope so the beach is ideal for small children. Whether you want to make sand castles or snorkel, there’s something here to keep most kids of all ages happy. There’s also a selection of popular beach-front restaurants, some with sun loungers and parasols on the sand, nicely spaced so you don’t feel crowded. For us, the highlight of lazing on this beach, is the sun beds and parasols on Asteria’s beach-front, where you’re served by Vladimir (look for the blue/white parasols). Vlad waits on you all day long. Such a lovely guy, always smiling, telling silly jokes and ensures a day at the beach at Alykes feels like a true chilled out holiday experience. “We’ll be back.”
Written August 18, 2020
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Lisa
Cheltenham, UK11 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Such a lovely beach. Really clean, loads of sun loungers. Plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. You can walk out for ages before the water even reaches your waist so it’s great for kids.
Written August 28, 2020
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Nic/ade
Derby, UK1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Couples
We stayed at the beautiful alykes for 2 weeks , everyday we spent on the beach outside the asteria with the man himself the one and only fantastic Vlad. He really does go out of his way to help in anyway possible, the place would not be the same without him.
We also ate at the asteria for lunch regularly and not to be disappointed food excellent and a nice Cole beer to wash it down with
Written July 18, 2022
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Kaia
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia20 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
We loved the beach! In September it was half empty, and even no one except us in the evening. We had a great time there coming a few times.

So many cafes and restaurants, choose any spot and enjoy your vacation!

Mostly it’s sandy, the water is clear. I think it’s good for those who travel alone and for families too, because it’s enough space for everyone.
Written September 29, 2021
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Kevin D
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Just returned from another great holiday in Alykes. Our holiday would not be complete without catching up with Vlad, who works tirelessly on the beachfront outside the Asteria hotel. Every year we look forward to his sense of humour and constant smile. Enjoy your winter break Vlad, you deserve it!
Written October 12, 2022
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