We are young individual travellers who spent six beautiful days in Archontiko, Alykes town, Zakynthos. The place actually saved our holiday since we first booked a place in Laganas town that is the noisy party zone of Zakynthos island. Laganas might of course be enjoyable for those looking for such type of amusement but this time we preferred some rest so checked in to the more chilled Archontiko Villas that proved to be a perfect choice!!
Archontiko is an extremely friendly family-run set of apartments, consisting of cute two-storey flats (living room, kitchenette, bathroom downstairs, bedroom upstairs), run by a local family, mainly Mary and her son Dimitris. The rooms are nice, clean and spacious, with air-condition. They have a small terrace where you can enjoy your first coffee while watching the sea - unforgettable!!
Since Archontiko is not directly located at the sea but on the hilly side of Alykes, it takes around 15 min to walk down to the beach or approx five min by car. For elderly travellers renting a car may be recommended instead of walking since the way back home includes around 400m steep walking. However, we found that the beautiful view to the sea from the terrace is priceless and would have not changed to any of the beach side hotels.
All-in-all high quality accommodation in a quiet area, with extremely nice staff full of positive energy. They are always there if you need any kind of assistance but are never too pushy. Great choice for both young travellers, families and seniors . Highly recommended, we definitely will be back. Thank you! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If it's a true flavour of Greece you're looking for...look no further than Archontiko Villas, where a warm welcome and true Zakynthian history awaits you. Built in 1846, Archontiko once traded as an olive oil factory, flower mill and winery. Archontiko Villas is situated in Katastari (Alykes) in the Northeast part of the island of Zakynthos (Zante), which is one of the most fascinating Greek islands in the Ionian Sea. With Warm and Clear blue waters, fantastic child-friendly beaches and Ambrosial forests and blooming plants, no wonder, the popular island or Zakynthos is also known as "Fiore di Levante" or Flower of the East. The outhouses of Archontiko were restored and converted with emphasis on its heritage. The Villas are surrounded by our traditional mansion which is still being used since 1846 as the Voutos famly home. Both the house and the outhouses are protected as a historic monument. The whole complex is a rare jewel and is open from April until end of October. It is truly a place of peace, serenity and steeped in history in which the Voutos family would like you to experience. It is an ideal holiday location for couples and families who are seeking relaxation. ... more less
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