The pretty coastal village of Alykanas offers a slice of authentic Greece. Alykanas holidays are brimming with family-run tavernas and horse-drawn carriages, which sound a pretty clip-clop through the quaint square in the afternoon sun, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back in time.
Holidays to Alykanas are the perfect place to experience the island of Zante’s stunning nature, blissfully far away from the crowds. The village is best known for its vast salt flats and, although they are no longer used to harvest salt, the area is home to masses of rare wildlife and plenty of birds, and it’s the ideal place for an early evening stroll.
Alykanas beach is one of the prettiest on the island, with fine golden sand and shimmering waters. It has a secluded and intimate feel, as it’s separated from the coastal road by a fringe of lush foliage. After a short time relaxing here, you’re sure to start planning a return visit to this beautiful beach haven.
Chill at the beach
The 1,200-metre long beach has wonderful golden sand and clear, blue water. Read a book in the shadow of a cypress tree or grab a drink at one of the lively beach bars.
Take a hike
Many walking trails around Alykanas lead up into the surrounding mountains. Wander to the St John the Baptist Monastery, then climb to the top of its bell tower for stunning views to Kefalonia.
Explore the salt flats
The salt flats between Alykes and Alykanas date from World War II. Not only are they visually striking, but they are home to masses of wildlife, including exotic birds and plenty of cats.