If you want to holiday in Zante’s authentic slow paced style then Alykanas is the perfect place; with stunning white washed cafes and tavernas scattered about the town, all operating at the chilled pace of a true Greek along with its beautiful beach that is shared with neighboring resort, Alykes.
Popular to families and couples that want a smaller, more peaceful break, Alykanas has fantastic accommodation on offer, with a variety of hotels in all categories, as well as studios and rooms to let, with the majority open from April until October.
Being slightly smaller and quieter than Alykes, the little fishing harbor brings a delightful atmosphere to spend an afternoon strolling the beach with views of Kefalonia in the distance and meandering through the blooming grape vines and countryside, back dropped by picturesque mountains, or perhaps take advantage of the flat roads with a cycle ride through the lanes.
If your looking for a more upbeat evening of entertainment then you can take the popular, short train ride tour that runs between Alykes and Alykanas, through the Vertagias Caves, the hill village of Katastari, the folk museum and the character filled church of Ag.
Alykanas offers a cluster of restaurants and bars for an evening’s meal or lunchtime snack, with a few offering a delightful service of free horse and carriage, to replace taxis and retouch traditional way of life.
It caters well for the tourist market with various shops, tavernas, bars and restaurants, and just along the coast is the ‘old’ part of Alykanas, holding the main square surrounded by orchards, and a beautiful, historical church.