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Once a small fishing village, Tsilivi has blossomed into an atmospheric holiday destination that’s ideal for families and couples. Swathed in olive groves and wreathed by vineyards, it’s retained much of its original charm, offering a distinctly-Greek ambience, while providing all the amenities expected by the 21st Century traveller. For those looking for fun in the sun, the resort has a spectacular beach; a 2km-long swoosh of golden sand lapped by sapphire seas and backed by a good selection of beachside bars.
Water sports are plentiful for anyone wishing to add a shot of adrenaline to proceedings. There’s good shopping to be had in the resort, with a weekly market for all those hard-to-come-by trinkets and mementoes. While a small and relatively quiet holiday destination, Tsilivi holidays are perfect if you’re travelling with your family, friends or a partner.
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The best place to be on sunny days is Tsilivi Beach. This Blue Flag award-winning beach is perfect for sun worshippers; you can work on your tan on the golden sands, splash about in the water, or even try some water sports like banana boating or water skiing. A boat trip to Turtle Island (Marathonisi) is a must on any holidays to Tsilivi. Here you may be lucky enough to spot endangered loggerhead turtles, who come to the island to nest. Or why not hop aboard a boat to Smugglers Cove, where you can explore a shipwreck from the 1980s? Kids of all ages will love the thrilling slides at Tsilivi Water Park, and there’s even crazy golf in the town centre. When the sun sets, you’ll find plenty of cosy tavernas and restaurants on the waterfront, as well as some lively bars and clubs open until late. It’s just a short drive to Zante Town where you can enjoy souvenir shopping for some authentic Greek delights such as handmade ceramics or local arts and crafts to take back home for friends and family.
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Alykanas is a relaxing beach resort on Zakynthos, the third-largest Greek island off the country’s west coast. Zakynthos (sometimes called by its Italian name, Zante) is Greece’s southernmost isle in the Ionian Sea, and one of the country's prettiest islands. The resort offers a good mix of modern apartments, hotels, and villas, some of which have wonderful views of the Ionian Sea.
Thanks to its tranquil setting on the northern coast of the island and 20km from Zante Town, it’s a perfect choice for a more secluded, off-the-beaten-track Greek island destination. Whether you want to spend most of your days soaking up the sun on the beach or taking part in adrenaline-pumping watersports, Alykanas holidays are perfect for getting away from it all.
The area is also an ideal destination for cycling and hiking, with beautiful vineyards and mountain views that will take your breath away. In the evening you'll find the nightlife here more sedate than many other Greek resorts, but you'll still be able to enjoy Greek or karaoke nights and try some fantastic cocktails right by the sea.
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During your Alykanas holiday, spend some time in Zante Town, where you'll find a much bigger variety of places to eat out and shop. The island capital is also home to the beautiful Agios Markos Church, which is more than 400 years old and has the same design as Venice's St Mark's Basilica. Or head to the Byzantine Museum to learn more about Zante's history, and see the island's most treasured artworks.
Great beaches all around
Great beaches come as standard in Zante, but you’ll discover that along with golden sands and glass coloured waters, the beaches in Alykanas have superb refreshments and a famous shipwreck you can go and look at. This shipwreck happened when a smuggler’s boat got into a spot of trouble and its journey came to an early end in 1983. All of this can be enjoyed in the constant golden sunlight that Alykanas enjoys.
Take a train trip through the countryside
Alykanas can be found in a stunning area of Zante. By taking the Trainaki train ride you’ll get the chance to see the rustic countryside that surrounds Alykanas. From the colourful olive groves with their many spectacular terraces to the charming Vertzagias caves, there’s plenty to see and do when you venture a little further field.
Check out the great artwork on show at the monastery
With the picturesque beach and countryside you’ll find that they are complemented by the artwork that is on show at the monastery of St John the Baptist. Whilst there, you’ll have the chance to discover the riveting pieces of art by renowned artists such as Poulakis and Bafas.
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If you're seeking the perfect summer escape, Alykes, on the island of Zante in Greece ticks all the boxes with soft golden sand beaches, emerald water, and excellent Greek hospitality. This lively resort in the north of Zante offers a broad selection of restaurants and bars where you can order a delicious, creamy moussaka and other Greek specialities, and perfect beaches that are just right for all the family.
Zante is generally quieter and more off-the-beaten-track than other holiday destinations in the Greek Islands, which is why it's popular with holidaymakers who just want to unwind and get away from it all. So, if you want beautiful scenery and a friendly, laid-back atmosphere a holiday in Alykes is perfect for you.
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