This was our first stay in a Thomson Family Collection, after hearing raving reviews of other properties in the programme I had no reservations about booking this property. Firstly the reviews about stray dogs are exaggerated, in one week we saw 2, and they just walked away and back out of the hotel if ignored. Facilities for kids are fantastic, 3 pools, beach on the doorstep and a play park, this is all before the excellent kids clubs and fun poolside games come into it. The entertainment around the pool is easily avoided if you don't want to be involved by going to the quieter pool which is right on the beach. The entertainment and kids reps do a brilliant job, without being to forceful, they just come round for a chat most of the time!! The rooms are sufficient, spacious enough for a family of 3 in a studio but for 4 or more an apartment would be essential. The self catering facilities are lacking, however I rarely use them for more than a cup of tea and breakfast a couple of times so we didn't struggle but if you normally cook lots on a self catering holiday it would be fairly difficult I think as there is hardly any space in the kitchenette. As I think is the case with most of Greece they could do with modernisation, a lick of paint etc but definitely 3* standard. The resort of Alykanas was lovely, delicious family restaurants with little play areas in most, a few quiet bars are dotted around too, most of which looked fairly modern. We only did the one trip to smugglers cove, booked through Thomson, 'Pirate Playaway', it was a lovely day out, and again the kids reps that accompany you are fantastic. Overall a fantastic family holiday, I would gladly reccommend to families with kids of all ages.
- Also Known As:
- Alykanas Village