Just came back from a weeks stay at the Alykanas Village (June 2nd-June 9th). I have to say it was a fantastic weeks holiday for my family and I. For families with young children I would recommend this hotel very highly indeed. For kids it has everything they wanted from a holiday, 1 huge pool, 1 smaller pool for the little ones, one where kids/adults can play pool volleyball, and one right next to the beach, which is deeper than the others. There is also a tidy sized kids play area. The reps worked tirlessly to keep them occupied throughout the day (through the 3 kids clubs), and special mention must be given to "Boogie Baz", "Clairy Fairy" and "Amazing Amanda", and of course Thomson the Dog!!!. To me it says a lot that both the kids club reps and the kids were crying when there were the departures yesterday.
The location for the hotel is perfect too, it is right on the beach, with stunning views out to Kefalonia. The beach too is very safe for kids, shelves very gradually over a long distance. There is also a tidy snack bar on site, in my opinion quite reasonably priced, and serves everything to keep the little ones happy.
Rooms were tidied every day, and for the week that we stayed, towels were changed 3 times. In fact the whole holiday complex was kept spotlessly clean.
The complex also has its own mini market, again prices compared quite reasonably with supermarkets in Alykanas.
One thing I will say is that for excursions within Zakynthos, such as the Water Village, Turtle Spotting and the Shipwreck tour etc, is that you can get a better deal with travel operators in the town, they are half the price of the ones provided by Thomson, with no decrease in quality. The one I would recommend, is quite close to the complex (as you come out of the Alykanas Village walk down towards where the horse & carts are, turn right, and they are just by the Hotel Letsos. It is run by 2 British women (they also hire out quads and mopeds).They have just set up their company, and I can honestly say, they really looked after you. They have a web site called www.specialoffer.gr . I can only speak as I find, and they are well worth a try.
My only regret about the holiday was that we did not book 2 weeks.
- Also Known As:
- Alykanas Village