welcome to Alikes in Zante island – GREECE
Alikes is a small friendly resort in the north east of Zante island. Alikes (meaning salt) was named after the salt lakes which used to be economically important for the town, but nowadays the salt is not gathered and the salt flats are left undisturbed. Alikes is a popular resort with families and couples, many of whom after one visit succumb to the magical spell of the place which ensures they return year after year. Part of the appeal of this resort has to be the amazing beach, one of the best in the north of the island. It is a large beach, both long and wide with soft golden sand which gently shelves and remains shallow for a long way out making it ideal for children to play and swim safely. Alikes is exceptionally friendly, the locals will go out of their way to ensure that visitors have a pleasant and memorable stay and there are numerous bars, shops and restaurants to while away the evening hours. Just a short walk away is the neighbouring resort of Alikanas, many tourists enjoy the walk to this resort and the chance to visit other tavernas and bars.
The beach of Alikes is one of the best, if not the best, beaches of Zante. Both the beach and the settlement have been named after the saltpans, which used to be, and still exist, in the coastal area. If you choose Alikes for your holidays, you will find several hotels of all categories, studios and rooms to let for accommodation, both within the village and in the area around. Most of them are open from April or May until October. If you prefer a more casual staying, a big camping with full facilities is available.
Alikes beach is sandy, long and very well organised with facilities for swimming and sunbathing and many sea sports to choose from. If you are fan of wind surfing you will discover that the open sea in front of the beach is ideal for this fascinating sport. You will enjoy swimming and sunbathing at the excellent, long sandy beach of the settlement, very well organised with sea sport facilities and crystal clear sea.
Food is good here, as it is all over the island, the taverns and restaurants of the village offer fresh fish and a variety of local dishes and Greek and International cooking. The main road of the settlement is full of bars and cafes for amusement and nightlife. You will also find several gift shops.