Alykanas Beach Village  

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With a splash park and a spot right by the beach, it’s no wonder this place is a hit with families.

This place comes with a choice of pools. One has beach views and a lively atmosphere, and the other is simply huge. And children are taken care of with a Thomson Kids’ Club and a buzzy splash park.

It’s no distance to the sandy beach – just walk past the pool and you’re there. And it’s a 5-minute walk to Alykanas’ quaint little shops and tavernas. There’s a little train that’ll take you around town.

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Based on 569 reviews


  • Official Rating   
    B Class
  • 13Buildings
  • 3Floors
  • 1Lift

Family Resorts

Family holidays designed by the experts

  • Thomson Kids’ Clubs
  • Thomson crèches
  • Parent & baby facilities
  • Guinness World Records Days
  • Family entertainment
  • Free infant luggage allowance

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Food & Drink

Self Catering

Food and drink aren't included in your holiday package.

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2 outdoor pools

With sunbeds and parasols.

Thomson Kids' Club

Designed for 3 to 11 year olds, Thomson Kids’ Club offers 2 hours of activities, 5 or 6 days a week. And that includes at least 3 evenings. It’s split into sections, with Tots for 3 to 5 year olds, Team for 6 to 8s, and Tribe for 9 to 11s. Best of all, most kids’ clubs activities are completely free. And outside of peak season, there are parent and toddler sessions 3 days a week, too. For your peace of mind, all Thomson Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Just so you know, from summer 2015, the Thomson Kids' Club will only be open during July and August.

Children's pool

The little ones will love to splash about and cool off.

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studio

Studio sleeps up to 5 with either a double or twin beds with extra single beds. Kitchenette including 2 electric rings, kettle, microwave and toaster. Also air-conditioning at a charge, free Wi-Fi and maid service 6 days a week, linen change twice a week, towel change 3 times a week.

studio

Studio sleeps up to 5 with either a double or twin beds and extra single beds. Kitchenette including 2 electric rings, kettle, microwave and toaster. Also air-conditioning at a charge, free Wi-Fi, TV and maid service 6 days a week, linen change twice a week, towel change 3 times a week.

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Disappointed

Party of 2 adults and two children aged 10 & 7. Travelling 11 July 2014. After an 18+ hour delay getting to the Alykanas we were allocated room 804 which is located to the rear of the reception area above the bar, pool tables and air hockey tables so not very impressed that Thomson's had not paid any customer care or consideration to their caused delay, so unable to get sleep until approx. midnight. The hotel rooms are fitted to a basic standard and our room had recently fitted new beds and wardrobes. Air conditioning has to be paid for at a rate €5 per day, only UK TV channel on the TV was BBC News which was not a good picture either. Hotel manageress really should consider a change of job but as for the rest of the hotel and Thomson staff they were all pleasent and helpful. Pool water was kept perfectly clear at all times and the pool/s were quickly closed off and sanatised following children toileting in the water. Snack bar food provided all the regular sort of food you would expect, quickly, to a good standard and a fair price and the area was always kept clean and tidy. Evening entertainment for 7 & 10 year olds and adults very disappointing with very few guests turning up to watch as low as just a handful for the Greek night, with exception of the magician evening who was good but again few turned up to watch. Day time entertainment consisted of the normal quiz's, volley ball etc but that was all, Thomson had provided a poor PA system to the team and as a result our 10 year old was bored for most of the holiday. The hotel is located next to a long shallow beach which was mostly clean with little rubbish seen, the sea is warm, clear with small waves at times and shallow for the children for a good distance out. The (very very small) town has suffered a lot from the recession with closed shops, un-finished buildings and few places to eat and nagging from side of the road traders and very few tourists to be seen considering it was peak season. Overall compared to all the other family resorts we have been on holiday with Thomsons and First Choice we feel this holiday has provided the worst holiday experience for us. We are not saying it was a horrible place to stay, it was not, we are saying it was no where as good as the other family holiday villages / hotels we have been too with Thomson and First Choice. In our opinion this hotel is best for guests with children under 6 years old and ENSURE YOU GET A SEA VIEW ROOM. WIFI is free of charge but very hit and miss if you get a working service.More

andrew12345aej, Caerphilly, United Kingdom

Travelled alone with 2yr old son. Thank you to Welsh family for their kindest and consideration.

Bagged a last minute deal which was brilliant. Rooms: basic but fair. Very spacious, clean, and neutral. We were in 201 baby pool end.. Nice and quiet. Hotel staff: EXTREMELY FRIENDLY. Location: after visiting Corfu and Kassioppi; disappointing. Visited Zante town; 30 min bus 1.70€ which was awful.. On transfer back to Zante airport went through Tsilivi; 20 mins from resort, which was full of traditional shops. Hotel is on the beach, which was beautiful. Beach bar: expensive!!! And no Greek dishes, just chips and chips and chips! Use the mini market! Cosy corner for food(was the only place we ate outside of the complex) lovely English dishes, a roast dinner! And bread and butter pudding! General Reps: Useless. I had a problem with duplicate booking which, with my best efforts, was not reported whilst I was in Greece. This ruined my holiday, as a single mum abroad in a foreign country worried I would have to foot a much larger bill.. As it happens, when I got home, I made a call, 2 hours later I was issued a full refund. It was unnecessary stress and the rep could have done a lot more! Also, they didn't know anything about the bus to Zante, they advised me of a taxi at 25€ or to rent a car. It was only when I asked reception they informed me of the bus. They also didn't know what places to visit, where was best for traditional shops etc, unaware of Tsilivi 20 mins down the road. Children reps: SOME were good and took notice of my son. Unfortunately he's not yet 3 and couldn't join in with kids club. Night time entertainment was neither brilliant nor poor. No individual treatment. Pools were brilliant. Unbelievable one bloke pulled out 9 towels to reserve sun beds by the baby pool which more than half of the day they didn't use. Many reserved beds for children too which were never used! Nether the less I always managed to get one, and my son extremely enjoyed jumping in and out of the shallow pool. I didn't join in with any of the pool activities as I was there alone, but they were fun to watch and my son enjoyed bobbing to the music. There was plenty of them put on for all ages. Cleaners: so friendly!!! Always smiling!! And did my washing up too!! THANK YOU. Life guard on slides in splash park, BRILLIANT! My son took to the splash park on the last day and we had great fun. Booked a trip "playaway pirates" 44€ what a waste of money that was!! Nothing like advertised on website. The beach was stupidly overcrowded!! So no decent photos. The children were not taught to walk and talk like pirates. The only song sang on the bus was...... Wheels on the bus. Nothing was done, said or sung on the boat there or back. Whilst on the beach a parachute was laid for children to colour black paper with chalk to make hats, didn't work well. The treasure hunt couldn't be done properly as the beach was too rammed, so the reps set it out within one metre and the older children picked up all the clues without reading them first. We were told not to walk on the shipwreck as it was rusty and could fall through. As my son and I got up and walked away a man walked on the shipwreck and large piece of the boat dropped right where we were and another family were with a newborn baby. They used black face paint, applied with plastic spoons, to make eye patches on the children. In such a heat, that is ridiculous. 15 min spent at the beach until we had to head back. I would still recommend to see the shipwreck and blue caves but buy your tickets at the side of the road, it would have cost 25€ and the boat trip boats were there longer!! Playaway Pirates is NOT suitable for 2 year olds as advertised. I would say more 5+ Thomson/First Choice, sort this out. Unfair to charge families with children that can not participate in badly organised activities as these. Bloke/rep on transfer buses; Absolutely fabulous, really caring and genuine. On a huge plus...... With massive thanks to the Welsh family!!!!!! Who made me and my son feel welcome to join them poolside, good to chat to, and to see the children play so nicely. Thank you for taking photos of me and my son together on the last day. You all made our holiday!! <3More

Dollface330, Redditch

Fantastic holidays part from Sunbed hoggers!

We are a young couple with a nearly 3 year old. We stayed 11-18th July and loved every minute. Wish we were there for 2 weeks (or more)! Already looked to go back next year. Only think that's put us off is that apparently it will not be a "Thomson family" hotel next year so going to check out what is included as the entertainment made it even better and we will reconsider if that's taken away. Pros: -Lots of pools. Kids pool is right depth for babies and toddlers. -Entertainment and the staff fab- Thomson please don't take them away!!! -On the beach!!! -Close to bars and restaurants which were lovely and lots of choice -Rooms cleaned daily. We had 155 next to snack bar! Great studio room. Basic but clean with all you need. We only ate breakfast in our room as eating out cheap enough. -Splash park, play area, crèche, kids club (3yrs+) Thomson the dog loved by kids! -Nice snack bar with good selection and prices. Ice creams and drinks a little more than supermarket but not drastically. Cons- SUNBED HOGGERS!!! This was my main and only issue. We liked to have a lay in and if you went to any of the pools after 9.30 there would be NO sunbeds yet some families were reserving beds and not even using them!!! At our welcome meeting we were told that towels were removed by reps in the morning if not used yet this never actually happened! Really really annoying and frustrating to not have a bed. Must visit: -Cosy corner -Lemon tree. Go by horse and cart and get a free taxi back provided by the restaurant -There is a restaurant on way into alikes (begins with P but totally forgot what it's called) and it was the best meal we had all week. Next to canal and stands on it's own! You can't miss it! -Go to Apollo for gyros €2, great for lunch. -The ice cream parlour in alykanas = yum!!! All home made and lots of flavours. Avoid: -Red pepper!!! Salty food not great. Play area dangerous as our little boy fell off the bouncy castle and cracked his head on the tiled floor. -The Chinese Indian or "chindian"- ugh ugh ugh!!! Worst meal I've tasted and bit cheap. I would definitely recommend this hotel again but on the basis of it being a "Thomson family". If the entertainment was to be removed I think this may put us off and would possibly look elsewhere for a Thomson family run place. More

Percypigs123,

Great family resort

For families with small children this hotel has plenty to offer. The kids club staff keep the children entertained with various activities throughout the day. The three different pools and splash park mean they aren't overcrowded. Only negative is the lack of sunbeds and the sunbed hoggers..basically if you want a sunbed you have to become one of them and get out early to get one. Rooms are basic but clean and adequate enough. The staff at the bar are very friendly and the food and drinks are a good price. Mini market on site has comparable prices to those in town as well so handy and cheap. More

britishtraveller6, Dorset, United Kingdom

Almost Perfect But For The Sunbeds

As the above says sunbed blockers up at 7am (even when it was raining 15/7/2014) apart from that and the €190.00 charge for air con and a safe for 2 weeks (we had 2 rooms) this is a good hotel, not 4 star as listed by Falcon / Thompson. Rooms basic and clean. Only had breakfast ate lunch and dinner out everyday. Pools are great with splash park for the kids a real hit (life guard is a top bloke with the kids) Hotel is on beach and its a lovely warm water shallow bay. didn't use kids clubs, but those that did seemed to enjoy it. Supermarket on site is as cheap as those in resort. Pool bar is ok for snacks and a drink, however ice creams are 3 times the price of resort. Rent the beach towels from hotel for €5 each which you get back, much handier than bringing loads in suitcase. Would I return ...... no 3rd time here and I feel that I have seen and done all that Alykanas has to offer.More

Dartheboy, Mullingar, Ireland

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