We were welcomed to Roulla Apartments by Eleni (a lovely, helpful lady - with many people returning year on year because of her friendly nature). The apartments are situated 300m from the beach in Alykes, Zante (a walk across the salt flats or round them to get to the main street/beach). A totally relaxing place with only a 25 min transfer from the airport as we were taken direct to resort. The apartments are spacious and clean, the bathroom shower takes a bit of getting used to as it would seem (having compared our own apartment with others) that all apartment showers are literally a shower tray in a corner with no shower curtain and you have to hold the shower head over yourself to wash. Whilst it sounds like hard work you actually do get used to it but the floor of the bathroom does become slippery when wet!!! You also only seem to get the one toilet roll so need to buy more (or take extra with you).
Alykes has a lovely sandy beach with sunbeds and parasol available to hire (2 beds and parasol were 5 euros a day). The sea is clear blue and quite warm, you walk out quite a way before you get up to waist height - a great beach for old and young, swimmers and non-swimmers alike.
We took the bus one day in to Zakynthos Town - be warned we got on the 1030 bus which arrived in Town @ approx 1105 and the only buses returning back to Alykes were at noon or 5pm - so either a 55 minute or 6 hour visit!!! Times are different at different times of year so be warned !!! The cost of a single ticket on the bus was 1 euro 70 cents - so not too bad.
Back to Alykes and we found Maestro, a lovely eating place located on the main road in resort. Food was absolutely first class with quite a varied menu and good prices, staff were very polite and helpful too.
All in all Alykes is a great place for a totally relaxing holiday and Roulla Apartments are a good base whilst in Alykes.
Happy holidays .......................