Alikanas is a traditional seaside village located in the north-eastern part of Zante, next to Alykes village. As well as being an ideal destination for a relaxing holiday for families or couples, Alikanas is also a village of great archaeological interest; with many excavations here turning up some ancient and priceless vessel. These findings together with some others from the surrounding area led scientists to believe that the ancient city of Arcadia was situated here.
But even if you’re not a history buff, you’ll still find many activities and sights to keep you occupied. Alikanas maintains its traditional Greek character amongst a plethora of lush olive groves and vineyards. The resort is ideal for hiking, cycling or even horse-riding. You can also visit Vertzagio Agricultural Museum or perhaps just kick back, relax and try the copious amounts of amazing food and drink this little village has to offer.
Looking for that perfect spot to lay down your beach towel and catch some rays? Well look no further than Alikanas Beach. With beautiful golden sand, it’s the ultimate place to dip your toes in the ocean and feel the cool sea-breeze. If relaxation is the name of the game, then simply lie back and work on that tan. But if you’re after something a bit more adventurous, there are a number of things you can do out on the water. From the favourites like water sports, snorkelling and diving, to amazing daytrips out to the Shipwreck and Blue Caves - perfect spots for a family day out!
If you get back from one of those activities and feel the need to replenish your energy then don’t fear because there are countless restaurants and bars within walking distance; serving all your home favourites as well as some deliciously prepared local dishes like mezze and stuffed peppers.
Like most parts around Zante, Alikanas offers a lot of exotic wildlife for you to feast your eyes on, from tropical crustaceans to interesting insects. Just a short distance away lies Old Alikanas, a quaint and charming location which has clung onto its ancient roots. With ruins and old-world tavernas, it’s sure to be one of the most interesting history lessons you’re ever likely to receive!
An Alikanas holiday wouldn’t be complete without exploring the local scenery and there’s no better way of doing so than on horseback. Yanni’s Horses offers well looked after horses and informative guides that will ensure you get the best of your surroundings. Don’t worry if you’re not a seasoned pro, it’s their job to put you at ease and make sure you’re safe - you’ll be more than pleased you saddled up!
And when you feel like you’ve seen everything that Alikanas has to offer from the ground and the sea, why not take a trip up in the sky and get a birds-eye view? Whichever way you look at it, you’ll be sure to realise just how picturesque Alikanas is.