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Day 9: Marathonisi - Alykes

Ionian Islands in two weeks


Alykes is a popular resort village on the northeastern coast of the island of Zakynthos. It doesn’t boast a rich history, since its early inhabitants preferred to settle further inland, fearful of pirate invasions. Now that this danger has passed, the village has started to develop in the tourist direction. The local beach may not be as picturesque as the one in Navagio bay, but it still has its popularity. The environs of Alykes even have a few sights of their own: the 16th-century monastery of St. John the Baptist, the Vertzagio ethnographic museum, and the church of St. Pantaleon.