Koukounaria Hotel

Accommodation in Alykes

Louise C          10/10

Just booked to go back for a second year as we had such a great family holiday in 2004. Staff extremely helpful and accommodation cleaned each day. Extra charges for toasters, air con etc only if you book a package through uk tour operators. If you book direct with Koukounaria it is all in! Really looking forward to the great food and fabulous pools this summer.

Malcolm Pallett

july 2014   just come back from koukounaria  and booked to go again in September     we have been on holiday at the hotel twice a year for the last14 years  we love it so much all the staff are so friendly and efficient  and the whole  place is spotlessly clean   the pool area is great and child friendly  even has a small pool for very young children the poolbar   is well stocked   and  and agood choice of  food is available  all day    but at night time the food in the lino bistro  is faboulous  we have eaten in all the restaurants in alykes  and this is the best  the hotel is situated amongst  mature pine trees with sea views and kephalonia on one side and stunning mountain views on the other  I can guarantee that when you visit  like us you will return

Katie B          10/10

I had gone on holiday with my friends too tho hotel Koukounaria last year. But i would like too say thank you too Jimmy, Leo & Nicos for making it so special. unfortuantly i will not be going this year as i cant afford it but if i had the money i would go just too see those three. They are amazing people i will not forget them. And i would like to get in contact with them again so if anybody knows how i could get in touch with them please let me know! Thanks for an amazing holiday miss you three loads xxx

Sophie W          10/10

hi kizzy im going bk in oct hopefully so will try n get it for u. jimmy is well cool. iv known him for 4 years n everytime i go he is so funny love him to bits xxx

Malcolm S          10/10

This was our 8th visit here and it just gets better and better  the staff are a credit to Eleni and Yianni, thet work so hard and give everybody the same service. Well done to all .. Met some lovely people as you always do, the girls from CHESHIRE  the people from Scotland and Irland and the lovely Ayman ( with the bottle of Ouzo on the greek night HA HA). See you all soon.

Suzanne G          10/10

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Just returned from probably our best holiday ever at the Koukounaria Apartments, we will definitely be returning next year (if not before, watch out Leo, I will get you back!!).

Had requested 1 bedroom apartment, which we were allocated on arrival, basic, clean accommodation, remember to bring own kettle/toaster as there is an extra charge, also charge for air con which we found necessary, and safety deposit box, deposit for breakages will be refunded on departure.
We did little other than make coffee as the breakfast both in complex and in local restaurants (Fantasia, Relax) were superb.  Spoilt for choice for evening meals, newly opened Lino Bistro at complex was excellent, good value for money, wonderful, attentive staff (can't thank chef Ayman enough for baking wonderful birthday cake for our daughter's birthday), Jimmy and Donia both lovely.  Outside of complex, we liked the Nisiotiko (turn right out of complex 200m on right, traditional family restaurant, very quiet.  Buca Bar for cocktails on beach was good.
We were greatly entertained by all of the staff, especially (cheeky monkey) Leo, lovely Jimmy and Nikos (great craic in the Blues bar in the evenings, even changed the music to suit whatever we liked)  Beware the Black Sambuca (lethal liquorice liqueur, lovely, but very very strong, couldn't find any to buy to bring home).
The pool area was fantastic, huge, deep pool plus two smaller children's pools, spotlessly clean pool area (little too much chlorine, but necessary I suppose) our children lived here all day.  Beach is about 5-10 mins walk, can get quite windy in afternoons (watch out for low flying beach umbrellas, I was hit in the back by one - ouch very painful,
Traditional Greek evenings were good fun, very family orientated.  We booked two trips with Mamfredas agency in village, firstly boat trip around island (E27 per person half price for children) which was quite good, if a little long and does tend to get quite choppy around the north of island (so beware if you tend to become seasick).  Secondly trip to waterpark, which was fabulous, although does take a long time to get there by the time you pick up other travellers from neighbouring villages on the way (E20 per person), coming back smaller bus and direct route.
Didn't use Airtours Rep at complex at all in fact I didn't see her until the morning of our return as she didn't accompany us to the complex on our arrival.

Sophie W          10/10

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another great stay at the koukounaria. the staff are really friandly and make you feel so welcome. we only had one slight problem and that was the room we asked for a high floor and got puton the ground floor but we were'nt going to let this ruin our holiday. charlotte who works there is really friendly aswell. cant wait to return next year hopefully to move there


Gill G          10/10

just came back from zante on 30 aug 2007 fantastic holiday great apartment kids had great time will be going again

Jackie C          10/10

There in July and last year. Fantastic hotel, people brilliant from Leo, Billy, George, Miri and the owners Elani & Yannis. It was like being part of a large family. We did have a problem with rooms when we arrived and received absolutely no help from Felicity the rep. ( in fact she was so rude) but Elani the manager was there to sort everything out and everyday was making sure we were all happy. This is the policy of the family, nothing is too much trouble. Would recommend to any-one particularly families.

Karl D

well two more sleeps and we will be there cant wait, looking on the alikes messageboard rumers that it is unsafe to leave the complex ive been to alikes and alykanas many times and it is the most safe place ive been to, where is this nonsence coming from

Michelle H          5/10

Just returned and was very disappointed with the room .We paid for an appartment but the room we received was basically a studio with a pair of patio sliding doors in the middle (not great when you have two daughters of 10 & 13). Also you would expect that when you book a self catering appartment you would at least get a kettle and a toaster included, not so here you have to pay.

That said the rest of the hotel facilities are very good, the staff very freindly and the pool excellent. Also you can cut through the double side gates behind the main block to the main resort centre which is a safer walk at night.
Just make sure when you check in to insist on a separate bedroom room if you have paid for a 5 person appartment.

Katie G

Hi Karl! The apartments do have plenty of ramps and lifts so you have no reason to worry (although some may say that some of the ramps are quite steep) but apart from that you shouldn't have a problem. Hope you have a fantastic time..i have to wait another 8 weeks . Katie

Karl D

   hi can any one help! going to the koukouaria apts next week for two weeks me my wife and our diabled daughter is the apts well ramped ive been to alikes a few times so i know the area any thing about the apts would be a great help    

    thanks  karl

Sophie W          10/10

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just returned on the 13th of june from another fantastic holiday at the koukounaria. me and my friend had a really good time. everyone that has been before will no the staff there. well jimmy has gone into the army so we have three knew workers there now. one is the chef dan he can be ok but he always turns up in the same bar as you. there is bill he is only 17 but he is so sweet and then there is paint boy we named he this as the first time we saw him he was painting and we couldnt say his real name lol. i also spoke to george this time he the owner he really sweet and im going back in september to see him. i also saw mario, leo, tony and miri. i met up with tony when i arrived and i gt told he was engaged and he wears the ring but he wont admit it so becareful girls if he tries it on with u. we went into zante town for the night and it was nice but be careful as the shops shut at half 9 so i suggest u go shopping then eat. we also decided to go on the turtle trip although there no promise u will see any. we saw one but it was a good day out. the weather was fantastic aswel although it did rain one day in the middle of our stay. well i hope anyone thinkin of stayin at the koukounaria does it is such a friendly place. and i will be returning in september for the 4th time. if anyone has any questions just leave me a message

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Sophie W          10/10

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hi there iv been to the koukkounaria apartments twice before and i am returning on wednesday the 30th may 2007. when i went in may last year i went with my mum, dad and younger sister we met a family over there and did most of our trips together even though there was 13 of us. We hired out the scooters which can be a bit dangerous but they are cheap to hire. I also went in october with my aunty and uncle when the season was ending and i had a good time.

The first time i went i met mario and he is a lovely lad i also met jimmy, leo, and miri.When i went back in october i met up with mario again but i also met his older brother tony who took an interest so i spent most of my holiday with him driving around in his car and he was showing me around. when i got back we kept in touch and i cant wait to c him when i return. he is drop dead gorgeous he is supposed to be coming over this year to stay with me so that should be fun. He made my holiday special. The koukounaria is a lovely hotel and you are made very welcome over there. Jimmy is also a really nice person who is visiting me this year.
Emma smith. leo is married now but his wife lives in another country. And tony and mario are fine although tony doesnt work at the koukounaria anymore as he is a mechanic but he is always around to see that how i met him.
anyone with any questions please just leave me a message and i wil reply
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mario is the one with no top on and tony is sat with me.

Emma E          7/10

click to enlargeJust returned to the Wirral after two weeks at the Koukounaria and what a lovely place, very friendly, very good service, although you only get one toilet roll so remember to take some with you or buy them there......the pools were fab and well catered for the children.  The only thing was the cockrels in the early morning, boy did they cockadoodledoo all the time. Alykes is a lovely place and all the restraunts were lovely especially the Ambrosia upstairs on the main street wow what a great meal and reasonable with it.  Try Palm Trees Bar on the main road, what lovely friendly staff, thanks to Lisa and Zakey and there children, Sharon the barmaid makes the best cocktails..... We would go again its well recommended

Val M           

Just returned from a week at the Koukounaria, our first time in Greece, and we couldn't fault it.  Our room was a good size for four of us, two adults and two teenagers and was well kept, maid service every day, plenty of clean towels.  The staff at the pool side bar and Blues Bar were excellent and kept everybody amused, Miri, Tony, Jimmy and Leo made the holiday, thanks guys. The pool area was excellent with a large pool, kids pool and jacuzzi, well maintained and no problem getting a sun bed!

We didn't have to hire air co or any of the other extras and got our deposit back at the end of the week. We would recommend the Koukounaria to any one visiting Alykes, we thought that it was the best complex in the resort.
Best restuarants were the Olympic Kitchen, Ambrosia and the Indian.  Breakfast at the Fantasia is to be experienced...ask for a "belly buster".
Ian, Val, Katy and Ewan.

Ruth H           

Loved the hotel - location was spot on - close to Alikes and walking distance to everywhere. Hotel was fab as well - went with our 2 year old and she was in her element there. The downside is the lack of appliances and equipment to properly self cater -still, gave us an excuse to eat out a lot. Definitely planning to return.

Leah C           

 Just come back from the Koukounaria Apartments in Alikes with my partner. I would definatly reccomend Koukunaria to anyone of any age as it caters for all. Our room was immaculate and spacious with amazing views from the balcony over the salt pans and mountains, it was cleaned every day from top to bottom. All the staff were friendly including Leo and Jimmy who always made you laugh. We are both young and were abit worried whether it might be abit quiet for us but it was absoloutly amazing, it wasnt too lively. Just the right amount of bars and a nightclub and the Blues Bar at the hotel was great too. It was about 5 minutes walk to all the bars and the shops.

The gardens were all beautiful and the pool was huge, also the snack bar and poolside bar was spacious and served great food all day.
I would definatly reccomend these villas they are really lovely and set in a perfect place with lovely scenery and all the staff are really firendly.

David B           

Fantastic. Lovely hotel, great staff, large pool, what more can I say we had a great holiday here with Eleni and her staff. Thanks again guys see you next year

Robert S           

Just been to Koukounaria  apartments and had a really nice time overhall , but  was very dissapointed with hidden extras , ie kettles, toasters to hire, and 80 euro breakage deposit which you did get back at the end of your stay.Most of all ive never been anywhere ever where i have had to provide my own toilet roll !! after the initial first supplied.  But don't let these things spoil your hol as they were very friendly people and the rooms were kept spotless.

Beth H           

Yasmin, Great photos! it was great to meet you over there chick! i loved our little chats in the shade with our slush puppies!!! Me you and Hana should all go back together! hopefully George, Leo and Jimmy will still be there! absolute classic memories from that holiday! DJ Lattas' debut party was a night to remember! I am going to miss everyone there and everyone i met over there! Be warned anyone who goes to this place, you will leave wanting to come back and missing everyone so much! thanks to Leo, Jimmy, Miri, Tony and Mario for making my holiday special! Hana and Yasmin i am so glad i met you both!

Emma S           

Is it true Leonardo is married now?  What about Toni and Mario?  No-one has mentioned them - do they still work at Koukounaria?  Has anyone got any information on them - especially Toni?? 

Yasmin M           

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Just come back from the FANTASTIC Koukounaria. Been there the last 3 years and absolutly loved it everytime! Could'nt ask for anything more, the Hotel was superb once again! The staff were lovely as ever, special thanks to Leo, Mirs, Jimmy & especially George (Dj Lattas!) - Will miss them all but George the most! Also thanks to Yannis (my lovely father in-law!)  You all really made my holiday once again! See you all soon! Yasmin x

Karen H           

Well we found Koukounaria absolutely fantastic!  Beautiful place, lovely and clean, great staff, good location for the beach and shops/tavernas.  Ruth, my email is karenharvey49327@aol.com.  Email me with any information you need and I will try and help you out.

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