The first impression of the Alkyon Resort upon arrival isn't exactly pleasant. The hotel is located at the end of a path, the entrance of which is framed by two derelict concrete buildings. It is not unusual to see unfinished buildings in Greece, leaving concrete shells exposed, but it does ruin your first impression upon arrival... The car park is no better: you have to walk through the skeleton of what should have been an extension of the hotel, now interrupted for lack of money, before finally walking across a vast courtyard leading up to the lobby. Again, newcomers aren't greeted in the way you'd expect to be in a five-star hotel. Now if you want to overturn this bad impression, head for the large swimming pool, just next to the garden. Pretty deckchairs and white parasols are laid out around it and you will have the opportunity to relax in the jacuzzi which is integrated in the pool. Behind the main building, a second, smaller pool surrounded by a pergola gives more intimacy to swimmers.