The name of the Alkion Hotel comes from the impressive seabird, the halcyone (A type of Kingfisher). According to ancient mythology, there are two myths that tell the story of this name.
In the first myth, Halcyone (Alkioni) was daughter of Aeolus the god of winds, and goddess Aigiali. Alkioni was married to Ceyx, the son of Eosphorus, who was the king of Thessaly. They lived happily together and dared to compare themselves with the divine couple of Olympus and even called themselves Zeus and Hera. Zeus was angered by their arrogance, that he transformed them into the birds and condemned them to live separately.
In the second myth, Ceyx decides to sail across the sea to consult an oracle to find out if the gods are angry with him. Alkioni, fearing the dangers of such a voyage, begs him not to go. However, Ceyx sets out and, as Alkioni fears, drowns in a storm. Morpheus, the god of sleep and dreams, comes to Alkioni in a dream and tells her of her husband's death. Later when she sees his body washed up on shore, the gods transform both of them into kingfisher seabirds. Every winter Aeolus sends calm winds for a short time so that Alkioni can hatch her eggs in peace. From this story comes the expression halcyon days, which are days of warm sun and calm winds that usually happen towards the end of January.
Check-in / Check-out Policy
Check-in: from 14:00 h
Check-out: until 12:00 h