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Natural Beauty Visit mountain Olympus, the highest
mountain of Greece as well as green
mountain Kissavos and enjoy the
unique natural beauty of Thessaly.    
Meteora Meteora is a formation of huge dark colored rocks
that constitute a geological phenomenon of unique
beauty as well as an important monument of the
Orthodox religion.    
Plastiras Lake Plastiras Lake is an ideal destination for
excursions, outdoor activities and relaxation
during both summer and winter months.    
Traditional Villages Several traditional villages
lie in the mountains of Thessaly.    
Pelion Pelion, the mountain of the Centaurs is a perfect
tourist destination for all seasons.    
Sporades Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos.
Discover the unique beauty
of Sporades.  

Alonissos

 

Alonissos is the third biggest of the Sporades islands and it is about 2 nautical miles away from Skopelos.

What makes Alonissos so special, compared to the other two islands -that is Skopelos and Skiathos- is the numerous scattered skerries and deserted islets all around, the flora and fauna of which are unique. This is the area where the first National Sea Park of Greece was established, with the aim of protecting the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus – Monachus).

Alonissos is the ‘eco’-island of the Sporades, where the natural setting is really special and there are many opportunities for alternative and eco tourism activities.

Map of the region

The ancient name of Alonissos was Ikos, and later Achiliadromia (or Chiliodromia). The small harbor Patitiri is the seaport of the island and has a ferry connection with Volos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Thessaloniki.

Information:

  • Alonissos has an overall area of 64.5 square km and its beaches are almost 67 km long.
  • There is a main road that traverses the island, and several smaller roads -most of which are unpaved- that lead to the beaches.
  • Most beaches are on the south side of the village. The north side has fewer beaches and is steeper.
  • There are several deserted islets, all around Alonissos, the most known of which are Kira Panagia, Peristera and Psathoura.

Infrastructure:

  • A seaport at Patitiri.
  • Ferries that go to Volos (through Skiathos) and Agios Konstantinos (in Fthiotida prefecture)
  • Small hotel units as well as many let rooms and villas.

Alonissos offers:

  • A unique natural setting and the Sea Park.
  • The opportunity for holidays, combining swimming in crystal clear seawaters with various activities in nature.
  • Accommodation choices, hotels and let rooms -no big hotel units though. There are many villas to let on the island.
  • Opportunities for excursions to the islets nearby by yacht, and scuba diving.
  • Many beautiful pebbly or sandy beaches, the most known of which are Agios Dimitrios, Lefto Gialo and Marpounta.

Suggestions:

  • Go for a walk through the old town and have a cup of coffee in one of the traditional cafes, while enjoying the view of the blue sea.
  • Have a swim on Agios Dimitrios, Chrisi Milia and Lefto Gialo beaches.
  • Have lunch at the traditional village named Steni Vala, in which there is a small seaport for sailboats and speedboats.
  • Go on an excursion, on a small boat, and visit the islets around Alonissos, mainly Psathoura and Kira Panagia. On the way there visit Ble Spilia (the ‘Blue Cave’) on the southeast part of the island.
  • Explore nature, go on small trips on a rubber boat, go scuba diving.
  • Have a relaxed drink and a meal in one of the many beautiful restaurants in the old town.

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