Alonissos, a wondrous island with a unique, natural charm, untouched beaches and home to the National Marine Park of Alonissos, the largest marine protected area in Europe.
Alonissos is the very essence of Greece, with a picturesque harbour, traditional villages and beautiful churches. It has enticing tranquillity and a calmness that is captivating. Life here ticks by at a relaxing pace.
Explore the island to find beaches with crystal clear waters, surrounded by lush greenery, beautiful fish restaurants in Steni Vala or just while away the hours sitting in Patiri harbour, watching the world go by, with a cold drink in hand. Take one of the many small tracks and discover tiny hidden beaches, so beautiful, so deep blue, so quiet, you almost believe you’re the first to find this hidden oasis.
The museum is well worth a visit. On four floors, each floor with a different theme, the pirate section is particularly impressive.
Artists and hikers alike love Alonissos in the spring. The cooler temperatures perfect for a day hiking the hills or taking inspiration from the hills and mountains strewn with flowers, herbs, olive groves and fruit trees.
This is not an island of large hotels, but of small traditional apartments and boutique accommodation. Here you will not find a local “information” center, rather a friendly local.
The marine park, the largest in the Mediterranean, is home to several species of dolphin, sperm whales, loggerhead turtles and more than 300 species of fish. It’s conservation measures have been effective in protecting its most important residents, the Mediterranean Monk Seals.
Scuba diving enthusiasts can explore the waters around the park or visit the 1200AD Byzantine shipwreck in Agios Petros.
Alonissos is one of the four inhabited Sporades islands located in the northwest Aegean Sea. Take a boat ride to the other islands of Skiathos, Skyros and Skopelos. The beauty of Skopelos, made famously and so well captured in the 2008 movie “Mamma Mia”.
Come to Alonissos for a pure, authentic Greek experience.