Alonnisos Island Travel Guide

  • Alonnisos Island
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  • Alonnisos Island
    by michalis.g
  • Alonnisos Island
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Alonnisos Island Things to Do

  • Other islands

    During the summer from Patitiri you can visit the Marine Park with tourist boats. Information regarding these excursions you can find at the Travel Agencies along the seaside of Patitiri. Excursions that will make your vacations unforgettable...Other islands within the National Marine Park you can visit:Peristera (or Xero) island : It has lovely...

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  • Yioura island

    A mountainous and difficult to approach island, with Cyclops’ cave on it. A rare species of wild goat, similar to the Cretan kri-kri lives on the island.

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  • Psathoura island

    A flat volcanic island with a lighthouse, ancient underwater ruins of a city (possibly the ancient Alonnisos) and a gorgeous beach to the south.

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  • National Marine Park of...

    In the area of Alonissos-N.sporades, have been established in 1992, the first National Marine Park of Greece, that includes extensive islands and sea regions, of the broadness island complex of Alonissos, with particular natural, morphological and geographical characteristics.The purpose of the National Marine Park of Alonissos-N.Sporades mainly...

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  • Folklore Museum

    The many empires that ruled Alonissos, such as the Byzantine, the Venetian and the Ottoman left their traces on the island, and those manifestations, although they call for a specific History museum, are shown at the Folklore Museum. The establishment displays a series of folk objects, great exponents of Alonissos Art and everyday life. The...

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  • Beach: Vithisma

    It is a very nice sandy beach between Marpounta and Megalos Mourtias. The easiest way to get there is by boat and it is always quiet and peaceful. Don't forget to take some water and snacks with you, because there is no tavern or snack bar.

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  • Beach: Spartines

    Spartines is a nice pebbled and sandy beach that can only be reached by foot or private boat. Therefore, it has no facilities, which causes the peace and silence to be totally guaranteed.

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  • Beach: Milia Gialos

    It is a very nice beach which you find on the way to Chrissi Milia with both pebble and sand, and blue water. You can go by car or bike about 2 km away from Patitiri or by boat in 15 minutes from the harbor.

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  • Beach: Mikros Mourtias

    It is a small beach with sand and pebbles south west of the island. You can get there leaving from the cemetery to the old village (this part of the road is not very good) or by boat. It was used until the middle '70s as a small port of the old village for the boat making daily trips to Skopelos. As there is no tavern there, it is recommended to...

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  • Beach: Megalos Mourtias

    A very nice pebble beach, with clear blue-green water, on the south west of the island, next to Vithisma. You can go by car or bike, leaving from the old village. There are three taverns, where you can enjoy lunch or drinks. It is a very populated beach because of its beauty, calm, clear sea and because it is near old Alonissos and Patitiri.

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  • Beach: Megali Ammos

    The beach of Megali Ammos has an interesting contradiction, since its name means ‘Big sand’, despite the fact of being small and pebbled. However, visitors usually do not get disappointed from this beach, no matter what its name indicates. In fact, not only Megali Ammos, but also the region where it belongs to is wild and unspoiled areas with an...

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  • Marpounta

    Located 3 kilometres from Patitiri, in the southernmost point of Alonissos, Marpounta is a tourist resort with large hotels and bungalow complexes.

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  • Beach: Leftos Gialos

    At six kilometres northeast of Patitiri lays a beautiful bay forming the amazing beach of Leftos Yialos. Its pure white sand, its crystalline turquoise waters and the verdant trees surrounding the place make this beach one of the most beautiful beaches of Alonissos, a real paradise on earth.

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  • Beach: Lakes

    The beach of Lakes is actually a small rocky cove with some sand. One of the distinctive facts about this beach is a windmill in disuse placed on a small rock on the left side, which also may be used as a watchtower. Lakes will surely be appreciated by those who enjoy wild nature, as it has some rough features, like its rocky terrain and sometimes,...

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  • Beach: Kokkinokastro

    Northeast of Patitiri is the sandy beach of Kokkinokastro (red castle), situated in a bay beneath an abrupt red cliff promontory.Kokkinokastro is a white stone and pebble beach with clear deep blue waters. Nearby, remains of walls of the ancient city, the celebrated Ikos, have been excavated.Opposite the beach, on the islet called Kokkinonisi (Red...

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  • Beach: Tzortzi Gialos

    Tzortzi Gialos Beach is a paradise location, and it is ideal for those who love nature, as it is secluded enough and located on a deep bay, surrounded by natural pine woods growing free on the hillsides.Tzortzi Gialos Beach is a strip of about 2 kilometres long, with thick sand and pebbles, framed by the surrounding high steep gorges and...

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  • Beach: Aghios Dimitrios

    It is a very beautiful big beach with white pebbles on the NE of the island. There is a bar where you can find something to eat or to drink. You can go by boat in about 1h and 15 m from Patitiri or by car. If you go by car take care during the last 200 meters because the road is very rough.

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  • Beach: Glyfa Beach

    lyfa Beach is located near the northern end of Steni Vala. This unique spot made of Glyfa Beach and the nearby village of Steni Vala offers natural green surroundings and a stunning view to the Aegean Sea.Fortunately, the place has not been spoiled by mass tourism, and is the ideal location for those who like seclusion and peace. Tourists enjoy...

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  • Beach: Chrisi Milia

    Four kilometres northeast of Patitiri lies the sandy beach of Chrisi Milia known as the most beautiful beaches of Alonissos. It is one of the very few organized beaches on the island which offers sun beds, umbrellas and some water sports. A nice tavern is standing on a little hill on a side of the beach. The sand on Chrisi Milia is golden and...

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  • Beach: Aghios Petros

    The incredible beauty of Aghios Petros Beach, like most beaches on Alonissos, lays on a coast with marble formations offering a super view of the fine sands descending into the crystal blue emerald waters.But apart from spending a nice day beach, Aghios Petros offers some other advantages for tourists, such as being just a 15 minute walk from the...

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  • Beach: Roussoum Yialos

    Roussoum Yialos is the most popular beach for swimming in the area; 7 minutes walk from Votsi and only 5 minutes from Patitri. You can enjoy delicious local dishes in the tavernas along the beach after swimming.Rsum in Turkish means tax. The explanation about the name Roussoum is because the products of the island, especially the wine, were shipped...

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  • Kalamakia Village

    Kalamakia located 12 km from Patitiri is the eastern fishing village of the Northern Sporades. The village is popular for its fresh fish and lobsters served in the waterside tavernas all owned by the fishermen.

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  • Steni Vala Village

    Steni Vala is a small fishing harbour 10 km from Patitiri. You can find a few people there and some fish-tavernas. Here is the hospital unit for monk seals and if you are lucky you might see one there.There is a bus twice-daily from Patitiri.

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  • Old Alonissos Village

    The Old Village is very attractive and fantastic with one of the best sunsets in Greece. Because of its location at the top of the hill, the views are fantastic indeed. Because of the traditional character of the village and the special style of the buildings this place is the best spot on the island.

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Alonnisos Island Restaurants

  • by dimilag Written Sep 8, 2007

    You are going to be amazed by the treatment offered by the owners of this tavern, the Anagnostou family. Nice atmosphere and a warm welcome will make you feel like home and you will be able to enjoy your food. Try the its pies, “Boureki with Lamp” and lamp or goat cooked in a special oven called “Sni”.

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Alonnisos Island Nightlife

  • by dimilag Written Jul 28, 2007

    The only dancing club in the island of Alonissos is located in Patitiri port , the Enigma club, open on friday and saturday night,palying dancing hits is the only plce around the quite island which transmits a small noisy sample of greek summer nightlife.

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Alonnisos Island Transportation

  • Water Taxis

    Taxi-boats are available in Patitiri and leave for day trips to the uninhabited islets around Alonissos; those islets are forming the Marine Park for their submarine caves and the waters surrounding them are a refuge for the endangered species of Mediterranean Monk Seals. Only a few of those islets are allowed to be visit, the others are part of...

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  • How to Reach to Alonissos

    Throughout the year, transportation to and from Alonissos is on a daily basis with additional timetables during the summer months.Agios Konstantinos best accommodates visitors coming from the Athens area with daily runs with the FLYING DOLPHINS and FERRY BOATS. The trip from Agios Konstantinos is both comfortable and pleasurable with a duration of...

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Alonnisos Island Local Customs

  • Easter in Alonissos

    Easter is one of the most outstanding religious celebrations in Greece. It is an opportunity for families to gather, usually travelling long distances to other islands or the mainland to reach that aim. All the locals attend mass in these days and in Good Friday, and both bars and taverns close earlier than usual, as this is an occasion for...

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  • "Aghia Paraskevi" Festival

    Ag.Paraskevi festival, dedicated to the Patron saint of Alonissos takes place every 26th July. The festivity starts on July 25th afternoon with a candlelight procession and band music. There is also band music on 26th July in the evening, at the open theatre of Alonissos.

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  • "Kalogiannia" Festival

    Cultural and athletic festivals also take place in spring, such as “Kalogiannia” festival on the first days of May. Both locals and tourists take the opportunity to attend the various concerts, plays, and exhibitions in the summer.

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