Scattered with forests, orchards and meadows, with a coastline of many delightful coves.

Description

Those taking Alonissos holidays will be bowled over by the charm of this beautiful Greek island. Begin your holiday in Patitiri, a delightful town set in a serene bay and protected by steep cliffs. The area has a bustling harbour, with a selection of shops, tavernas and bars that sure to please those taking holidays to Alonissos.

If you dream of holiday destinations complete with stunning views and lush landscapes ripe for exploration, a holiday in Alonissos could be just what you're looking for. Holidays on this Greek island provide holidaymakers with many opportunities to appreciate nature at its most enthralling. Utilise wonderful walking trails to traverse a lovely green island scattered with forests, orchards and meadows. What's more, adventurous holidaymakers can indulge in a little exploration of Alonissos' many coves just waiting to be discovered.

After a pleasurable day of sightseeing or relaxing on one of Alonissos' exquisite beaches, indulge in delicious local cuisine in one of the many fine fish restaurants found on the island.

Alonissos also boasts its own Marine Park, established to protect endangered marine wildlife such as the monk seal, and has been awarded a special "ECO Island" status - making Alonissos a great holiday destination for people interested in communing with nature.

Holidays on the island of Alonissos provide opportunities to appreciate nature at its most enthralling, with wonderful walking trails that traverse the island scattered with lush green forests, orchards and meadows. If you're in search of holidays with some adventure then Alonissos has lots of attractions just waiting to be discovered. The perfect choice to experience the real Greek way of life in a beautiful, unspoiled natural environment. 

Beaches

The best beaches in Alonissos

Agios Dimitrios is a horseshoe-shaped beach with fantastic turquoise coloured water. Leftos Gialos beach is another outstanding beach with crystal clear waters and a lush tree-lined coastal area. Megalos Moutitias beach is absolutely beautiful and ideal for relaxing. Families will love Tzorti Gialo, highly recommended for its shallow waters and excellent facilities.

Make the most of your trip Things to see & do

Transport

Boat: It is the main mode of transportation in the island. A fleet of water taxis serves the main beaches, with larger boats sailing around Alonissos and further north to the deserted islands of the Marine Park.

Bus: There is a bus service between Patitiri and the Old Town from June to September, ranging from four buses daily to nine or twelve in the high season.

Taxi: There are only a few taxis in Alonissos but other modes of transport are cheaper and easier to find.

Bicycle: Renting a bike during your Alonissos holidays is a wonderful way of getting around and great way to see the island, however the island is quite steep so you'll need to be quite fit.

Things To Do

Popular activities during holidays in Alonissos Town include:

  • Ideal for trekking
  • Relaxing and swimming
  • Great paths through the forests. You can either book an organised group walk with a guide and, or you can follow the marked footpaths independently

Things To See

The Old Village of Alonissos: Also known as Chora), it was the capital of the island until 1965, when there was an earthquake and the people moved down to Patitiri on the coast. The views are really fantastic, with one of the best places to enjoy sunsets in all of Greece, and the Old Village fast becoming one of the best parts of the island to visit.

The Folklore Museum: Located in Patitiri, a fascinating museum well worth a visit on holidays to Alonissos

National Marine Park: Where you can see rare species of Monk Seal

Ancient City Walls: With original tombstones and graves, it is thought to be the site of ancient Ikos.

Gioura: On this island, you'll find Cyclop's Cave, decorated with varicoloured stalactites and stalagmites

Psathoura: Home to the remains of an ancient city, most of which lie submerged