Alonissos is a lovely green island scattered with forests, orchards and meadows with many coves just waiting to be discovered. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. Your starting point would be Patitiri, which is set in an idyllic bay and is protected by steep cliffs with a bustling pretty harbour offering a selection of shops, tavernas and bars.
Who holidays in Alonissos?
Ideal place for those looking for the real Greek way of life in a beautiful, unspoiled natural environment. Not recommended for those looking for commercialism. This is fantastic walking territory.
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- Idyllic, traditional off the beaten track island just waiting to be explored
- Bustling harbour front with excellent fish restaurants
- Immense natural beauty and beautiful beaches
- A national marine park boasting a rare species of the 'monk seal'
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 sunsets all around Greece, and now the Old Village is becoming one of the best parts of the island to visit.
The Folklore Museum: Located in Patitiri, a fascinating museum well worth a visit
National Marine Park: Where you can see rare species of Monk Seal
Ancient City Walls: With original tombstones and graves. It is thought that this is the site of ancient Ikos.
Gioura: On this island, you'll find Cyclop's Cave, decorated with varicoloured stalactites and stalagmites.
Psathoura: It has remains of an ancient city, most of which lie submerged.