TRAVEL GUIDE TO ALONISSOS
Famous for its natural beauty, amazing beaches and authentic atmosphere, Alonissos is one of the best destinations to visit in the Sporades island group. Its picturesque capital Chora offers spectacular sea views of the Aegean and its other villages, such as Patitiri, Votsi, Roussoum Gialos and Steni Vala are great for families or couples seeking a quiet and peaceful setting.
To get to Alonissos, you will have to take a ferry from Volos port. Volos is connected to Athens via KTEL bus. The nearest airport is located on Skiathos island. Ferry connections between Alonissos and other islands are available, including Skiathos, Skopelos, Skyros and Evia (during the summer season).
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MORE ABOUT ALONISSOS GREECE
Carpeted with lush greenery and has many beautiful little beaches, Alonissos Greece boasts a unique natural setting. It is a laid-back island, ideal for relaxing holidays. It manages to keep its peaceful charm even during the high season!
The countryside is dotted with many quaint little villages! The most beautiful ones are Chora, the island’s capital, and the seaside villages Votsi and Rousoum Gialos, which are perfect for an evening walk.
If you are in the mood for a quick trip, you can get a boat from Patitiri, the island’s port, to the Marine Park of Northern Aegean. This park consists of small islets surrounded by emerald waters, where the rare seal species monachus-monachus breed. Many visitors combine their holidays to the island with volunteer work and study in the Marine Park of Northern Aegean.
Thanks to its proximity to the rest of the islands of the Sporades, Alonissos island is a great base for island hopping to nearby destinations, such as Skopelos or Skyros!
It is an island that should be in your bucket list!
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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
Since Alonissos has been gaining popularity among visitors who enjoy a peaceful atmosphere, most of the island's accommodation facilities have been designed to offer privacy and peace.
There are several villas and traditional houses to rent, often with a pool and other modern amenities. Traditional apartments and studios can also be found. Some of them are located in Chora, although most of them are scattered all around the island's countryside.
Some of the most popular hotels are Marpunta Resort, Althea Armonia Suites, Ilya suites and Lithea Houses By The Sea.
HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
The most popular way to reach the island is by ferry. There are ferries from Volos, Agios Konstantinos, Evia but also from other islands of the Sporades. The closest airport is on Skiathos island.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF ALONISSOS
Discover the highlights of Alonissos to experience during your holiday! From sightseeing to activities, here are the best suggestions for the ultimate experience!
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Constructed on top of a hill with amazing view to the Aegean Sea, Chora is the old capital of Alonissos. It was partly abandoned after a severe earthquake in 1965.
Located on the northern side of Alonissos, Agios Dimitrios is a pebbled beach with crystal waters. This is a lovely and organized place to enjoy a day at the sun.
In summer there are day cruises from the port of Patitiri in Alonissos to the Marine Park of Northern Aegean, a protected region with uninhabited islands.
Located on the southern side of Alonissos and close to Patitiri, the beach of Chrissi Milia is sandy and has amazing waters.
Tzortzi Gialos beach is located close to Patitiri, the port of the island. This is a long beach with small white pebbles and crystal waters.
This is a calm beach with clean water. It is located close to Tzortzi Gialos, a picturesque fishing port.