North Sporades

Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos

Alonissos

General Info

Alonissos covers an area of ​​64.5 sq.km., with a population of no more than 3,000 residents and is 62 nautical miles far from Volos Port. Alonissos was known in ancient times as Ikos. It was famous and celebrated throughout the known world for it's fine wine.

Alonissos includes many beaches accessed on foot or by boat, within just 10-15 minutes from the old town and Patitiri. Most of the taverns and hotels are in Patitiri. Old Alonissos (Chora or Old Town) is also a very beatiful place to stay and to eat but only in summer. If you plan to visit Old Alonissos in spring or in autumn you will find many taverns and stores closed. It's mainly a summer resort but you will find lots of wonderful cafes and tavernas with the Castle of Alonissos with gorgeous views to the sea. Also, you will find crystal clear waters, hotels and two tavernas in Votsi, it's just 20 minutes walk from Patitiri. See all sights in Alonissos.

Alonissos can be described as a green paradise, including the National Marine Park which is the largest of Europe and the only that operates in Greece. The port of Steni Vala is the starting point for excursions to the Marine Park. An extended marine area of 2,200 square kilometers includes Alonissos Island and 6 smaller islands Peristera, Psathoura, Kyra Panagia, Skatzoura, Gioura and Piperi and 22 islets. The purpose of the park is to protect the monk seal (monachus monachus) and  the stunning flora and fauna.

Accommodation in Alonissos - Hotels Rooms to let apartments

Accomodation options include hotels and rooms in Patitiri and in Old Alonissos (Chora) in low prices. Also you can stay at hotels in Votsi and in Rousoum Gialos, with pools good facilities and a great view to Aegean sea. If you wish a luxurious stay in Alonissos then read our article about 4 & 5 star hotels in Alonissos. Generally in Alonissos you can find really cheap prices for your stay amongst pine trees, relaxed atmosphere, fantastic locations and friendly people. Many visitors, mostly young people, choose to stay at the camping that exist in Alonissos near Patitiri at about 15-20 minutes walk from the port.

alonissos patitiri

Transportation (bus) - Taxi - Rent a Car in Alonissos - Ferry tickets

Lane 1: Patitiri - Old Town (ticket costs 1.60 euro)
Lane 2: Patitiri - Steni Vala (ticket costs 1.70euro)

You will also find 4 taxis at the port of Patitiri. If you decide to rent a car prices are at about 40euros per day for months like May-June and 50euros per day in July-August. Book now your rental car in Alonissos here

Ferry tickets to Alonissos: Highspeed and conventional vessels make routes to Alonissos. You can travel to Alonissos through the ports of Volos, Mantoudi, Kimi and Thessaloniki.

"Express Skiathos" conventional vessel - departure at 07:45 from Volos, arrival in Alonissos at 12:25. Ticket costs 30euros per person, car ticket costs 85 euros.
"Flying Cat" Highspeed vessel - departure at 16:00, arrival in Alonissos at 19:10. Ticket costs 52 euros. Book now your ferry tickets to Alonissos.

Gastronomy

Tuna, cheese and wine.

Tips

Sunset spots: Old Alonissos, Kokkinokastro beach, Tsoukalia beach.
Enjoy your cocktail at the bar Piperi at Old Alonissos next to the church of Christ. Read also our article about 10 things to do and see in Alonissos.
Definately, taste fresh fish at the fishtaverns of Kalamakia, a small settlement near Steni Vala at north Alonissos.
Worth visiting the folklore museum at the port of Patitiri. You will see it on your left as you see the port.

alonissos

alonissos

 

Alonissos is the paradise of fresh fish. You will find tavernas which specialize in lobster spaghetti in Steni Vala and at the port of Kalamakia. Generally in Alonissos you can taste stuffed squid, fish soup and pasta with lobster. Enjoy roast aubergines and traditional cheese pie as well. Some of the traditional sweets are really delicious like nutcake, marchpanes and rice puddings, all created with materials offered by the local womens' agrotouristic partnership.

Also many visitors choose to eat at the restaurants located at Old Alonissos. There are plenty restaurants you can choose from. It's a perfect choise to relax and have a night walk at the streets of the village.

Places to eat next to the sea: Patitiri port, Rousoum Gialos, Votsi, Megalos Mourtias, Steni Vala, Kalamakia, Milia.

αλοννησος ταβερνες

αλοννησος ταβερνες

αλοννησος ταβερνες

αλοννησος ταβερνες

αλοννησος ταβερνες

 

volos alonissos ferry tickets

You can access Alonissos from the ports of Volos, Aghios Konstantinos, Kimi and Thessaloniki (during the summer months). Conventional and highspeed vessels departure from the port of Volos. Ferry tickets per person and per route (HSW conventional vessel departs at 07:45) from the port of Volos: Deck 30 euros, A' class lounge 38 euros and cars up to 3.7 meters 85 euros. The highspeed vessel ticket (HSW) costs 85 euros and departs every day at 12:00a.m. to Skiathos-Skopelos-Alonissos. Book now your ferry tickets to Alonissos.

Port of Volos to Alonissos - Ferry tickets
Hellenic Seaways
conventional vessel "Express Skiathos" ferry ticket costs 30euro, car ticket 85euro, departs from Volos every day at 07:45 and arrives in Alonissos at 12:25 
highspeed vessel Flying Cat ferry ticket costs 52 euros, departs from Volos at 16:00 and arrives in Alonissos at 19:10.

AEGEAN FLYING DOLPHINS
Highspeed vessel Erato departs at 14:00. Ferry ticket costs 35euros

ΑNES LINES
conventional vessel "Proteas" departs from the port of Volos at 08:15. Ferry ticket cost 27.50euros

Book now your ferry tickets to Alonissos

Port of Kimi to Alonissos Ferry tickets
3 routes per week (Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday) from SNE Lines to Skopelos-Alonissos (June to September). Prices per person and per route: Deck 24 euro, A' class lounge 28 euro and cars 45 euro to Skopelos.

Port of Aghios Konstantinos to Alonissos ferry tickets
Prices per person and per route: Conventional Vessel | Deck 38 euro, A' Class lounge 47.50 euro and cars up to 3.7 meters 57euro. Ticket of highspeed vessel costs 49.50 euro (HSW).

AEGEAN FLYING DOLPHINS
Click here for timetables to Alonissos.

alonissos shiproutes timetables tickets

Alonissos is a quite place, a perfect place to relax. You will not find many bars on the island. Try Piperi bar and Hayati at Old Alonissos.

alonissos bar

alonissos bar

alonissos bar

Late February: Carnival parade with masquerades drinking and dancing.

Early May: Kalogianneia Festival with sports and cultural events at the high school of Alonissos.

Every June: Alonissos Challenge, Alonissos's marathon.

Every 16th of July: Fishermen Festival. Food and wine are ofered to visitors along with traditional music.

Every 15th of August: Revival of the wedding of Alonissos in Old Alonissos.

Every 15th of August: Traditional celebration of Virgin Mary in Old Alonissos with wine and food.

 

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