Alonnisos

Become one with nature

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 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) 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.

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

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. 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.

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Transportation (bus)

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.

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.
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.

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