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Highlights in Alonissos
- A scuba diving paradise
- Stunning haven beaches
- Spa treatments
- Unique old town
- Delicious Greek cuisine
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Villas in Alonissos
In the middle of a marine park and surrounded by tiny inhabited islands, in Alonissos you can find the perfect villa for your stay with stunning views overlooking the sea. In Steni Vala, Milia or Kalamakia you will find the best villas located in privileged spots where you can look out towards the sparkling blue and crystal clear waters. If you prefer to stay close to the centre, look for accommodation in Old Chora Town or in Patitiri, the port. Forget about the car and easily go to the beach or walk the town centre.Enjoy your Greek villa
The less visited of the Sporades Islands has the best villas located in fantastic places where tourists are blessed with stunning views from the comfort of their villa. Look amidst fabulous villas with traditional Greek style deco and architecture, whitewashed facades and beautiful bougainvilleas decorating them. Immaculate interiors, stylish furniture and spacious rooms all allow you to enjoy a fabulous time in your new home away from home. Enjoy some time in the balcony, the terrace or the garden. Relax by the pool and unwind reading your favourite books under the shade of the trees.
Travellers and activities
An island of rugged cliffs and spectacular beauty in the Aegean sea is likely to offer stunning beaches as well. Even being a small island, you can choose between several beaches of incredible beauty in the middle of green landscapes. The beaches of Agios Dimitrios, Chrissi Milia and Glyfa are some of the most stunning ones on the island. As per the islets around Alonissos, they can be reached by boat. Rent your boat at Patitiri’s port and head to Peristera, Piperi or Papous or even the Blue Cave, not far from the islets.Alonissos for scuba divers
The ecosystem around the island is very rich and it allows you to enjoy one of the most beautiful deep seabeds in the area. Alonissos National Marine Park is home to the endangered monk seals, rarely seen nowadays, and it was Greece’s first marine protected area, with more than 2.260 km making it the largest one in Europe. You can rent all the material in the diving centres and enjoy the beautiful shores of certain areas of the park. The Blue Cave is a great spot even for beginners whereas the Gorgonian Garden is a deeper and more demanding site that requires advanced diving skills. Experienced divers will love it! If going down that far is too much you can also try snorkelling and still marvel at the great show of marine life underwater.
The name of Alonissos dates back to ancient times and it was first called “Ikos”
Top 7 travel tips in Alonissos
A quiet island with splendid surroundings. Alonissos is the picture-perfect location where to enjoy a peaceful and quiet time with your family, your partner or on your own. The slow pace and the laid-back atmosphere contributes to creating a harmonious feeling that invites you to relax and forget about the daily routine. Do not plan too many things for one day. Just wake up to the sound of the waves and play it by ear. Let the spirit of the island invade your soul.2. Fall in love with the Old Town
The old part of Alonissos is its most precious jewel. Located on top of a hill it offers panoramic and breathtaking views. After the earthquake in 1965, many families moved to what is now Patitiri. But little by little and after its refurbishment, the old town regained its splendour and charm. You will fall in love with this small village either in the morning when there are not many people around or in the evening, at sunset, when the village comes to life and the restaurants and terraces fill up with cheering and joy.3. Embrace Greek flavours
Greek cuisine is known worldwide for the contrast of flavours and mouthwatering taste of its traditional recipes. Delight your taste buds at lunch or dinner time at any taverna. Enjoy delicious bites of seafood, grilled greens, moussaka and fried feta cheese. Take a sip of the traditional spirit, Raki, and listen to Rebetika music played by locals and sometimes, even the owner of the tavern! In Patitiri book your table, at least once, at Ostria or Archipelagos, at the port or To Kamaki, a unique taverna experience along with lively Greek music.4. Take a road trip
The island has a unique main road that goes from north to south. Explore the innermost corners of Alonissos at your own pace. Take a mini road trip and go to the beach, discover the trails you can walk through pine forests and mingle with the friendly locals. Stop at fishermen villages such as Votsi or Kalamakia for a quick bite at lunch time and head to the two best sunset spots you can find in Alonissos - Cape Kokinos and Agios Anargiri.5. Renew and treat yourself
Getting away and enjoy some quiet time on the island, it is time to treat yourself. Think about a spa treatment or a massage with aromatherapy oils. In Patitiri, head to Amani Spa, a hideaway where exclusive products are used, reflecting the azure, clean waters of its waters. The surroundings are inspiring and visitors can enjoy amazing sea views in the middle of an olive grove. Feel reinvigorated and energized after pampering yourself.6. Visit the Alonissos Museum
Close to Patitiri’s port, there is the largest private museum in the Aegean. Learn about the island’s history, art and folklore. This impressive building was constructed in 2001 and it has 4 levels. You can see the exhibition about recovered artifacts and pieces of wrecks from the 16th and 17th century. Discover the past of the island on a visual display and admire the art made by local people or even visitors. They celebrate an annual market of art work around July.7. Become a volunteer with MOm
Some parts of the National Marine Park are protected so visitors are not allowed to go as they are off-limits. But, if you enrol as a volunteer marine biologist with MOm, you will enjoy the privilege to access and sail into Zone A. Learn a bit more about how marine conservators work every day to preserve the species and the ecosystem of the Maritime Park and put your efforts and time contributing to this cause. Spend a memorable day assisting MOm’s research making notes on monk seals and bottlenose, striped and common dolphins. Play your part.