Alonnisos, Greece

Alonissos is one of the Greek Sporades islands located in the Aegean Sea, 166 km’s north of Athens. Alonissos is also the name of a village on the southern part of the island. The island at its widest is 4.5 km from northwest to southeast and at its longest is 20 km from southwest to northeast. Alonissos has one main road which leads to three villages in the western part of the island and several unused roads throughout the island.

Alonissos is a green and tranquil island, popular with hikers and nature lovers who delight in its forested walking trails, numerous secluded coves and rugged uninhabited northern region. The island has so far escaped the ravages of mass tourism but there is a good supply of traditional tavernas and even a low-key nightlife in the main town of Patiri.

One of the islands main attractions is Old Alonnisos Town which is perched on top of a 183 meter hill, overlooking the entire island. The town was destroyed in an earthquake that devastated the region in 1965. Today, Old Alonnisos Town is beautifully restored, with small streets, cafes, and many boutiques. The 360-degree views from the top of the hill where the town is perched make it one of the most spectacular towns in the Sporades.

Things to See & Do

* Old Alonnisos Town
* Patiri
* Hiking
* Walking nature trails

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 129.6 km²
Population – 3,200 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – 0030

Port Location –The main port of the island is located in Patitiri, in the southeast of the island.

Transport Links – There is a ferry and hydrofoil service from Patitiri to Volos, Agios Konstantinos, and Thessaloniki on the mainland and to the islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros. The bay at the southern end of the island is also called Alonissos.

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