Alonnisos is a lovely island with much greenery and cozy beaches. Even in high season, it keeps a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Traditional villages dot the countryside of Alonnisos, such as the picturesque village of Chora and the seaside villages of Votsi and Roussoum Gialos, that make great places for an evening walk. Do not also miss the boat trip from Patitiri port to the Marine Park of Northern Aegean, where you can swim in truly fantastic water. Holidays in Alonnisos can be combined with other islands of Sporades, like Skopelos or Skyros.
The island of Alonnisos is one of the Greek islands of the Ionian Sea and it belongs to the Sporades islands group. The most picturesque village of Alonnisos island is Chora, a charming traditional village with whitewashed houses and narrow paved streets. The village was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1965 and many houses are ruined till today. The location of Chora, on top of a hill, offers amazing view to the Aegean Sea and the green nature of Alonnisos in Greece.
Patitiri, Votsi and Roussoum Gialos are the most tourist places of the island, while the beaches are actually small coves with crystal water and relaxing atmosphere. Do not miss a boat trip to the Marine Park of Northern Aegean. This park consists of small islets with exotic water, where actually the rare species of seal Monachus Monachus go to breed. Many visitors actually combine holidays in Alonnisos with volunteer work and study in the Center of the Marine Park. Hiking, cycling and sailing are among the most popular things to do on this lovely island.
Patitiri, the port and capital village of Alonnisos Greece, hosts the majority of accommodations on the island. Although there are some small hotels in the region, accommodation mostly includes traditional studios, self catering apartments and rooms for your Alonnisos holidays. The seaside villages around the port, like Votsi and Roussoum Gialos, also offer cozy studios and rooms with all the necessary facilities and good access to the beach. Some hotels have luxury facilities, like pools.