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Discover The Greek Island of Alonnisos

Have you ever heard of the Greek island of Alonnisos located in the Aegean Sea? After Skiathos and Skopelos, it is the third member of the Northern Sporades.

Discover with us the pristine island of Alonnisos and why you must add it to your bucket list.

The island of Alonnisos, is famous for its natural beauty and its designation as a protected marine park. Here are a few key points for which Alonnisos is known:

Top 5 reasons to visit the island

1. Alonnisos National Marine Park: Alonnisos is home to the first designated National Marine Park in Greece. Established in 1992, the marine park aims to protect the endangered Mediterranean monk seal, which finds refuge in the surrounding waters and rocky shores of Alonnisos. The park also encompasses several smaller islands and islets.

2. Pristine Beaches: Alonnisos boasts stunning beaches with crystal-clear turquoise waters. Many of these beaches are secluded and unspoiled, offering visitors a tranquil and serene environment to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.

3. Charming Villages: The island features picturesque villages with traditional architecture and a laid-back atmosphere. The main village, also called Alonnisos or Chora, is perched on a hill and offers breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. Its narrow streets, whitewashed houses, and cozy tavernas provide visitors with an authentic Greek island experience.

4. Scenic Hiking Trails: Alonnisos provides several hiking trails that lead through its lush landscapes, pine forests, and olive groves. These trails offer nature enthusiasts the opportunity to explore the island’s beauty and discover hidden gems along the way.

5. Delicious Seafood: Being an island, Alonnisos is renowned for its fresh and delicious seafood. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of seafood dishes, including locally caught fish, octopus, and other Mediterranean delicacies.


Amazing beach of Milia in Alonnisos island, Sporades, Greece.

Recommended restaurants

While Alonnisos is not particularly known for any specific famous restaurant, there are several highly regarded dining establishments on the island that are loved by both locals and visitors. Here are a few well-regarded restaurants in Alonnisos:

1. Ostria Restaurant: situated in the village of Votsi, Ostria Restaurant is renowned for its stunning views and delicious Greek and Mediterranean dishes. It specializes in seafood and offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

2. To Paradosiako: found in the village of Steni Vala, To Paradosiako is a family-run taverna that serves authentic Greek cuisine, including fresh seafood and local specialties. The restaurant prides itself on its warm hospitality and relaxed ambiance.

3. Meltemi: located on Megalos Mourtias beach, the beach taverna serves Greek food with many vegetarian and vegan options.


The old village of Chora in Alonnisos island, Greece.

Best beaches

Alonnisos is known for its tranquil and unspoiled beaches, so it doesn’t have the same vibrant beach club scene as some other Greek islands. However, there are a few beachfront establishments where visitors can enjoy refreshments, sun loungers, and beachside service. While they may not be as famous as beach clubs in other destinations, they provide a relaxing beach experience. Here are a couple of beachfront options on Alonnisos:

Agios Dimitrios: this is one of the best beaches on the island and offers a laid-back atmosphere where visitors can relax on sun beds while enjoying drinks and light snacks. The beach itself is known for its beautiful pebbles, gently sloping sea and crystal-clear waters.

Glyfa Beach: this beach offers sun loungers, umbrellas, and a small selection of refreshments. It’s a tranquil spot where visitors can unwind and enjoy the natural beauty of the beach. Glyfa Beach is located near the northern end of Steni Vala. This unique, unspoiled spot situated near the village of Steni Vala offers natural green surroundings and a stunning view to the Aegean Sea. Sandy with some pebbles.

Please note that the beach scene on Alonnisos is generally more serene and less focused on beach clubs and loud entertainment. Visitors come to the island to enjoy the pristine beaches, clear waters, and peaceful surroundings.

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How to reach the island

To reach the island of Alonnisos, you have a few options depending on your starting point. Here are the common methods of transportation:

Ferry: Alonnisos is connected to the mainland and other nearby islands by ferry services. There are regular ferry routes from the ports of Volos, Agios Konstantinos, and Mantoudi on the mainland, as well as from the neighboring islands of Skiathos and Skopelos. The ferry schedules may vary depending on the season, so it’s advisable to check the timetables in advance.

Flying and ferry combination: If you prefer to fly, you can take a flight to the nearby island of Skiathos or the mainland city of Volos and then continue your journey to Alonnisos by ferry. Skiathos has an international airport with connections to several European cities, while Volos has a domestic airport.

Private boat or yacht: Alonnisos has a harbor in the main village, Chora, where private boats and yachts can dock. If you have your own vessel or are chartering one, you can sail directly to the island.

It’s important to note that ferry schedules and availability may change, especially during the off-peak season. It’s advisable to check the ferry schedules in advance, book your tickets, and plan your trip accordingly.

Where to Stay

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