Alonnisos

Alonissos Island

 

Alonnisos is an island in the Aegean Sea. After Skiathos and Skopelos it is the third member of the Northern Sporades. Alonnisos is also the name of a village on the island.

Alonissos dolphinsThe village of Alonnisos is located on the southern part of the island. It is locally known as Chora. The main port of the island is located in the southeast and is called Patiriti. There is 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 Alonnisos.

Agriculture is widespread on Alonnisos, predominantly mixed farming and vineyards. The beaches around the island consist of pebbles. The ecosystem in the north side of the island is in good condition. The Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus-Monachus) is common around the island, and in 1992 the Alonnisos Marine Park was created to protect these seals and other animals.

Things to do

Accommodation and Holiday Activities on the island

 

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