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Nature is the king
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Alonissos remains one of the least known destinations that have maintained their picturesque layout and distinctive quality through the years.

I was lucky to stay at a beautiful small house in Votsi, a village that remains authentic despite the passage of time, beautiful images in the morning from the fishermen who laid their nets, the boats that arrived and the green oasis that blankets the entire village. Votsi has beautiful beach with green blue waters. I had some amazing fish dishes in the waterfront taverns and enjoyed really good wine from Stavros.

Actually all villages in Alonissos are like this: small houses, greenery around, little beaches with green-blue water. Chora is fabulous, so cute, every spot gives view to the sea. We took some amazing photos there. Also I am not a fan of trekking, but I saw many trekkers in Alonissos, if you are interested in this info.



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Best thing is explore nature
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It must be about a year since I came from Alonissos. I spend there a whole month working for a voluntary project. Alonissos is located in Sporades and stands out for the exquisite green landscapes and the pristine beaches. We lived in a small pansion in Patitiri, which is actually the liveliest of all villages. Chora is nice too but far from beaches. Nice for the views though. With a tour boat, we visited the beautiful Blue Caves, it was the best place to see with waters of intense blue color, hard to forget. For me the beaches for absolute relaxation include Tzortzi Gialos and Steni Vala.

Another thing you will envoy in Alonissos is the traditional food and especially the wine. Floisvos is an exquisite tavern in Patitiri and Tassia is famous for the lobsters. Over a month in Alonissos I experienced the beauty of this place, its attractive lush green areas, the pristine beaches, the mountainous landscape and the magnificent track and trails. The island is also highly recommended for hiking. Actually exploring the nature is the best and only thing you can do there, as it lacks nightlife or sightseeing.



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Fantastic intense blue
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It must be six months since I came from Alonissos. It is a small island in Sporades and like the other islands of Sporades, it is ideal for quiet and relaxing vacations. The green landscapes and the maiden beaches are the main characteristics of the island as well as the rough hills and the numerous caves where the sea dogs find shelter. It is an island that distinguishes for the natural beauty.

We stayed in a nice apartment in Votsi, a little expensive I believe but the people were very friendly and warm. We rented a car in order to see as much as we could. I am telling you now that a walk around the island is an unforgettable experience. The first day we took a walk around Chora, it was so nice, the islanders have kept the traditional style and character of the island, also there is a great variety of taverns and restaurants, small shops and because of its location, Chora offers the best views. Patitiri is the first place you see when you come to Alonissos. The village has some shops but it doesn't have much to see.

Most of the beaches on Alonissos are just fantastic. One of those is Tzortzi Gialos, 5 minutes from Patitiri, its blue green crystal clear waters is a real pleasure. The place is small and very peaceful, we stayed for 4 hours and then we went to the tavern which is right at the top and tasted some delicious seafood. Glyfa and Agios Petros were wonderful beaches, probably the most popular, they have great waters and natural pine forests.

The best time was when we visited the Blue Cave. You can only access it by boat and there are daily boats leaving from Patitiri. The cave is surrounded with wild rocks, the water is so blue, and actually it gets more intense while you get closer to the cave. You will love the island.



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Such a delightful place
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A delightful island, so inlike the busy Greek islands with the non-stopping ferries, the busy ports and the full hotels. A 3-hours ferry ride from Agios Constantin to Alonissos, which is not only short but also gives a view of Skiathos and Skopelos. From the first moment, you have the feeling that some relaxing days are waiting you. As the ferry approaches the port you see a nice green island with red roofs among the trees far in the horizon. Patitiri is the busiest village probably because of the port but the hotels and tourist resorts are spread in many villages around Patitiri: Seni Vala, Roussoum Gialos, Votsi.

Beaches are gorgeous and if you rent a motorbike, you don't stuck in the bus schedule. There are so many nice coves to discover in Alonissos. Get the boat from Patitiri to the Marine Park. The sea north of Alonissos is a marine park actually for the protection of the seal monachus monachus. The boat also stops in some small islands wtih amazing water to swim. The only thing that troubled me was that beach bars in some beaches played really really loud music. For example, Chrissi Milia is an amazing beach but the music from Veta Club was heard from one part of the beach to the other. Are there no regulations? Do not let Alonissos be another packed island, it would be such a pity!



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Picturesque villages
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Alonissos is an ideal holiday place, dressed in blue and green colors. My favorite and most peaceful village we visited was Votsi. Votsi is a small harbor, fishing village, overlooking the green crystal water. The harbor is surrounded, almost hugged from gray-yellow cliffs. Many Greek restaurants can be found over the port of Alonissos, with tasty fish goodies. There is no shopping center to Votsi, that port is the most lively place of the village.

Votsi is in around 20 minute walking distance from the village Patitiri, so you will probably not need transportation. Patitiri is the first place you see upon your arrival. This is the island's main port capital, not easy to miss. In addition to Votsi, there you can find the majority of hotels and shops. Patitiri includes most of the island's nightlife. From Patitiri you are able to get buses, taxis and excursion boats for tours along the coast and National Marine Park.



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Wonderful islets and sea caves
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We were looking for a quiet, peaceful island, when a friend in Greece, suggested Alonissos and happily, she was right. Apart from the beauty that this green island provides, not many people know about the small uninhabited isles of Alonissos, totally seven, if I can remember correctly. There are small boats that take you there, quite easy and fast. Enjoy the feeling that you are all alone, with this nice sea view, the place is magic. After these islets, the boats go to the north of Alonissos where there are some gorgeous sea caves with the cleanest water I have seen. A little norther, there is the National Marine Park. The park provides home and protection to many rare fish, birds, mammals, trees and bushes that are in danger. One the most rare mammals in the world at the moment, monachus monachus seal, can be found there.



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Clean beaches and calm air
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After the noise of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos were a refresh for us. Especially Alonissos, this small green island with the wonderful beaches and the calm air. We spent only four days there but we enjoyed it the most from the other two islands: the good food, the green nature, the hiking paths from Patitiri to Chora, the beaches of Chrisi Milia and Glyfa, the lovely museum at the port, the good people. Our hotel was very clean. We had booked very close to the port, to get on and off easily with our big suitcases. The bus stop was 2 minutes walk from the hotel and many taverns around. Beaches were clean and warm, altough I believe a couple of beaches should be more cleaned up from cigarette ends and cans. Maybe more bins are needed and more buses also. We had the best food in Rousoum Yalos and Votsi. Definetely take the small boat from the port and make the tour to the Blue Cave and the small islands north of Alonissos. I haven't seen cleaner water than the sea around the Blue Cave.



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A calm island traffic free
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Beaches are great on Alonissos. Big trees were reaching the sea. The water is clear, very peaceful and clean areas. Not much of nightlife, though. There were small coffee shops, taverns, pizzas and only one club at the center of Alonissos. We didn't see any monuments, but there are many paths to walk, a nice experience!

Not much I have to say about the food, the island is small and even though they have many fishermen, they don't have many fishes to eat... The food generally was expensive but it is cooked nice. Luckily, we went to friends' house and they had lobsters, crawfish and other delicious fish!

My recommendation to visitors: Visit one of the coffeshops at Chora at night, they have Greek live music, while you are having coffee or ice cream! My advice to authorities: More ships to reach the island and some help for the fishermen and the locals! I have to say also, this was the only island I've been with so little traffic...It is ideal for couples and small children. Go and enjoy the perfect silence...!



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Put love and enjoy
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The beaches on Alonissos are wonderfull, poor of tourists and rich of nature. Sometimes, we found some little garbages by Greek tourists but not enough to not enjoy the landscape. The sea is the Sea, cold but wonderful, the best I have ever swam. No nightlife, no historical monuments, only nature and peace.

There are not good vegetables in the markets, but a good fish. In a general way, you don't eat very well if you are an Italian gourmet like I am, but you can appreciate honey, moussaka and people. Put love and enjoy Alonissos.



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Magnificent food and accommodation
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Our niece lives in Alonissos and we went to visit her and her husband, who is Greek.
The island of Alonissos is beautiful and not at all commercialized. I liked the food at all restaurants,it was really magnificent and fresh, tasty and beautifully delivered with great white wine. Especially our visits at the bakery were a must. The small specialty shops had wonderful gifts, too! Generally, the old town is really worth to visit for food, gifts and the beautiful view to the sea...
The best beaches are found mostly at the northern part of the island. There are many hidden away beaches to visit, swim and catch the sun, you should only take some time to discover them!
Our hotel there exceeded our expectations, since the accommodation was first class with views to match. The owners were very gracious and the pool was an everyday must, like the breakfast and the early morning coffee, delicious! It is more than possible that we will come back to Alonissos!
Something that should be better, though, is the access to the island from Athens.



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