Alonissos Sights & Attractions
Alonissos is a small island that belongs to the Sporades complex. This is an ideal place for peaceful and relaxing holidays, with green landscape and fantastic beaches. Agios Dimitrios, Chrissi Milia, and Glyfa are among the most beautiful beaches in Alonissos, while visitors must not miss a boat trip to the Marine Park of the Northern Sporades, a shelter for the rare Mediterranean monk seal. A visit to Chora, the old capital of Alonissos, is also a must visit site during your holidays on the island. The rich pine forests of Alonissos provide nice chances for hiking and mountain biking.
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The Marine Park is located on the northern side of Alonissos. The area is rich in marine life and it is the habitat of the endangered species,e Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus), one of the rarest animals in Europe with only around 800 surviving worldwide.
The Blue Cave can be reached with an excursion boat from Patitiri that makes the tour of northern Alonissos and the close islets.
There are several islets around Alonissos with wild coastline and nice chapels on them. Peristera, Piperi, Papous are some. They can be reached with an excursion boat from the port of Patitiri.
Mavrikis Folklore MuseumMuseums
This privately owned museum is located on a hillslope in Patitiri with a view to the port. On display, there are traditional costumes and other folklore objects, as well as war memorabilia, items from the winemaking tradition and local artworks.
The half-sunken wreck is located on the shore of the island of Peristera. It is the Alonissos barge that once carried the supplies of the island.
Church of the ChristChurches
The Church of the Birth of Christ is a lovely tiny church in Alonissos Town (Chora) and one of the few who survived the earthquake of 1965. The only damages left from the earthquake are the cracks that can be seen on the walls. The church was originally built in the 12th century and inside it has some fine frescoes from the 17th century.
Church of Agios GeorgiosChurches
This church was built on the higher level of Alonissos Town (Chora) and still stands there, having survived the damages of time and the severe earthquake in 1965. Agios Georgios has beautiful icons dating from the 18th century.
Church of Agios AthanassiosChurches
This small church stands in the fortress of Alonissos Town (Chora), another survivor from the disastrous earthquake of 1965. It was built in the 17th century and it is made of stone. Inside the church, there is a valuable icon dating from the 18th century.
International Academy of Classical HomeopathyOther
Founded in 1995 by Giorgos Vithoulkas, the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy is dedicated to the teaching of homeopathic medicine.
Monastery of Kyra PanagiaChurches
The post-Byzantine monastery of Kyra Panagia is built on top of a hill on the east side of Kyra Panagia or Pelagonisi Islet, that lies northeast of Alonissos Island.
The castle is where the old village of Alonissos situated. It offers amazing views. The beautiful church of St. George, dated from the 16th century, is located there and can be visited.