Welcome to Alonnisos

Alonnisos has had its share of bad luck; in 1952, a thriving wine industry collapsed when vines imported from California were infested with phylloxera insects. Robbed of their livelihood, many people moved away. Then, in 1965, an earthquake destroyed the hilltop capital of Old Alonnisos. Inhabitants were rehoused at Patitiri, which has since evolved into a quaint island port; 11km to the north is the seaside village of Steni Vala. The most recent trouble was in early 2017, when storms destroyed a third of the island's trees; many inhabitants decamp to Athens for the surprisingly harsh winter season.

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Alonissos Cruise

At 10:00am you leave Skopelos port and you sail around Peristera island.Peristera (means dove) is an island situated in a short distance, on the west of Alonissos. Peristera is an uninhabited island. Underwater archaeological research has brought to light, an old shipwreck along with a series of other archaeological findings revealing that Sporades islands had always been an important sea route since ancient times.There are many caves around the island where the Mediterranean monk seal “Monachus-monachus” safely lives.If you’re lucky enough you will see seals and dolphins…. During your trip you will have the chance to pass by the “Two brothers” rock islands and via the idyllic seaside of Alonissos  you will  arrive to “Leftos Gialos” beach,another beautiful beach in Alonnisos with pebbles,crystal clear waters and beautiful greenery. You will also be given enough time to swim and enjoy sea and sun…. Enjoy your meal on boat and taste greek food and salads.You will arrive to Patitiri,the harbor of Alonissos  -where you will have free time here appr. 2 hours. You can walk to Patitiri to enjoy a drink or visit the Alonissos Museum in Patitiri,a four-storey building, located at a distance of only 30 meters from the harbour of Patitiri.a museum which gave place to the cultural inheritance of the island. In addition to the historical items from Alonissos, the museum focuses on weapons and objects used in the early days by the pirates of the Aegean Sea.At approximately 18:00 you will be at Skopelos port.