Perched on a dreamy aqua-blue bay 2km northeast of Patitiri, the quiet fishing village and port of Votsi hosts several terrific sea-view restaurants and a thin pebble beach under the pines.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Alonnisos attractions

1. Rousom Gialos Beach


Backed by seafood tavernas, the first bay east of Patitiri is an easy 1km walk away, and its beautiful, sheltered, pebbly curve provides great swimming.

2. MOM

0.66 MILES

Don’t miss this superb 1st-floor waterfront info centre all about the rare, protected Mediterranean monk seal. It has good displays, videos with English…

3. Alonnisos Museum


Patitiri's excellent town museum takes in antique nautical maps, traditional island costumes, an impressive collection of pirates’ weapons and boarding…

4. Hrysi Milia

1.35 MILES

Hrysi Milia is a gently shelving, set-back, sandy gold strand with pine-tree shade and popular summer-only beach bars (also offering scruffy-haired…

5. Agioi Anargyroi

1.61 MILES

With a spectacular setting on a cliff above a north-coast beach, 4km north of Patitiri (down a dirt track), this 13th-century Byzantine church has…

6. Church of the Birth of Christ

1.67 MILES

A 17th-century rough-hewn, slate-roof stone church, with its origins in the 12th century, sits on the village square; inside you'll see a tiny wooden…

7. Megalos Mourtias Beach

1.75 MILES

From just east of Old Alonnisos, a steep road leads 2km downhill to popular Megalos Mourtias, a beautiful enclosed curve of pebbles with a couple of…

8. Kokkinokastro Beach

1.83 MILES

The gorgeous golden-white pebble-and-sand arc hugging red-tinged Cape Kokkinokastro, 6km northeast of Patitiri, was the site of the ancient, now-submerged…