Top things to do

Top Choice National Park in Patitiri

National Marine Park of Alonnisos Northern Sporades

In a country not noted for ecological foresight, the National Marine Park of Alonnisos (the largest marine park in Europe) is a welcome innovation. Created in 1992, its prime aim has been the protection of the endan…
Top Choice Cafe in Old Alonnisos


Hayiati is a glykopoleio (sweets shop) by day and a piano bar by night, with sweeping views from its descending outdoor terraces. Morning fare includes made-to-order tyropita (cheese pie). Later, you’ll find homemad…
Top Choice Greek in Old Alonnisos


There's a stunning view from this outdoor dining spot, with its cheery red-checked tablecloths, friendly family welcome and grape vines. Choose from well-prepared Greek standards, rare veggie mousakas, mixed seafood…
Top Choice Museum in Patitiri

Alonnisos Museum

This town museum includes antique nautical maps, a well-signed collection of pirates’ weapons and boarding equipment, and an absorbing display on wartime resistance. Downstairs there's a recreated farmhouse interior…
Top Choice Greek in Patitiri

Ouzerie Archipelagos

To get a feel for this very Greek establishment on the harbourfront, pick a table towards the back where locals gather to order round after round of fine mezedhes (appetisers), always-fresh grilled fish and local fi…
Museum in Patitiri

MOM Information Centre

Don’t miss this excellent waterfront info centre, all about the protected and extremely appealing Mediterranean monk seal. It has good displays, videos with English subtitles and helpful multilingual staff on hand. …
Taverna in Alonnisos

Korali Taverna

One of three fine fish tavernas on the mini-waterfront, managed by the cheerful Efi and Alexandra, with four efficient domatia over the taverna as well. They serve superb lobster and other seafood, plus Greek salad …
Taverna in Old Alonnisos

Taverna Megalos Mourtias

A stone’s throw from the surf, this laid-back taverna and beach bar 2km down the hill from the Hora prepares fine salads, gyros (meat slithers cooked on a vertical rotisserie), fish soup and several veggie dishes.
Taverna in Alonnisos

Taverna Eleonas

Fine outdoor taverna on the bay at Leftos Gialos with hearty spinach and feta pites (pies), and heartier homemade wine. You sit in the shade of olive trees with views of the beach.
Bistro in Patitiri

Cafe Bistro Helios

Snappy bistro hidden in plain view, via the stepped path located a few doors down from the National Bank. Well-priced small plates, a superb high harbour view, plus an international twist.