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 subtitles and helpful multilingual staff on hand, and the team is campaigning to reduce plastics across the local environment.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Alonnisos attractions

1. Alonnisos Museum

0.14 MILES

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

2. Rousom Gialos Beach

0.36 MILES

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.

3. Votsi

0.66 MILES

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…

4. Megalos Mourtias Beach

1.12 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…

5. Church of the Birth of Christ


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…

6. Mikros Mourtias Beach

1.45 MILES

A 2km dirt track and a well-kept footpath lead south and downhill from the village to reach this peaceful, secluded sand-and-pebble beach, which has a…

7. Hrysi Milia


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…

8. Agioi Anargyroi

2.11 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…