Alonissos is a special island gifted with non-identical natural beauty, as it pulses with mysterious sea caves, unlimited sandy beaches, revitalizing verdant sites and crystal clear waters. However, apart from its natural sites, Alonissos has amazing human creations, such as traditional houses, several churches and monasteries as well as other interesting sites that lie under the unique insular mentality that veils all.
Located in the heart of the famous Sporades Islands cluster, at the Aegean Sea, opposite the coastlines of Evia and Thessalia, the island of Alonissos, which is the largest island of the insular complex, covers an area of 64 m2, a coastline of 64 km and has approximately 3.000 inhabitants.
A long narrow island, the northernmost which is serviced by Skiathos airport, Alonissos offers even more seclusion and peace than Skopelos. It is the perfect island for nature-lovers and those who are seeking the delights of a simple Greek island. The main town, Patitiri, is an essentially sleepy harbour-side settlement with cafes and tavernas which overlook the comings and goings of the ferries and fishing boats. Entering into this naturally protected harbour, ones 1st impression are the steep, stone and clay cliffs which are intermingled with deep green pine trees providing a striking contrast as they cascade down to the clear emerald waters below. The town took its name from the original wine presses (patatiria) that made up the working waterfront in the days when Alonissos was a significant wine producing island. The harbour today is more functional than beautiful with plenty of restaurants, shopping and a limited nightlife.