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How to get to Alonissos by ferry
There are 3 different ways to get to Alonissos island by ferry
- From the port of Agios Konstantinos (Kamena Vourla). The distance from Athens to Agios Konstantinos is approx. 120 km and the drive takes about 2 hours.
- From Volos. Approx. distance from Athens to Volos: 300 km in 3,5 hours.
- From Thessaloniki
- From Skiathos
- From Skopelos
Public transportation services in Alonissos
The ferry port of Alonissos
- The name of the port is “Patitiri” or “port of Chora” and just 2-3 km away from Chora (or Palaia Chora).
Public Bus Services on Alonissos
- You will find a regular bus service running between Patitiri and the Old Town (Chora) based on the arrivals and departures of the ferries, and a limited service running between Patitiri and Steni Vala. Tickets are purchased on the bus with a single fare 1,00 Euro!
Taxis on Alonissos
- With public transport on the island being available only during the summer months, taking a taxi is the main form of transport for visitors. Patitiri harbour to the Old Town takes about 10 minutes by taxi and costs 10 euro. You can also use the taxis to take you to other island destinations such as Votsi, Steni Vala and Milia beach which are accessible via tarmac roads.
- Taxi rank: Opposite Alkyon Hotel next to the bus stop in Patitiri.
- Taxi phones: +30 6944564432, +30 6944564393, +30 6972250295, +30 6978881360
Tip: Most of the hotels on Alonissos have their own minibus and will transfer you from the hotel to the port or vice versa. Try ringing them to find out if this service is available!
Note: All above information for Alonissos was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.
Schedules, prices and availability to Alonissos by ferry
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Arrange your ferry journey in advance
It is very important that you have organized your ferry to or from Alonissos in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want something to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization. In addition to hotel accommodation and air-tickets, when you book the boat tickets to or from Alonissos you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.
There are many reasons why you should arrange to book in advance your ferry to/from Alonissos. Here are some of the most important:
Pay for Hotel in Alonissos without using it!
During the high season in Greece, and especially in July and August, it is likely that you won't find ferry tickets to popular destinations, such as Alonissos, if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel on Alonissos without having booked the ferry pass to/from Alonissos. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry to or from Alonissos!
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Accommodation options on the ferry to Alonissos
Find out about the ferry types that are running to/from Alonissos, choose the ideal accommodation option on the ferry to Alonissos and get fresh and relaxed at your destination. Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ferry to or from Alonissos.
This island is perfect for those who really enjoy peaceful holidays. Alonissos is the most remote island of North Sporades complex and also it is the only populated island of the main area of National Marine Park of Sporades (Zone B) which was created in 1992. It is a sanctuary for rare bird species and for the Mediterranean seal monachus monachus. Visitors can be guided around the Marine Park (overall area of 2.200 km2) following the rules that have been instituted for the protection of this unique ecosystem.
The island extends over a surface of 66 km2, its coastline is 79 km long and it has 2.800 inhabitants.
Alonissos website: www.alonissos.gr
Website of National Marine Park of Sporades complex: www.mom.gr
The ancient island of Ikos which is later (16th century) referred to as Liadromia or Chiliodromia and from 1831, as Alonissos, is the only inhabited island in the National Marine Park.
The history of the region, as of all the islands of Northern Sporades, is important. The oldest findings are from the Stone Age, when the islands joined to the Pelio Peninsula. Tools are petrified bones from the Middle Stone Age have been found at Kokkinokastro on Alonissos. These are possibly the oldest findings indicating human settlement in the Aegean. Signs of a New Stone Age settlement have been discovered in the bay of Saint Peter on the island of Kyra Panagia.
The first known inhabitants were the Dolopes, a tribe related to the Pelasgi. References have been found to offerings to the oracle at Delphi from residents of the wider area during the classical years. In 478BC the island belonged to the Athenian Alliance. In 403BC they were conquered by the Spartans, but were regained by the Athenians a few years later. During the wars between the Macedonians and the Athenians, the islands came under the influence of Phillip of Macedonia and became prosperus. In 146BC they were conquered by the Romans.
In the 3rd AD century, the inhabitants embraced Christianity. As part of the Byzantine Empire, the islands flourished economically and culturally, as witnessed by monuments of the time (churches, monasteries and fortifications). The unhabited islands surrounding Alonissos were important monastic centers and many of these still belong today to the monastery of Megesti Lavra of Mount Athos.
After the capture of Constantinople by the Crusaders, the islands became the property of Western feudal lords. After the Ottomans broke up the Byzantine Empire in 1453, the area was taken over by the Venetians. It was devastated in 1538 by the raids of the Turkish fleet under the command of the pirate Barbarossa. In the 16th century, the island was reinhabited by a greek population under ottoman occupation. The inhabitants took part in the prerevolution uprisings against the Turks and in the revolution of 1821. The Treaty of London (1830) included the Northern Sporades and the present area of the Park in the newly established Hellenic State.
What to see in Alonissos
Upon your arrival on the island of Alonisos, the port of Patitiri is the first place you are going to see. The thorp of Patitiri is directly connected to Votsi and along with the beach of Rousoum they have formed the municipality of Alonissos. In this area you will find the majority of hotels, room to let, tavernas, super markets etc. In addition, here you will find the building of the National Bank of Greece, the post office, the police station and the municipal building of our island.
Up until 1965, when a devastating earthquake occurred, most of the island’s population lived uphill at the Old Village (aka Chora), located 3 kilometers away from Patitiri. After the earthquake the locals migrated closer to the port and Patitiri is now the unofficial center of the island.
Nowadays the Old Village is mainly a summer resort with a few permanent residents. We should mention at this point that the Old Village is maybe the best spot on Alonissos and a must during your visit on the island, as it has magnificent view, traditional tavernas with exquisite cuisine and tasteful lounge bars.
Another rather large thorp of Alonissos is Steni Vala which is particularly popular among the sailing circles. Steni Vala is used as a safe port for sailing boats and fishing boats as well as a starting point for many excursions to the marine park. There you will find tavernas which specialize in lobster spaghetti as well as fresh fish straight out of the coast of Alonissos.
As we move past Steni Vala ,along the coast of Alonissos, the next stop is the small port of Kalamakia. Kalamakia is famous for its fresh fish and lobster as most of the tavernas owners are local fishermen.
Desert islands of the Marine Park
These islands are located all around Alonissos, which is the natural habitat of rare flora and fauna species and has great underwater ecosystem. The islands around Alonissos are the core of the National Marine Park of Sporades complex (Zone A).
- Gioura or Giaros (which means “cavernous”): An island with a huge cave, where a rare species of wild goat lives.
- Kira Panagia: The homonym Monastery (12th century), glebe of Megistis Lavras of Athos, where the old oil press and the flour mill are preserved in excellent condition is located here. The island has two large natural coves, Aghios Petros (W) and Planiti (E). The latter is one of the biggest natural ports of the Mediterranean.
- Ksiro or Peristera: Uninhabited island in Zone A, which is situated opposite to Steni Vala, close to the eastern coasts of Alonissos, surrounded by beautiful beaches ideal for peaceful swimming.
- Piperi: This island is the centre of the Marine Park and the passage is forbidden. Ships are forbidden to sail closer than the range of 3 miles to the island.
- Skatzoura: It is popular for Evangelistrias Monastery.
- Psathoura: The only volcanic island of North Sporades complex, where there are still ruins of a destroyed ancient city. Due to ground subsidence in ancient times the island was separated into two smaller islands called Psathoura and Psathouropoula. In the island caves Mediterranean seals live.