Alonnisos

General Information

AREA: 66 s.khm. – COASTLINE: 79 khm. – POPULATION: 2700

Island with many natural beauties, Alonissos is an ideal place for leisure travelers and hikers. The lacy beaches, the scenic bays with blue-green waters, the pine-covered areas in the south, the mountainous landscape, rich in alternations, the central and northern part, the traditional settlement of Chora, the dense network of marked footpaths, the visitor. The Monachus Monachus Monk Seal and other protected rare species live in the unique ecosystem of the Alonnisos – Northern Sporades National Marine Park. Alonissos’s highest peak is Kouvoulis (475m)

Where to go with the boat

Isles

Close to Cape Gregali, in the northeastern part of Alonissos, are the islands of Moules (Baby and Child), near the west coast are the islets Stavros and Manolalas, near the cape Kokkinokastro or Kokkinonissi. Also, in the strait formed between Alonissos and Skopelos are the islets Mikro and Agios Georgios, with the homonymous chapel and the highest peak of 222m.

 

Gioura

Island is a fishing village with an elongated shape, steep coastline and a highest peak of 570m. It is of particular ecological interest – on its rugged and inaccessible territory lives a rare, protected species of goat. In the southern part of the island is the cave of Cyclops, the largest of the Northern Sporades, with rich decoration. Excavations have revealed important findings (the 9th millennium human skull segment, vases broken, pyretholium blades, fireplaces and food debris, fishing hooks, stone and bone tools, lanterns, etc.), which refer to the Mesolithic (9th & millennium BC), Neolithic (6500-4000 BC), Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods.
Between Gioura and Kyra Panagia is formed the Strain of Yiour. In the middle there are the grand islets Babes (with the church of Evangelistria), Koumpi and Prasos (Grammia or Grammeza), where discoveries of Prehistoric and Historical times have come to light.

 

Kyra Panagia (Pelagonisi)

Island northeast of Alonissos – it must have been the ancient Alonnisos, mentioned, among others, by Demosthenes and Strabo – with mostly coasts and highest peak 299m. In the eastern part of it is the monastery of Kyra Panagia, the monastery of the Holy Mount of Mount Athos. The remains of the Neolithic, Classical, Hellenistic and Byzantine period have been found on the island. Kyra Panagia has two natural harbors, Saint Peter and the Planet. In the bay of Agios Petros, in the homonymous islet, a Neolithic settlement was found, founded in the middle of the 6th millennium BC. and created the “St. Peter’s culture”. Findings include, among other things, buildings, ceramic figurines, stone tools, silt and animal bones, clay objects. In the same area where the remains of an Early Christian basilica are preserved, there was a monastery referring to old documents of the monastery of the highest Lavra of Mount Athos. The bay of Planet, an appropriate and safe anchor for all times, was a pirates base. In the sea area of ​​Kyra Panagias a wreck of Classical Era (5th century BC) was found – the ship, probably an Athenian merchant, carried a large quantity of amphorae of wine (3,000-4,000).
Southwest of St. Peter’s bay is the rocky island of Pelerissa (Fangrou). North of the Planet bay lies the Sipka rocky island.

 

Peristera (Aspro or Ksiro)

Island in the east of Alonissos, Peristera consists of two parts, which are joined together by a narrow neck. The highest peak is the Stefani (250m). Prehistoric remains and ancient tombs have been found on the island. The lacy beaches of the island and the channel formed between Alonnisos and Peristeras are an ideal place for sea excursions. The bays of Vassiliko, Kokkalia and Peristeri are offered for docking.
To the north-east of Peristeri is Vrachosis Lechousa (Lykourumma), with the highest peak of 125m. South, the Brothers, a cluster of rocky islands – the largest is the Adelphi (Big Brother), with the highest peak of 178m, and the Brotherhood (Little Brother).

 

Piperi

The easternmost island of the northern Sporades, with steep coasts and the highest peak 353m. It is the core of the National Marine Park of Alonissos – Northern Sporades. On the island, where prehistoric shells have been found, the ruins of an old monastery of Zoodochos springs, which once belonged to the monastery of Xeropotamos on Mount Athos, survived during the Ottoman domination.

 

 

 

Σκάντζουρα

Νησί νοτιοανατολικά της Αλοννήσου, με απόκρημνες ακτές και ψηλότερη κορυφή 107μ. Στα Σκάντζουρα -ταυτίζονται με την αρχαία λέξη Σκάνδιρα, που αναφέρει ο Πλίνιος – έχουν εντοπιστεί νεολιθικά όστρακα, εγκαταστάσεις και κεραμική ιστορικών και Βυζαντινών χρόνων. Στο εσωτερικό δεσπόζει το μοναστήρι της Ευαγγελίστριας Βορειοδυτικά του νησιού βρίσκονται οι βραχονησίδες Λαγοφιτονήσια (Κασσίδης, Λαχανού και Πολεμικά). Νοτιοδυτικά, οι νησίδες Σκαντήλι και Κόρακας. Δυτικά, οι βραχονησίδες Πράσσο και Στρογγυλό.

 

 

Ψαθούρα

Το βορειότερο νησί των βορείων Σποράδων, με μικρό υψόμετρο, εντυπωσιακό φάρο και όμορφες παραλίες. Στο νησί έχουν εντοπιστεί λείψανα Προϊστορικών και Ιστορικών χρόνων. Νότια της Ψαθούρας βρίσκεται η βραχονησίδα Ψαθονήσι (Ψαθουροπούλα), όπου έχει εντοπιστεί κεραμική Βυζαντινών ή νεότερων χρόνων.

Useful Information

Phones

Port Authority: +30 24240 65595

Health Center: +30 24240 65208

Police: +30 24240 65205

 

Boat parking

The island has an organized marina at the port of Alonissos, also known as Patitiri, but also many beaches and natural bays for anchorages.

Provisions

  • Water
  • Fuels are transported to the dock with small tanks
  • Electric Current
  • 24-hour taxi services in the marina
  • Bus station within walking distance connecting the town with the villages
  • ATM near the dock
  • Parking
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