What to do & see on Alonissos
Alonissos is the ideal place to relax and empty your mind and soul from all stress and anxieties while getting back to nature.
Within this context, one of the must things when on Alonissos is to take a tour throughout its super-graphic settlements that are being traversed by its short road network that passes through the lush vegetation that floods the island.
Of course, dedicating a day (or even more) to visit the amazing Sea Park and take the chance to swim within its rare ecosystem and rich natural treasures is definitely something not to be missed! Take with you your camera and video recording equipment as the sights there are precious and should remain engraved in your memory forever. Also, absolutely visit the Information Centre by MOm to get an idea of what we should all do to preserve Monachus Monachus and learn all about this beautiful animal.
A day trip to the nearby island of Skopelos is highly recommended as Skopelos is a very charming island with a multitude of beaches and entertainment options.
Arranging a scuba diving session or even dedicating a few hours to explore the magnificent sea bed of the region, in various parts, is another one of your travel highlights while there is also infrastructure for those interested in trekking and adventure activities, while photography lovers will be enchanted by the island’s stunning sceneries. Finally, homeopathy lovers will be in heaven in Alonissos as the island holds a longstanding tradition in this field, and even an International Academy in Milia, due to the therapeutic herbs that grow here.
Finally, a day boat trip to the uninhabited nearby islands of Gioura, Kyra Panagia, Piperi, Ksiro, Skatzoura & Psathoura, will fill your mind with breathtaking images and a deep plunge to the area’s history and tradition.
Best beaches on Alonissos
Following a small foot path within lush pine trees you will reach the beautiful, non-organized beach of Milia featuring a sand and pebble coast and a sandy seabed with turquoise, clean waters. Milia is a long bay surrounded by stunning vegetation.
Located at the south-eastern side of the island, Hrisi Milia is a popular beach divided in two by a few rocks in its middle. The coast and seabed are covered by golden sand and its waters are emerald. The beach is organized and easily accessible.
A charming, pebbly beach very near Patitiri, Megalos Mourtias is wide and long, surrounded by small fish taverns. The beach is easily accessible, even on foot by Patitiri, and organized while you’ll surely find free parts for some privacy.
One of the most impressive, non-typical Sporades beach on the island, Kokkinokastro features yellowish sand, lush greenery and red rocks that create a stunning colour palette. The beach’s landmark is the high, steep reddish cliff that immerses in the sea as a small cape.
A tip of land with coast on both sides, this is indisputably the most beautiful beach on Alonissos due to its thin, white sand and tropical waters. Agios Demetrios is found on the eastern coast of the island and is non-organized although there is a beach bar.
A graphic, small settlement on the southern part of the island, Votsi is one of the most picturesque regions on the island. The small gulf also hosts fishing boats on its own side creating authentic island pictures. Very near Patitiri, this is an ideal coast for a quick swim.
Another coast very near Patitiri, ideal for families with young children, with beautiful white pebbles and emerald, clean waters. The beach is organized and also features some cafeterias and taverns while its proximity to Patitiri offers absolute comfort.
The largest beach at the northern part of the island, Tsoukalia features scattered remnants of ancient clay pots as there has been found the largest site of clay pot manufacturing that remains intact. The coast is pebbled and it is the best place to see the sunset.
The largest of a complex of small beaches, Megali Ammos is accessible through a dirt road and then on foot. The coast is sandy and pebbled and its seabed is quite interesting, ideal for snorkelling. The beach also offers natural shade from the olive trees in its backdrop.
A set of four beautiful completely isolated beaches, ideal for nudism as the ground rises at the edge of the coast creating a natural wall from the pine tree beneath it. The coast is mostly pebbled with some stones and its waters reflect the red soil and green pine colours.
A small, secluded cove at the southernmost part of the island, Vythisma is found at the end of a small foot path that follows a dirt road. Preferred by nudists the past few years due to its seclusion and intact nature. Dark grey pebbles and amazing waters!
One of the most popular beaches on Alonissos and for a very good reason: exotic waters, clean and refreshing, umbrellas and sunbeds and delectable food in the charming restaurant right on the beach. Leftos Gialos is near Patitiri and also offers various sea activities and sports.
A tranquil gulf with turquoise waters surrounded by thick, green carpeted hills and slopes. Amazing views within an utterly graphic scenery composed by a white coast, pine and olive trees, Tzortzi Gialos is considered to be one of the most romantic spots on the island.
Glyfa is one of the largest and most popular beaches on the island with easy access and ample parking space offering absolute comfort. It is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas, it offers various sea sports and its coast is pebbled while the sunbed is sandy.