About for: Alonissos
Alonissos is a lovely island with much greenery and cozy beaches. Even in high season, it keeps a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Traditional villages dot the countryside of Alonissos, such as the picturesque village of Chora and the seaside villages of Votsi and Roussoum Gialos, that make great places for an evening walk. Do not also miss the boat trip from Patitiri port to the Marine Park of Northern Aegean, where you can swim in truly fantastic water. Holidays in Alonissos can be combined with other islands of Sporades, like Skopelos or Skyros. Alonissos is a long, thin island about 20km by 4.4km at it widest point. It is a green, fertile island, mostly limestone, with just four main villages and a population of around 3,000. Apart from tourism the main industries are fishing and farming of olives, almonds, grapes and figs. The island was once noted for its wines but an epidemic destroyed all the vines. The beaches are mainly pebble and stone.
Alonissos island is the centre for the Marine Park of the Aegean and the surrounding seas and outlying islands are protected habitat for the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus Monachus).