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Sightseeing in Alonissos Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

The picturesque island of Alonissos lies in the center of the Alonissos Marine Park. That's an amazingly beautiful place that attracts nature lovers and beach goers. Alonissos is the only inhabited island in the territory of the Marine Park. The first settlement on the territory appeared in the Stone Age, as it was evidenced by archaeological finds.
The island features picturesque beaches, for many visitors of Alonissos they become major holiday destinations. The grounds of National Marine Park never cease to attract fans of diving. The … Open
Travelers who are interested in history and would like to stroll through the important archaeological areas have to visit Kokino Castro . There scientists have discovered everyday objects belonging to first inhabitants of the island, as well as the remains of prehistoric animals. This gorgeous island is interesting, first of all, for its numerous natural attractions.
The must visit site is Kunuli Mountain that is the highest point of the island. The mountain is 476 meters high and it doesn't require any special training to climb it. Participants of the excursion will be richly rewarded for their patience, as the entire territory of the island is seen from the mountain top. Nature lovers can also go hiking to Vouno Mountain. The second highest on the island is Mount Geladias. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The main feature of the island is an abundance of amazing private houses and small hotels located on the slopes of the mountains and near the coast. One of upscale accommodation places is … Open
The largest settlement of the island and its capital is Patitiri ; this town is made for walking. You can admire its picturesque streets infinitely. The charming town features old churches. Connoisseurs of architecture would like residential buildings, the appearance of which may seem rather unusual. White houses and cottages situated on steep mountain slopes look incredibly beautiful. It's worth noting that Patitiri is the port city, so while walking through its coastal territory vacationers can admire lovely yachts.

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Alonissos 2011 The so-called historic district has preserved in the capital. In 1965 it was almost completely destroyed during an earthquake. Through the efforts of the locals almost all old buildings were restored; they are considered the most important architectural landmarks of the island. There is the amazing venue, Kostas and Angela Mavrikis Museum, in the town. The former holds an extensive collection of works by local artists, and visitors can see amazing national costumes of locals and original crafts. One of the most interesting collections of the museum is devoted to the well-known pirates.
The island features picturesque beaches, for many visitors of Alonissos they become major holiday destinations. The grounds of National Marine Park never cease to attract fans of diving. The … Open
An interesting object to visit is the information center MOM that tells visitors about the specific form of mammal, the monk seal, which is the principal inhabitant of the national park. The National Marine Park itself, of course, is the most visited and famous attraction of Alonissos. It was founded in 1992. A vast nature reserve occupies the eastern part of the territory of the island and its waters. It's home to rare species of animals, including monk seals and dolphins, as well as dozens of species of exotic birds. Tours around the reserve are always conducted by a guide. A walk through this wonderful place is sure to be an unforgettable event.
Alonnisos Island has several dozen beaches. Despite the fact that tourism has started developing several decades ago on the island, there are still not many comfortable beaches with a well-developed infrastructure. Travelers who like calm and peaceful places with untouched nature will definitely enjoy staying there. Megalos Mourtias remains one of the most popular and developed beaches of the island. Not far from the beach, vacationers will find a tavern and several vendors that sell soft drinks. Coastal waters near this beach are shallow, so it is suitable for tourists with children.
The main feature of the island is an abundance of amazing private houses and small hotels located on the slopes of the mountains and near the coast. One of upscale accommodation places is … Open
Family travelers are also in love with Chrisi Milia Beach. The name of this sandy beach literally means “the Golden Appletree”. This area has a flat bottom and is rather shallow. Moreover, waves are rare there. Tourists, who crave for some romantic atmosphere, usually enjoy relaxing on Leptos Yialos. This beach is located in the bay with the same name. The coastal area looks incredibly attractive with crisp white sand. There are not that many vacationers on this beach because one needs to use a boat to get there. Active travelers, in their turn, choose another beach, Steni Vala. It is a great place to enjoy yachting and scuba diving. Finally, all fans of comfort will admire Kokkinokastro Beach that has charming umbrellas and lounge chairs.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Alonissos Island
♥   Castle 'Skiathos Castle' Skiathos, 35.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Chalkis' Chalkis, 82.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Alonissos Island
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' , 113.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Mount Athos' , 124.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Greece: things to see

Aphrodite Temple, better known under the name Parthenon, is considered the main historic landmark of Athens. The building has a miraculous construction from an archaeological point of view. Built in the 5th century BC, Parthenon consists of numerous columns and looks very light weighted at a glance. There is another important landmark nearby – the Erechtheion that was constructed in the 5th century. Many centuries ago a beautiful palace stood on the site of the ancient temple. According to a legend, the dispute between Poseidon and Aphrodite took place at that palace. The territory around the Erechtheion is decorated with beautiful statues, the most famous of which are Caryatid sculptures. One of the statues was brought to the British Museum in order to keep it in safety. … Open
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