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Alonissos Island

Culture of Alonissos Island. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Despite the fact that Alonissos was inhabited long ago, it didn't play an important role in the events of Antiquity and Middle Ages. Leaders changed one after another, one era followed another and life on the island took its normal course. Alonissos was not interesting for robbers and pirates, so the government didn't spend time on building a fortress to protect locals. Chora, the main capital of the island is situated on a hill and has a strategically advantageous location. But there are even no stone walls around it.
Alonissos is not the biggest island of the Aegean sea. However, those who enjoy long walks will find routes of different difficulty and length. You can reach Chora in less than an hour, … Open
However, Chora is almost uninhabited now. The earthquake of 1965 caused damage to the Greek islands including Alonissos. The capital was partly ruined and locals didn't restore their houses and moved to Patitiri, the modern capital and the main port of the island. A rather steep road leads from Patitiri to Chora, but if you are strong enough, you can reach this place. It will give you a chance to touch the history of Ancient Greece and see the houses which have been standing at their places for more than a century.
There is a huge barrel for wine, patitiri, in the port. Local inhabitants gave a humorous name to their settlement. There is an information dissemination centre not far from the monument. It is dedicated to the life of rare monk seals which live in the waters of Alonissos. You can visit the centre for free and explore photos, models, slides and text information about these animals which are considered to be endangered species. Copyright
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
Despite its size and recent building, Patitiri has a museum with reach collection of exhibits. You can find it in a beautiful gorgeous stone building on the South side. The private Mavrikis Folklore Museum is opened from 11 from 7 pm. There are various exhibits. You can see many works of local artisans, traditional costumes, weapons, items connected with sea and sailors and also a lot of items found during the period of the Greek Revolution (1821-1829). The entrance ticket includes a drink in a nearby café.
Alonissos 2011 Those who are interested in antiquity won’t be bored on Alonissos. There are the ruins of Ikos ancient town. The excavations of the ruins are held near Kokkinokastro village, which is located on the North. It is the oldest village of those which were found on the Aegean Islands. The settlement was partly ruined by time and weather, but there are still parts of houses, churches and fortifications. Ikos was not an important historical town but you should definitely find some time for visiting the ruins.
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
Archaeologists have found prehistorical settlement not far from Kokkinokastro and Ikos. Preliminary excavations suggest that it is the oldest settlement of all the Aegean sea. Not all of the artefacts have been found yet. You can visit nearby Pelagonisi Island where were also found ruins of a settlement dated back to the 6th millennium BC. Kyra Panagia is an island where you can see two monasteries, one of them is deserted. If you love diving, you can admire the main treasure of Alonissos. It is a large sunken ship. Moreover, there are remains of 8 Byzantine ships close to the bay of Vasilikos.
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Iconic cultural sights of Greece

It’s almost impossible to visit all the museums of Athens during one trip, so rich the history of the country and its cultural heritage are. New Acropolis Museum is a must-see in the capital. It was specially built to store the unique Elmina Marbles, which are masterpieces of the ancient Greek art from the Athenian Acropolis. More than 20 thousand exhibits from prehistoric times are stored in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Sculptures, funerary masks, dishes, figurines, and funerary gifts are among the exhibits. The Byzantine Museum houses about 25 thousand exhibits of Christian art. The Museum of the Athenian Agora is located in the Stoic Attaly, built in the 2nd century BC. It displays various archaeological finds dating back to different eras. The museum of Cycladic culture contains objects of the everyday life and art of the civilization that existed 5 thousand years ago. … Open
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