The small, yet perfectly formed island of Alonissos has so far been relatively untouched by tourism, giving holidaymakers the unique opportunity to experience the rare and authentic Greece. Alonissos is an Aegean Island, situated in the Aegean Sea, east of mainland Greece. It is the third and smallest of the Sporades group of islands, after the more well known Skiathos, and Skopelos. With little in the way of mainstream tourism here the best way to experience the island is to rent an Alonissos villa or holiday home.
Alonissos is the perfect location for families and couples who want to sit back, relax and enjoy the sun! Once you’ve found your ideal Alonissos villa or holiday home to rent you might not want to leave it, whether you’re on a hillside overlooking a village and the sea, or right near the beach. The beautiful pebble beaches are one of the island’s highlights, and at less than 3 miles by 12.5 miles exploring the island is quick and easy.
When you do fancy a day or evening away from your Alonissos villa, head to the village of Alonissos (known locally as Chora). Set on a hillside the views are picture perfect and you can enjoy some authentic Greek souvlaki in one of the local tavernas. The port of Patitiri nearby is a little busier, and is your entry and exit point to the island. Alonissos is situated within the Alonissos Marine Park, the largest of its kind in Europe. Keep a look out from your Alonissos villa, or the beach, for the local population of Mediterranean Monk Seals.
Alonissos is just 2 nautical miles from the neighbouring island of Skopelos, and a little further from Skiathos, putting these two islands within easy reach of your Alonissos villa or holiday home. Both islands are busier than Alonissos, and the main attractions are the beaches.
Visitors to Alonissos villas and holiday homes can enjoy long, hot and dry Mediterranean summers, even though you’ll be located on the Aegean! August is the hottest month but with the typical northern winds that come at this time of the year holidaymakers can benefit from a refreshing breeze which keeps the air temperature down a little and prevents you from getting too hot! Temperatures are also mild during the winter and there’s moderate rainfall during the winter too.
Being a small island Alonissos does not have its own airport. The closest airport is on the nearby island of Skiathos which can be reached via many charter airlines during the summer. From Skiathos there is a ferry service to Alonissos which takes about 1.5 hours. Alternatively you can fly to mainland Greece, and catch a ferry from Thessaloniki. Although the ferry crossing will be longer you may have more choice for flights at different times of the year.