Townhouse in Alonnisos, Sporades Islands, Greece - Stunning Cliff Edge Location In The Old Town
About Property Manager
We first went to the island in 2005 planning to buy a purpose built fairly modern villa and then found our traditional Greek home, which we fell in love with immediately.
Property Manager purchased this Townhouse in 2005
Why Property Manager chose Alonnisos
Our house is several hundred years old built on a cliff edge within the old town. We had never seen a house so unusual and beautiful with views that blew us away, across the ocean towards Skopolos, the Greek mainland and Mount Evia, where boats pass by and dolphins play. The house is on the edge of the town in close proximity to bars, shops and tavernas which are open from mid May to the end of September yet has a quietness to it that just brings relaxation. The house with its wealth of charm has been sympathetically restored, retaining all of its character yet providing modern comforts.
What makes this Townhouse unique
If I was to say the best things about this house, it is the peace and tranquilty. Some of the best times in the house are early morning sitting on the terrace looking out to the sea, counting the sailing boats as they pass by in the sea and spotting the dolphins playing. Seeing a large monk seal on the beach that we can see from the house (be it with binoculars) having an early sunbathing session. Days are generally spent at the many beautiful beaches around the island and then back to the house to enjoy dinner on the terrace as the sun sets, it just doesn't get any better!
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Beautiful authentically maintained Greek house with good quality furnishings. Amazing views and great location, at the top of the village in a car free zone. We really enjoyed our stay. There is live music outside below the house but just in the height of season and we were able to sleep through it so it wasn't a problem.
Almost six months have past and my friend and I are still talking about our fantastic holiday in this beautiful house, on the gorgeous island of Alonnissos. For us, it was the house that made our holiday so fantastic. We went with our 15 year old daughters and the house was ideal, they had their own room which was very well designed, as was the whole house, it was so homely and obviously a lot love, care and attention had gone in to making it so, to wake up to the breathtaking views each morning was just heaven! Apart from the house Alonissos was great too, lovely beaches, good restaurants and good for walkers (although quite hilly in parts). In fact, we stayed in Skopelos for our second week but loved Alonissos so much we jumped on a ferry and went back and stayed overnight in an apartment as the house was occupied!!
Special interest holidays:
Wonderful swimming on the many beaches on the island where the water is crystal clear. Scuba lessons are also available on the island as well as boat hire for dolphin and monk seal spotting. For keen walkers it is ideal, although rarely a flat path will be found. Beautiful lush green island with an abundance of wild flowers and wild life.
Megalos Mourtias, the local beach, a 3-4 minute drive. It has 2 excellent tavernas with sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach. The Alonissos coastline has mainly sheltered coves, often reached by footpaths through beautiful pine forests. Crystal clear turquoise waters are calm and ideal for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. Some of the more remote beaches are easily reached by boat. A number of beaches are shallow for quite a distance; perfect for paddling and safe for children.
The nearest airport is Skiathos and then a ferry trip over to Alonissos. Ferries are plentiful during the high season. It is possible to fly to Athens or Thessaloniki and get a bus to Volos or Agios Konstantinos where you can get a ferry to the island. Car and moped hire is available to explore the island. Bus service is every half an hour during the high season to Patitiri. You can also get a bus to Steni Vala from Patitiri. Taxis are also plentiful.
It is a 3-4 minute drive to Megalos Mourtias, which has three tavernas, you can also take a beautiful walk down the pine filled valley. This is a wonderful beach to watch the sun set. There are many other wonderful beaches mainly pebble but some sand ranging from 5-20 minutes in the car or scooter if you fancy exploring.
The Old Town has charming little lanes and houses dating back hundreds of years. There are many tavernas, bars, craft and antique shops. In the main square is a small supermarket, a bakery, ice cream parlour and restaurants. Many of the tavernas have traditional Greek music. Patitiri has a bank with ATM, a post office, supermarkets, bakers and chemists. There are many tavernas, a museum, nightclub, 2 internet cafes and car/bike hire. There is a medical centre and emergency dentist. Remember to bring your EHIC card in case of a medical emergency. WiFi is available along the harbour front and at Panselinos restaurant in the Old Town. The island is a mass of brightly coloured flowers in the Spring and is also home to the rare Eleanor Falcons and Monk Seals. If you go on a boat trip you are almost guaranteed to see dolphins. Alonissos is a small, friendly idyllic island. Visitors return year after year.