Alonissos is a small, picturesque Greek beach holiday island located in the Sporades chain near the popular holiday island of Skiathos. It enjoys special 'eco' status as the centre of a marine park and this Greek holiday island offers laid back, relaxing Greek island holidays for fans of unspoilt beaches and woodland walks. The port of Patitiri is the main holiday centre with a scattering of pebble beaches around the coast.
Alonissos is one of the Sporades group of islands and lies at the heart of a marine conservation area. Now hotels, shops, restaurants on the islands have agreed to ban the use of plastic bags across the island in order to protect wildlife.
Getting a car on board a Greek island ferry when the wind is blowing and the waters are choppy can turn out to be a tricky business, as this video shot on Alonissos shows.
The Greek holiday island of Alonissos has picked up a gold award for the quality of its beaches and for its eco-tourist facilities. The gold medal was awarded by the Quality Coast Association.
No one on holiday in Alonissos can fail to note the crystal clean waters that surround this, one of the less visited of the Greek holiday islands in the Sporades group. The clear water is, in part at least, a result of Alonissos being the centre . . .
Greeks care little for the fate of endangered dolphins and seals in the Mediterranean, claim wildlife and ecology experts as many are routinely killed by fishermen.