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A L O N I S S O S : Lies in the northern Sporades, in the middle of the chain of islands which begins with Skiathos.
The villages on this island are opposite Skopelos. The chief place, Alonissos, is situated on a hill. Despite the damage from an earthquake of 1965, some of the traditional houses still remain.

Near Alonissos there are many smaller islands.
These are Kira Panagia with a monastery, Gioura with the cave of Cyclops, the shelter Piperi, Pappous, Peristera and Skantzoura.
These islands were chosen by the Mediterranean seals as a shelter. Between these islands there is a park to protect the species.

Alonissos was inhabited in the prehistoric age. An ancient city named Iko in the location of Kokkinokastro was significant. According to tradition, Pileas, father of Achilles who was buried on the island, spent the last years of his life in Iko. Many statues which came from Iko and many bottles of the excellent wine that was produced on the island have been found in Alonissos.

Some of the most wonderful beaches can be found in Hrisi Milia, Kokkinokastro, Gorgi Gialos, Lefkos Gialos, Agios Petros, Kalamakia and Marpounta.

From Agios Konstantinos to Alonissos there are several ferries every week depending on the season.
From Volos to Alonissos there are many ferries as well , depending on the season (distance:61 nautical miles, duration:6 hours).For more information contact the Coast guard of Volos tel. (0421) 28.888.
From Kimi of Evia to Alonissos there are a few ferries every week depending on the season (distance:34 nautical miles, duration:3 hours).

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  • Written Sep 7, 2002
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