Alonissos Island Sporades Greece

Alonissos is a very beautiful island. Itís home to the only Marine Park in Greece. Also, itís one of the six ecological islands in Europe protecting the Monk seals.

Patitiri is the capital of the island. The town has been built after the earthquake of 1965 which destroyed the Old Capital.

The Old Capital (Old Alonissos, Chora or Palio Chorio) is a charming little traditional Greek village, with whitewashed houses and narrow paved streets. After the earthquake of 1965 which destroyed the area, the inhabitants moved to Patitiri. The Old Capital is located at 4 km (2.48 miles) from the new capital. Being built on a hill, it offers lovely views of the Aegean Sea and the nearby island of Skopelos. Many old houses are starting to be restored by foreigners and have been transformed into restaurants, cafes or shops.

Apart from the capital, Patitiri, there are several other villages worth visiting: Rousoum Gialos, Votsi, Steni Vala and Kalamakia.

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