Attractions and Beaches to Visit in Alonissos, Greece
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Alonissos, Greece is an unassuming island that is full of charm and innocence. It might not get the attention that the other islands of the Sporades do, but don’t let that fool you. The island of Alonissos is a wonderful place to visit with its beautiful coasts that are made of rocky formations that appear to be marbled, the picturesque beaches, and the attractions that spark your curiosity.
The National Marine Park of Alonissos
Located on the northern side of the island of Alonissos, the National Marine Park is rich is marine life. The area is an important breeding ground for different species of mammals, reptiles, fish, and birds. It took about 25 years for the park to be established.
There was a documentary called The Coast of the Seal about the life of the monk seals that live there made in 1976. The monk seals interact with the other protected species of the area. The National Marine Park is one of the most beautiful in Greece. When you visit the park, you can go snorkeling, scuba diving, and take boat tours where you can see the marine life from the surface of the water. If you love nature and marine life, this is one of the best places you can visit.
Chrisi Milia Beach
Chrisi Milia Beach in Alonissos, Greece is 5 km northeast of Patitiri. This family friendly beach has sand that is soft and golden. Chrisi Milia Beach is organized with sun beds and umbrellas. There are water sports centers and areas on the beach to play sports as well. Young pine trees grow along the coastline of Chrisi Milia Beach. There is a fish tavern nearby where you can indulge in fresh fish and other tasty dishes. You will also find ice cream, beer, and other drinks nearby. The beach of Chrisi Milia is located in front of a large beach resort.
The Alonissos Museum was founded in 2000 by Angela and Kostas Mavrikis. The museum is the largest privately owned museum on any of the Greek islands. The Alonissos Museum sits on a hill overlooking the Patitiri, 30 meters from the harbor of Patitiri. The 4-storey museum focuses on showcasing historical items such as weapons and other objects used by pirates of the Aegean Sea. The museum also has exhibits of modern art in the form of paintings and sculptures to give a voice to local artists. The museum also has a gift shop where you can pick up a souvenir or gift.
Roussoum Gialos Beach
The family friendly beach os Roussoum Gialos is located 2 km north of Patitiri. The area around the beach has become a tourist development, so you’ll find all the facilities you need nearby. The unique beauty of the beach is also a draw for locals and tourists alike. The beach features beautiful, clean water and small white pebbles along the coastline. At the taverns nearby you can experience the taste of local dishes. Though the beach and area is popular, it has kept its traditional character and charm.
Alonissos will fascinate and entertain you. It’s definitely worth visiting while in Greece!
This post was written by GreekBoston.com