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Hiking is considered the most popular outdoor activity, and the landscape of Alonissos is ideal for day trips and long walks in nature. Many who are not usually fans of hiking have been convinced by the variety of different trails available. An extensive network of signposted hiking trails crisscrosses the island, leading to tiny chapels, small settlements, secluded beaches, and hilltops with breathtaking views of the sea. The routes range from easy walks on forest paths through untouched olive and almond groves to a remote gorge strewn with boulders or the challenging ascent to the highest point of the island in the north.

Before you go on a hike, make sure you research the route in advance. There are books and maps available in the local stores. You can also find book tips in the literature section. If you don't feel comfortable hiking alone, you can join group hikes or hire a local guide e.g. Bente Keller https://www.bentekeller.gr and her son Jason. However, if you decide to set out alone to explore Alonissos, experience the beauty of the island and enjoy nature, don't forget to bring water, wear a hat and sunscreen and inform someone of your whereabouts.

Or treat yourself to a carefree nature experience. Explore the beauty of the landscape on an e-bike. Enjoy relaxing rides over hilly roads to beaches and small settlements without getting out of breath. https://www.deus-ex-machina-alonissos.com

In early June, the Alonissos Council organizes the annual Alonissos Challenge. There are a total of three runs: a 20 km race, a 10 km race (for both runners and walkers) and a 2 km race for children. For further details and information please visit alonissoschallenge.gr

If you love the sea, you have the option of renting small boats with outboard motors in Patitiri. Boats with up to 30 HP can be controlled without a boat license. The island appears in a whole new light when viewed from the sea, and there is the opportunity to explore numerous remote and quiet bays, including on the neighboring island of Peristera.


Alonissos was awarded Best Diving Destination at the Greek Travel Awards in London. This award comes as no surprise as the island is surrounded by the roughly 2,200 square kilometers of the Northern Sporades Marine National Park.

The Northern Sporades Marine National Park offers a breathtaking underwater world, adding to Greece's reputation as a diving paradise. The dive site features many caves and is home to groupers, moray eels, pen shells and Red Sea fans. The Blue Cave is suitable for divers of all experience levels. Here you can safely explore the large, open-sea cave with shallow depths. More advanced divers can explore the deeper wall and search for the diverse marine life in the crevices. The most adventurous divers with deep diving certifications and drift diving training can look forward to the Gorgonian Garden, one of the most densely red gorgonian walls in the Mediterranean at a depth of around 35 to 40 meters.
For divers interested in exploring the waters around Alonissos, the Alonissos Triton Dive Center https://bestdivingingreece.com, IKION Diving https://ikiondiving.gr and Alonissos Seacolours https://alonissos-seacolours.gr are excellent options to organize diving excursions and experience the wonders of the underwater world in the region.

The Amani 180 Spa guarantees a truly luxurious and relaxing experience amidst the natural beauty of Alonissos. This beauty and wellness sanctuary is a true haven, nestled in an ancient olive grove with breathtaking sea views. In an atmosphere of relaxation and complete tranquility, guests can enjoy massages and treatments with natural and organic products. These take place in an open tent in an African safari style and undoubtedly give the spa a unique and exotic atmosphere that makes the experience even more special. The awards received by Amani 180 Spa at the World Luxury Spa Awards in 2021 and 2022 underscore the high quality and first-class service that guests can expect. Alonissos is truly a place where you can pamper your body and soul while enjoying the natural beauty of the Aegean. Visit https://www.theamanispa.com for more information.

 

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