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Alonissos exudes a special magic. Many people report that they felt an instant connection to the island when they set foot here for the first time. Once you've experienced the magic of Alonissos, you'll be drawn back again and again. But what exactly is it that keeps people coming back to this island??

The island's natural beauty, from its beautiful beaches to its green hills and picturesque coastline, is undoubtedly one of its main attractions. The crystal clear waters and lush vegetation create a breathtaking backdrop. Here you will find no crowded beaches and no hectic nightlife. Rather, Alonissos is a place of serenity, and the views of the Aegean Sea and the clear starry nights create a romantic atmosphere. Here you can slow down, truly relax and have a quiet, unforgettable vacation.

To find the answer to the question of why people keep coming back, there's probably no easier way than to come and experience it yourself. And maybe you'll join those who simply can't live without Alonissos!



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The earliest records of the island's history date back to 700 BC. BC. In 1538, the island was hit by a devastating attack by the infamous pirate Barbarossa, which wiped out almost the entire population. Many residents lost their lives, while those who survived were either taken into slavery or fled the island. In the following decades the island remained almost uninhabited until the late 16th century. Only then did gradual immigration from neighboring islands and the mainland begin. The main settlement developed in "Palia Chora", a high place at the southern end of the island. At this time the village extended within the Kastro, remains of which can still be found in the uppermost part of the old village. Over time, the settlement spread further down the mountain and the population grew steadily.

In the 1960s, the island suffered two serious disasters. First, the grapevine population was destroyed by the devastating phylloxera, and then, in 1965, the "Old Village" was largely destroyed by a violent earthquake. The population lived in tents for over a year until the majority of residents were resettled in the port town of Patitiri, while only a few returned. The "Old Village" remained largely abandoned until tourism reached the island and strangers began to visit the island. It was only a matter of time before these new visitors became the new owners of the old village houses and dedicated themselves to the task of restoring the old buildings in order to resurrect the beauty and unique charm of the "Old Village". The rest, as they say, is history.