Alonissos, the second largest island of the Sporades, is 20 km long and, at its widest point, about 5 km wide. It is the only inhabited island in the area of the ”Northern Sporades Marine Park”. With many deserted and difficult to access beaches and bays, and surrounded by crystal clear water, it is one of the most unspoiled islands in Greece.

The west side of Alonissos is dominated by steep cliffs sloping to the sea. From the many signposted hiking trails found here, here there are fantastic views across the sea – and with luck, on a clear day, you may be able to see over to Mount Athos. The east side of the island, with its bays, settlements and villages, descends gently to the sea and there are views over to the offshore islands of Peristera and Dio Adelphia (Two Brothers). The north is characterised by a barren mountain landscape.

The hills to the south are densely covered with pine forest, Aleppo pines and olive groves. Here also is the port of Patitiri, where you will arrive on the ”Flying Cat” or ferry, and the hilltop village ”Palia Chora Alonissos”, where our homes are found.

You can stroll up and down steps through the narrow streets of the Old Village to your chosen house. The Village consists of old traditional Greek island houses, which remained untouched for some time after the earthquake in 1965. Over the years they have been carefully and lovingly restored, and now each house has its own individual character which mirrors the soul of its owner.