Ferries to Alonissos depart from Volos and Mantoudi ports in mainland Greece. The ferry trip to Alonissos lasts for 2.5-5 hours depending on the ferry type. The cost of a ferry ticket to Alonissos is '20' 'EUR' (20 Euros) - '35' 'EUR' (35 Euros) for a standard seat. Alonissos island is also directly connected by ferry with Skopelos and Skiathos.
Note that Alonissos has two ports: Alonissos port and Glossa port.
Ferry Schedules to Alonissos
There are ferries from Volos to Alonissos every day. In the summer, ferry routes are more frequent and there are also many daily ferries to Alonissos from Mantoudi, and the Sporades islands.
Ferry to Alonissos from Volos
At least 2-3 ferries depart from Volos to Alonissos every day in peak season. The ferry trip from Volos to Alonissos lasts for 3-5 hours. The cost of a ferry ticket from Volos to Alonissos is '30' 'EUR' (30 Euros).
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Ferry to Alonissos from Skopelos
There are daily ferry connections between Skopelos and Alonissos all year round. The ferry trip from Skopelos to Alonissos lasts for 30 minutes to 1.5 hours and the cost of the ferry ticket is '6' 'EUR' (6 Euros) - '10' 'EUR' (10 Euros).
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Ferry to Alonissos from Skiathos
In peak season, there are at least 2-3 daily ferry connections between Skiathos and Alonissos. The duration of the journey is 1.5-5.5 hours and the cost of the ferry ticket is '11' 'EUR' (11 Euros) - '13' 'EUR' (13 Euros).
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What types of ferries travel to/from Alonissos?
The types of ferries that sail to Alonissos are high-speed/catamaran ferries (mainly from other Sporades islands) and conventional ferries. The ferry companies that serve itineraries to Alonissos are Blue Star Ferries and Anes Lines.
Island hopping from Alonissos
During the high season, there are frequent ferry connections between Alonissos and the Sporades islands. Some of the most popular island-hopping routes from Alonissos are from Alonissos to Skiathos and from Alonissos to Skopelos.
Travel tips to organize your travel:
- Since Alonissos island is connected with Volos, Mantoudi, and Thessaloniki you can combine your trip to Alonissos with a road-trip in mainland Greece.
- The best way to plan your trip to Alonissos is to book your ferry tickets in advance, as Greek ferries may be fully booked, especially in July and August.
- Keep in mind that ferries from Thessaloniki to Alonissos operate seasonally and not every year, whereas ferries from Volos to Alonissos operate all year round.
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INFORMATION ABOUT ALONISSOS
The small yet beautiful island of Alonissos is known for its picturesque greenery and wonderful beaches. Although Alonissos is close to busy Skiathos, it remains a more peaceful and authentic destination.
The old capital of Alonissos is Chora, a charming village located on top of a hill. Chora has been built on the site of a Medieval Castle that protected the island from external attacks. The paved paths of Chora are lined by traditional houses, cafeterias and some gift shops. After an earthquake that hit Alonissos in 1965, many houses in the village were damaged. The inhabitants abandoned it and moved a bit closer to the sea, where they built their new capital, Patitiri.
The history of Alonissos island dates back to the prehistoric times, as shown by ancient remains. Alonissos is also mentioned in mythology as the myth says that the father of Achilles, the legendary hero of Troy, spent the last days of his life on that island.
The Minoan and the Mycenaeans built many towns there. The island developed its economical power due to trade, agriculture and wine making. In the Roman times, it was used as an exile land for political enemies and expelled citizens. All along its history, Alonissos was attacked by pirates. In the 13th century, it was conquered by the Venetians and then by the Turks. In 1829, after the end of the Greek Revolution, it was integrated to the Greek State.
Today the island owes a lot of its income in tourism. Apart from the clean coasts, the sea water around the island is also of high quality. In fact, the sea region to the north of Alonissos has been declared a National Marine Park as it is rich in marine life. Moreover, the endangered species Monachus-Monachus, the rare Mediterranean Monk Seal, lives there.
Hop on a ferry to Alonissos for peaceful holidays in nature off the beaten tourist trail!
- Alonissos might be a small island, but it is famous for its verdant landscape and wonderful beaches.
- The former capital of Alonissos is Chora, a charming village located on top of a hill. Chora is built on the site of a Medieval Castle that protected the island from external attacks.
- After an earthquake that hit Alonissos in 1965, many houses in the village were damaged. The inhabitants abandoned it and moved a bit closer to the sea, where they built their new capital, Patitiri.
- The endangered species Monachus-Monachus, a rare Mediterranean Monk Seal, finds shelter in Alonissos.
The best season to visit Alonissos
The best season to visit Alonissos is the summer. The island doesn’t get overcrowded, even during peak season, so you’re going to find many quiet spots throughout the island.
If you’re searching for a peaceful destination away from the crowds for relaxing holidays surrounded by nature, Alonissos is a top choice.
During your stay in Alonissos, don’t forget to visit the Marine Park, the Blue Cave, Mavrikis Folklore Museum, and the Church of the Christ.
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