GREECE IS THE NEW COVER OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Alonissos has been honored by National Geographic on its renowned ‘Best of the World’ list of destinations for 2021. The list showcases 25 destinations selected by its Global Editors of International Travel and tells stories of “conservation successes, preservation achievements, cultural resilience, and tales of communities overcoming daunting obstacles to thrive despite the pandemic,” says National Geographic in a recent release.
An unparalleled beauty
Alonissos, its surrounding waters, and minor islands, including Peristera, Kyra Panagia, Gioura, Psathoura, Skantzoura, and Piperi, form the Alonissos Marine Park, the largest of its kind in Europe. Each of the seven main islands within the park possesses its own unique characteristics, charm, and history. Furthermore, Alonissos offers several lovely villages to explore, great walking tracks, and numerous beaches.
The island of Peristera is separated from its nearest neighbor Alonissos by a narrow channel of water.
Kyra Panagia is a small uninhabited island and the site of a 17th-century monastery.
The island is famous for a stalactite cave that sheltered Homer’s Cyclops known as ‘Cyclops Cave’.
Isolated and uninhabited, Psathoura island was formed from a volcano that was active in the Pleistocene era.
Skantzoura is an 8-kilometer square island with large sections of its shores made of white marble.
The most protected island in the archipelago and the core of the National Marine Park of Alonissos.