Beaches, beaches, beaches
Clap eyes on the coast here and you’ll fall straight under its spell. Agios Dimitrios Beach is just one example, a pebbly shore lapped by aquamarine crystal-clear waters. Chrisi Milia Beach is equally mesmerising and blanketed in sand if you love nothing more than feeling grains between your toes. For the best of both, make a beeline for dreamy Kokkinokastro Beach.
Explore the island
Hands up who loves adventures? You’ve struck gold here in Alonissos. The epic natural beauty of the island lends itself to stunning hikes. One of the best is the trail up a cobbled mule path to Hora, the old capital of the island. The National Marine Park of Alonissos is prime for a day trip too – take a boat out into the sparkling sea and get ready to spot dolphins, turtles and migrating whales.
See the Sporades
Alonissos is part of the green-tinged Sporades archipelago, with two gorgeous neighbours – Skiathos and Skopelos. Island-hopping is easy here, with regular ferries and boat trips between all three. Skiathos Town’s buzzy harbourfront is ideal for drinks by the water, while Skopelos’ epic backdrop’s what made it a filming location for Mamma Mia!, so you can go recreate the scenes yourself.