Alonissos, Greece

Alonissos, Greece Travel Information

According to itypeauto, Alonissos (Greek: Αλόννησος) is an island in the Aegean Sea that is part of the Northern Sporades. The Northern Sporades are a region of Greece (Europe). The territory of Alonissos also includes the islands of Adelfoi, Gioura, Kyra Panagia (Pelagos), Peristera, Piperi, Psathoura and Skantzoura. The capital of Alonissos is Patitiri.

Alonissos is a sparsely populated and rustic island within the Sporades. In contrast to other islands, the number of inhabitants has decreased instead of increased in recent years. This also has to do with the earthquake that took place in 1965. The landscape of Alonissos is hilly with lots of greenery (mostly pine trees). The coastline of the island consists of beautiful sandy beaches and a large port near the capital Patitiri. The water around the island is sometimes referred to as the clearest water in the Aegean Sea. Tourism on Alonissos is still developing. For tourists, there are other attractions in addition to the beautiful beaches and water sports facilities. For example, there is a water park, the old capital with impressive views and the presence of the rare monk seal (a species of seal). See 3rjewelry for other cities and countries as well as geography in European Union.

Where is Alonnisos located?

Travel information of Alonissos

Official name: Alonissos
Continent: Europe
Area: 64 km²
Capital: Patitiri
Country code: GR, GRC
Population: 2,750 inhabitants (2011)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 456 m
Distance (Amsterdam – Patitiri): 2,070 km
Flight time: No airport available (nearest is on Skiathos, about 4 hours flight)

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Alonissos that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Alonissos, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Alonissos. In addition, you will find an overview of individual travel components (hotels) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Alonissos?

Weather and climate
Alonissos has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 10 to 15 degrees and in the summer months around 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Alonissos can be found on our extensive weather page.

Best time
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Alonissos. In these months you have the best chance of good weather.

Greek is the official language on Alonissos.
Would you like to translate from or into Greek for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Greece:
Greek Embassy in the Netherlands:
Greek Consulate in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Alonissos.

Money and Currency matters
On Alonissos you pay with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Alonissos can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Alonissos are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -22% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (33% cheaper), food (18% cheaper), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (36% cheaper) and public transport (50% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

On Alonissos it is customary to tip, even if this is already included in the bill. Good service is about 5-10% tip.

Time difference
On Alonissos it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on Alonissos is the same as in the Netherlands.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Alonissos on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Alonissos you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Alonissos.
An overview of all ferry connections between the various Greek islands can be found on GTP.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Alonissos.

On Alonissos the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Alonissos can be found on our electricity page (look under Greece).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112 or 100
– Tourist police: 171
– Fire brigade: 112 or 199
– Ambulance: 112 or 166

Tap water
The water from the tap is drinkable, but due to the high chlorine content in many places, we recommend drinking bottled water.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Alonissos can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Greece (Alonissos) can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Alonissos end
Alonissos official websites:, and

The country code (international access number) to call someone on Alonissos is 0030 or +30.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Alonissos? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Alonissos Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Alonissos.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Alonissos.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Alonissos.

Public holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays on Alonissos can be found on
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Greece (Alonissos) in the Eurydice school guide.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Alonissos, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Alonissos?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Alonissos. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Alonissos can be found on Protected Planet.
Alonissos is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Places of interest
A number of well-known and frequently visited places of interest on Alonissos are as follows:
– Old town Palió Chorió
– Churches in Agios Onoufrios
– Alonissos Museum
– Museum the traditional house
– Kokkinokastro beach
– Agios Dimitrios Beach
– Chrisi Milia Beach
– National marine park of Alonissos and the Northern Sporades

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Alonissos? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Alonissos, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Alonissos, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Alonissos.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum allowed blood alcohol level is 0.5 for cars and 0.2 for motorcycles and novice drivers up to 2 years old.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Alonissos consists of only one municipality?
…It is said that the sea water around Alonissos is the cleanest in the Aegean Sea?
…The rare monk seal can be found on Alonissos?
…Alonissos does not have an airport?
…Alonissos received a QualityCoast Gold Award in 2011 for its sustainability?

Alonissos, Greece