This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Alonnisos. To help you make friends with Alonnisos before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Alonnisos is located on the similarly named Alonissos, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, known best for its raw natural beauty and beaches. The village is found on the southern part of the island, on top of a hill, and is locally known as Chora. It is famously the most picturesque part of the island, as you will find amazing views throughout the village.
The island is remote and relaxed, the perfect place to rest up and unwind on your travels. There are lush green spaces and clear waters to swim in, and it is thick with pine trees, oaks, bushes, vineyards and bountiful olive and fruit trees. It is an oasis of growth and life, although the wine industry has not existed for some time.
You can find hostels here that are rustic and typically Greek, although with less of the hustle and bustle of other Greek hosts. The whitewashed buildings that house these often family fun hostels are made vibrant by terracotta roof tiles and welcoming atmosphere. The hostels you will find in Alonnisos are great for sustainable travelers looking to continue their way of living, and can suit anybody wanting to spend a small amount for comfortable shared accommodation.
Alonnisos is the perfect village getaway for budget travelers looking to relax by the sea whilst admiring the beautiful views of the island. Whilst the north and western coasts are rugged and rocky, the east side of the entire island is dotted with quaint little bays and idealistic beaches.
Mythology surrounds the island itself, and you can spend days learning about its native stories, or going on boat trips around the coast to explore the neighboring uninhabited islet. Or, spend the nights at your friendly, family run hostel, tasting the local delicacies, such as figs with honey, fouskakia, or amigdalota, sweet treats sure to make your mouth water.
Written by local enthusiast for Alonnisos hostelsJakob Lombardi