||CULTURAL EVENTS: During the summer time many events are organized under the responsibility of the municipality and with the cooperation of other local unions, such as music festivals, theatre, exhibitions of photography or painting etc. The traditional Festivals, one on the 26th of July at the harbour ( Agias Paraskevis) and the next on the 15th of August in the old village (Panagias) are also very exciting.
SOME IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
MUNICIPALITY: 24240 65555
FIRE STATION: 24240 65199
POLICE: 24240 65 205
PORT POLICE/ COAST GUARD: 24240 65595
HOSPITAL: 24240 65208
PHARMACY: a) 24240 66096 or b) 24240 65540
NATIONAL BANK: 24240 65777
POST: 24240 65560
EXPLORING ALONISSOS: Exploring Alonissos on foot, motor bike or by motor boat will make any holiday more enjoyable and will fill you with wonderful impressions and memories that will keep you company in the dull winter days. You can go on foot to the old town of Alonissos at an altitude of 255 m to visit the Venetian castle and enjoy the spectacular views. On a clear day you can see Mount Athos, Mount Olympus, Pelion, Evia, Skyros and Skopelos. Old Alonissos was the main village until 1965 when a large earthquake destroyed most of the houses. It has changed very little and walking through the narrow streets will transport you back in time to Greek island life the way it was. It takes approximately 30 to 50 minutes to walk there. Walking through the pine forest you will enjoy the natural, unspoiled and wild landscape, rich in different flora and fauna. There are some relics of the Byzantine Monastery, which was devoted to the Agii Anargyri that is sure to impress.
You can also explore the nearby deserted islands of Kyra Panagia, Gioura, Psathoura and Skantzoura as well as take a trip around the island of Alonissos.More information on yacht charters and sailing vacations in Alonissos and the Northern Sporades.
Gioura will fascinate you with its unexplored Cyclops cave as well as a species of goat found only on this island and which is much different to the animals found in Gyaros Crete and the Alps. At Psathoura there are the remnants of an ancient city, which is submerged in the sea. There is also a wrecked Byzantine freighter in the harbor of Agios Petros, where excavations are presently taking place.
FISHING: Alonissos is a paradise for the fisherman and especially for those, who like spear-gun fishing. The local fishermen will show you the best places for fishing and will take you there in their caiques.