To fully explore Alonissos we would recommend hiring a vehicle so that you can visit the interesting old village (Chora), diverse, green landscape and the intimate little fishing ports. Having your own transport gives you total flexibility without having to rely solely on the four taxis and the local bus which only has just two routes, one from Patitiri to the old village and the other a limited service to Steni Vala. Although the island is only around 24 kilometres long and a mere 4 metres wide, it has over 55 kilometres of good asphalt roads running almost the entire length from north to south; (Gerakas to Marpounta) taking you directly to nearly all of the beautiful beaches to enjoy. In addition to these roads there are another 50 kilometres or so of 'unmade' tracks, that take you to a few 'hidden' beaches and places of interests and walks. Most of these 'unmade' tracks are still more than good enough for your capable hired vehicle to pass, although some require a little more caution and less speed. Exploring by either car, scooter or quad rewards you with plenty of opportunities to stop when safe to do so, to take beautiful panoramic and memorable photographs. We look forward to providing you with whichever form of transport you have chosen. Alonissos Island Alonissos is known mainly for its unique Marine Park, which provides an environment for rare species of birds and animals, offering them a protected habitat. Much of the island is covered with magnificent pine forest. The character of the island can be seen especially in the Old Village, with its mediæval homes, interesting architecture and incredible views. One can find dozens of churches and countless chapels all over the island. Their traditional architecture and history will impress the visitor, while the views from these churches will mesmerize. The islanders have a saying "you will be in harmony with the world when you light a candle in the tranquility of the church, surrounded by the island's beautiful, natural surroundings". Alonissos belongs to the Sporades group of Islands. The total area is estimated to be 64.5km2 and there is a coastline of approximately 67 km. An extensive network of tracks and paths makes access on foot a possibility to all the beaches. The island's population is about 2000.