Apart from its large and famous islands, Greece has countless treasures that challenge you and invite you to meet them. They are the small diamonds in the Aegean Sea and in the Ionian sea which if you visit them once, then you will become a fan and visitor. Such an island is Alonissos. A green oasis with crystal clear waters and countless beauties. Moreover, it is a corner of Sporades that you can do various kinds of tourism, depending on your needs and your desires.
An island surrounded by green landscapes and exotic beaches
One of the amazing points of Alonissos is its beaches. Beaches with turquoise waters and trees that touch the sea. You’ll find whatever you’re looking for. From organized coasts to more isolated and virgin beaches. And think that you can go from one to the other by traveling just a few miles.
If you think about it geographically, calculate that south and east of the island you will find countless beaches which, in fact, are very different from each other. From golden and white sand to clear waters that burst onto steep pale yellow rocks. Awesome bays surrounded by pine forests where you can reach by boat and enjoy your dives. On the North side, dominates a wilder version of the island which you can also get to know by boat.
Our favorite beach is Leftos Gialos. A beach like a postcard. From there you will enjoy an unparalleled view to the two desert islands across which called the Two Brothers. It is one of the most famous beaches of the island.
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Alonissos: The green island with the underwater museum
And now something new is coming to the island. From Monday 3 August to Friday 2 October 2020 Amateur scuba divers and freedivers will have the unique opportunity to visit, accompanied by diving centers, the famous shipwreck of amphoreon of the 5th century BC. at the bottom of the sea in Peristera in Alonissos. An experience that admittedly you don’t have the opportunity to enjoy often.
This particular shipwreck was first spotted by a fisherman in 1985 near the west rocky coast of Peristera, at a depth of 28 meters. According to archaeologists, a large merchant ship, possibly Athenian, sank there around 425 BC. The ship that was wrecked was loaded with thousands of wine amphorae from Mendis and Peparithos (today’s Skopelos), areas known in antiquity for their wine. The shipwreck is one of the most important of classical antiquity.
If again, you are not a fan of diving in the town of the island and specifically in the Center for Information and awareness Center, you can virtually dive to the bottom and navigate the shipwrecks as a real diver, with technological applications of visual reality.
After that, probably Alonissos will come closer to your choices for this summer. What do you think?
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