Walking

There are a lot of paths and tracks on Alonissos and 14 official walking trails, providing an excellent opportunity to explore the coastal and inland nature.
You can buy a walking map or a walking guide book locally and explore the island on your own, or you can participate in a guided walk. Guided walks are available in May/early June and September/October.

The Alonissos Challenge

The Organization of Culture, Sports and Social Activities of Alonissos organizes every year the Alonissos Challenge, a marathon which attracts runners and athletes from all over Greece and abroad, who experience the beauty of Alonissos, running or walking on different paths. The marathon takes place either in June or September.
For more information, visit www.alonissoschallenge.gr

Scuba diving

Following the lift of government restrictions, Alonissos is rapidly becoming known as the Aegean’s new dive destination as the surrounding area is host to a large concentration of ancient and Middle Ages sea wrecks, as well as the National Marine Park, one of the best preserved marine ecosystems in the Med.
Casa Kalypso is located 300 meters north from IKION diving centre in Steni Vala.
For more information on diving cources, visit www.ikiondiving.gr

Kayaking

Sheltered by the neighbouring island of Peristera, the calm waters of the east coast, where Casa Kalypso is located have become a favorite spot for kayakers. A sea kayaking company offers half day, full day and two day overnight “wild camp” guided trips.
For more information, visit: http://alonissostravel.com/sea-kayaking

Alternatively, you can borrow one of the kayaks we have at Casa Kalypso to explore the coastline.

Treatments

Yoga and massage

The husband and wife team of Lee and Bibi Hamblin hold yoga classes and other treatment therapies at Kali Thea, their studio in the old village. Massage treatments include Swedish, Indian Head, Thai and Hot Stones, while yoga classes are offered on a daily basis.
For more information visit www.kalithea.org

Alexander technique

Alexander Technique is a gentle hands-on teaching that increases conscious awareness of the self in relationship to the outside world. Alexander Technique lowers stress levels, and is helpful for back pain, neck and shoulder tensions and poor posture. It improves attention, restores our self-confidence and vitality.
For more information visit www.alexanderingreece.com

Boat tours

One of the most popular tours from Patitiri harbour is the daily boat trip to the National Marine Park. These trips take in the sea caves on the northern coast, before travelling north to the island of Kira Panagia (Virgin Mary), to visit the Byzantine monastery built in the 6th Century.
Information regarding this, and other excursions you can find at the Travel Agencies along the seaside of Patitiri.

Visiting other islands

From Patitiri, ferries leave on a daily basis to both Skopelos and Skiathos. Hydrofoils take only 20 minutes to reach Skopelos and an hour and half to Skiathos. Alonissos also has a ferry connection to Skyros island.
It should be remembered that changing schedules and adverse weather conditions can affect all ferries and timings should always be checked locally.

The museum

The many empires that ruled Alonissos, such as the Byzantine, the Venetian and the Ottoman left their traces on the island, and those manifestations are shown at the Folklore Museum, which is located in the main port of Patitiri. The Folklore Museum, which was established at 2000, depicts how life used to be before the terrible earthquake in 1965 that torn down most buildings on Alonissos.
For more information, visit www.alonissosmuseum.com