"Our rented Hyundai valiantly negotiated the rocky road with the spirit, if not capability, of a Land Rover. Slowly, we lurched up the uneven track until we spied the tell-tale column of rocks. Clambering out, we headed into the sweet-scented pine woods, where the only sign of human life was the small silver buckets left to collect the sap that would flavour future bottles of retsina.....Alonissos, in the words of one local expat, is "the island they leave alone."
Taken from an article by Terri Judd published in The Independent
How To Get There
Alonnisos does not have an airport (thank goodness!) but you can fly to the neighbouring island of Skiathos, the only island in the Sporades that has an airport. From May- October regular charter flights from UK airports fly direct to Skiathos. Alonnisos is then about one and a half hours away from there by hydrofoil. Good web sites for flights are Flightline and Skyscanner. You can also reach the island via Athens and then by coach and ferry. Have a look at Greek Island Ferries for details of boats from the mainland as well as Skiathos.