Greece City: Patitirion
The main port and the actual capital of the island of Alonisos – Patitirion (Patitirion) lies in a good protected bay on the southeast.
The city is strongly damaged by earthquakes, the city has a good recognizable appearance – the narrow coastline is laid out above the slope in the nearee and fairly modern center, followed by the old quarters of the settlement scattered around the south, which is considered directly to the capital of the island of Alonisos (choir), then the suburbs Wednesday. Two main commercial streets run deep into the island from the pier, merging into one way to choir. Here, around the port, most hotels and restaurants of the island are concentrated, although nightlife is quite restrained, mainly limited to the half-life coastal cafe, – the choir in this plan is a longer city, especially in summer.
Patitirion cultural center is considered to be Museum of Kostasa and Angels Maurikis (Open daily from 11.00 to 19.00; Entry ticket 3, includes a drink in a cafe) on the south side of the bay. It can be characterized as local history, although, along with numerous local artistic works, traditional costumes, restored interiors of the old houses of the island, memorabilia and wine equipment, it has a good collection of piracy and navigation.
Nearby, on the waterfront, is located and MOM information center (www.MOM.GR) telling about monaches monaches (Monachus Monachus) – the main inhabitant of the location of the Marine Reserve. These mammals are considered one of the rarest types of Europe – all of them are preserved no more than 350 individuals living in Portuguese Madeira, off the coast of Croatia and here, in the central part of the Aegean Sea (in total in Greek waters, a little more fifty of these cute animals is fixed). In the period from September to November, any fishing to the northeast of the aloneism and within the half-and-and-half zone around the piperion is prohibited, strongly limited and movement of all vessels.
Choir (Palea-Alonisos) was badly damaged by the earthquake of March 1965, after which many of its inhabitants moved to Patitirion. Germans, the British and Athenians bought up the left buildings and restored them in their taste; Only a few indigenous people still live here. Therefore, the appearance of the choir is very "Negreic", But the city itself suffers from this very much, especially considering his picturesque panoramas. However, two thirds of the year lives more hedgehogs than people, only in the midst of the season the city turns into one big and rather noisy "Dacha of Europe".
From here you can also go on a walking tour of any of the 14 routes officially laid through the southern part of the island, relax on good sandy-pebble beaches Marpunda, Vitisma, Megalos-Murtasy and Micros-Murtasy, Rusum-Yalos and Wednesday, Wrisitsa and Yialia, not capable, however, boast an abundance of service facilities. Little Wall-shaft bay (Tasse) chosen yachtsmen and divers who are spent between nearby islets, and a long pebble beach Glife and lying a little north Ayos Petros half empty even at the height of the season.