The Old Village of Alonnisos
When we visit Alonnisos we stay in an area that is often referred to as the "lower village," a series of homes further down the mountainside. Though admittedly not quite as quaint, it's a lot quieter and the houses are not so packed together. It's just a short (though somewhat steep) walk up to the plateia (town square) of the village. There are numerous homes available for rental in this area of the village. One that I am familiar with is owned by Elias Tsoukanas and Bente Keller. For information regarding their lovely traditional Greek island rental home (pictured at right), click here. On several occasions my in-laws have arranged for visitors to rent this home, and in every instance those who rented it have been really satisfied with the accommodations. We know Elias and Bente personally,and have always found them to be very friendly and kind people. If their rental home is booked, check out other properties listed on this site.
At night is when the Old Village really comes to life, as it's just an amazing place to walk around and people watch. We always get a kick out of seeing the style-conscious young women with stiletto heels trying to navigate their way up one of the cobblestone paths in the village. It is very unusual for them to make it the full length of the path without almost tripping once or twice along the way. Ah, the things we do when we're young!
During the height of the season, there are always numerous people enjoying their drinks and dinner at a number of establishments that line the walkways of the village, plus a lot of people just walking around and soaking up the lively atmosphere of the place.
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