Dave and Gerry's Alonissos Island Information Site
 

Churches of Alonissos

While searching the Internet for information about churches on Alonissos we found little information to be available.  Some Internet sites along with published books and maps have information that is either wrong or misleading.  We felt this was an area that needs addressing so have developed this page to provide comprehensive information on the churches of Alonissos.  We have listed only those churches we visited and other churches will be added on future visits.  To see a picture of the church just click on the name of the church in the left hand column with a hypertext lonk.
 
Agia Evangelistria Walk from the bus stop towards the plateia in the Lower Old Town and turn left down the steps by the Taverna Fantasia.  Walk down to the bottom where there is an old well in front of you, a new house to the left and the church on your right.  Walk around the other side and the entrance is in a small courtyard.  The door is normally locked.
Agia Magdalena Drive along the main road from Patitiri towards Gerakas and take the road signposted to Leftos Yialos beach.  When the road ends with a "No Entry" sign park in the car park on the right and walk down the road to the beach.  Turn right along the beach and the church is at the far end of the beach.  The door is normally locked.
Agia Paraskevi Walk up Ikion Dolopon from the port passed the National Bank of Greece on your left.  Continue up the road passed the school to the junction with the main road to Votsi.  Turn left and follow the road along.  The road goes along the back of Patitiri and the church is along on the right.  The door is usually locked.
Agios Alexandros Walk down the main road away from the Old Town towards the OTE turn and turn down the old donkey track on your right.  Go down the track until it reaches the house with the water tank.  Carry straight ahead until you reach a T junction then turn right.  Walk along the road until you reach the Nereides Apartments on your right.  Turn down the road opposite to your left and the church is a short way down on your right.  The door is normally locked.
Agios Anargyros Old Chapel Along the road to Tsoukalia beach there is a unmade road to the right which is sign posted to Agii Anargyrii.  Walk along this road and through the pine forests until you reach the deserted white painted house.  The path to the right takes you to the precinct of the two churches.  The old chapel was damaged during the earthquake but has been rebuilt.
Agios Anargyros New Chapel Along the road to Tsoukalia beach there is a unmade road to the right which is sign posted to Agii Anargyrii.  Walk along this road and through the pine forests until you reach the deserted white painted house.  The path to the right takes you to the precinct of the two churches.  The new chapel was a recent addition to replace the old chapel.
Agios Andreas Along the path from the OTE turn to Agoi Anargyroi (Agii Anargyrii) there is a pathway off to the left leading to a gated wire fence.  The 1:25,000 map indicates the the derelict building through the gate is where the church should be found.
Agios Athanassios Walk up from the bus stop to the plateia in the Lower Old Town and the church is on the far right hand side of the plateia.  The door is normally open during the day.
Agios Demetrios Walk up the steps by the war memorial to the Upper Old Town and walk along the thoroughfare.  Continue to the last set of steps and turn left down passed the Taverna Paraport.  The church is on the left behind the taverna building.  The door is normally locked.
Agios Georgios
Church is no longer in use
Walk up the steps by the war memorial to the Upper Old Town and turn right up the steps in front of Taverna Kastro.  Walk passed the upper terrace and follow the path around and on the left you will see the church opposite a couple of refurbished houses.  
Agios Konstantinos Walk along the harbour front at Steni Vala and follow the dirt path through the shrubland passed an old single storey house.  Follow the path to the left where it forks and eventually you come out onto the tarmac road to Glyfa beach with the church on your right.  The small church at the rear is a private chapel housing the relics of a local man named Konstantinos.  The door is normally closed.
Agios Nikolaos Walk up the steps by the war memorial to the Upper Old Town and walk along the thoroughfare.  Turn left down the first set of steps and the church is right in front of you.  The church is always open during the day so dress respectfully and go in and view the lovely icons.
Agios Onoufrios
NOT Agios Fanourios
Walk down the main road away from the Old Town to the OTE turn.  At the junction turn left up the tarmac road and follow the road round.  On the right is the entrance to the Sunset Bar.  Walk into the car park and the church is straight ahead to the left of the bar.  The door is sometimes open but ask at the bar if it is closed.
Agios Pantelimonas The church is located in Votsi near to the helipad.  Take the first turning signposted Votsi off the main road then take the second on the left where the sign points to "Xelidromeo".  Drive along the concrete road between the houses then turn down the 4th road on the right and follow around to the left.  The road goes out of Votsi passed some buildings and the church is on the right.
Agios Petros and Agios Pavlos Take the main road out of Patitiri and follow the road towards the Old Town.  Pass the petrol station on your right and at the sharp left hand bend you will see the church on the right in the front of the Hotel Atrium.  The door is normally open during the day.
Agios Taxiarchis Walk down the main road away from the Old Town towards the OTE turn.  Pass the start of the old donkey track on your right and soon after you will see a set of free standing gates on the left and a concrete path leading up to the right.  Turn up the path and then turn left up some steps and follow the path round.  The church is straight ahead.  The door is sometimes open.
Agios Yiannis Walk down the main road away from the Old Town towards the OTE turn.  When you reach the threshing circles on your left take the concrete path upwards to the top of the ridge.  Walk straight ahead towards then white building with a cross on the top.  When you get near you will see a church to the right in a small glade.  The door is normally locked.
Analypsis
Photo from Dave Haddleton
Old church accessible only by walking up and across the hillside from the bay of Yerakas or by boat moored against rocks at a bay around the top of the island and walking up steep rocky slopes.  The door is open but the church is disused although still on ordinance survey maps.
Church of Christ Walk up from the bus stop to the plateia in the Lower Old Town and the church is on the left opposite the Aerides bar.  The door is just up the steps to the Upper Old Town.  The church is always open during the day so dress respectfully and go in and view the icons of Christ.
Dormition of the Virgin Mary
Koimisis tis Theotokou
Walk from the bus stop to the Taverna Aloni and carry on walking until you get down to the road.  Walk along the road away from the Old Town and the church is on the right at the far side of the graveyard.  The door is normally locked.
Dormition of the Virgin Mary
Koimisis tis Theotokou
Panagia sto Vouno
Walk down the main road away from the Old Town to the OTE turn.  At the junction turn left up the tarmac road and follow the road round passed the entrance to the Sunset Bar and continue up the road.  Take the dirt road on the right which you should follow around to the left passed the entrance to Metamorphosis of Sotiris.  Walk along the road and eventually you will see the church in the distance on the right.  The door is normally locked.
Metamorphosis of Sotiris Walk down the main road away from the Old Town to the OTE turn.  At the junction turn left up the tarmac road and follow the road round passed the entrance to the Sunset Bar and continue up the road.  Take the dirt road on the right which you should follow around to the left.  Walk along the road and you will come across a turning into a glade with the church to the left.  The door is sometimes open.
Virgin Mary Revealed
Panagia Faneromeni
Walk along the track from the OTE turn towards Mega Nero.  As the road goes upwards to the left near Mega Nero you take the path on the left.  Look for the tall Cypress trees to your right and take the small path to the right into the olive groves.  This tiny church is 100 yards along the path on the right.
Virgin Mary of the Mountain
Panagia sto Vouno
Take the road down to Megalos Mourtias beach.  On the far left hand side is the Taverna Megalos Mourtias.  Walk across the car park and directly behind the main building of the taverna you will see the church.  Ask Yianni or Ria if you want to have a look inside and find out a little about the history of the church.
Profitis Ilias Walk down the main road away from the Old Town towards the OTE turn.  Pass the entrance to Agios Taxiarchis on your right and when you get close to the OTE turn you will see what looks like the entrance to a parking area on the left.  Turn to the right as you enter the open area and the church is straight ahead.  The door is normally locked.
 
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