Remains in Kokkinokastro region show that there was human activity on the island more than 100 000 years prin.Oi Mycenaeans may have had some sort of stronghold here, and according to myth, Achilles father Peleus spent his last years here. This may explain previous names Achilleodromia and Chiliodromia. During classical years Alonissos had its economical and cultural peak producing high quality wine, oil and amphorae.
The Romans invaded Greece in the 2nd century BC and used the island as a place for ostracized polites.Afto continued during the Byzantine period, the island was sacked again and again peirates.I disaster came in 1965 when a terrible earthquake shook the island, and almost all buildings They destroyed. People, who had lived until then in the old village, moved down to Patitiri. The old village was left also for many years, but in the 1970s the old, ruined houses were bought, mainly by Germans, and the village began to slowly come to life again.
Worth visiting the folklore museum is very interesting, with findings from all periods. What you really need to see is the old village. Small streets, shops and cafes absolutely picturesque, and the view spectacular. Alonissos is also surrounded by the only national marine park in Greece, and if you are lucky you will see dolphins, seals, and turtles on one of the excursions organized by local boats.
Basically, what you get on Alonissos is really good, traditional Greek cuisine. Try and enjoy the local wine. The Skopelos cheese pie made in some areas, and is often made when you order it. You can also try the local specialties astakomanestra, a pasta dish made with fresh lobster. The walnut pies, karydopites is also very good.