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  NATIONAL MARINE PARK OF ALONISSOS - NORTHERN SPORADES


At the area of Alonissos-N. Sporades, in 1992, was founded the first National Marine Park of Greece, which consists of extensive islands and marine areas of the wider archipelago of Alonissos with special physical, morphological and geographical characteristics.


The National Marine Park of Alonissos, of Northern Sporades, is the first Marine Park in Greece and the largest protected marine area in Europe (about 2,220 km2).


Besides the sea area, the Park includes the island of Alonissos, 6 smaller islands (Peristera, Kira Panagia, Psathoura, Piperi, Skatzoura and Jura) and 22 islets.

The area is of particular scientific, educational and cultural interest.


In the region of the park there are findings from the Prehistoric, Classical and Byzantine periods (shipwrecks, old monasteries and churches). .


In some areas, where the access to the general public is free, visitors can enjoy swimming, diving, observing wildlife, amateur photography and filming, sightseeing of cultural sights, walks, etc.


There are certain restrictions on recreational fishing.

Hunting is prohibited everywhere, except from the island of Jura, where you will need a special permission.

The entrance is allowed in Zone A after a special permission that is given by the Management Body.



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