Jura sits above a lovely sandy beach about half way up Alonissos
's east coast. The seafront tavernas, amenities and harbour of Steni Vala are about 5 minutes' walk away, making it eminently possible to dine out without ever taking the car. The island's main port, Patitiri, and the historic capital, Alonissos Town
, are just a 20-minute drive away.
Despite its diminutive size, 14km long and 4km wide, Alonissos has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to beaches
. Arguably the best ones are to be found along the east coast and on the southern tip. One such, just a 10-minute drive north of Jura, is Agios Dimitrios, whose splendid white sands and intense blue waters are irresistible. The north of the island also boasts some idyllic coves and beaches but most of these are only accessible by boat: an excellent reason to rent one for your stay.
Alonissos, its surrounding waters and minor islands, including Peristera, Kyra Panagia, Gioura, Psathoura, Piperi and Skantzoura, form the Alonissos Marine Park
, the largest of its kind in Europe. Established in 1992, its 2,250km2 is home to a fascinating variety of flora, fauna, marine life (including Meditteranean monk seals) and unspoilt natural beauty.
Finally, just across the water, is Alonissos's sister Sporades Island
, which is highly recommended and easy to get to.
For more information about hydrofoils and ferries to and between the Sporades Islands, please see our dedicated page
Skiathos airport: a 1hr35 hydrofoil crossing
Athens International Airport: 35-40 minutes to Alonissos by helicopter.
Patitiri town and port: 10km-6miles-18mins
Nearest shops, tavernas and amenities: 5mins drive or 5mins walk in Steni Vala
Nearest beach: 5mins walk at Agios Petros, Agios Dimitros, 6km-3.7miles-10mins
Kalamakia (home to some excellent seafront fish tavernas): 10mins drive
Skopelos island and town: a 30-minute hydrofoil crossing
"The owners were most hospitable. We felt the service went above and beyond. We usually travel independently and try to avoid any organised travel. This experience felt bespoke and actually was a very pleasant surprise."
Collected by us from the detailed feedback forms we send to all our clients
We would definitely recommend Alonissos and would love to return.
Jura surpassed our expectations - it's a truly beautiful villa. We just loved the whole experience.
The owners were most hospitable and really added to our enjoyment of the villa. We felt the service went above and beyond. We usually travel independently and try to avoid any organised travel. This experience felt bespoke and actually was a very pleasant surprise.
Jura was beautiful, truly stunning. Owners so friendly and helpful. We particularly enjoyed the many different sunny and shady areas of the villa to relax, all with fantastic views, and the beautiful walk down to the village. The beach below the villa was lovely. Definitely recommend the cook at the villa. The children said it was the best meal they’d ever had. Cleaners lovely and friendly.
Jura was outstanding: views to die for, a perfect setting above Steni Vala. We loved meeting the owners, what a delightful couple and so welcoming, warm, engaging and interesting.
Jura was beautifully designed. We really enjoyed the utter peace of Alonissos in early June. Nothing to do, which was bliss.
Jura is a truly wonderful property - we felt we were in heaven - and the views in every direction were quite exceptional. Every possible need was thought of in the way the house had been designed and fitted out. Beautiful in all dimensions. The owners were the most amazing hosts and went above and beyond to ensure we had a fabulous holiday. I am sure we will we back!
The gardens a Jura are really beautiful and the number of places to sit outside is great. The views and location so close the beach and tavernas is perfect. The owners of the villa were completely charming and we really appreciated their friendly welcome and huge number of delicious grapefruits supplied.
Jura's a really nice villa in a perfect location. The two rooms upstairs are really sumptuous! The owners are really nice too. Plenty of decent tavernas in Steni Valli which is 5 mins away and the old Town (Chora) is really nice too. Alonissos is quiet but lovely and the helicopter journey well worth it for the look on their faces!
We loved Jura. The owners were very friendly and helpful and gave us all the information we needed.
Of all the holidays we’ve spent in Greece over 20 years, our stay on Alonissos was by far the best. Jura is, quite simply, perfect and occupies an exceptional position. The owners were excellent. Our holiday was a great success.
De toutes les vacances que nous avons passées en Grèce depuis vingt ans, notre séjour à Alonissos a été de loin le meilleur. La villa Jura est tout simplement parfaite et jouit d’une situation exceptionnelle. Ses deux propriétaires italiens, Marco et Carlo, habitent à côté et ont été des hôtes très attentionnés et très sympathiques. Une grande réussite.