The Alonissos Glossa ferry route connects Sporades Islands with Skopelos Island and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Hellenic Seaways service runs up to 11 times per week with a sailing duration of around 1 hour while the Anes Ferries service runs up to 3 times per week with a duration from 3 hr.
So that’s a combined 14 sailings on offer per week on the Alonissos Glossa route between Sporades Islands and Skopelos Island. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
Forming one of the Northern Sporades group of islands, the Greek island of Alonnisos lies in the Aegean Sea. The other islands in the Northern Sporades are Skiathos and Skopelos. The island's main village, also called Alonnisos, is located in the southern part of the island and is known locally as Chora. The bay at the southern end of the island is also called Alonnisos.
The island's emblem is the Mediterranean Seal which is a protected species. This protection was the reason for Greece's first national Marine Park to be founded on the island. The Marine Park not only focuses on the protection of the Mediterranean Seal, but is also concerned with the research, rescue and care of the seal and other mammals.
The island's main port is called Patitiri and is located on the south east coast. From the port, ferry and hydrofoil services depart to Volos, Agios Konstantinos and Thessaloniki on the mainland. Services also depart to the islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros.
Located on the Greek island of Skopelos, one of the Northern Sporades group of islands, is the town of Glossa which is the island's second largest town. It is around 25 km to the north of the island's capital called Hora. Glossa is characterised by its traditional charm and the ruins of ancient towers and buildings that have been discovered around the area. Papadiamantis called Glossa "the tall village", perhaps because it is located in the mountains and is around 300 meters above sea level and commands lovely views and has managed to remain largely unspoilt. The town has many narrow streets where it is common to still see women dressed in traditional outfits called "foustanes".
The town's narrow streets, typical Macedonian houses, with two floors, wooden balconies and tiled roofs, is regarded by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in the Sporades group of islands.
Skopelos is connected by ferry to Volos, Agios Konstantinos, Skiathos, Alonnisos and Thessaloniki during the summer.