The National Marine Park of northern Sporades consists of a handful of small, remote islands and the waters around them. It covers a wide sea area of approximately 2260 km2. These are Alonissos itself, Kyra Panayia, Gioura Psathoura, Piperi, and Skantzoura. Out of these, access to Piperi is forbidden; even boats must keep their distance. The best base to visit the marine park is the island of Alonissos. From there, visitors with their yachts, can explore the whole area.
In the Marine Park there are many animals, such as, dolphins and little whales. The many caves, formed along the coastline of the islets, provide the ideal conditions for the Mediterranean monk seal monachus-monachus to live and reproduce. The geographical location of the area, the ideal climate, the special morphology and the minimum human interruption, make the sea an ideal habitat for many rare species of fauna and flora.
Deserted sandy beach on the island of Psathoura. Blue waters and a breathtaking landscape.
For many, this is considered the most significant area in the northern side of the island because of its rare wild beauty with beautiful small and secluded beaches. The Megali Ammos is the largest of the small beaches of the bay and consists of white pebbles and fine yellow sand in some places.