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Alonissos Underwater Museum to Reopen for 2021 Summer Season

The Alonissos Underwater Museum is ready to reopen its doors for the summer season, and guide visitors through its unique 5th century shipwreck.

Alonissos Mayor Calls for Creation of ‘One of a Kind’ Underwater Archaeological Park

Alonissos Mayor Petros Vafinis has proposed the creation of an underwater archaeological park – the first of its kind in Greece.

National Geographic Gives 6 Countries a ‘Tour’ of Alonissos’ Underwater Museum

National Geographic is offering its readers in six countries a complete introduction to Greece's first underwater museum, located near the island of Alonissos.

Thessaly Region Honored for Developing Greece’s First Underwater Museum

The Region of Thessaly has received the first prize at the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) competition for developing Greece’s first underwater museum.

Alonissos Among National Geographic’s 8 Best Sustainable Destinations for 2021

The National Geographic has included the Greek island of Alonissos on its list of the Top 8 Sustainable Destinations in the World for 2021.

Greece’s First Underwater Museum on Alonissos Opens to Public

The Alonissos Underwater Museum, the first such museum in Greece, recently opened to offer divers the chance to explore the 5th-century shipwreck of Peristera.

Greece’s First Underwater Museum Makes Headlines in Int’l Media

Greece’s first underwater museum, located off the coast of the islet of Peristera near Alonissos, has attracted the attention of international media.

Greece to Open its First Underwater Museum

Greece in August will open its first underwater museum off the coast of Peristera, an islet near Alonissos in the Sporades group.

Alonissos Gives Covid-19 Info in Four Languages

The Municipality of Alonissos has launched a brochure in four languages with useful information on the COVID-19 pandemic, for the island's residents and visitors.

Alonissos Promoted as a Must-visit Destination for Families to UK market

The island of Alonissos in the Sporades group is highlighted as a must-visit destination for families in the online edition of UK travel magazine “Family Traveller".

‘Dive in Blue Growth’ Event Focuses on Development of Diving Tourism in Greece

The development of diving parks and visitable underwater areas in Greece was discussed at the "Dive in Blue Growth" conference in Athens.

Alonissos’ Peristera Shipwreck to Welcome Visitors in 2020

The 5th-century shipwreck of Peristera, located off the Northern Sporades island of Alonissos, is scheduled to open to the public in the summer of 2020.

WWF: Greece Still Needs to Work on Plastic-free Actions

Greece produces 700,000 tons of plastic waste annually - 68 kilos per person - with some 11,500 finding their way into Greek seas, according to a WWF report.

Greek Island Paros Steps Up Plastic-free Efforts

Paros has joined a number of other Greek islands in implementing measures to do away with plastic trash in tune with EU targets.

Peristera Shipwreck off Alonissos to Become Underwater Museum

Authorities on the Northern Sporades island of Alonissos have announced plans to create an underwater museum around the 5th century shipwreck of Peristera.

EU Tackles Marine Pollution, Bans 10 Single-use Plastic Items

In view of dangerously increasing pollution of waters and beaches across its territories, the EU has approved a law that bans a wide range of single-use plastic items.

Alonissos Sets Example with Marine Economy Best Practices

The Greek island of Alonissos contributed to a workshop on how to develop marine tourism that will benefit the local and national economy without causing damage.

Alonissos Named ‘Best Green Eco Destination’ in Greece

The island of Alonissos has been honored with a Gold award as the "Best Green Eco Destination" in Greece at the Greek Travel Awards in Sweden.

Two Alonissos Beaches to Become Wheelchair Accessible

Two beaches on Alonissos will soon get special ramps, parking facilities and wheelchair-friendly boardwalks, the island's municipality announced.

The Telegraph Reveals 20 Secrets of the Greek Islands

The Greek islands and their “secrets” are featured in an extensive article, which was recently published on the website of British daily newspaper The Telegraph.