Stena Vala on Alonissos

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The former fishing village of Stena Vala is my favourite village on Alonissos, mostly thanks to the cosy tavernas along the seafront. Usually here is a restful calmness, along the quay the fishing boats crowds with sail boats, sometimes a few fishermen sits and mends their nets or gutting fish, the village's mascots, some ducks, are quacking and wander about and begging for bread. A very pleasant place (unless an excursion boat full of tourists visiting the place).

My favourite taverna Fanari is the second furthest out on the pier: great location, near the water, good food, cold beer and super nice owners. If you follow the path that starts by the taverna you will soon reach a long and fairly decent pebbly beach called Glyfa.

It is about 10 kilometres from Patitiri to Stena Vala and you go here by rented vehicle or by bus.

Kalamakia, a few kilometres north of Stena Vala, can not be described as a village, a few houses along a quay with several tavernas. The reason why there are so many tavernas is because of the excursion boats from Skopelos and Skiathos, they often berth here so the guests can eat lunch.

Tavernas in Stena Vala.

Tavernas in Stena Vala.




Stena Vala.

Stena Vala.


Stena Vala. Alonissos.

Stena Vala. From here it is about 10 kilometers from Patitiri, and approximately 5 km to Agios Dimitrios Beach.




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