The National Marine Park of Alonissos Northern Sporades (N.M.P.A.N.S.), which is an open, extensive marine area of over 2,300 km2, was established by the Presidential Decree 519/92. The same legislative text defined the Zones and Special Conditions applicable to the boundaries of the marine park, in order to create a special protection regime for its rare and fragile ecosystem. In addition, as the whole of the N.M.P.A.N.S. has been designated as an Archaeological Site, medium-scale fishing and shell fishing by mechanical means is prohibited, while diving and spear-gun fishing are only allowed in selected parts of zone B’.
A first basic division of the N.M.P.A.N.S. is that of zones A’ and B’. Zone B’ includes the entire land part of Alonissos and the nearby islands (Peristera, Adelphia, Lehousa, Gaidouronisia, Manola, Moules and other smaller islets), while Zone A΄ includes the remaining, environmentally more vulnerable part of the marine park. Thus, the restrictive regulations in Zone B΄ are more lenient, while as we move away from the residential Alonissos and towards the core of the N.M.P.A.N.S., the regulations become more stringent. Zone A’ includes the islands of Psathoura, Psathonisi, Piperi, Yura, Pappous, Kyra Panagia, Strongylo, Fagru, Myiga, Melissa, Wasp, Grameza, Skantzoura, Korcas, Skandili, Polemika, Prasso, Lachanou, Kasidis, and other smaller islets.
In preparation of the 2022 summer season, Thalassa Foundation produced information signs in Greek and English which were installed in key spots of the island so that tourists can learn about the treasures of the National Marine Park of Alonissos Northern Sporades and about allowed/disallowed activities within the park. To couple the effort of raising awareness, in the Summer of 2022, the Foundation also produced informational leaflets, both in Greek and English which were destributed to skippers of boats visiting the island.
Zone A’ is divided into 9 sub-zones
Zone B’ is divided into 4 sub-zones:
Due to the huge ecological importance of the A' zone of the National Marine Park of Alonissos - Northern Sporades and the need to protect its ecosystems, a ticket was established within its boundaries, with the Joint Ministerial Decision of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources /YPGR/84580/8195 "Establishment of the entrance ticket for visiting the A' zone of the National Marine Park of Alonissos - Northern Sporades" (O.G.G. 3832/B'/2020), which was amended by the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources/ΔΔΦΠB/79100/2510 (E.C. 4359/B'/2021).
Issue your tickets and find out everything you need to know about them at: https://tickets.alonissos-park.gr/checkout