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<p>Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.</p>

<p>Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.</p>

<p>In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.</p>

<p>Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.</p>

<p>The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.</p>

<p>People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.</p>

<p>It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.</p>

<p>Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.</p>

<p>About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.</p>

<p>Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.</p>

<p>The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.</p>

<p>Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!</p>

<p>You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!</p>

<p>For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!</p>

<p>The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!</p>

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The National Marine Park ( External Link )

" title="National Marine Park of Alonnisos ( Alonissos ) and Northern Sporades. Credits Photo MOm mr P. Dendrinos" width="800" height="600"/> <p>Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.</p>

<p>Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.</p>

<p>In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.</p>

<p>Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.</p>

<p>The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.</p>

<p>People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.</p>

<p>It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.</p>

<p>Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.</p>

<p>About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.</p>

<p>Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.</p>

<p>The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.</p>

<p>Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!</p>

<p>You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!</p>

<p>For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!</p>

<p>The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!</p>

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Useful External Links

MOm ( External Link )

The National Marine Park ( External Link )

" title="National Marine Park of Alonnisos ( Alonissos ) and Northern Sporades" width="1024" height="576"/> <p>Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.</p>

<p>Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.</p>

<p>In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.</p>

<p>Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.</p>

<p>The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.</p>

<p>People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.</p>

<p>It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.</p>

<p>Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.</p>

<p>About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.</p>

<p>Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.</p>

<p>The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.</p>

<p>Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!</p>

<p>You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!</p>

<p>For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!</p>

<p>The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!</p>

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Useful External Links

MOm ( External Link )

The National Marine Park ( External Link )

" title="National Marine Park of Alonnisos ( Alonissos ) and Northern Sporades" width="1024" height="576"/> <p>Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.</p>

<p>Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.</p>

<p>In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.</p>

<p>Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.</p>

<p>The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.</p>

<p>People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.</p>

<p>It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.</p>

<p>Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.</p>

<p>About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.</p>

<p>Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.</p>

<p>The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.</p>

<p>Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!</p>

<p>You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!</p>

<p>For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!</p>

<p>The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!</p>

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Useful External Links

MOm ( External Link )

The National Marine Park ( External Link )

" title="National Marine Park of Alonnisos ( Alonissos ) and Northern Sporades" width="1024" height="768"/> <p>Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.</p>

<p>Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.</p>

<p>In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.</p>

<p>Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.</p>

<p>The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.</p>

<p>People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.</p>

<p>It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.</p>

<p>Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.</p>

<p>About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.</p>

<p>Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.</p>

<p>The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.</p>

<p>Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!</p>

<p>You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!</p>

<p>For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!</p>

<p>The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!</p>

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Useful External Links

MOm ( External Link )

The National Marine Park ( External Link )

" title="National Marine Park of Alonnisos ( Alonissos ) and Northern Sporades" width="1024" height="768"/> <p>Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.</p>

<p>Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.</p>

<p>In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.</p>

<p>Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.</p>

<p>The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.</p>

<p>People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.</p>

<p>It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.</p>

<p>Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.</p>

<p>About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.</p>

<p>Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.</p>

<p>The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.</p>

<p>Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!</p>

<p>You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!</p>

<p>For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!</p>

<p>The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!</p>

<iframe width=

 

Useful External Links

MOm ( External Link )

The National Marine Park ( External Link )

" title="National Marine Park of Alonnisos ( Alonissos ) and Northern Sporades" width="1024" height="768"/> <p>Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.</p>

<p>Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.</p>

<p>In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.</p>

<p>Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.</p>

<p>The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.</p>

<p>People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.</p>

<p>It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.</p>

<p>Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.</p>

<p>About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.</p>

<p>Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.</p>

<p>The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.</p>

<p>Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!</p>

<p>You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!</p>

<p>For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!</p>

<p>The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!</p>

<iframe width=

 

Useful External Links

MOm ( External Link )

The National Marine Park ( External Link )

" title="National Marine Park of Alonnisos ( Alonissos ) and Northern Sporades" width="576" height="768"/> <p>Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.</p>

<p>Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.</p>

<p>In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.</p>

<p>Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.</p>

<p>The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.</p>

<p>People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.</p>

<p>It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.</p>

<p>Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.</p>

<p>About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.</p>

<p>Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.</p>

<p>The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.</p>

<p>Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!</p>

<p>You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!</p>

<p>For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!</p>

<p>The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!</p>

<iframe width=

 

Useful External Links

MOm ( External Link )

The National Marine Park ( External Link )

" title="National Marine Park of Alonnisos ( Alonissos ) and Northern Sporades" width="1024" height="768"/> <p>Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.</p>

<p>Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.</p>

<p>In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.</p>

<p>Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.</p>

<p>The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.</p>

<p>People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.</p>

<p>It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.</p>

<p>Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.</p>

<p>About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.</p>

<p>Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.</p>

<p>The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.</p>

<p>Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!</p>

<p>You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!</p>

<p>For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!</p>

<p>The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!</p>

<iframe width=

 

Useful External Links

MOm ( External Link )

The National Marine Park ( External Link )

" title="National Marine Park of Alonnisos ( Alonissos ) and Northern Sporades. Credits Photo airphotos.gr" width="1000" height="750"/> <p>Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.</p>

<p>Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.</p>

<p>In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.</p>

<p>Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.</p>

<p>The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.</p>

<p>People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.</p>

<p>It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.</p>

<p>Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.</p>

<p>About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.</p>

<p>Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.</p>

<p>The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.</p>

<p>Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!</p>

<p>You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!</p>

<p>For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!</p>

<p>The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!</p>

<iframe width=

 

Useful External Links

MOm ( External Link )

The National Marine Park ( External Link )

" title="National Marine Park of Alonnisos ( Alonissos ) and Northern Sporades. Credits Photo MOm " width="768" height="768"/> <p>Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.</p>

<p>Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.</p>

<p>In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.</p>

<p>Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.</p>

<p>The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.</p>

<p>People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.</p>

<p>It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.</p>

<p>Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.</p>

<p>About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.</p>

<p>Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.</p>

<p>The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.</p>

<p>Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!</p>

<p>You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!</p>

<p>For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!</p>

<p>The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!</p>

<iframe width=

 

Useful External Links

MOm ( External Link )

The National Marine Park ( External Link )

" title="National Marine Park of Alonnisos ( Alonissos ) and Northern Sporades. Credits Photo MOm" width="600" height="384"/> <p>Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.</p>

<p>Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.</p>

<p>In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.</p>

<p>Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.</p>

<p>The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.</p>

<p>People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.</p>

<p>It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.</p>

<p>Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.</p>

<p>About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.</p>

<p>Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.</p>

<p>The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.</p>

<p>Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!</p>

<p>You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!</p>

<p>For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!</p>

<p>The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!</p>

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MOm ( External Link )

The National Marine Park ( External Link )

" title="National Marine Park of Alonnisos ( Alonissos ) and Northern Sporades. Credits Photo MOm" width="800" height="600"/> <p>Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.</p>

<p>Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.</p>

<p>In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.</p>

<p>Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.</p>

<p>The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.</p>

<p>People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.</p>

<p>It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.</p>

<p>Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.</p>

<p>About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.</p>

<p>Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.</p>

<p>The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.</p>

<p>Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!</p>

<p>You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!</p>

<p>For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!</p>

<p>The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!</p>

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Useful External Links

MOm ( External Link )

The National Marine Park ( External Link )

" title="National Marine Park of Alonnisos ( Alonissos ) and Northern Sporades. Credits Photo MOm" width="600" height="450"/> <p>Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.</p>

<p>Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.</p>

<p>In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.</p>

<p>Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.</p>

<p>The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.</p>

<p>People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.</p>

<p>It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.</p>

<p>Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.</p>

<p>About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.</p>

<p>Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.</p>

<p>The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.</p>

<p>Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!</p>

<p>You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!</p>

<p>For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!</p>

<p>The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!</p>

<iframe width=

 

Useful External Links

MOm ( External Link )

The National Marine Park ( External Link )

" title="National Marine Park of Alonnisos ( Alonissos ) and Northern Sporades. Credits Photo MOm" width="600" height="426"/> <p>Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.</p>

<p>Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.</p>

<p>In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.</p>

<p>Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.</p>

<p>The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.</p>

<p>People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.</p>

<p>It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.</p>

<p>Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.</p>

<p>About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.</p>

<p>Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.</p>

<p>The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.</p>

<p>Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!</p>

<p>You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!</p>

<p>For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!</p>

<p>The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!</p>

<iframe width=

 

Useful External Links

MOm ( External Link )

The National Marine Park ( External Link )

" title="National Marine Park of Alonnisos ( Alonissos ) and Northern Sporades" width="1024" height="768"/> <p>Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.</p>

<p>Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.</p>

<p>In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.</p>

<p>Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.</p>

<p>The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.</p>

<p>People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.</p>

<p>It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.</p>

<p>Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.</p>

<p>About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.</p>

<p>Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.</p>

<p>The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.</p>

<p>Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!</p>

<p>You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!</p>

<p>For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!</p>

<p>The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!</p>

<iframe width=

 

Useful External Links

MOm ( External Link )

The National Marine Park ( External Link )

" title="Alonnisos and Skopelos beautiful islands as one island on the past. Credits mapmistress.blog.com/category/greece/" width="1024" height="662"/>

Marine Park. The National Marine Park of Alonnisos & Northern Sporades was founded in 1992 by Presidential decree of the Hellenic Government and it is unique in our country. The area includes the SE part of Skopelos and Alonnisos, the only inhabited islands, and other smaller ones that are uninhabited except for guards and shepherds. It is made up of 94% sea.

Due to the limited amount of human interference and the good state of the natural environment, the park provides a refuge for a large number of animals and birds.

In the area of the park, one can see the Wild Goat of Gioura , Eleonora’s falcon and Aegean seagulls, and marvel at the red Corraliumrubrum coral and the Poseidonia underwater meadows of great importance.

Dolphins play with the waves and accompany sea travelers on many occasions.

The most important and loved resident of the Park, however, is the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus, the monk seal.

People have liked this seal since ancient Greek years, as it is portrayed on ancient Greek coins and praised by Homer, the greatest poet of antiquity.

It is one of the largest types of seal in the world, and to survive it consumes food of up to 5% its weight.

Its slow reproduction rate, infant mortality, sea pollution, its valuable fat and skin and the damage it does to fishing nets when searching for food are some of the reasons that have brought this sympathetic mammal to first place in threatened species within the European Union.

About 500 seals live in the Mediterranean and the coasts of the North Atlantic, but their largest population lives in the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.

Seals find refuge in the caves of the deserted islands and mainly on Piperi island, which is the core of the park; here, seals find refuge and a safe place to bring their young to the world once a year.

The Fishing Association of Alonnisos substantially aids with the protection of the seal, which is an index of health for the marine environment.

Although it is very clever, this animal avoids contact with humans, but you may stand lucky on your journey!

You may see a dark figure swimming in the water out of the corner of your eye, you may see it sunbathing on a seaside somewhere, or even hear it snore on some nights!

For sure, though, even if your eyes don’t see it, your heart will surely feel it. Don’t forget!!!

The protection of the environment and the preservation of the ecological chain is in the hands of each one of us!

 

Useful External Links

MOm ( External Link )

The National Marine Park ( External Link )