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Modern Years

Alonnisos Modern years. From yesterday to today, in the same unchanged beauty of the natural landscape.

Famous for its viticulture and wine, Alonnisos has preserved a wonderful harmony among nature, production and development from ancient years. 1958 was a difficult year, as it marked the interruption of viticulture, as its vines were hit by “phylloxera” and almost all were destroyed.

The miraculous herbs that made it famous and helped in the development of folk medicine still grow in its soils. The International Academy of Classic Homeopathy is hosted today at the same place, as a continuation of this tradition.

Today, fishing and mild farming and ranching of the local recycled economy helps to keep the environment safe from “temptations” of excessive and unregulated tourist development. 

Alonnisos has always been a land rich in flora and fauna. The economy of Alonnisos is mainly based on tourism, but also agriculture and fishing.

In Old Alonnisos, agricultural production began to develop once more after a period of agricultural abandonment.

The fields that had been abandoned were cultivated once more.

The old stratification system of Alonnisos that was once full of vines, today have olive trees and fruit and vegetables, giving life to the traditional old dry stone walls.

The area around the island is considered one of the richest in fish in the Aegean, and several families love off the fruits of the sea today. Fishermen on Alonnisos are an example for the whole of Greece, as they organised themselves into an Association and they market the fish themselves.

The residents turned to the sea and tourism early.

There are several cultivable areas with olives, walnuts, vines etc.