There are three primary travel agencies in Alonnisos, and each has their own following and and areas of expertise. Because I have family that owns property on the island I’ve never visited there as a tourist per se, so I’m not in a position to provide a detailed evaluation of these agencies on this site. However, I can say with confidence that a few years ago I was very satisfied with the customer service provided by one of them (i.e., Albedo Travel, pictured to your right).
In particular, prior to departing on our trip I wrote an email to Albedo Travel to ask a question about purchasing boat tickets for our return trip to the Greek mainland. Within less than 24-hours I received a very friendly reply to my inquiry from the owner, Kostas Efstathiou. The speed of the response, was, in all honesty, not something I’ve been accustomed to when contacting businesses in Greece. Perhaps that’s been due to the language barrier. In any event, once we arrived in Alonnisos I stopped at Albedo Travel to meet Kostas in person, and found him to be a wonderful person who is clearly dedicated to providing excellent service to his customers.
Albedo Travel has been in business since 1996 and offers a wide range of services, including booking accommodations for hotels, studios/apartments, and villas, plus renting cars and motorbikes, and offering guided walking tours In addition, Kostas offers boat trips, including Marine Park Cruises (to the islands of Kyra Panagia, Skantzoura, and Psathoura island), and sea kayaking (see photo to your left). Other tours include an all day bus tour of Alonnisos on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach bus. Kostas also works with other businesses on the island to accommodate special interest holidays related to Yoga practice and creative painting.
To learn more about the services offered by Albedo Travel, click here to visit the company’s website. To contact Kostas Efstathiou by phone on Alonnisos during the summer season call (30) 24240-65804; during the winter he can be reached in Athens at (30) 210-8062826.
You can also reach Albedo Travel via email by clicking here.