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Alonissos Triton Dive Centre and Paradise Hotel Greece - Mediterranean

  • Small picturesque hotel with small number of guests
  • 31 rooms, Sea view available,
  • Hotel and local tavernas
  • Local mediterranean cuisine
  • Only 100 m from the Dive centre
  • Dive the Worlds Oldest Ship Wreck - The Peristera Wreck
  • Enjoy the marine live and clear water of the biggest marine park in the Mediterranean
  • Free Wifi in reception and terrace area.

About Alonissos Triton Dive Centre and Paradise Hotel

If you have never heard of Alonissos you are not alone. This picturesque Greek island is located slightly off the beaten track, away from the big resorts and crowded beaches. Instead it's located in the middle of the crystal clear waters of Europe's largest Marine park.

Alonissos is the quietest inhabited island in the group of islands known as the Sporades - meaning "the scattered islands" . It has a permanent population of around 3,000 people and is a very green and tranquil island. The island located about 2 hrs ferry ride from Skiathos. It offers many small, quiet beaches, and a rugged, natural landscape with many spectacular views.

Alonissos is also the center for the National Marine Park Alonnisos & Sporades(NMPAS) which was the first Marine Park to be established in Greece in 1992. There are 6 main islands in the park area: Alonissos, Peristera, Skantzoura, Gioura, Kyra Panagia and Piperi along with 22 rocky islets.

The lovely and family run Paradise hotel is a Traditional Greek style hotel conveniently located on a small hill next to the Agean sea. Enjoy your breakfast outdoors on the large covered terrace, situated above the swimming pool and facing the tranquil Aegean sea. There is also an extensive area with 5 terraces reaching down to the sea with chairs, sofas or loungers.

The Paradise hotel is situated in the small town of Patitiri, where most of the inhabitants of Alonissos live. It's a bustling little harbour town surrounded by steep rock formations with many taverns, shops, cafes and even a small pebbly beach.

The Paradise Hotel facilities include a reception area, swimming pool with umbrellas and sun beds to relax and enjoy sunbathing and a children's pool. The pool area has a pool bar where snacks and drinks are served throughout the day.

If you want to take a break from Scuba Diving, Alonissos paradise for those who like to walk! There are trails everywhere and there are 14 official clearly marked hiking trails and a hiking map available in the tourist offices.

Twin room

Balcony, Coco-mat beds, direct dial telephone, air conditioning, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, fridge, safety deposit box & ensuite bathroom.

Double room

balcony, direct dial telephone, air conditioning, fridge, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, safety deposit box & ensuite bathroom.

The Hotel has 31 rooms in total - one building with 11 double and one building with 20 rooms that can be either twin or double bedded - most with a wonderful sea view. Rooms are attractively furnished in a traditional yet modern Greek style.
Both twin and double rooms have Sea-view rooms are upon request and subject to hotel's availability.

We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.

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Covid Information for Alonissos Triton Dive Centre and Paradise Hotel

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at the Paradise Hotel and the triton dive centre to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Country Covid Travel Information

Greece is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

If you travel to Greece, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form at least 24 hours before travel. Failure to do so in advance may result in your carrier not allowing you to travel, a 500 Euro fine on arrival or the Greek authorities not allowing you to enter the country

If you are travelling via ferry, you will need to complete a health questionnaire and hand it to the ferry operator before boarding. The necessary forms will be provided by the operator: you should contact them directly if you need further information. Temperature checks may also be carried out before boarding; and it is obligatory to wear masks on all ferries, where capacity is limited to allow for social distancing..

It is mandatory to wear face-masks on public transport (including flights and ferries), at airports and in taxis. Face masks are also obligatory in indoor spaces, including medical facilities, lifts and any enclosed venue providing goods or services (including supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, cafes, banks, government and utility providersí offices, retail shops, barber shops, hairdressers and beauty parlours) .

You may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, when you are travelling home from Greece.

Last Updated: 30JUL2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

The Paradise hotel is situated on top of a small hill next to the harbour in the town of Patitiri. Patitiri on the southern part of an island called Alonissos located in the Northern Sporades, in the Aegean Sea.

Covid Travel Information

Greece is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

If you travel to Greece, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form at least 24 hours before travel. Failure to do so in advance may result in your carrier not allowing you to travel, a 500 Euro fine on arrival or the Greek authorities not allowing you to enter the country

If you are travelling via ferry, you will need to complete a health questionnaire and hand it to the ferry operator before boarding. The necessary forms will be provided by the operator: you should contact them directly if you need further information. Temperature checks may also be carried out before boarding; and it is obligatory to wear masks on all ferries, where capacity is limited to allow for social distancing..

It is mandatory to wear face-masks on public transport (including flights and ferries), at airports and in taxis. Face masks are also obligatory in indoor spaces, including medical facilities, lifts and any enclosed venue providing goods or services (including supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, cafes, banks, government and utility providersí offices, retail shops, barber shops, hairdressers and beauty parlours) .

You may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, when you are travelling home from Greece.

Last Updated: 30JUL2020

Weather and Climate

Greece enjoys a warm, Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, sometimes wet, winters. Most divers head here from Spring to Autumn. Expect air temps in the high 30s in the summer. Air temps in January can get into single digits. The water temps vary from around 14 degrees in Jan up to around 28 in July & August. before starting to drop away in October.

Travel

Flight options

Direct flights to Skiathos are available from a large number of regional UK airports. Speak top our travel team for the best options for you.

Stopovers

There are no stop over options for our Greek holidays.

Arrange before you go

Regular Entry Requirements

UK passport holders do not need a visa for Greece. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with your airline. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

At the moment we cannot prebook seating on the Enter air flights to Greece. Other airlines might provide this service.

Check in

Please check in 3 hrs before departure.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in Skiathos, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met by a representative of Triton Dive centre / Paradise hotel. They will be clearly identifiable at the airport. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

After meeting our representatives you will have a short journey from the airport to the harbour where you will take the ferry to Alonissos, and then to the hotel. The journey is estimated to take around 2-2,5 hrs.

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally.

Info

Tipping

Nitrox

Currency

Euro, credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but you should check with your bank about any additional charges they may levy for using your card in Greece.

Phone coverage

Phone coverage is generally good - do check with your phone provider about any applicable charges when in Greece. Alternatively, you may wish to purchase a local SIM for making calls or data use

Plugs and electricity

Two pin European - you will need to bring an adaptor if you want to items with use British electrical items.

Extras

Hire equipment

A full line of rental equipment is available aboard including regulators, BCs, dive computers, and night-lights.

Extras

Any additional courses, rental equipment, excursions or activities are available at the dive centre.

Souvenirs

Patitiri (the town where the Paradise hotel is located) has shops on site with a variety of gifts and souvenirs

Nitrox/Gas

Normally available - During the Covid crisis there has been a shortage of Oxygene sensors in Greece this can affect your abilities to dive nitrox.

Payments

Deposits and Balances

£500 at the time of booking

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Included

Flights from the UK, 7 nights on B&B basis at the lovely Paradise Hotel.
Transfers to and from Skiathos airport to Paradise hotel on the island of Alonissos.
Tanks, weights and air when diving.

Excluded

Additional diving, any PADI courses or scuba reviews are booked and paid for at the dive centre

1.50 € per night per room Government Tax to pay locally at the hotel.

Nitrox




Diving restrictions have been lifted in Greece and now all can enjoy the beautiful underwater scenery Greece has to offer! Alonissos is a diver's heaven! Since this area is protected and a National Marine Park you can imagine what treasures await you!!! You can try diving for the first time or even get certified if you want. Qualified instructors will guide you around the best diving spots!

Found in the center of the National Marine Park, the Alonissos is a haven for marine life as the area has been protected for many years. The dive sites are located around Alonissos as well as the surrounding deserted islands and will definitely be an experience to remember! Marine life you can see on our dives include White Seabream, Golden Groupers, Damselfish, Octopus, Dolphins, Salema, Saddled Seabream, Dusky Groupers, Lobster, Brown Meagre, Moray Eels, Cuttlefish as well as numerous different species of micro life.

The most famous wreck in the area is the Peristera shipwreck which was discovered in the early 1990s will be the first one that the Greek government opens to the public for the 2020 summer between Aug. 3 and Oct. 2. It's one of the oldest knows divable wrecks in the world. The ship, which archaeologists believe was a large Athenian barge carrying amphoras filled with wine, likely sank toward the end of the fifth century B.C. The wreckage now sits about 30 meters underwater, and historians say it's the largest ship of its kind discovered under the sea.

The Marine Park is also home to around 300 species of fish and around 80 species of birds. Alonissos and the surrounding islands also are proud to be the home of other rare species such as the Eleonora Falcon, Audouin Gull and a rare type of goat found on the island of Gioura. This also makes Alonnisos a favoured ecotourism destination.

Blue Cave South

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 15m | Max Depth: 30m

Lovely drop off down to about 25m followed by a very nice wall dive and back over rocks with plenty of sea life - finishing the dive off back in the cave itself with beautiful blue colours in the water and a couple of little caves to take a look in. Interchangeable landscape of seaweed and rocks. Visibility very good with a variety of sea life.

Blue Cave North

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 15-30m | Max Depth: 45m

Beautiful dive with multiple large rocks teaming with life to swim around and between with optional sea grass routes slightly further from the coast. Ending by following the wall back around and into the cave again. Vertical wall with many colours and very good visibility. Abundant number of large fish.

Rousoum

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 12m | Max Depth: 12m

Lovely little pebble beach 5 mins from our dive center, not only the location for most of our Discover Scuba Diving courses - as it is nice and easy to enter and exit the water and stay to shallow depths if required - but also the site we do most of our night diving due to the large number of octopus, cuttlefish and congers in the area. Excellent spot for beginners and other levels. Easy entrance into the sea from the shore with an interesting wander between the rocks.

Xera Mourtias - North

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 18m | Max Depth: 35m

A stone reef in the middle of the bay is home to two of our dives, the Northern one is an awesome drop off from about 10m down to 33m (although we don't need to hit the bottom!) which we then follow the huge wall around to a large bed of sea grass then backup on top of the reef to check out for crabs and nudibranchs on the return trip.

Xera Mourtias - South

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 18m | Max Depth: 35m

We start the dive with the same impressive drop off as the North side however this time we head South toward the sea end of the reef. A larger wall dive than the North that has old fishing nets caught along it which makes for quite a picturesque dive with schools of Sea Bream and Damselfish that like to come over the top and down the wall to see what the divers are up to.

Agios Petros

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 5-22m | Max Depth: 30m

A lovely little dive off the East coast of Alonissos, a little wall that goes down to a sandy bottom which is home to many flounders and the odd octopus too. This is followed by a range of stone pillars and rocks to hunt around for all the fun stuff! It has a couple of options on it depending on the level of diver as to whether you take the swim between mainland and island on the route back to the boat or head back along usually with the current for a nice lazy drift back to the boat.

Agios Giorgos - North

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 15-25m | Max Depth: 33m

A very nice deeper dive where we probably see more things that are not seen elsewhere around the marine park. A reasonably long wall dive out to some dramatic big open spaces scattered with rocks and pillars, often get the larger morays out here and even a Spanish dancer of two. A beautiful underwater outcropping with rich sea life.

Agios Giorgos - South

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 15-25m | Max Depth: 33m

Another lovely wall dive with some old fishing nets caught along it that adds another dimension to the site which leads you up over some sea grass and round to the coastline which you follow back through and over boulders to the cove which is often home to some pretty nice schools of fish.

The Caverns

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 5-18m | Max Depth: 30m

Three years ago, our dive team discovered these two remarkably splendid caverns while out searching for new and interesting sites. What they found was amazing and quite a unique experience. One is a passage (tunnel) with ample lighting that highlights all colours since it has windows to the outside. The second cavern has an entrance at a 6m depth and penetrates to 15m. Follow the dramatic coastline around along walls and through boulder fields and into a large cavern at the end of the dive. Certainly one of the most fun and geologically pretty sites we have! Of course, we keep the location secret so only Alonissos Triton Dive center knows where it is!!!

Blue Cave Interior

Skill level: Guided | Ave Depth: 7m | Max Depth: 7m

A dive inside the cave with the surface free for emergence. Excellent colours which alternate during the course of the day. Not a dive by itself - we investigate it at the end or start or our other Blue Cave dives.

Mavros Kavos - East

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 15-30m | Max Depth: 45m

Very nice deeper dive site, heading out over sea grass we come out onto a large underwater plain with large boulders scattered around it, as it is a little further out from shore compared to the West side we often see larger fish and marine life. An area with many boulders which house an abundant amount of large fish. The spot deepens gently so the dive is ideal for all levels.

Mavros Kavos - West

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 15-25m | Max Depth: 40m

Pretty wall dive with sandy bottoms on the left and leading out to a large sea grass field, following the same wall back along we often finish this dive off in a small cave just the other side of the bay which is nearly always full of a large school of young fish. A vertical wall which clearly impresses.

Two Brothers - South

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 10-25m | Max Depth: 50m

Our largest and probably most impressive wall dive in the area, the dive starts off going through a shallow swim through between mainland and the small islet that is home to the wall dive itself. Due to this site dropping off so fast we often get larger scale fish that we see elsewhere especially scorpion fish. An impressive wall with a lot of sea life and colour and a passage through an underwater ravine which makes this experience unforgettable.

Two Brothers - East

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 15-25m | Max Depth: 35m

A shallow passage which leads to an impressive wall with a lot of sea life and very good visibility.

Two Brothers - Ship wreck

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 15-25m | Max Depth: 35m

Our resident wreck of an old immigration boat that sunk off the coast of the Two Brothers around 15 years ago. We follow a sandy channel and a wander through seaweed down to about 22m where the beautiful wooden shipwreck appears out of the blue on your left hand side - we have an explore around (reaching depths of 30m) then head back up to the coastline where we finish the dive investigating some of the strewn wreckage and seeing if we can spot octopus!

Nudi Rock

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 10-35m | Max Depth: 40m

Named after the number of Nudibranchs that we find here! This is a lovely little dive site which includes wall diving, swimming between slots and over rocks so there can be quite a variety of things to see - especially lots of flambellinas. A must dive site for the micro life lovers.

Gorgonian Gardens

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 35-40m | Max Depth: 45m

A real site to behold! Between 35 - 40 m a stunning garden of colourful Gorgonians will leave you breathless! We have discovered 2 different gardens - both equally beautiful. As these gardens grow where there is a strong current - only advanced experienced divers can dive here. A must see for all avid lovers of the deep!

Peristera Wreck

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 35m | Max Depth: 30m

Come join us and dive the oldest shipwreck in the world with over 4000 Amphoras to see!
While the shipwreck is visually stunning, it also holds considerable historical significance. The Peristera shipwreck changed historians' understanding of shipbuilding in the ancient world. The ship, which archaeologists believe was a large Athenian barge carrying amphoras filled with wine, likely sank toward the end of the fifth century B.C. The wreckage now sits about 30 meters underwater, and historians say it's the largest ship of its kind discovered under the sea.

Christoforos Wreck

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 38m | Max Depth: 43m

Commissioned by the North Thames Gas Board to the Grangemouth Dockyard Co. and was completed on January 1950 and was named THOMAS HARDIE. In 1976 it was sold to Christincoast Cia Naviera SA and registered in Piraeus. Christoforos sank early in the morning on the 3rd of October 1983 after running into problems with rain and strong winds.

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Paradise Hotel Breakfast

The Paradise hotel offers a continental breakfast buffet breakfast for all guests. The breakfast can be taken in the dining room or on the large, covered terrace above the swimming pool and facing the tranquil Aegean. ...find out more

Skippers

Located next to the dive centre in the Patitiri harbour and open from 9:00 a.m. to midnight. Skippers is the highest rated restaurant in Patitiri and offers a wide range of lovely dishes from the Mediterranean cuisine. Attentive English speaking staff and amazing chefs, Skippers is the place to eat when you're in Alonissos. ...find out more

Paradise hotel Pool bar

The pool bar provides delicious snacks during the day along with refreshing drinks and ice creams. Conclude your perfect day with drinks or cocktails under the stars in lovely, romantic surroundings with light music at the Paradise Pool Bar away from the crowds and noise of the harbour. ...find out more