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Sometimes domatia owners meet the ferries as they arrive and you might spot one or two elderly female proprietors wearing the traditional blue and white island costume. The owners' association keeps a list of rooms to rent both in Patiri and nearby Votsi. Or try Ikos Travel (http://www.ikostravel.com/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +30 24240 65320), next door to the association, where staff can provide details of different types of accommodation at various locations throughout the island.

The accommodation available on Alonnisos ranges from superior hotels with all creature comforts to self catering villas and cheap and cheerful pensions.

The award for the hotel with the best location in Patiri must go to the Paradise, perched high up on the promontory to the east of the port. This small, family run hotel is surrounded by pines trees and flower borders and has a beautiful pool with spectacular day and night time views of the harbour. The hotel is only a five minute walk from the town's shops and tavernas but it's well away from the noise, hustle and bustle of the harbour. Guests can enjoy swimming and snorkelling from the rocks directly below the hotel.

One of the most upmarket hotels in town is the Liadromia where dark, carved wood furniture, embroidered curtains and stone floors lend an air of old world elegance. The three storey hotel, to the right up some steps leading off Ikion Dolopon, overlooks the port and has wonderful views from its rooftop terrace bar.

Good value for money budget options in Patiri include Pension Panorama where you can rent very reasonably priced three person studios and family apartments. The pension has shared, bougainvillea clad balconies overlooking the port.

You'll have a harder job finding a place to stay in the delightful hill top town of Old Alonnisos and if you do find a room expect to pay more for the privilege of bedding down in what must be one of the most enchanting settlements in the Sporades. There are no hotels in the town but Ikos Travel in Patiri may be able to help you find one of the increasing number of rooms which are available to rent.

There are hotels, studios and private villas to rent elsewhere on the island, notably the luxurious Milia Bay complex 400 metres from the beach to the north east of Patiri. This is a place to pamper yourself in beautiful surroundings whilst enjoying all the comforts of a well equipped villa apartment. The hotel's 20 self catering apartments all have stunning views of the Aegean and nearby pine forest.