The National Marine Park of Alonissos, Europe’s largest protected marine area

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The National Marine Park of Alonissos is located in Central Eastern Greece in the north part of the Sporades islands. It is Greece’s first park of its kind and currently it is the largest sea area that is protected in Europe. The park’s area of more than 2,000 sq. km, includes the island of Alonissos,  6 smaller islands and 22 islets. The marine park is accessible with various organised boat trips that depart from Alonissos port. The excursion is definitely going to be an unforgettable experience of your life, with high chances to spot dolphins, sea turtles and seals.   
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  The marine park is under very strict rules of protection, with limited human interference, thus making it a natural and healthy home for many threatened species of sea life, such as the Monk seals. In specific areas you can swim, snorkel and dive.
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