Island in South Aegean

Find yourself in this tiny islet. With only 160 inhabitants, it's ideal for relaxation, yoga, and mindfulness. Beachlife is most there is here.

Attractions, Beaches & Things to Do in Donousa

Port of Donousa

By the main settlement of Stavros, the homonymous port is approached by ferries from Piraeus & this that connects Donousa with Naxos.

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Stavros, Donousa

The central settlement and the port of the island, that includes tourist infrastructure and facilities as well as tavernas, bars, and caf├ęs.

↑ N
< 1km

Timios Stavros Church

Impressive white church with a blue dome that gave its name to the settlement and celebrates on the 14th of September with a big festival.

↗ NE
< 1km
A panoramic photo of the Kedros beach on the island of Donousa.
photo: jenny / CC BY-SA 2.0

Kedros Beach

A sandy beach at a wind-protected bay of the island. One of the most popular beaches of the island where nudism and free camping is allowed.

→ E
≈ 1.1km

Livadi Beach

Sandy beach where free-camping and nudism are allowed, while it is accessible either by boat or by a one-hour hiking path from Mersini village.

→ E
≈ 3.7km

Ruins of an Ancient Settlement in Mersini

Close to the second biggest village of the island are situated the remains of its ancient settlement.

→ E
≈ 4km

Kalotaritissa Beach

A small pebble & sand beach, the biggest of the tiny and homonymous fishing village in a wind-protected bay at the north part of the island.

↗ NE
≈ 4.9km

Trypiti Beach

Located approximately 400 meters from the settlement of Kalotaritissa, it's a golden-sand beach that is well-protected by the winds.

↗ NE
≈ 5.3km
A photo showing a part of the main settlement of Naxos (Chora) taken from the hill of the Portara monument.
photo: TimOve / CC BY 2.0


This large island offers a plentiful choice of historical sites, traditional villages, and beaches - a place for road trips, sunsets, and nightlife.

← W
≈ 26.1km


Backpackers' favorites, out of these four islets, only Ano Koufonisi is permanently inhabited. Find lots of time for yourself with friends on the beach.

↙ SW
≈ 35.5km


A place for travelers rather than tourists, this island combines a wild and mountainous landscape with Aegean's endless blue. Sunsets are otherwordly.

↓ S
≈ 37km
An overview of the uninhabited island of Keros.
photo: Phso2 / CC BY 3.0

Keros Island

Mysterious island and probably the most ancient sanctuary of the Aegean that is described through the documentary The Enigma of Keros.

↙ SW
≈ 37.5km

Questions & Answers about Donousa

Why Visit Donousa?
  • Tiny & unspoiled from mass tourism with 3 small settlements & numerous beaches.
  • The small boat is the best way to reach the beaches and the coastal caves.
  • Favorite destination for hikers, adventure lovers, and free campers.