• Denousa
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Island in South Aegean

Attractions, Beaches & Things to Do on Donousa

A picture showing a part of the settlement and the port of Stavros on Donousa island.
photo: Manu / CC BY 2.0
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Port of Donousa

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

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.
A photo of the exterior of the Stavros church of Donousa.
↗ NE   < 1km

Timios Stavros Church, Donousa

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.

A panoramic photo of the Kedros beach on the island of Donousa.
photo: jenny / CC BY-SA 2.0
→ E   ≈ 1.1km

Kedros Beach, Donousa

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.

An overview of the Livadi beach on the island of Donousa.
→ E   ≈ 3.7km

Livadi Beach, Donousa

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.

The ruins of an ancient settlement in Mersini with the great view of the sea in the background.
→ E   ≈ 4km

Ruins of an Ancient Settlement in Mersini

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

Small fishing boats anchored at the bay of Kalotaritissa on the island of Donousa.
↗ NE   ≈ 4.9km

Kalotaritissa Beach, Donousa

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.

A picture of the Trypiti beach on Donousa island.
↗ NE   ≈ 5.3km

Trypiti Beach, Donousa

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

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
← W   ≈ 26.1km


The largest island of the Cycladic complex where the fertile soil & the rich surrounding sea make it self-sufficient and interesting to explore.

A small boat and the rocky coast at the area of Pori on Ano Koufonisi islet.
↙ SW   ≈ 35.5km


4-small islets Complex (Ano, Kato Koufonisi, Keros, Glaronisi), where Ano Koufonisi is permanently inhabited offering genuine travel experiences.

A picture showing a part of the Chora of Amorgos.
photo: Paul Arps / CC BY 2.0
↘ SE   ≈ 37km


At the southeast edge of the Cyclades island complex, it combines the wild and mountainous landscape with the endless blue of the Aegean.

An overview of the uninhabited island of Keros.
photo: Phso2 / CC BY 3.0
↙ SW   ≈ 37.5km

Keros Island

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

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.