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.

How To Go?

Donousa Attractions

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.

Ruins of an Ancient Settlement, Mersini

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

Donousa Things to Do

An overview of the uninhabited island of Keros - a huge rock shining in a setting sun.
photo: Phso2 / CC BY 3.0
distant ≈ 37.5km

Keros Island

Mysterious and uninhabited island where the most ancient sanctuary of the Aegean is located. It is the subject of the documentary "The Enigma of Keros".

Donousa Beaches

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.

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.

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.

Trypiti Beach

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

Donousa Settlements

Donousa Island Hopping


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

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.


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

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.