Koufonisia

Island in South Aegean

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

Koufonisia Things to Do

Schinoussa Island

The central island of the Lesser Cyclades bears a resemblance to what Greek islands looked like in the 60s. Ideal destination for relaxation and tranquility.

An image of radiating turquoise sea and the rocky coast of Iraklia Island.
distant ≈ 22.4km

Iraklia Island

The definition of relaxed holidays on an island with an approximate population of 150 inhabitants and no cars or bank services.

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

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".

Koufonisia Settlements

Koufonisia Island Hopping

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

Naxos

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

Amorgos

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

Donousa

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

Ios

Do you want to party till the morning, take pictures of blue-white houses, and tan on the beach? Ios is most probably your summer destination.

Questions & Answers about Koufonisia

Why Visit Koufonisia?
  • Cars or motorbikes are totally useless, while hiking & cycling are favorite choices.
  • Mindfulness through minimal architecture, fine sand beaches & emerald waters.
  • Ano Koufonisi hosts nearly 350 residents on only 3,5 kmĀ².
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