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Donousa Travel Guide - Where to stay

John KarkalatosApril 18, 2021

A small and relatively unknown island in the Small Cyclades, between Naxos and Amorgos, which entices the visitors to the relaxation and the relaxed pace.

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In Donoussa things are simple, throw away the clock, forget the routine, eat local flavors, indulge in the sandy beaches with blue waters and refresh yourself like never before.

Anyway the island is very small you can easily get around on foot and by boat.

In this guide
Stavros at Donousa


Chora is called Stavros where the beautiful beach dominates. It's a typical Cycladic village with white houses with blue windows, amphitheatrically built around the beach and the port. It's worth taking a walk to the church of the Holy Cross to take photos.

The tavern Iliovasilema stands out, overlooking the sea and the sunset, which offers cooked food with specialty the goat patatato. At Avli Tavern try fine seafood in a wonderful place just above the port.

Where to stay in Donoussa?

Beaches at Donousa

You may visit the beaches easily with the boat "Donoussa Magissa" that departs from Stavros. It stops at cave Fokiospilia and worths diving with a mask to see the blue color of the waters.

Stavros beach

Sandy beach with amazing crystal clear waters suitable for children. There are also a few trees for shade. In the middle of the beach is the Corona Borealis cafe-bar that offers food and drink at all hours of the day.

Kedros beach

Kedros beach

The most popular beach and not unjustly, predisposes you to swim in its turquoise waters for hours, enjoy your swim and sunbathing and whenever you want go to the beach bar. It's one of the few beaches in Greece that has a place for free camping.

It's about 1 km from Stavros, the access is easy on foot. Note that the beach has no shade while in its shallow waters you can see the wreck of the destroyer Orion from the Second World War.

Livadi beach

Livadi beach

In the settlement of Mersini follow the path and in 20 minutes you reach the beach, on the path there's a spring to quench your thirst. Excellent beach, peaceful with a few trees for shade. The return is relatively difficult to climb, however it worths the effort as you may eat in two excellent taverns.

In Mersini eat at the tavern Tzi tzi the excellent pork as well as at Kori tou Michali. The sea view is stunning.

Kalotaritissa beach

Kalotaritissa beach

Another excellent beach. It's worth eating homemade food at Mitsos tavern with specialty the goat.

The boat at Donousa

The boat "Donoussa Magissa" that transports tourists to the beaches

How to get to Donoussa?

By ferry

By airplane

The nearest airport is in Naxos. Then you can go to Donoussa with Blue Star Ferries or Skopelitis.

How to get around?

You do not need to be with your own vehicle, the island is very small. For transportation to and from the beaches you can use the boat that departs from Stavros or the local bus.

Day trips and nearby islands with Express Skopelitis

With Express Skopelitis you can go on day trips to Koufonisia, Schinoussa and Iraklia.

How many days can I spend at Donoussa?

As many days as you need to relax and get rest, it's up to you!

More about Donousa:

1. How to get to Donousa?

With Blue Star Ferries from the port of Piraeus or by airplane through Naxos airport. Also from Naxos and Amorgos with Express Skopelitis.

2. Can I go on day trips?

With Express Skopelitis you can go on day trips to Koufonisia, Schinoussa and Iraklia.

3. Can I go to Naxos?

Apart from Blue Star Ferries, also with Skopelitis.