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.
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?
- Astrofegia guest house: elegant apartments with an emphasis on detail just above the port of Donoussa. The beautiful decoration and the wonderful view from the balconies guarantee an unforgettable stay
- Althea Studios: located 300 meters from the beach, spacious apartments with elegant cycladic style decoration and wonderful view from the balconies
- Iliovasilema Studios: as the name implies you can watch the sea and the sunset. Located near the beach and next to the homonymous tavern
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another excellent beach. It's worth eating homemade food at Mitsos tavern with specialty the goat.
The boat "Donoussa Magissa" that transports tourists to the beaches
How to get to Donoussa?
- from Piraeus: with Blue Star Ferries, the journey takes 6-7 hours
- from Naxos: with the local line of the Small Cyclades Skopelitis Express
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
How many days can I spend at Donoussa?
As many days as you need to relax and get rest, it's up to you!