Donoussa

A tiny island of Small Cyclades, Donoussa is located between Naxos and Amorgos. This is among the smallest islands of the complex and has not developed in tourism. Due to its small size, it has remained a virgin place for summer holidays, with few tourist facilities and much privacy. The main thing to do in Donoussa island is swimming: the beaches of Donoussa Greece are not organized and all have crystal water. They are mostly accessible on foot and offer all the calmness you need in holidays. As there are few means of transport on the island, it is also ideal for trekking. Donoussa island can be reached by ferry from Piraeus or with local boat from Naxos and Amorgos.

Tiny havens of harmony, peace and tranquility. Greece Holidays in Donoussa Island.

A tiny island of Small Cyclades, located between Naxos and Amorgos. This is among the smallest islands of the complex and has not developed in tourism. Due to its small size, it has remained a virgin place for summer holidays, with few tourist facilities and much privacy.

Clear blue waters at Kalotaritissa - Donousa

The main thing to do in Donoussa island is swimming: the beaches of Donoussa Greece are not organized and all have crystal water. They are mostly accessible on foot and offer all the calmness you need in holidays. As there are few means of transport on the island, it is also ideal for trekking. Donoussa island can be reached by ferry from Piraeus or with local boat from Naxos and Amorgos.

Travel guide to Donoussa

Greece An island of Small Cyclades, Donoussa in Greece is a secluded place to enjoy private holidays. It can be visited for a short stay or for a day trip from Naxos or Amorgos. Beaches in Donoussa are unorganized and perfect for private moments. Some secluded places are also nice for nudism. The only village and main port of Donoussa is where most activities, taverns and shops are found on this tiny island of the Aegean Sea. Holidays in Donoussa is great for total privacy and relaxation.

The stunning beach of Kedros - Donousa

General information

Have a look on our travel guide about Donoussa and see the most interesting beaches and things to see on the island. Also see photos and maps to get a better understanding of this tiny location and organize easier your Donoussa holidays.

Accommodation

Despite the limited tourist development in Donoussa island, there is a good amount of accommodation to suit the needs of visitors in Chora, the main village of the island. Chora has small studios, apartments and traditional rooms to offer, instead of large hotels. These venues are scattered around the village and at the beach of Chora, which is the only organized beach in Donoussa.

Things to see and do

The island of Donoussa is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group. It is a remote and quiet island. Donοussa village is the capital and the main port of the island. A few other settlements are scattered around the island but they are sparsely populated. Most tourism amenities for comfortable Donoussa holidays and things to do are found in the capital village.

The Church of the Holy Cross in the ‘hora’- Donousa

The only organized beach on Donoussa island is located close to the port, where most tourism facilities are found. The other beaches of the island are spread around its coasts and remain pretty remote, even in high season. The most famous of these remote beaches is Kendros, which gets particularly popular among free campers. The beaches can be reached mostly on foot or by rental bike but attention is needed as roads are usually track roads.

What to do on Donousa

Mersini
On the southeast end of the island, built on a slope, lies this mountainous village with a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea. The houses are made of stone with fruit trees and vegetables in their gardens and the setting is overflowing with natural springs. The church of “Agia Sophia” stands out on the hill while there is a footpath starting from the hamlet leading to two of the most beautiful beaches of the island, Livadi and Fikio.

A view of the infinite blue at Tsigkouri - Schinoussa

Circumnavigating the island
Circumnavigate the island on a caique for an unforgettable experience. Admire first hand Fokospilia – where protected seals monachus monachus seals find refuge- and the “Spilia tou Tihou”; both sea caves will leave a lasting impression on you.

Kedros beach
Venture a mere kilometre from the harbour and a heavenly bay with cedars, golden sand and blue waters will reveal itself. Set up your tent – free camping is allowed – and get your fill of the sea, the view and joyful groups of visitors, like you reveling in the harmonious atmosphere. And just to add that spice of adventure, on the sea bed there is the shipwreck of a German destroyer from World War II.

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