Koufonisia, exotic colors and calmness
Beaches with beautiful sand and crystal waters, water caves, a traditional settlement in Pano Koufonisi and sea getaway in Kato Koufonisi...for camping... The certain thing is that after the trip to Koufonisia you will return refreshed!
Koufonisia (Pano and Kato) are two small islands that are found in Aigaio, near Naxos and Amorgos. They are in the complex of Small Cyclades.
The one island is just a few meters away from the other (only 200 m.), but in the gulf is created two more islands Glaronisi and the impressive Keros, that is inhabited today, but it has also a particular archaeological interest. Koufonisia takes their name from their sea caves (deaf island- koufonisi...).
Koufonisia and Keros belong to Natura 2000, as Zones of Special Protection.
Worth to visit:
- The Sea Caves at Pano Koufonisi, just outside the beach of Pori.
- «Gala»: A strange geological phenomenon, just outside the gulf of Pori.
- The «Cave of the Devil», a sea cave that hits with the waves...
- Keros, the holy island. We will reach it by boat. It was probably a holy place, where the next door islands were bringing their dead people, as it was considered as one of "Gates of Ades". Today, we find just few shepherds with their goats that are famous for their tasty meat.
For your stay in Koufonisia, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
Close to Koufonisi there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
There is no road network at Koufonisia. You can explore the island by foot, by boats and by bike.
From Piraeus, trip duration is 8,5 hours.
Koufonisia can be accessed also the route Milos - Folegandros - Koufonisia - Santorini - Koufonisi - Amorgos and through the route Paros - Naxos - Iraklia - Schinousa - Koufonisia - Katapola.
Different vessels do regular routes mainly in the summer to the beaches of Koufonisi and Kato Koufonisi.
Through the airport of Naxos and then by sea to Koufonisia.
For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.