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cristibolo

Very good accomodation
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I recently spent ten days in Donoussa (in August) and I enjoied very much my accomodation in Markouli Studios.
On a hill, with a wonderful view on the sea and on Donoussa port, these very comfortable, self-catering studios give you everything you need for a perfect holiday: peaceful location, beautiful landscape, good price, all the facilities, every-day cleaning, lovely balconies where it is delicious to have breakfast, or read a book when the day is ending... And flowers all around...
And, last but not least, the kindness and the smile of Maria, the young and helpful owner, who adds something special to your staying, pick you up at the port and provides you everything you need.
The harbour and the tiny, little village of Stavros, with a fantastic bakery, some tavernas, two little markets, and a beautiful beach, with crystal clear water, is very close to the studios (about 5/10 minutes by foot).
Definitely a place where I want and hope to come back again!


sardinianscorpio
sardinianscorpio wrote on Sep 19, 2013

Cristina, how did you reach the island of Donoussa?

cristibolo
cristibolo wrote on Sep 21, 2013

Hi Mauro! I reached Donoussa from Schinoussa with the little ferry Skopelitis, which connects Naxos and Amorgos, touching Iraklia, Schinoussa, koufonissi and Donoussa


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Our place for free camping
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My first time of free camping was in Donousa, a small island close to Naxos and Amorgos. Donousa has some of the best beaches you have ever seen with calm waters, soft sand and natural green scenery. At the port, you will find taverns, mini market, bakery and cafeterias. This small bakery was our daily base for cheesepies and fresh bread.

Our base was at the beach, just 10 minutes from the port. Kedros, the other beautiful beach is situated about 30 minutes walk away from the port. It is also full of campers. The beaches in Donoussa not only have the most gorgeous water, but they also give remarkable sunset views. The best alternative to forget what day it is and lose your problems.



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Walk to the naturist beaches
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After reading up on Donoussa and its naturist beaches, we were keen on taking a holiday on this tiny Cycladic island that huddles under the much larger island of Naxos. We arrived by ferry at Stavros, the main town of Donoussa and were immediately surrounded by some landladies with rooms to let. Followed one of them into town and fixed the price after inspecting the room. After settling in, we wandered around the village which was dotted with small cafeterias and taverns. I liked it that in Donoussa most places are small and cozy, with round iron tables on the street to enjoy the sun, looked so picturesque!

The next morning, we took a walk up the long dirt track leading up into the mountain. Soon we came across many small coves that needs a bit of effort to climb down, but it had so glattering water that effort didn't mind us! You will find few people there in every cove (or no people at all) and as they are protected by high rocks, it is obvious why they provide the perfect naturist beach. Of course, the longer from the village the better. The locals seem to be offended by naturists (as most people in Greece!), so I guess it would be advisable not to see you. They might not tell you anything, but they will get angry, so better avoid being seen by the old locals! A boat also departs from the port in frequent hours and if it is not too windy, it goes round the island, otherwise it goes only to the small beaches near the port.



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Happy people
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I turned out that two weeks in Naxos were enough to see all the island and relax in the cool beaches, so some days we took the ferry to other small islands around Naxos. Donoussa was one of them. A tiny island about 1 hour from Naxos and with very clean water.

Although we didn't stay more than 6-7 hours in Donoussa, we walked a bit in the inland and saw the low hills, the short bushes and the nice views. We went swimming in the port and then we ate fresh fish.

I liked that life was so quiet and traditional in Donoussa, it has nothing in common with the life we are used to. I doubt if telephones work well there and I think there must be no Internet. Personally I couldn't live like that, especially in the hard Greek winter when ferries must be rare, but I surely admire people who do... In a way, they must be happier in life because the less they expect, the more they are satisfied.



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For relax and quiet
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I went for a day in Donoussa with ferry boat Skopelitis from Katapola Amorgos. We arrived there early in the morning (I think we arrived in Donoussa at 6.30-7.00 am) and went back to Amorgos in the evening. The first thing to do was having a nice frappe in the single coffee house that was open in the port that time and then walk in the streets. People were just waking up and it was a nice feeling to be in such a small island with its few residents and even fewer tourists.

The beach close to the port was one of the cleanest I have seen in Greece, probably because the locals want tourism and try to keep it clean of plastic bags and cigarette ends, as we see so frequently in other popular islands. Water was also warm and the sand so soft. We had lunch in a nice tavern by the beach and the food was certainly homemade. After so many years of eating in Greek taverns, I can tell between frozen and homemade food.

I was surprised that there weren't so many gift shops in Donoussa, only a couple of them at the port. I guess this is a lovely island for a family with kids, they can walk and play safely in the beach, but not for teenagers or people who want to have fun. Donoussa is great for total quiet.



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Tiny and romantic
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My experience form Donoussa was about three summers ago. We actually spend a week in Naxos and 3 days on Donoussa, as the island is only 1 hour by ferry from Naxos. As it was June, Donoussa was almost empty. You could see only a few inhabitants in the coffee shops in the village and a couple of foreigners laying on the sandy beach close to the port. Things were absolutely quiet. In the afternoon, there were some children playing and cycling in the square. It must be hard for these children to live in Donoussa, I guess there is not many chances for education and entertainement there.

This small island gets very romantic in the evening when the sun set in the sea. To see the best sunset, climb up a hill above the village and reach Panagia church. We didn't go to any other beach, except for the one close to the port. Our hotel was there. It was hard to book a room through the Internet because most hotels in Donoussa are actually rooms to rent and open in early June. However, they have all tourist facilities: of course, do not expect pools and watersports, just a small and clean room to stay.



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Donussa-Prassinos studios

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I stayed at the Studios in July 2007.
I would recommend the location, the owner of the studios are very kind and the location is peaceful and very close to the beach.



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