Schinoussa Sightseeing

Schinoussa sightseeing
Sightseeing: 7 things to see in Schinoussa island

Although it is surrounded by popular Greek islands, like Naxos and Ios, Schinoussa remains calm and isolate. Apart from the church of Panagia Akathi, the protector of the island, there is no other sightseeing in Schinoussa. Visitors spend most of their time swimming in fantastic water and hiking across the centre of the island. Almyros, Lioliou, Tsigouri and Fikio are among the most beautiful beaches on the island, while the main village is Chora. This is a perfect place for private, off-the-beaten track holidays, even in high season.

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In this section, you can see the best Schinoussa Sightseeing but also things to see by location. Do not miss to also read about things to do.
You can also view all things to see in Schinoussa by category: villages, beaches, museums and churches.

Best Sightseeing

By location:
Location: Chora
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The most important church in Schinoussa is the church of Panagia Akathi in Chora, which is considered as the protector of the island. Built in traditional Cycladic architecture in the colours of blue and white, it stands proudly in the middle of Schinoussa village. The locals love a lot this church and, in fact, many women on the island have taken their name from this church and they are called "Akathi".

Best villages

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Location: In the centre of the island
Description: Chora or Panagia is the capital village of Schinoussa island, located on a hill overlooking the sea and the surrounding nature.

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Location: 2 km west of Chora
Description: Mersini is the main port of the island, where ferries and fishing boats moor. Some tourist amenities are found around Mersini.

Best beaches

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Location: 2 km south of Chora
Description: Almyros can be reached through a track road. It provides an excellent environment for peaceful swimming.

Type: Sandy, Non Organised, Secluded

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Location: 4 km south of Chora
Description: Lioliou is a pretty remote beach with clean water and some greenery around it.

Type: Sandy, Non Organised, Secluded

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Location: 2 km south west of Chora
Description: Tsigouri is a remote cove that you will need to walk to get there. It is perfect to enjoy all the peace and relaxation you will need in your holidays.

Type: Pebbled, Non Organised, Secluded

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Location: 4 km north of Chora
Description: Fikio is difficult to reach on foot, so you'd better take the boat to go there. It is known for its special water and some underwater reefs provide great chances for scuba diving.

Type: Pebbled, Non Organised, Secluded

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Archetypal Cycladic landscape at Schinoussa
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