Along with Koufonisia, Irakia, and Schinoussa, Donoussa is a tiny gem in the Small Cyclades island group! Its waters are crystal clear and the small island has managed to escape the overwhelming tourist development that is seen on many other islands of the Aegean.

Our travel guide for Donoussa island has been designed to provide everything you need to know while planning an unforgettable vacation! Things to do & sightseeing, hotels, top restaurants, and best beaches are all included, while you will also find fascinating photos!

Donoussa Greece can be reached by ferry from Athens (Piraeus Port). The closest airport is on Naxos island. The island's location between Naxos and Amorgos makes it the perfect base for island-hopping adventures in the Cyclades!


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Situated in the western Aegean sea, between Naxos and Amorgos, Donoussa has an unarguably distinctive kind of beauty!
Given that it belongs to the Small Cyclades island group, together with Schinoussa, Irakleia and Koufonisia, Donoussa island offers a small piece of heaven for your island vacation in Greece!

The center of all action is Chora (also known as Stavros), the island's capital town, where the main port is also located. It has a lively, yet relaxing atmosphere and it is where you’ll find most of the island’s taverns, cafes, restaurants, shops and other tourist facilities, as well as rooms & hotels for your stay.

Moving away from Chora, you’ll discover tiny traditional villages and a wild natural landscape worth exploring!

The standouts of Donoussa are, hands down, its beaches, that look nothing like other crowded Cycladic seashores! These are unorganized and unspoiled for the most part. Kedros beach is among the most popular ones.
The seashores of Donoussa are easy to reach. Many of them can be approached on foot or by sea bus from Chora.

The relaxing atmosphere of Donoussa will definitely seduce you!

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Although Donoussa is not a touristy island, you will find a few great places with an authentic atmosphere for your accommodation, including family-owned apartments, rooms, and studios with modern amenities and a wonderful view of the sea. The main Town is the region that houses most of the island's hotels.


Donoussa is only accessible by ferry. There are ferries directly from Piraeus port in Athens but also from other islands of the Aegean sea.
The closest airport to Donoussa is on Naxos island.
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Discover the highlights of Donoussa! From sightseeing to activities and from tours to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate holiday experience!

  • Kendros beach
    Kendros is the most beautiful beach in Donoussa. Totally unorganized but with exotic waters, it attracts many visitors. All beaches on the island maintain a secluded atmosphere.
  • Sea Caves
    The island has two isolated caves that can be reached in an excursion boat from the port.
  • Chora
    Chora is the main village in Donoussa, also known as Stavros. Located in a walking distance from the port, this is actually the centre of activities in Donoussa. Chora has traditional Cycladic style.