You will find below our selection of the best hotels on Donoussa island but also the best locations for your stay!
On a quick note, Donoussa is a small island with limited accommodation options. Most of the hotels are located in the main village of the island, Stavros.
OUR SELECTION OF BEST HOTELS
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WHERE TO STAY? FIND THE BEST LOCATIONS
Information about the best locations for your hotel in Donoussa.
STAVROS, THE MAIN VILLAGE
Our recommendations: Althea Studios
Staying at Stavros, the Town of Donoussa is very convenient. It is the center of life on the island and has many shops, bakeries, bars, cafes, and restaurants.
Most units there are small apartments with direct access to the beach.
The beach of Stavros is sandy with clear waters ideal for families with small children, while the famous Kedros beach is only 10 minute's walk away.
If you want to discover further the island, there is a bus stop and a boat with daily tours. The village is built amphitheatrically facing the beach and the port and you will not need a car.
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KALOTARITISSA OR HARAVGI
Our recommendations: Dimitrakis guesthouse (Haravgi)
A few hotels are also found in more remote places such as Haravgi (Mesarria) and Kalotaritissa.
They are small in number (less than 5) but really charming. These villages can be only approached by bus, car, or the sole taxi on the island.
Note that these villages do not have shops or other facilities.
Kalotaritissa is a small beach settlement and it is connected to the port by bus. There is a tavern, 3 lovely coves, and a few beach houses for rent.
In the region, there are no shops apart from a local tavern.
Haravgi settlement, on the other hand, is closer to Stavros town and Kedros beach but in a remote location with lovely sea views.
DONOUSSA, AN ISLAND WITH MINIMALLY DESIGNED ROOMS
Donoussa is a small island with limited tourist development and just a small number of hotel units.
Most of the hotels are found at Stavros, which is the port, and the island's main village.
The majority of accommodations are small, family-run units, rooms-to-let as well as some beach houses.
The island has a strong bohemian and laid-back atmosphere and was a free-camping destination for many years. Nowadays, the State is more strict in forbidding it and makes regular controls.
Nevertheless, Donoussa remains an alternative and hipster island. This means that a visitor should not expect to find lavish amenities or luxury hotels.
Small apartments with minimally designed rooms are what to expect when searching for a hotel on this Cycladic island.
Most of them are old structures that have been recently renovated. They consist of well-equipped rooms, a small kitchenette, and a terrasse offering a beautiful sea view.
Due to the small size of the island, access to a beach is very easy, and on foot.
The fact that the island is not as touristy as others might fool visitors into believing that they can book a hotel in Donoussa last minute. This is not the case with small islands like Donoussa.
Due to the limited number of units existing on the island and the popularity among alternative tourists, rooms sell out quickly and booking arrangements have to be completed as early as 4 months in advance.
If you are planning to visit the island from mid-July to mid-September, it is recommended to book your stay in March.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
When should I book my hotel?
Donoussa is a small island, with few hotel units and is very popular among alternative types of travellers.
If you are travelling during the high season (mid-July to mid-September) it is recommended to have completed your reservation 4-5 months in advance.
Where can I book my hotel?
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Is there another way to make a hotel reservation?
You can contact the hotel by phone or mail. In some cases, you might find some cheaper rates but it is not recommended.
When is the best time to visit Donoussa?
The tourist season in Donoussa starts in mid-June and finishes at the end of September and this is the best time to visit the island.
Will I find last-minute availability?
No. Hotels sell out 3-4 months ahead of high season.
How many days should I book?
Donoussa is not a very small island and things to do are very specific. 3-4 days is a good choice if you want to relax.
What types of accommodation are found?
In Donoussa you can find apartments, rooms-to-let, and small beach houses.
How much does accommodation cost?
It depends on many factors. The average hotel price for 2 persons would be around 150 euros/per night during the high season.
Is Donoussa a family/kids-friendly destination?
Absolutely yes! You can find many family options. They are comfortable with 2 or more rooms, a kitchen, and easy access to a sandy and safe beach.