TRAVEL GUIDE TO KOUFONISIA
The scenery in Koufonisia Greece is beyond words! Unreal turquoise water, glittering sand, laid-back atmosphere, and Cycladic architecture create a true wonder amid Cyclades archipelago.
If you’re looking for a paradise island to unwind and relax, you’ve just found it!
Find out everything about your holidays in Koufonisia on our travel guide! Discover the best things to do, fantastic beaches, top hotels, and restaurants, as well as a wide selection of breathtaking photos!
The island is easily reachable by ferry from Athens ports (Piraeus & Rafina). The closest airport is on Naxos island and receives flights only from Athens.
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Koufonisia is a set of 2 islands: Ano Koufonissi and Kato Koufonissi.
Ano Koufonissi is the lively one, where hotels, restaurants, bars and landmarks are located; Kato Koufonissi, on the other hand, is an uninhabited islet that can only be approached by boat from Ano Koufonissi.
Note: Ano Koufonisi is a tiny island and everything is made on foot or by bike. There is one unique taxi on the island.
Koufinisia Greece lie in the heart of the Aegean sea, between Naxos and Amorgos and belong to the famous island group of the Cyclades or more specificaly to the Small Cyclades group.
These two small islands are so different from one another, but they both offer some of the most spectacular landscapes you will come across in Greece!
Have you ever noticed that some islands always look good in pictures? Well, the Koufonisia islands certainly fall into this category!
Famous for their exotic ambiance and pristine beaches, they are the best choice for those in need of a break from reality.
Arriving there is guaranteed to help you leave all your worries behind! This is the perfect place to enjoy some of the Aegean's clearest sea waters.
Speaking of waters, Koufonisia boast some of the best beaches in the Cyclades! The most popular options are Foinikas, Loutro, Italida, and Pori in Ano Koufonissi and, Nero, Detis and Panagia in Kato Koufonissi.
If you want to explore the pristine coastline of Koufonisia, your best bet is to take a short boat tour to Kato Koufonissi. Except for discovering sea caves and isolated coves, don’t miss the opportunity to jump from the boat right into the turquoise water- it’s a unique experience!
After exploring the islands’ beaches, head to Chora, the capital, which is located in Ano Koufonissi. Chora is not particularly large, but it oozes a unique charm! Stroll around its narrow alleys, marvel at the scenic setting, eat fresh fish at its traditional taverns and immerse yourself in the island way of living!
Let Koufonisia blow you away!
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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
Apartments, hotel rooms, villas and studios with an authentic Cycladic design are available for your accommodation in Koufonisia.
Some of the most popular hotels are Portes Houses, Teal blue & Aeris suites.
Mainly situated in Chora, the accommodation facilities allow you to combine a central location with amazing sea views.
HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
The island is only accessible by ferry. There are some ferries from Piraeus & Rafina ports in Athens but also from other islands of the Aegean sea. The closest airport is on Naxos island, with daily flights from Athens only.
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Kato Koufonisi is the island opposite to Ano Koufonisi. The island is not inhabited. It is accassible by multiple boat transfer per day. The island of some very nice beaches and hikking paths.
Chora is the only village in Koufonisia. Spread around the port, this small village has traditional style and few tourist facilities.
Pori is one of the most beautiful beaches in Koufonisia. Like the other beaches on the island, part of Pori is used by naturists.
Gala means milk in the Greek Language and the beach gets this distinctive name from the frothy waves that one can see in the interior of the caves.
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