On a quick note, Koufonissa are composed of two small islands: Pano Koufonisi and Kato Koufonisi. Only Pano Koufonisi is inhabited.
Most of the hotels in Koufonisia are located in Chora, the main town and port of the island.
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WHERE TO STAY? FIND THE BEST PLACES
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CHORA (Main village)
Staying in Chora, the main town and port of Koufonisia, is very convenient.
It is the center of life on the island and has many shops, bakeries, bars, cafes and restaurants.
Most hotels there are small apartments within short walking distance to the beach.
Megali Ammos is the beach of Chora and although it is close to the port, it is sandy with clear waters ideal for families with small children.
The famous beaches of Finikas, Fanos and Platia Pounda (Italida) are also in a short walking distance from Chora.
If you want to discover further the island, there is a bus stop and a boat with daily tours to Kato Koufonisi as well as the beaches around Ano Koufonisi.
The village is built amphitheatrically facing the beach and the port and you will not need a car.
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A few hotels are also found close to some of the beautiful beaches. Finikas is a nice beach only 1km away from Chora and is one of those.
Although Finikas is very close to Chora and its busy environment, it remains a calm and relaxing place.
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KOUFONISIA, A TINY ISLAND WITH VERY FEW OPTIONS
Koufonisia is a complex of two small islands located in the Cyclades, east of Naxos.
- Ano Koufonisi (or Upper Koufonisi) is the one inhabited and a popular yet alternative holiday destination.
You will find hotels, shops and restaurants.
- Kato Koufonisi (or Lower Koufonisi) is uninhabited. It has only one taverna and some very interesting beaches and caves to visit.
The two islands are really close and connected by a small fishing boat.
When we talk about hotels, we refer to Ano Koufonisi since it is the only one with infrastructure.
Koufonisia is a small island with moderate tourist development. The number of hotel units on the island remains limited due to the actual small size of the island.
Most of them are found at Chora, which is the port, and the island's main village. Some are also scattered in different locations on the island such as Finikas.
The majority of accommodation options are small, family-run units, rooms-to-let as well as some beach houses.
They are either new or recently renovated structures and consist of well-equipped rooms, a small kitchenette and a terrasse offering a beautiful sea view.
If you are looking for a lavish stay, you will find a few luxury hotels, which are mainly small suites and villas.
The island combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with laid-back vibes. Due to its size, a car is not necessary especially if you book a hotel conveniently located.
Transportation can be made by bus, boat or on foot. There is only 1 taxi on the island.
Many travellers choose Koufonisia for its boho-chic character, fascinating turquoise waters and relaxed environment.
Some hotels are closer to the beach than others, but proximity to the sea is not an issue since all of them are just on a short walking distance away from a fantastic beach.
Due to the limited number of hotels and the island’s popularity from July to September, early booking is strongly recommended.
Rooms sell out very quickly and it is impossible to find lodging if you wait until the last minute. Booking your hotel 4 to 5 months in advance is strongly recommended.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
When should I book my hotel?
Koufonisia is a small island, with few hotel units and is very popular for its relaxed lifestyle and amazing beaches.
If you are travelling during the high season (mid-June to mid-September) it is recommended to have completed your reservation 6 months in advance.
When is the best time to visit Koufonisia?
The touristic season in Koufonisia starts in mid-June and finishes at the end of September and this is the best time to visit the island. July and August is the peak season, so if you want to avoid the crowds, visit Koufonisia in June or September for a laid-back atmosphere.
Where should 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.
Will I find last-minute availability?
No. Hotels sell out 5 months ahead of high season.
What types of accommodation are available?
Is Koufonisia ideal for a family holiday?
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.
There are very few cars and roads on the island and your children can run, bike and play freely!
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