Find out everything about your holidays in Schinoussa on our travel guide! Schinoussa is a tiny remote island located south of Naxos, in the heart of the Aegean Sea. It belongs to the Small Cyclades island group along with the beautiful Greek islands of Koufonisia, Donoussa, and Iraklia.

Boasting an unspoiled natural setting, Schinoussa Greece has emerged as an alternative destination for relaxing holidays, away from the bright lights. Secluded beaches, wild landscapes, and little traditional settlements create a distressing atmosphere that never fails to captivate visitors.

Even though Schinoussa hotels aren’t many and facilities are rather limited, Schinoussa Greece manages to attract travelers who seek a laid-back destination to relax and unwind. As for Schinoussa beaches, they are unspoiled, backed by raw natural landscapes and are easily accessible by foot.

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Located south of Naxos, Schinoussa Greece belongs to the Small Cyclades island group. Its ideal location makes it a perfect base for island hopping to the nearby islands of Koufonisia, Donoussa, Iraklia, and Naxos. Just like the rest of the Small Cyclades islands, Schinoussa is a remote paradise, ideal for those who want to relax away from the hustle and the bustle.

Chora (or Panagia), the main village and capital of the island, is where the most facilities, taverns, shops, and Schinoussa hotels are located. Around Chora, some little villages have managed to keep their traditional character throughout the years. Whitewashed houses, blue-domed chapels, and narrow alleys, combined with the extraordinary natural setting create a lively, yet relaxing atmosphere!

Schinoussa beaches have nothing in common with their overcrowded Cycladic counterparts. They are secluded and unspoiled, boasting a raw natural landscape and enticing cobalt waters. Most of the beaches in Schinoussa are easily accessible by foot from Chora, while others are hard to reach. Nevertheless, there’s luscious swimming to be done on all Schinoussa beaches!

As for things to do in Schinoussa, the best are swimming, nature exploration and hiking, thanks to the island’s unique geology.

Schinoussa is the best place to enjoy relaxing holidays without the hustle and the bustle of tourism!

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The island is only accessible by ferry. There are ferries to Schinoussa from Piraeus port in Athens but also from other islands of the Aegean sea. The closest airport to Schinoussa is on Naxos island.


Discover the best things to do in Schinoussa! From Schinoussa sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Schinoussa holidays experience!

  • Chora
    Chora is the only village in Schinoussa, located at a high altitude. It distinguishes for the traditional Cycladic style and the authentic feeling.
  • Psili Ammos beach
    Psili Ammos is one of the best beaches in Schinoussa. It can be reached through a track road or by boat. It is special for its crystal water and the soft sand.
  • Lioliou beach
    Lioliou is a pretty remote beach with clean water and some greenery around it.