You will find below our selection of the best hotels on Schinoussa island but also the best locations for your stay!

On a quick note, Schinoussa is a small island that is located east of Naxos and belongs to the small Cyclades sub-complex. The number of hotels is limited and are mostly found in Chora.
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CHORA (Main village)

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Staying in Chora, the main town of Schinoussa, is very convenient. It is the center of life on the island and has many shops, bakeries, bars, cafes and restaurants.
Most hotels are located here. They are mostly small apartments or suites.
Chora is a very picturesque small settlement full of local life. There is a bus that will take you to the island’s beautiful beaches if you want to avoid walking. The closest beach is Mersini which is located near the port and Tsiggouri beach.
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Schinoussa is a small island located east of Naxos. Along with Koufonisia, Iraklia, and Donoussa, they form the sub-complex of the small Cyclades. Although tiny in size, Schinoussa is visited by many tourists in the summer. Most of them come on a sailing boat or yacht and anchor at the port or in one of its numerous wind-protected bays. The island is completely arid with just basic infrastructure. Nonetheless, its reputation has traveled the world.

The hotels are mostly located in Chora which is the main town of the island. There are also some hotels at the port which is not far from Chora.
Lastly, you will find some accommodation options close to Tsigkouri and Livadi beach. A car is not necessary if you are staying in Chora.
You can move around by bus or if you do not mind walking, you can visit some beaches on foot. There is also a taxi on the island.

Schinoussa 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. The majority of the hotels 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 in Schinousa, which are mainly small suites.

Due to the limited number of hotels and the island’s popularity from July to September, early booking is strongly recommended. Schinoussa hotels 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.




When should I book my hotel?

Schinoussa 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 5 months in advance.

When is the best time to visit Schinoussa?

The tourist season in Schinoussa starts in mid-June and finishes at the end of September and this is the best time to visit the island. July and August are the peak season if you want a vibrant atmosphere.
June or September are ideal for those looking for a laid-back atmosphere.

Where should I book my hotel? is an online travelling guide about Greece and the Greek islands operating since 1999.
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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?

You can find apartments, rooms-to-let, and some luxury suites.

How much does accommodation cost?

It depends on many factors. The average hotel price for 2 persons would be around 120 euros/per night during the high season.

Is Schinoussa ideal for a family holiday?

Yes! There are some family hotels that can accommodate a family. They are comfortable with 2 or more rooms, a kitchen, and easy access to a sandy and safe beach.