Favorably isolated and untouched by mass tourist development, the Small Cyclades islands are great choices for summer holidays off the beaten track. The beauty of the wild nature is incredible, with golden beaches and emerald waters. Total peace prevails there and there is no public transport, so trekking is very popular, as most of the distances have to be covered by foot.
The complex of the Small Cyclades consists of four islands: Koufonisia, Donoussa, Schinoussa and Iraklia, geographically found between the more popular islands of Naxos and Amorgos. There is a ferry to Small Cyclades departing from both these islands 6 times per week, let alone the ferry from Athens that departs 3 times per week.
Ferry to Small Cyclades: Koufonisia
The most well-known island of the Small Cyclades, Koufonisia is a heaven for both fun and serene holidays. During August the island gets crowded with tourists, but otherwise it is completely isolated. At the only village of Koufonisia, tourists are invited to try the traditional taverns with fresh sea food dishes.
Popular activities in Koufonisia include walking to fantastic beaches, cycling and swimming. Ferries to Koufonisia depart 3 times per week from Piraeus, the main port of Athens, and 6 days per week from the neighboring islands of Naxos and Amorgos.
Get on board Skopelitis Ferry to the Small Cyclades islands from Naxos and Amorgos, with ferry schedules 6 days per week all year round, and visit the magnificent small island of Donoussa. With exotic waters, private bays and limited tourist facilities, Donoussa has retained its virgin natural beauty.
The main village of the island provides nice accommodation, traditional taverns and cafeterias. If you are looking for privacy, you may enjoy a perfect day on the large secluded beaches of Donoussa or go on a trekking route around the island. The ferry to Donoussa departs from Athens, Naxos, Amorgos and other close islands.
Enjoy unlimited privacy in one of the tiniest islands of Small Cyclades, Schinoussa. Large secluded bays and wild landscape with exotic trees stretch throughout the island, making up the most beautiful setting for peaceful holidays. There are three small villages with traditional sea food taverns and lovely nature on the island.
Follow the 2-hour hiking trail that goes around Schinoussa and pass by secluded golden beaches, such as Almyros and Psili Ammos. Ferry to Schinoussa departs from the port of Piraeus in Athens and neighboring islands of Cyclades.
An even more isolated island of the Small Cyclades, Iraklia boasts a virgin landscape of glimmering sandy beaches. Easily accessible, as ferries to Iraklia depart from Piraeus port in Athens three times per week, it offers amazing holidays off the beaten track.
Walking around Iraklia island will take you to charming bays, wondrous caves and private sandy beaches. Livadi beach and the port beach are ideal for swimming and relaxing. A ferry to Small Cyclades can bring you to the impressive coasts of Iraklia, in just a couple of hours from Naxos and Amorgos.
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