Koufonisia consist of two small islands, Pano Koufonisi and Kato Koufonisi. Kato
Koufonisi, although it is almost uninhabited, is frequently visited by the holidaymakers
of Pano Koufonisi for its almost virgin beaches. Naturally, Pano Koufonisi also has
amazing beaches. During the last years, tourism is flourishing on the island so most
beaches are organized but maintain their natural beauty as well. It is worth visiting
by boat the uninhabited isle Keros, which is a few minutes away from Koufonisia.
In Pano Koufonisi, you will find several taverns but also stores while at the same
time, the locals will welcome you everywhere you go with a smile and few good words.
The rich fishery of the island makes it special and you will find exceptionally fresh
fish in all the restaurants. It is very easy to wander in Koufonisia, breathe fresh
air, visit the traditional little churches and discover secluded beaches. If you
too want to spend unforgettable holidays in Koufonisia all you have to do is book
your ferry tickets now.
The Koufonisia Port
You can easily and comfortably travel from Piraeus and the surrounding islands to
Koufonisia on a ferry. You can also book your ferry tickets online via aktoploika.gr
for a more comfortable and carefree journey. The journey from Piraeus to Koufonisia
lasts about 8 hours and 30 minutes. Just as you arrive at the scenic port of the
island, you see the main road that leads to Hora.
Connection With Other Islands
Koufonisia has a ferry connection with the following ports: Piraeus (Athens), Rafina,
Amorgos, Donoussa, Iraklia, Ios, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Serifos,
Sifnos, Schinousa, Tinos, Folegandros.
You can now book ferry tickets online for Koufonisia via Aktoploika.gr. If you plan
to travel during July and August, it’s best if you have booked several days or weeks
earlier to avoid hitches. You should also know that round-
Koufonisia is the ideal place for walks and hiking since there is no road network, taxis, buses or rental agencies for vehicles. You can go everywhere on foot since the distances are so short. The beaches are accessible on foot although there are boats that can take you there. If, on the other hand, you do not like walking, you can always rent a bicycle to move around.
There aren’t any transportation network both in Ano Koufonisi and Kato Koufonisi, due to the fact there are no distances at all, so walking is the most popular way. There is only one bus, that takes visitors from Ammos to Poti and vice versa, as well as a small boat, that daily circumnavigates the island, with a few stops in isolated beaches, some of them totally inaccessible from the land. You can, of course, rent a bicycle, in a few rental offices in Hora.
Νature οn its greatness
Kufonissia consist of Lower and Upper Koufonisi and belong to the complex of the
Small East Cyclades. Geographically, we meet them in the southeast of Naxos andin
the west of Amorgos. Inextricably connected with their name,Keros, a small, uninhabited
island, 15 sq. km., which hosts important findings of cycladic civilization.
Lower Kufonissi (Kato Kufonissi)
It is located between Upper Kufonissi, schinussa and Keros. It has an area of 4.3 km2. and it is almost uninhabited, the only buildings that we meet encounters are a few summer residences. The landscape of the island is the chapel of Virgin Mary located in the mole and is built on the top of ancient ruins. At the small picturesque port there are only some fishing boats and excursion boats, carrying visitors to the beautiful beaches of the island.
Upper Kufonissi (Pano Kufonissi) or Kufonissi
Upper Koufonisi is the smallest and most densely populated island of the Cyclades. It has an area of 3.5 sq km. and 366 residents. The main and exclusive occupation of the inhabitants is the fishing which turns the island into a genuine fishing village, where visitors can enjoy abundant fresh fish and seafood. Arriving on the island, the white windmill which stands to the left of the port seems to welcome the visitor, while above the country, spreads a model of cycladic architecture. The heavenly beaches, almost sandy, complete the majestic image of the island. Kufonsisi has begun to develop tourism in the last decade so the natural beauty and traditional charm has been preserved unchanged. These, combined with the flawless hospitality of the local people, but also the low prices of rooms to let and food, make the island the ideal destination for summer and not only holidays!
There are very few rooms for rent. The sooner you decide to spend your vacation here and book one, the better.
Be careful with water. The island doesn’t have any natural water springs, so don’t waste it.
Make you sure to come to the island with cash and your medicines, if you receive any.
Kato Koufonisi is an uninhabited place without any facilities. If you decide to visit it, you’ll have to carry with you anything you may need (water, food, etc.).
Happy Holidays in Koufonisia!!!
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