Koufonissi it is a’island of Greece of different occasions, particularly within the off-season. After all, it’s not comfy to get there, however when you land it virtually appears like going again 30 years. I had needed to go to it for at the least three years and I’m thrilled with my expertise on this Greek island. The air you breathe is superb (because of the ocean and in addition the presence of only a few automobiles) and the Greek hospitality makes you are feeling instantly at house. To not point out the various lovely and cuddly kittens discovered on the island.
However how do you get there? And what must you completely see?
Tips on how to get there Koufonissi Greece
The island is a part of the Small Cyclades and isn’t very removed from the higher recognized Naxos. Being very small, the island doesn’t have its personal airport and you must get there ship. There are a number of potentialities. What we selected was to fly to Santorini after which take the ferry to Koufonissi. There may be one direct ferry per day, however it prices a little bit extra, in any other case you must change in Naxos alternatively.
The opposite potentialities are to fly to Mykonos (it’s the closest airport) after which take the ferry, or arrive in Athens and in addition from there take a ferry that reaches Koufonissi in about 6 hours of navigation. Armed with persistence, discover out concerning the sea situations and needless to say the transfer can take as much as a few days (however it is going to be a chance to go to different locations too :-)!)
WHAT TO SEE IN KOUFONISSI greece
It’s the middle of Koufonissi and I’ve by no means seen such a reasonably Greek village. It is vitally small, there might be about ten eating places, a number of bars, two supermarkets. In typical Greek type, with white partitions and all blue doorways, once you stroll by way of these alleys the sensation of peace is whole. I counsel a pleasant stroll early within the morning, when absolute silence nonetheless reigns … you’ll be able to breathe a tranquility that’s troublesome to seek out within the metropolis. The bar is extremely really helpful Opsianos for breakfasts and desserts after dinner and the nook of Rub to eat the very best pita gyros on the island. The proprietor could be very good and there are a number of tables outdoors to take pleasure in his avenue meals. The Italian restaurant “Lavender and Rosemary“, You eat very effectively and the three homeowners (from Brescia) actually know learn how to cope with prospects. We spent two very nice evenings and the meals is superb. There are additionally a number of retailers with handmade merchandise and clothes however in comparison with different Greek islands the costs are a bit increased.
Koufonissi it has a number of recognized seashores and infinite mini-coves wherein to isolate your self from the remainder of the world. The ocean has great colours that are likely to inexperienced and aquamarine and could be very clear. Our favourite seashores, and that I actually advocate to everybody, have been:
- Finikas: high quality sand and deep blue water. The seaside just isn’t very massive and because of this many individuals go for the subsequent Fanos. Nevertheless, it’s price spending a day on this seaside for the tranquility of the place. In Finikas there’s additionally a tavern the place you’ll be able to have lunch overlooking the ocean with typical Greek dishes cooked very effectively. On this seaside there are additionally some remoted and great corners, very helpful when the Meltemi (the Greek wind) blows strongly.
- Italida: this is a pretty big seaside, very lovely and very fashionable with naturists. Right here too the colours of the ocean make you dream. The one factor to recollect is that there aren’t any tavernas instantly on the seaside, so if you wish to spend a full day right here, it’s best to deliver a packed lunch.
- Pori Bay: once you say Koufonissi, everybody names this seaside as probably the most lovely. And they aren’t all improper. Pori Bay has all the things you possibly can want for: an exquisite sea and a really huge seaside. You may get to Pori Bay by boat (they go away from the port roughly each hour) or on foot. We’ve at all times opted for the latter. From Chora you’ll be able to attain Pori with a easy stroll of about an hour on a path alongside the south-east coast of the island. I like to recommend sneakers. Alongside the best way you may also take a bath-stop on the well-known “satan’s eye”, a gap within the rock the place the ocean turns into blue and really clear.
Koufonissi has an uninhabited twin. It is known as Kato Koufonissi and it is simply 10 minutes away by boat (boats go away from the port and trip all day – each day worth 5 € / individual). In Kato there are solely seashores, a tavern and plenty of campers! And the nice factor is that nothing will be constructed as an archaeological web site … An actual pristine pearl! There are a number of seashores featured in all of the guides. However we determined to not cease at these and to discover this island a bit by discovering a small marvel: an exquisite seaside, a kind of dream with high quality sand and the Caribbean sea. It’s no coincidence that it’s known as Hawaii Seashore. Throughout our keep we went again three occasions and it additionally occurred to seek out ourselves alone with solely the sound of the ocean within the background.
The sundown behind Naxos
In case you are a lover of sunsets, like me, you can be happy to know that the island of Koufonissi additionally provides distinctive exhibits. Simply go to the west of the island, passing the port, to seek out your self in entrance of the island of Naxos and the solar setting proper behind it, drawing a murals with intense colours. All this, mixed with the silence that reigns on the island, makes the sundown expertise actually magical!
Journey interval: mid-September 2019
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