The paradise of the Small Cyclades If there is a paradise, maybe it is in Koufonisia

Everyone is bowing to the Small Cyclades and there are good reasons for that

In the complex of the Small Cyclades and somewhere between Naxos and Amorgos, two small dots on the map are carefree. Nature was generous with them and gave them incredible waters. You do not find them easily in the Aegean, since they are more similar to those in the Ionian Sea.

In fact, these are four islands: Ano Koufonisi, Kato, Kero and Glaronisi. But only the first is inhabited. Gradually -especially in recent years- it is evolving into a very popular destination. Mainly for Greek travelers, but things in it always remain simple.

Sea caves, Aegean light and unique beaches. In combination with a terribly relaxed atmosphere and the genuine hospitality of the locals. They hug you from the first moment – or as if you are their own child, they make you believe that you are somewhere in heaven.

 

In fact, these are four islands: Ano Koufonisi, Kato, Kero and Glaronisi. But only the first is inhabited. Gradually -especially in recent years- it is evolving into a very popular destination. Mainly for Greek travelers, but things in it always remain simple.

Authentic images, imposing landscapes, old manners, customs and habits. The majority of the locals are still engaged and live exclusively from fishing. Although tourism is finally evolving more and more. Watches are probably not needed here. The arrangement of space-time is undertaken exclusively by the light, the golden beaches and the endless blue. We are talking about the “sirens” of this island complex.

 

What are you going to do. Diving on perfect beaches

Initially there is the off-white sand Ammos, which is the center of the settlement. It has turquoise waters and a few tamarisk trees for shade. Continuing on foot on the dirt road, you will first pass two small beaches. Then you will see the enchanting sandy beach of Finikas, with tropical colors. Then, in almost 20., You will meet Platia Pounta – known as “Italian”.

Its beauty and fame have certainly transcended the narrow borders of Koufonissi. She is also a favorite of nudists. Between Finikas and Italida you will find the exotic Fanos. One of the most impressive, the Pool, with its dazzling clear blue waters. Finally, there is the large, white sandy beach of Pori, which easily refers to the coast of a tropical island.

 

You will go to Kato Koufonisi

Which is famous for its -also amazing- beaches. It offers you moments of absolute summer in a pristine natural landscape, with the Aegean stretching endlessly in front of you. It is also suitable for hiking on remarkable trails for lovers of the species.

 

You will visit Keros

Keros ceased to be inhabited in 1968. But in no case does it lose its interest, as it is a very important archeological site. The excavations in it have brought to light findings of the Early Cycladic period (3,200 – 2,000 BC). Which in fact have inspired artists like Pablo Picasso.

 

Where will you eat

The dining options in Pano Koufonisi are plentiful, so you must make a choice. Captain Nicholas is suitable for lobster spaghetti, shrimp pie and cacao. Neo Remezzo for fresh fish and wonderful pies of the day. If you want something more creative but always focusing on the flavors of the sea, there are the Small Cyclades. For souvlaki, the famous Strofi is certainly recommended, while you will find the top mornings in Kalamia. For meat lovers there is Michalios, highlighting the kid Kerou in the oven.

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