No matter how much you've been prepared for -- based on what you've heard -- about the beaches of Koufonissia, what you will actually feel and see when you get there cannot be easily described. Coves with emerald waters that look like natural pools and a background of rocks uniquely sculpted by the waves compose a magical picture that trigers the senses right away. For many years these two little isles were the refuge for the few of those that discovered them.Today, they are favorite tourist destination all the while, keeping their exotic charm.
Koufonissia comprise two isles, Ano (Epano or Apano) and Kato Koufonissi (5.7sq.km. and 4.4sq.km. respectively), which are separated by a narrow strait 200m wide and the island of Keros. Kato Koufonissi is virtually deserted, but has a small port and numerous small and isolated beaches. Keros is located between the two Koufonissi islands and Schinousa, Keros was as prominent during the period of the early Cycladic civilization as Delos was during Classical antiquity.
Useful Phone Numbers
Community: +30 22850 71379
Citizen's Service Center: +30 22850 29243 - 74188
Police Station: +30 22850 71375
Port Authority of Naxos: +30 22850 22300
Community Clinic (Medical Unit): +30 22850 71370
Pharmacy: +30 694 792 9292
Post Office: +30 22850 74214
Ticket office for boat tickets and island excursions: +30 22850 71438; fax : +30 22850 74249; mobile: +30 697 2558543, +30 694 5042548
Travel agency: +30 22850 71671 and +30 22850 74091; fax: +30 22850 71672