The Small Cyclades is a complex of nine tiny islands located between Naxos, Ios and Amorgos, just a few nautical miles southeast of Naxos. Only four are inhabited and they are among the smallest inhabited islands in Greece. Koufonisi is one of them.
Koufonissi is a magical place. Here, it’s all about switching off and forgetting the concept of time. The roads are basic, there are no taxis or car rentals. Its combination of walks, swims, generous people and relaxed atmosphere make it easy to switch off and forget the world.
A great way to explore the island is on foot. Simply take your beach essentials (and your cameras) to the shore and follow the path towards the stunning beaches of Fanos, Foinikas, Italida, the natural rockpools of Piscina, and eventually the exquisite sandy beach at the bay of Pori. The views and colours are so captivating that you will feel you are in a truly distant, exotic place. The walk takes no longer than 1 hour, and you can also rent bicycles.
There are two tavernas at Pori offering both traditionally cooked fresh seafood and more gourmet dining options. Depending on your mood, you can either spend the night at Pori to enjoy the silence and the beautiful night sky, or head back to town for a night with the rest of the island crowd. You may end the night with a drink at the scenic Sorokos bar, one of our favourites in the Cyclades.