Places to visit

Donoussa

Whether you like to relax on a sandy beach, walk around the numerous paths leading you to secluded beaches, swim in the crystal clear blue waters, snorkel, or just taste the local cuisine  just visit the little island of Donoussa.

villages

of Donoussa

Stavros village

Stavros is the main village of Donoussa island where the harbor lies. There you will also find the town hall and the clinic of the island. You can visit “Panagitsa” churh on the hilltop looking over everything and everyone. You can stroll through the streets of the village,  sample the fresh local cuisine and finally cool off with a dip in the sparkling blue waters of Stavros beach.In the evening you can have fun in one of the village Cafe/Bars and listen to all kinds of music while gazing at the beautiful Donoussa Sunset.

Messaria Village (Charavgi)

A small, traditional almost uninhabited village in the middle of the southern part of the island, 3,5 Km from Stavros village. From there you will have a great view of the islands of Amorgos, Keros, Koufonissi and Makares, and Naxos. Below Messaria you will find “Vathy Limenari”, with a small and beautiful pebbly beach but also the place where in 1967, archaeologist Fotini Zafeiropoulou excavated the ruins of a settlement from the Geometric Period. Right above the beach you can see the one of the two wind-mills that used to work on the island in the old days.

Mersini Village

Another small village full of drinking water springs comming down from the mountain. As a result the village is full of fruit trees and gardens filled with fresh vegetables. The view from the village is breathtaking. You can enjoy your meal on one of the two taverns at the village, Tzi-Tzi” with a perfect view of the Aegean Sea and wonderful appetizers and of course the tavern “The daughter of Michalis” with its incredible cuisine. Finally on the hilltop you will find the church of Agia Sophia, and there is a 20-minute path from the village that leads down to Livadi beach.

kalotaritissa village

Kalotaritisa is a small village on the far end of the island. There you can visit the church of Agios Georgios, bathe in the crystal clear blue waters of one of the small beaches and taste the local cuisine in the village tavern by ordering some of the specials like “Rooster in wine sauce”, “braised Lamb”, or the incredible “beaf burgers

Best beaches

crystal clear blue waters

stavros beach

A beautifull sandy beach 1Km from the port of Donoussa. The Beach was voted as one of the 8 best Beaches of 2018 by Forbes,so visit the beautiful sandy beach and use your scuba gear where at a depth of four meters in the middle of the beach you can visit the shipwreck of a German ship that was sunk by a British aircraft in the Second World War. After all you can have a drink cause just above the beach, there’s a beach bar serving drinks and light snacks all day long.

kallotaritissa beach

A beautifull sandy beach at the village of Kalotaritisa. Perfect for snorkeling, so grab your scuba gear and head of to explore.

kedros beach

A beautiful sandy beach 1Km from the port of Donoussa. The Beach was voted as one of the 8 best Beaches of 2018 by Forbes, so visit the beautiful sandy beach and use your scuba gear where at a depth of four meters in the middle of the beach you can visit the shipwreck of a German ship that was sunk  by  a British aircraft in the Second World War. After all you can have a drink cause just above the beach, there’s a beach bar serving drinks and light snacks all day long.

Livadi beach

Livadi Beach is one of most beautiful beaches around the island of Donoussa. Crystal clear blue waters and white sand everywhere.

Fikio Beach

Fikio Beach is remotely located near the village of Mersini. Its small sandy beach surrounded by rocks that form caves around a rocky landscape.

Tripiti (Vlychos) Beach

Tripiti Beach is a small beach located on the left of Kalotaritisa village, where you can relax and enjoy nature at its fullest.

don't miss

unforgetable places

Fokospilia
(Seals cave)

A fantastic cave with turquoise waters, accessible from the village of Stavros only by boat. The cave is said to be a refuge of seals in the winter. I really urge you to take a dip in the beautiful turquoise waters of Fokospilia.

tichos cave

A fantastic cave acessible from Stavros village via boat.

churches

beautiful churces can be found all around the island

Panagitsa
"Virgin Mary"

A traditional small church at the hilltop at Stavros village. The view of the whole village from up there is breathtaking. If you are a couple, or just a romantic, take your camera, and gaze upon the beautiful sunset of Donoussa.

Stavros church

The main church of Stavros village. The true emerald of Cycladic arcitecture.