Vacations in Donoussa (Cyclades - Greece)
Donoussa: The island where you can escape from everything
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Vacations in Donoussa island - Donoussa, The island where you can escape from everything
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Information On Donoussa
Donoussa is part of the island complex of Small Cyclades and it is the northern island of the complex, which also includes Iraklia, Koufonissia and Schinoussa.
On Donoussa there is a total of four settlements, Stavros, Messaria, Mersini and Kalotaristissa. Stavros is the harbor of Donoussa and at the same time its capital, while the other three villages are almost uninhabited. Donoussa is a typical dry island of Cyclades, with the exception of the Mersini village where there is a spring with running water of great quality and a huge platanus tree.
If you are lucky enough to be on Donoussa on September 14th you will witness the great celebration of Stavros, followed by a fete where the locals will treat you patatato (local recipe with meat in red sauce and potatoes).
Donoussa is a very small island well suited for quiet and relaxation, without any nightlife.
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Beaches Of Donoussa
Donoussa only has few beaches παραλίες but all of them are picturesque with clean sea. Most beaches on Donoussa are easily accessible by boat. Here are the main beaches of Donoussa:
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Travel To Donoussa
The trip from Piraeus is 7 hours. Alternatively you can reach Donoussa from Naxos, as they are only one hour away by boat. There is an helicodrome on Donoussa for emergencies.
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Transportation On Donoussa (Car Rentals)
There is no public transportation on Donoussa but there are a couple of taxis. Donoussa is a very small island so you can manage without a car as you can walk or take the boat to the beaches.
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Accommodation On Donoussa (Hotels, Apartments, Guesthouses, Rooms to let)
Most accommodation on Donoussa is found at the traditional settlement of Stavros, where the island's harbor is.
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Food & Drink On Donoussa
The most traditional dish of Donoussa which is served at festivities is patatato, meat in red sauce with potatoes. Other local delicacies include kavourmas (pork fried in fat), pastourmas (bites of pork with herbs dried under the sun), octopus cooked on ember and buttered squid.
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What To Buy On Donoussa
On Donoussa you will find a rare type of cheese, axialomizithra which is a soft white cheese made with yogurt.
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Attractions On Donoussa
A water cave that impresses visitors with its colorful water and the curved chamber with the little stalactites.
The cave is decorated with corals and stalactites. The amazing water coloring makes it one of the most popular attractions of Donoussa.
It is worth coming here to see the findings of the Geometric Age settlement and to enjoy the great sea view.
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Alternative Islands To Donoussa
Donoussa is not what you are looking for? Then one of the following nearby islands might interest you:
Naxos (17 klm from Donoussa)
Amorgos (22 klm from Donoussa)
Koufonisia (23 klm from Donoussa)
Schinoussa (33 klm from Donoussa)
Iraklia (38 klm from Donoussa)
Paros (43 klm from Donoussa)
Mykonos (47 klm from Donoussa)
Ios (56 klm from Donoussa)
Antiparos (62 klm from Donoussa)
Tinos (68 klm from Donoussa)
Sikinos (70 klm from Donoussa)
Santorini (77 klm from Donoussa)
Anafi (77 klm from Donoussa)
Syros (78 klm from Donoussa)
Folegandros (92 klm from Donoussa)
Sifnos (93 klm from Donoussa)
Andros (97 klm from Donoussa)
Kimolos (109 klm from Donoussa)
Serifos (110 klm from Donoussa)
Milos (117 klm from Donoussa)
Kythnos (119 klm from Donoussa)
Kea (Tzia) (136 klm from Donoussa)
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