The Small Cyclades are located to the south-east of Naxos and present the less developed part of the Cyclades.
This has the effect of preserving their authenticity and being a pole of attraction for all those who are looking to find something different on their holidays, but also for those who wish to experience the true authenticity of the Cyclades.
Their paradise beaches are almost all sandy, creating a unique puzzle of exotic colors. Taking only 1.30 hours to reach from Mykonos, it is an excellent one-day excursion!
On this boat trip to Koufonisia we depart from Ornos in Mykonos heading south-east for about an hour and a half to the destination.
Koufonisia is a complex of 2 islets (Upper and Lower), being a part of the Small Cyclades. We first approach Ano Koufonisi. Along the coastline, we will encounter many small coves and rock caves that offer the possibility of diving. We will be on the beaches of Gala and Pori, which are famous among surf enthusiasts. Continuing further we will find ourselves in “the Pool” or vastly known as “the Devil’s eye”. It is a natural hole in the rock, which creates a natural swimming pool. Very few visitors resist the temptation for a dive! Then we reach the port of Chora, which places the typical Cycladic calcareous houses of an amateur architecture that cannot be seen anywhere else.
We continue our boat tour to Kato Koufonissi is uninhabited. It has a lacy shoreline, creating small bays with blue-green waters; pictures that you think have sprung from a painting. The scenery is enchanting! You can swim in the crystal clear waters, sunbathe on the finest golden sand, stroll around the coast and enjoy your stay on the boat with the drink and snack we will offer you.
Schinousa is the next island we visit. The small island of ship-owners and captains, in a small enclosed bay, is the small picturesque harbor that has only 2-3 traditional Cycladic taverns, where you can taste the local cuisine, if you wish.
Last, we approach the island of Heraklia, which is the westernmost point of the Small Cyclades. It has virgin beaches with crystal clear waters. But what impresses is the wreck we are going to visit. These are the remains of the German seaplane, which is only submerged at 11 m below and is visible with a mask. Impressive for those who love snorkeling!