Koufonisia is a cluster of two islands, Kato (Lower) and Pano (Upper) Koufonisi that belongs to the complex of Small East Cyclades. Geographically, it is located on the southeast side of Naxos and on the west side of Amorgos. Koufonisia also include the tiny, uninhabited island of Keros, which is a protected archaeological site from which a good number of ancient Cycladic art has been excavated in the 20th century.
KATO (LOWER) KOUFONISI
It is located next to Pano Koufonisi, Shoinousa and Keros. It has an extent of 4, 3 sq.km. and it's almost uninhabited, as there are only a few rural houses on it. The most characteristic sight of the island is the small church of Panagia that is built on the jetty, on top of ancient ruins. In its small, graphic port anchor only fish and tourist boats that take the tourists to the magic beaches of the island.
PANO KOUFONISI OR KOUFONISI
Pano Koufonisi is the smallest and most densely populated island in Cyclades islands. It has an extent of 3,5sq.km and its population amounts to 366 residents. The main occupation of the locals is fishing, so Koufonisi is a true fish village where the visitors can eat fish and seafood in abundance. Comparably to its population, it has one of the biggest fishing fleets in Greece.
The white windmill on the east side of the port welcomes the visitors when they arrive on the island. Chora that is built in the southwest coast of Koufonisi is a characteristic example of Cycladic architecture. Its heavenly beaches- the majority of them are sandy- are part of the magic picture of the island. Koufonisi has been developed the last ten years, as far as tourism is concerned, so the natural beauty and its traditional colour has remained fadeless. All these, along with the warm hospitality of the residents and the reasonable prices of the hotels, the rooms for rent and the food, make the island the perfect destination for the summer and -why not- winter holidays.