TRAVEL GUIDE TO SCHINOUSSA
The tiny island of Schinoussa is located south of Naxos and it is part of the Small Cyclades island group. It is slightly remote and not touristy, which makes it an excellent hidden getaway for visitors who enjoy an unspoiled natural landscape. Tourist facilities are limited and its exotic beaches are not organized, making Schinoussa a great destination for alternative holidays!
Before you start planning your trip to this little gem of the Aegean, make sure to check out our travel guide for more information about the beaches, hotels, restaurants and more things to do. Also, don't forget to browse through our collection of photos!
Schinoussa Greece can be reached by ferry from Athens (Piraeus port) and some other islands, like Naxos. The closest airport in on Naxos island and only receives flights from Athens.
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MORE ABOUT SCHINOUSSA GREECE
Located south of Naxos, Schinoussa Greece belongs to the Small Cyclades island group. Its ideal location makes it a perfect base for island hopping to the nearby islands of Koufonisia, Donoussa, Iraklia and Naxos.
Just like the rest of the Small Cyclades islands, it is a remote paradise, ideal for those who want to relax away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Note: The island is a meeting point for shipowners, while mega yachts and private helicopters are a common sight.
Chora (or Panagia), the main village and capital of the island, is where the most facilities, taverns, shops and hotels are located.
Around Chora, you will find a few tiny villages that have managed to preserve their traditional character throughout the years. Whitewashed houses, blue-domed chapels and narrow alleys, combined with the extraordinary natural setting create a lively, yet relaxing atmosphere!
The island's beaches have nothing in common with their overcrowded Cycladic counterparts. They are secluded and unspoiled, boasting a raw natural landscape and enticing cobalt waters.
Most of the island's beaches are easily accessible on foot from Chora, while others are harder to reach.
As for things to do in Schinoussa island, the best are swimming, nature exploring and hiking.
Schinoussa is the best place to enjoy a relaxing holiday without the hustle and the bustle of tourism!
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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
Even though Schinoussa is known for being a non-touristy island, you will find excellent accommodation facilities with all comforts! Your options include studios, suites, apartments and houses with a traditional style, magical sea views and a calming atmosphere.
Chora is the most popular region to find a place to stay.
HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
The island is only accessible by ferry. There are ferries to Schinoussa from Piraeus port in Athens but also from other islands of the Aegean sea, like Naxos. The closest airport is on Naxos island.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF SCHINOUSSA
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Chora is the only village in Schinoussa, located at a high altitude. It distinguishes for the traditional Cycladic style and the authentic feeling.
Psili Ammos is one of the best beaches in Schinoussa. It can be reached through a track road or by boat. It is special for its crystal water and the soft sand.
Lioliou is a pretty remote beach with clean water and some greenery around it.