Koufonisia is a complex of two islands: Pano Koufonisi which is inhabited and Kato Koufonisi with is totally uninhabited and accessible only by boat. The island belongs to the complex of Small Cyclades, along with Donoussa, Schinoussa and Iraklia. It is considered to have the most beautiful beaches of Greece.
Kato Koufonisi is a tiny paradise island that belongs to the Small Cyclades island group! Unlike its neighboring Ano Koufonisi, Kato Koufonisi is not inhabited, keeping its unspoiled natural charm. Untouched by mass tourism, Kato Koufonisi boasts amazing beaches, such as Hawaii, Nero and Laki, as well as a little tavern.
Pano Koufonissi has an area of 3.5 square kilometres.There is a population of 440 permanent inhabitants, mainly engaged in fishing and tourist activities, while farming and animal breeding serve mainly household needs.
Megali Ammos Beach : The Megali Ammos beach is the main beach of the port of the Koufonisia. It is quite popular, being extremely clean. There isn’t too much of a crowd there. It is perfect for those looking for a bit of peace and quiet amongst the sun, the sea and the sand.
Pori Beach Koufonisia: The beach itself is very nice with fine light sand and is in a nice half moon shape that makes it very well protected from the Meltemi, the north wind that blows in from time to time. The water is shallow and a clear clean blue, which makes it very nice for swimming.On the way to Pori, there are some wonderful rock formations with exotic blue water. These rocks are often used for diving, offering an amazing experience to the divers and a great chance to photographers.
To Mati Tou Diavolou cave. Just before you get to Pori beach on the cliff path, at the cape at the end of the cove, there is a small cave called Devil’s Eye (To Mati Tou Diavolou) .It is difficult to find as its entrance is not visible.
Gala Beach. Gala means milk in the Greek Language and the beach gets this distinctive name from the frothy waves that one can see in the interior of the caves. Gala is basically an open cave connecting the sea via a narrow open corridor and the sea gains entry into this cave through this opening. The small pebbled beach is beautiful and the whispering you hear is the sound of the pebbles that the water is carrying.