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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Koufonisi also enquired about Kefalonia holiday villas, Sicily holiday villas and villas in Corfu

Consider Koufonisi for your next Greek holiday.

The island of Koufonisi is located on the far outer eastern edge of the Cyclades islands, between the islands of Naxos and Amorgos, and is a tiny but densely populated place. With several different beaches to enjoy, and with more bustling islands just a short ferry ride away, this seems like an ideal place for relaxation.

HomeAway has varied holidays rentals on Koufonisi to fit the needs of both large and small groups. For a larger group of people, a villa may be the right fit. These Koufonisi accommodations sleep 10+ people and come with a variety of amenities, making sure travellers spend less time worrying about accommodations. Alternatively, travellers can rent a holiday apartment on Koufonisi during their stay, sized for two, and a perfect location for a romantic getaway. For travellers in search of a more bustling destination, there are holiday homes on the nearby island of Mykonos; for a more secluded setting, visit the island of Santorini. Its beautiful white-washed towns are the perfect setting for a quiet getaway.

Things to do

Churches of Koufonisi:

Agios Georgios, Agios Nikolaos, and Profitis Ilias are especially worth seeing, as is the church of the Virgin Mary. Each church is named after a certain saint that is important to the village. The fishermen at work in their boats, which are called caiques, are also a signature sight of the island.

Agios Georgios:

The Church of Agios Georgios is named after the saint that is believed to protect the island. A feast is held every year during the Easter season. Local tradition dictates that one local resident passes the icon around to everyone gathered, and the streets are filled with rose leaves. This is only one of several religious celebrations.

Procession of St. George:

The events of the island of Koufonisi largely centre on the Greek Orthodox Church calendar, a formative part of Greek culture. The procession of St. George, known as Panigiras, is celebrated every year on 23 April. There are also additional celebrations at Easter and in mid-August, celebrating the prophet Elias.

Profitis Ilias:

On the 20th of July on Koufonisi, there is a large celebration in the name of the prophet Elijah. There is a similar festival on the 15th of August for the virgin Mary. Both of these festivals take place publically, with lots of celebration.

Pori Beach:

A popular tourist destination, Pori beach is a beautiful public beach with a direct bus line back to the main town. Space is fairly crowded in the late afternoon. The white sands of this beach make it particularly beautiful, and the close proximity to town is also worth noting.

Cafe Scholio:

Visit a favourite among both locals and tourists on Koufonisi, Cafe Scholio. Owned by locals Nena and Mimis, Cafe Scholio is a place where locals are encouraging to tourists. Situated at the end of the main road in Koufonisi, it is also ideally located.

Weather on Koufonisi

The Mediterranean climate is fairly mild year-round. Lows in the winter reach as low as 10°C and summer reaches close to 30°C. The wind cycle that effects the Aegean Sea every year is called the Etesians. This is mostly a worry to sailors, as these winds blow at dangerous speeds, and occur fairly suddenly.

Travel to Koufonisi

It is easiest to travel to Koufonisi with the Greek ferry system. Fly into Naxos Airport (JNX) and take the Blue Star ferry line to Koufonisi, depending on what other stops are planned. Both car-carrying and passenger ferries are available year-round, and operate more often in the high tourist season. Ferries arrive in the town of Koufonisia, and the road that follows the northeastern coast lead to the town of Finikas.

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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Greek Island Paradise.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    This was a return visit for one family member and it fully lived up to all expectations from the time we were met off the ferry by our charming hostess Evy until we were farewelled by Evy and Vassili. A superb house, pool and grounds with a car at our disposal. The charm of Koufonisi is its relatively small size and smaller tourist numbers giving a sense of ownership of space. Nice restaurants, good swimming and in fact one could happily stay around the pool all day. Would love to come again. Cunningham family, Auckland.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                    Great holiday home

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    The villa was beautifully kitted out with everything one could wish for in a holiday stay. A washing machine, full kitchen, dishwasher, 3 double bedrooms one of which contained bunk beds and a third single bed - so ideal for a family. The Manager, Riet Rowland was fantastic and provided excellent service. Close to the beach, so you could relax in the comfort of your own sun loungers and then wander down the garden for a less than 1 minute walk through scrub land direct onto the beach. The water for showering was plentiful and with good pressure and an outside shower as well so you could get rid of any sand from the beach before entering the villa. Good restaurants and local food shops within a short walk. If you have a car (recommended) to see more of the island, then there are larger supermarkets a few car minutes away (30 mins to walk).
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Amazing villa in a preserved area

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    We stayed in Kairos for one week beginning of august 2016. Amazing place, both in the inside and the outside. Plenty of room to feel perfectly at ease. Take the pictures and multiply the effect by 10 ! Very well received by Sascha at the airport, house perfectly equiped, very convenient to visit the island. The pool (big size) is a perfect place to relax, equiped with a bar, a fridge and a sono. Several places to choose for lunch or dinner according to, the view you want to have, a must. Thanks again also for the prefect communication before and during the stay. S.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016