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Koufonisia are two small neighbour islands that belong to the complex of Small East Cyclades. It is Kato Koufonisi and Epano Koufonisi, southeast of Naxos and west of Amorgos. They are separated by a narrow strait of 200m width.These islands are inhabited since prehistoric times. Excavations brought into light findings from Cycladic Civilization. Koufonisia were the refuge and base of pirates.
Kato Koufonisi has an extend of 4,3sq.km and it’s almost uninhabited. You will see only some rural houses, while in its small graphic port anchor only fish boats and tourist boats. It has beautiful isolated shores preferred by nudists.The only sightseeing in the island is the small church of Panagia built on the sea wall, over ancient remains.
Epano Koufonisi is the smallest and densely populated island in Cyclades islands. It has an extend of 3,5sq.km and 285 residents.
Koufonisi as locals call it is a true fish village. All of its residents work with fishing and comparably to its population we would say that it has one of the biggest fishing fleets in Greece. Characteristic is what people say, with some exaggeration. That fish boats are more than the residents.

Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Koufonisia island

The museum was created in 2011 at the initiative of the then Head of the new municipality of Koufonisia, Antonis Koveos.
It opened officially on June 30, 2011.
The council, local inhabitants and many friends contributed enormously to the work required.
The exhibits have been provided by the inhabitants – they tell their story and memories.
You will find it next to the church of St George, by the old water fountain.
Domestic utensils, big and small, the tools of the farmer’s labour, the fisherman’s, the ship’s carpenter’s, old picture frames, all reminding us of times gone by.
Open daily.

The main occupation of the islanders used to be the production of basic commodities for their families.One of these was wheat.
For grinding this into flour there were two windmills, which to this day stand proudly and adorn Koufonisi.The first towers above the harbour, and appears to welcome visitors.The second windmill is located near the shipyard, in the Loutro area.
It was built around 1830.It has been designated a Modern Monument of the Preindustrial Era.

This is where repair and maintenance of sea vessels is done.
The Koufonisia own the largest fishing fleet in Greece in proportion to their population.
There used to be two dockyards on the island, but only one of them remains in operation as the other one closed after its owner retired.
The one still in operation is located in the Loutro area. It is the only one in Mikres Cyclades.
The work there remains almost exactly the same as it was in the past.

A natural swimming pool awaits you in the eastern part of the island.Walking along the cliff path towards the east, past Platia Pounda beach and before you get to Pori beach, about halfway, you will find a large rock pool, big enough for several people to swim in.It is perfect for diving, too.It might be one of the amusements that Neptune once provided for the entertainment of the Nereides, his sea wives.

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Τα Κουφονήσια είναι δύο γειτονικά νησάκια που ανήκουν στο σύμπλεγμα των Μικρών Ανατολικών Κυκλάδων. Πρόκειται για το Κάτω Κουφονήσι και το Επάνω Κουφονήσι, που τα συναντάμε στα νοτιοανατολικά της Νάξου και δυτικά της Αμοργού. Χωρίζονται με ένα στενό πορθμό πλάτους 200 μ.
Τα νησάκια αυτά κατοικούνται από τα προϊστορικά χρόνια. Οι ανασκαφές έφεραν στο φως ευρήματα του Κυκλαδικού Πολιτισμού. Τα Κουφονήσια αποτέλεσαν καταφύγια και ορμητήρια των πειρατών.
Το Κάτω Κουφονήσι έχει έκταση 4,3 τ. χλμ. και είναι σχεδόν ακατοίκητο. Στο νησί θα δείτε λίγες μόνο εξοχικές κατοικίες, ενώστο μικρό γραφικό λιμανάκι του αράζουν μόνο ψαροκάικα και εκδρομικά καραβάκια. Διαθέτει μερικές υπέροχες ερημικές αμμουδιές τις οποίες προτιμούν πολλοί γυμνιστές.
Μοναδικό αξιοθέατο του νησιού αποτελεί το εκκλησάκι της Παναγίας που είναι κτισμένο στο μόλο, πάνω σε αρχαία ερείπια.
Το Επάνω Κουφονήσι είναι το μικρότερο και πιο πυκνοκατοικημένο νησάκι των Κυκλάδων. Έχει έκταση 3,5 τ. χλμ. και 285 κατοίκους.
Το Κουφονήσι, όπως το αποκαλούν οι ντόπιοι είναι ένα γνήσιο ψαροχώρι. Όλοι οι κάτοικοι ασχολούνται με την αλιεία και αναλογικά με τον πληθυσμό του θα λέγαμε ότι διαθέτει έναν από τους μεγαλύτερους αλιευτικούς στόλους της Ελλάδας. Είναι χαρακτηριστικό αυτό που συνηθίζουν να λένε, με μια δόση υπερβολής, οι κάτοικοι. Ότι δηλαδή τα καΐκια είναι περισσότερα από τους κατοίκους.
Οι παραλίες του είναι πραγματικά μαγευτικές. Θα συναντήσετε πέντε συνεχόμενες αμμουδιές και θα φτάσετε στο Πορί, έναν κυκλικό όρμο απίστευτης ομορφιάς. Στη βόρεια πλευρά του υπάρχει μια θαλάσσια σπηλιά.
Το Κουφονήσι ΄΄ανακαλύφθηκε΄΄ τουριστικά την τελευταία δεκαετία. Το νησί διατηρεί αναλλοίωτες τις φυσικές του ομορφιές και την παραδοσιακή του γοητεία. Λειτουργούν αρκετά ενοικιαζόμενα διαμερίσματα που προσφέρουν στους επισκέπτες άνετη διαμονή. Στις ταβέρνες του νησιού θα απολαύσετε εκλεκτές συνταγές και θα διασκεδάσετε με παραδοσιακή μουσική.
Είναι ο επίγειος παράδεισος όσων επιθυμούν ήσυχες διακοπές. Ανακαλύψτε τον!

Ανακαλύψτε με μια ματιά τα καλύτερα πράγματα που μπορείτε να δείτε και να κάνετε στα Κουφονήσια

Το μουσείο δημιουργήθηκε το 2011 με πρωτοβουλία του αρχηγού του νέου δήμου Κουφονήσια Αντώνης Κοβέως. Άνοιξε επίσημα στις 30 Ιουνίου 2011. Το συμβούλιο, οι κάτοικοι της περιοχής και πολλοί φίλοι συνέβαλαν σε μεγάλο βαθμό στην απαιτούμενη εργασία. Τα εκθέματα παρέχονται από τους κατοίκους – μιλούν για την ιστορία και τις αναμνήσεις τους. Θα το βρείτε δίπλα στην εκκλησία του Αγίου Γεωργίου, κοντά στην παλιά βρύση. Οικιακά σκεύη, μεγάλα και μικρά, τα εργαλεία της εργασίας του αγρότη, οι ψαράδες, οι ξυλουργοί του πλοίου, τα παλιά πλαίσια εικόνων, όλα μας θυμίζουν τις περασμένες περιόδους. Ανοιχτά κάθε μέρα.

Η κύρια κατοχή των νησιωτών αποτελούσε την παραγωγή βασικών αγαθών για τις οικογένειές τους. Ένα από αυτά ήταν το σιτάρι.
Για την άλεση του σε αλεύρι υπήρχαν δύο ανεμόμυλοι, οι οποίοι μέχρι σήμερα στέκονται περήφανοι και κοσμούν το Κουφονήσι. Οι πρώτοι πύργοι πάνω από το λιμάνι, φαίνεται να καλωσορίζουν τους επισκέπτες. Ο δεύτερος ανεμόμυλος βρίσκεται κοντά στο ναυπηγείο, στην περιοχή Λουτρό.
Χτίστηκε γύρω στο 1830. Έχει χαρακτηριστεί ένα σύγχρονο μνημείο της Προϊστορικής Εποχής.

Εκεί πραγματοποιείται η επισκευή και η συντήρηση των θαλάσσιων σκαφών.
Τα Κουφονήσια κατέχουν το μεγαλύτερο αλιευτικό στόλο στην Ελλάδα ανάλογα με τον πληθυσμό τους.
Υπήρχαν δύο ναυπηγεία στο νησί, αλλά μόνο ένα από αυτά παραμένει σε λειτουργία καθώς το άλλο κλείνει αφού αποσύρεται ο ιδιοκτήτης του.
Η μονάδα που βρίσκεται ακόμα σε λειτουργία βρίσκεται στην περιοχή Λουτρό. Είναι η μοναδική στις Μικρές Κυκλάδες.
Το έργο εκεί παραμένει σχεδόν ακριβώς το ίδιο όπως στο παρελθόν

Μια φυσική πισίνα σας περιμένει στο ανατολικό τμήμα του νησιού.Παίρνοντας κατά μήκος του μονοπατιού προς τα ανατολικά, κατά μήκος της παραλίας της Πλατείας Πούντας και προτού φτάσετε στην παραλία Πόρι, περίπου στα μισά του δρόμου, θα βρείτε μια μεγάλη βράχο, οι άνθρωποι να κολυμπούν in.It είναι ιδανικό για καταδύσεις, too.It μπορεί να είναι ένα από τα διασκεδαστικά που ο Ποσειδώνας κάποτε παρείχε για την ψυχαγωγία των Nereides, τις θαλάσσιες συζύγους του.

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Koufonisia are two small neighbour islands that belong to the complex of Small East Cyclades. It is Kato Koufonisi and Epano Koufonisi, southeast of Naxos and west of Amorgos. They are separated by a narrow strait of 200m width.These islands are inhabited since prehistoric times. Excavations brought into light findings from Cycladic Civilization. Koufonisia were the refuge and base of pirates.
Kato Koufonisi has an extend of 4,3sq.km and it’s almost uninhabited. You will see only some rural houses, while in its small graphic port anchor only fish boats and tourist boats. It has beautiful isolated shores preferred by nudists.The only sightseeing in the island is the small church of Panagia built on the sea wall, over ancient remains.
Epano Koufonisi is the smallest and densely populated island in Cyclades islands. It has an extend of 3,5sq.km and 285 residents.
Koufonisi as locals call it is a true fish village. All of its residents work with fishing and comparably to its population we would say that it has one of the biggest fishing fleets in Greece. Characteristic is what people say, with some exaggeration. That fish boats are more than the residents.

Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Koufonisia island

The museum was created in 2011 at the initiative of the then Head of the new municipality of Koufonisia, Antonis Koveos.
It opened officially on June 30, 2011.
The council, local inhabitants and many friends contributed enormously to the work required.
The exhibits have been provided by the inhabitants – they tell their story and memories.
You will find it next to the church of St George, by the old water fountain.
Domestic utensils, big and small, the tools of the farmer’s labour, the fisherman’s, the ship’s carpenter’s, old picture frames, all reminding us of times gone by.
Open daily.

The main occupation of the islanders used to be the production of basic commodities for their families.One of these was wheat.
For grinding this into flour there were two windmills, which to this day stand proudly and adorn Koufonisi.The first towers above the harbour, and appears to welcome visitors.The second windmill is located near the shipyard, in the Loutro area.
It was built around 1830.It has been designated a Modern Monument of the Preindustrial Era.

This is where repair and maintenance of sea vessels is done.
The Koufonisia own the largest fishing fleet in Greece in proportion to their population.
There used to be two dockyards on the island, but only one of them remains in operation as the other one closed after its owner retired.
The one still in operation is located in the Loutro area. It is the only one in Mikres Cyclades.
The work there remains almost exactly the same as it was in the past.

A natural swimming pool awaits you in the eastern part of the island.Walking along the cliff path towards the east, past Platia Pounda beach and before you get to Pori beach, about halfway, you will find a large rock pool, big enough for several people to swim in.It is perfect for diving, too.It might be one of the amusements that Neptune once provided for the entertainment of the Nereides, his sea wives.

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Koufonisia are two small neighbour islands that belong to the complex of Small East Cyclades. It is Kato Koufonisi and Epano Koufonisi, southeast of Naxos and west of Amorgos. They are separated by a narrow strait of 200m width.These islands are inhabited since prehistoric times. Excavations brought into light findings from Cycladic Civilization. Koufonisia were the refuge and base of pirates.
Kato Koufonisi has an extend of 4,3sq.km and it’s almost uninhabited. You will see only some rural houses, while in its small graphic port anchor only fish boats and tourist boats. It has beautiful isolated shores preferred by nudists.The only sightseeing in the island is the small church of Panagia built on the sea wall, over ancient remains.
Epano Koufonisi is the smallest and densely populated island in Cyclades islands. It has an extend of 3,5sq.km and 285 residents.
Koufonisi as locals call it is a true fish village. All of its residents work with fishing and comparably to its population we would say that it has one of the biggest fishing fleets in Greece. Characteristic is what people say, with some exaggeration. That fish boats are more than the residents.

Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Koufonisia island

The museum was created in 2011 at the initiative of the then Head of the new municipality of Koufonisia, Antonis Koveos.
It opened officially on June 30, 2011.
The council, local inhabitants and many friends contributed enormously to the work required.
The exhibits have been provided by the inhabitants – they tell their story and memories.
You will find it next to the church of St George, by the old water fountain.
Domestic utensils, big and small, the tools of the farmer’s labour, the fisherman’s, the ship’s carpenter’s, old picture frames, all reminding us of times gone by.
Open daily.

The main occupation of the islanders used to be the production of basic commodities for their families.One of these was wheat.
For grinding this into flour there were two windmills, which to this day stand proudly and adorn Koufonisi.The first towers above the harbour, and appears to welcome visitors.The second windmill is located near the shipyard, in the Loutro area.
It was built around 1830.It has been designated a Modern Monument of the Preindustrial Era.

This is where repair and maintenance of sea vessels is done.
The Koufonisia own the largest fishing fleet in Greece in proportion to their population.
There used to be two dockyards on the island, but only one of them remains in operation as the other one closed after its owner retired.
The one still in operation is located in the Loutro area. It is the only one in Mikres Cyclades.
The work there remains almost exactly the same as it was in the past.

A natural swimming pool awaits you in the eastern part of the island.Walking along the cliff path towards the east, past Platia Pounda beach and before you get to Pori beach, about halfway, you will find a large rock pool, big enough for several people to swim in.It is perfect for diving, too.It might be one of the amusements that Neptune once provided for the entertainment of the Nereides, his sea wives.

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Koufonisia are two small neighbour islands that belong to the complex of Small East Cyclades. It is Kato Koufonisi and Epano Koufonisi, southeast of Naxos and west of Amorgos. They are separated by a narrow strait of 200m width.These islands are inhabited since prehistoric times. Excavations brought into light findings from Cycladic Civilization. Koufonisia were the refuge and base of pirates.
Kato Koufonisi has an extend of 4,3sq.km and it’s almost uninhabited. You will see only some rural houses, while in its small graphic port anchor only fish boats and tourist boats. It has beautiful isolated shores preferred by nudists.The only sightseeing in the island is the small church of Panagia built on the sea wall, over ancient remains.
Epano Koufonisi is the smallest and densely populated island in Cyclades islands. It has an extend of 3,5sq.km and 285 residents.
Koufonisi as locals call it is a true fish village. All of its residents work with fishing and comparably to its population we would say that it has one of the biggest fishing fleets in Greece. Characteristic is what people say, with some exaggeration. That fish boats are more than the residents.

Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Koufonisia island

The museum was created in 2011 at the initiative of the then Head of the new municipality of Koufonisia, Antonis Koveos.
It opened officially on June 30, 2011.
The council, local inhabitants and many friends contributed enormously to the work required.
The exhibits have been provided by the inhabitants – they tell their story and memories.
You will find it next to the church of St George, by the old water fountain.
Domestic utensils, big and small, the tools of the farmer’s labour, the fisherman’s, the ship’s carpenter’s, old picture frames, all reminding us of times gone by.
Open daily.

The main occupation of the islanders used to be the production of basic commodities for their families.One of these was wheat.
For grinding this into flour there were two windmills, which to this day stand proudly and adorn Koufonisi.The first towers above the harbour, and appears to welcome visitors.The second windmill is located near the shipyard, in the Loutro area.
It was built around 1830.It has been designated a Modern Monument of the Preindustrial Era.

This is where repair and maintenance of sea vessels is done.
The Koufonisia own the largest fishing fleet in Greece in proportion to their population.
There used to be two dockyards on the island, but only one of them remains in operation as the other one closed after its owner retired.
The one still in operation is located in the Loutro area. It is the only one in Mikres Cyclades.
The work there remains almost exactly the same as it was in the past.

A natural swimming pool awaits you in the eastern part of the island.Walking along the cliff path towards the east, past Platia Pounda beach and before you get to Pori beach, about halfway, you will find a large rock pool, big enough for several people to swim in.It is perfect for diving, too.It might be one of the amusements that Neptune once provided for the entertainment of the Nereides, his sea wives.

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Koufonisia are two small neighbour islands that belong to the complex of Small East Cyclades. It is Kato Koufonisi and Epano Koufonisi, southeast of Naxos and west of Amorgos. They are separated by a narrow strait of 200m width.These islands are inhabited since prehistoric times. Excavations brought into light findings from Cycladic Civilization. Koufonisia were the refuge and base of pirates.
Kato Koufonisi has an extend of 4,3sq.km and it’s almost uninhabited. You will see only some rural houses, while in its small graphic port anchor only fish boats and tourist boats. It has beautiful isolated shores preferred by nudists.The only sightseeing in the island is the small church of Panagia built on the sea wall, over ancient remains.
Epano Koufonisi is the smallest and densely populated island in Cyclades islands. It has an extend of 3,5sq.km and 285 residents.
Koufonisi as locals call it is a true fish village. All of its residents work with fishing and comparably to its population we would say that it has one of the biggest fishing fleets in Greece. Characteristic is what people say, with some exaggeration. That fish boats are more than the residents.

Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Koufonisia island

The museum was created in 2011 at the initiative of the then Head of the new municipality of Koufonisia, Antonis Koveos.
It opened officially on June 30, 2011.
The council, local inhabitants and many friends contributed enormously to the work required.
The exhibits have been provided by the inhabitants – they tell their story and memories.
You will find it next to the church of St George, by the old water fountain.
Domestic utensils, big and small, the tools of the farmer’s labour, the fisherman’s, the ship’s carpenter’s, old picture frames, all reminding us of times gone by.
Open daily.

The main occupation of the islanders used to be the production of basic commodities for their families.One of these was wheat.
For grinding this into flour there were two windmills, which to this day stand proudly and adorn Koufonisi.The first towers above the harbour, and appears to welcome visitors.The second windmill is located near the shipyard, in the Loutro area.
It was built around 1830.It has been designated a Modern Monument of the Preindustrial Era.

This is where repair and maintenance of sea vessels is done.
The Koufonisia own the largest fishing fleet in Greece in proportion to their population.
There used to be two dockyards on the island, but only one of them remains in operation as the other one closed after its owner retired.
The one still in operation is located in the Loutro area. It is the only one in Mikres Cyclades.
The work there remains almost exactly the same as it was in the past.

A natural swimming pool awaits you in the eastern part of the island.Walking along the cliff path towards the east, past Platia Pounda beach and before you get to Pori beach, about halfway, you will find a large rock pool, big enough for several people to swim in.It is perfect for diving, too.It might be one of the amusements that Neptune once provided for the entertainment of the Nereides, his sea wives.

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Koufonisia are two small neighbour islands that belong to the complex of Small East Cyclades. It is Kato Koufonisi and Epano Koufonisi, southeast of Naxos and west of Amorgos. They are separated by a narrow strait of 200m width.These islands are inhabited since prehistoric times. Excavations brought into light findings from Cycladic Civilization. Koufonisia were the refuge and base of pirates.
Kato Koufonisi has an extend of 4,3sq.km and it’s almost uninhabited. You will see only some rural houses, while in its small graphic port anchor only fish boats and tourist boats. It has beautiful isolated shores preferred by nudists.The only sightseeing in the island is the small church of Panagia built on the sea wall, over ancient remains.
Epano Koufonisi is the smallest and densely populated island in Cyclades islands. It has an extend of 3,5sq.km and 285 residents.
Koufonisi as locals call it is a true fish village. All of its residents work with fishing and comparably to its population we would say that it has one of the biggest fishing fleets in Greece. Characteristic is what people say, with some exaggeration. That fish boats are more than the residents.

Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Koufonisia island

The museum was created in 2011 at the initiative of the then Head of the new municipality of Koufonisia, Antonis Koveos.
It opened officially on June 30, 2011.
The council, local inhabitants and many friends contributed enormously to the work required.
The exhibits have been provided by the inhabitants – they tell their story and memories.
You will find it next to the church of St George, by the old water fountain.
Domestic utensils, big and small, the tools of the farmer’s labour, the fisherman’s, the ship’s carpenter’s, old picture frames, all reminding us of times gone by.
Open daily.

The main occupation of the islanders used to be the production of basic commodities for their families.One of these was wheat.
For grinding this into flour there were two windmills, which to this day stand proudly and adorn Koufonisi.The first towers above the harbour, and appears to welcome visitors.The second windmill is located near the shipyard, in the Loutro area.
It was built around 1830.It has been designated a Modern Monument of the Preindustrial Era.

This is where repair and maintenance of sea vessels is done.
The Koufonisia own the largest fishing fleet in Greece in proportion to their population.
There used to be two dockyards on the island, but only one of them remains in operation as the other one closed after its owner retired.
The one still in operation is located in the Loutro area. It is the only one in Mikres Cyclades.
The work there remains almost exactly the same as it was in the past.

A natural swimming pool awaits you in the eastern part of the island.Walking along the cliff path towards the east, past Platia Pounda beach and before you get to Pori beach, about halfway, you will find a large rock pool, big enough for several people to swim in.It is perfect for diving, too.It might be one of the amusements that Neptune once provided for the entertainment of the Nereides, his sea wives.

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Koufonisia are two small neighbour islands that belong to the complex of Small East Cyclades. It is Kato Koufonisi and Epano Koufonisi, southeast of Naxos and west of Amorgos. They are separated by a narrow strait of 200m width.These islands are inhabited since prehistoric times. Excavations brought into light findings from Cycladic Civilization. Koufonisia were the refuge and base of pirates.
Kato Koufonisi has an extend of 4,3sq.km and it’s almost uninhabited. You will see only some rural houses, while in its small graphic port anchor only fish boats and tourist boats. It has beautiful isolated shores preferred by nudists.The only sightseeing in the island is the small church of Panagia built on the sea wall, over ancient remains.
Epano Koufonisi is the smallest and densely populated island in Cyclades islands. It has an extend of 3,5sq.km and 285 residents.
Koufonisi as locals call it is a true fish village. All of its residents work with fishing and comparably to its population we would say that it has one of the biggest fishing fleets in Greece. Characteristic is what people say, with some exaggeration. That fish boats are more than the residents.

Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Koufonisia island

The museum was created in 2011 at the initiative of the then Head of the new municipality of Koufonisia, Antonis Koveos.
It opened officially on June 30, 2011.
The council, local inhabitants and many friends contributed enormously to the work required.
The exhibits have been provided by the inhabitants – they tell their story and memories.
You will find it next to the church of St George, by the old water fountain.
Domestic utensils, big and small, the tools of the farmer’s labour, the fisherman’s, the ship’s carpenter’s, old picture frames, all reminding us of times gone by.
Open daily.

The main occupation of the islanders used to be the production of basic commodities for their families.One of these was wheat.
For grinding this into flour there were two windmills, which to this day stand proudly and adorn Koufonisi.The first towers above the harbour, and appears to welcome visitors.The second windmill is located near the shipyard, in the Loutro area.
It was built around 1830.It has been designated a Modern Monument of the Preindustrial Era.

This is where repair and maintenance of sea vessels is done.
The Koufonisia own the largest fishing fleet in Greece in proportion to their population.
There used to be two dockyards on the island, but only one of them remains in operation as the other one closed after its owner retired.
The one still in operation is located in the Loutro area. It is the only one in Mikres Cyclades.
The work there remains almost exactly the same as it was in the past.

A natural swimming pool awaits you in the eastern part of the island.Walking along the cliff path towards the east, past Platia Pounda beach and before you get to Pori beach, about halfway, you will find a large rock pool, big enough for several people to swim in.It is perfect for diving, too.It might be one of the amusements that Neptune once provided for the entertainment of the Nereides, his sea wives.

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Koufonisia are two small neighbour islands that belong to the complex of Small East Cyclades. It is Kato Koufonisi and Epano Koufonisi, southeast of Naxos and west of Amorgos. They are separated by a narrow strait of 200m width.These islands are inhabited since prehistoric times. Excavations brought into light findings from Cycladic Civilization. Koufonisia were the refuge and base of pirates.
Kato Koufonisi has an extend of 4,3sq.km and it’s almost uninhabited. You will see only some rural houses, while in its small graphic port anchor only fish boats and tourist boats. It has beautiful isolated shores preferred by nudists.The only sightseeing in the island is the small church of Panagia built on the sea wall, over ancient remains.
Epano Koufonisi is the smallest and densely populated island in Cyclades islands. It has an extend of 3,5sq.km and 285 residents.
Koufonisi as locals call it is a true fish village. All of its residents work with fishing and comparably to its population we would say that it has one of the biggest fishing fleets in Greece. Characteristic is what people say, with some exaggeration. That fish boats are more than the residents.

Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Koufonisia island

The museum was created in 2011 at the initiative of the then Head of the new municipality of Koufonisia, Antonis Koveos.
It opened officially on June 30, 2011.
The council, local inhabitants and many friends contributed enormously to the work required.
The exhibits have been provided by the inhabitants – they tell their story and memories.
You will find it next to the church of St George, by the old water fountain.
Domestic utensils, big and small, the tools of the farmer’s labour, the fisherman’s, the ship’s carpenter’s, old picture frames, all reminding us of times gone by.
Open daily.

The main occupation of the islanders used to be the production of basic commodities for their families.One of these was wheat.
For grinding this into flour there were two windmills, which to this day stand proudly and adorn Koufonisi.The first towers above the harbour, and appears to welcome visitors.The second windmill is located near the shipyard, in the Loutro area.
It was built around 1830.It has been designated a Modern Monument of the Preindustrial Era.

This is where repair and maintenance of sea vessels is done.
The Koufonisia own the largest fishing fleet in Greece in proportion to their population.
There used to be two dockyards on the island, but only one of them remains in operation as the other one closed after its owner retired.
The one still in operation is located in the Loutro area. It is the only one in Mikres Cyclades.
The work there remains almost exactly the same as it was in the past.

A natural swimming pool awaits you in the eastern part of the island.Walking along the cliff path towards the east, past Platia Pounda beach and before you get to Pori beach, about halfway, you will find a large rock pool, big enough for several people to swim in.It is perfect for diving, too.It might be one of the amusements that Neptune once provided for the entertainment of the Nereides, his sea wives.

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