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OUR BEACHES & WHAT TO DO

EXPERIENCE

FIVE RESTORED OLD TRAILS

EXPLORE ON FOOT

It is said that in order to really learn a place, one has to walk it. So it seems that Donoussa wants you to become a walker and explorer. It will welcome you, however you come, but it is eager to reveal its world to you, through a fully signposted network of 5 trails of varying difficulty and a few other beautiful off-road routes. Get a hat, a bootle of water and off you go hiking!

THE NORTH SCENERY

TRAIL RUNNING

If simple walking isn’t enough for you and you want to raise the bar, guess what? Mountain running race. Somewhere in the middle of October Our Cultural & Environmental Association “Poseidon” organizes the mountain running race, which is now an institution for the island, whose 20km route offers you mountain peaks, passages from all the traditional settlements of the island and incredibly impressed with the imposing and eternal Aegean beauty.

MUSIC & DANCING FESTIVALS

PANIGYRIA

It’s okay if you don’t want to walk and run, but you’re going to throw a dance, isn’t it? You will have many opportunities during the summer. The great festivals of the Virgin Mary on August 15 and the Cross on September 14, as well as our favorite of Hagia Sophia, in Mersini, on September 17, await you without much. The only necessary conditions are your good mood and your brightest smile. Dancing skills are superfluous.

AROUND THE ISLAND

BOAT TRIP

In the meantime, make sure you don’t forget to take a seat at Donoussa Magissa for a great boat ride around the island, weather permitting, but also towards the islets of Makares. Captain Elias with his smile and his music, will make sure you don’t want it to end.

JUST DO IT

DO NOTHING

And if you prefer to do nothing, do just that. Forget watches and reminders, choose the beach you like, grab coffee, borrow a book from the island’s diverse lending library and disconnect. Look to enjoy it, because you deserve it! (so and so “because you deserve it” is 3 and a half in the morning)

THE BEACHES

OUR BEACHES

DIVE RIGHT FROM THE PORT

STAVROS BEACH

The first beach you come across, before you even get off the boat. Within a five-minute walk, wherever you are inside the Stavros, it stands waiting for you to dive into the water, without a second thought. Waters to drink in the glass!

THE OLD SHIPWRECK

KEDROS BEACH

What is a 20 minute walk to one of the monumental beaches on the island? A historic beach, too. Walking down the beautiful, stone path that leads to devoutness, you can see the remains of the warship ‘Orion’, sunk during World War II. Mask, flippers and dive to explore. Above the beach, the homonymous shop offers plenty of shade, coffee, food and drinks.

THE ANCIENT BEACH

VATHI LIMENARI

Pebbles, serenity and turquoise waters. It stands under the half-ruined mill of Messaria 35 minutes after Kedros, through one of our most beautiful marked paths, number 4. The area hosts, after excavations, ruins of a settlement of the Geometric Period.

OUR OWN BLUE LAGOON

LIVADI

It has been jousting for years endlessly, with Kedros, for the award of the most beautiful beach and the edge has not yet come out. It spreads generously below Mersini and can be reached either through the marked path 3 or by sea. Just remember, have water and food with you.

A PRIVATE SANDY PARADISE

FYKIOS

Fykios is adjacent to Livadi. A beautiful sandy beach, which can only fit a handful of people, but loves to remove worries and anxieties, offering selflessly, tranquility and necessary deep breaths.

THE NORTH SCENERY

KALOTARITISSA BEACHES

Sapounochoma, Vlycho, Tripiti. As if all of the above were not enough, the triptych of Kalotaritissa comes to give the final blow. Three small beaches that are can be seen exactly in the order listed above. The first two are so close together that swimming from one to the other seems like a piece of cake. They are both located in the village, while their sibling, Tripiti, is less than 10 minutes away.

And something for the end. It is indeed a blessing to have so many beautiful beaches on such a small island and it would undoubtedly be a shame to leave the island before knowing them all. But they will be waiting for you to meet again, always with the mutual promise that before you leave, you will protect them from personal waste, and they will make sure to return the favor to you, as only they know.