Koufonisi, an island that any teen will love! Erasmia Vassileiou, a middle schooler who lives in Vienna, lists her top 5 things to do in Koufonisi with your family. Start packing!!!
Have you ever wondered if there is…
… the perfect island?
… an island that feels like home?
… an island that you can create memories in?
… an island with natural pools, great restaurants and unforgettable beaches?
Then what your looking for is Koufonisi!
In this article I am not just going to say how great it is but also introduce you to the top 5 places to visit in Koufonisi. To start off let’s begin with Koufonisi’s background. Koufonisi is a former community located in the Cyclades, Greece. It is surrounded by other islands such as Naxos, Kato Koufonisi, Keros, Schoinousa.
Best things to see in Koufonisi
Now that you know a little bit about Koufonisi its time to list the Top 5 places to visit.
1.The natural pool
One thing you should do while visiting Koufonisi is go to the natural pool. The natural pool is surrounded by rocks and contains the most beautiful turquoise water. I guarantee you it’s a once in a life time opportunity.
2. Stunning beaches
Koufonisi is known for its mesmerizing beaches. They are so beautiful with their transparent and crystal turquoise waters. Gala, Italida, Fanos and Finikas all contain these features. They are the most known beaches in Koufonisi.
3. The charming Hora (capital)
A great way to spend your evening is by visiting the Hora. The Hora is full of shops, coffee shops/ bars and restaurants. It attracts a lot of people during the evenings for dinner or for a nice walk.
4. Delicious food
In Koufonisi after a long day of swimming and hiking you will probably be hungry. Kalofego will leave you with a smile on your face. It is located next to a beautiful beach named Pori. In Kalofego you get one of the best quality Greek dishes. They are freshly made and taste delicious. One thing I recommend getting while visiting Kalofego is Taramasalata and feta with honey and sesame seeds. Both dishes are full of flavor and culture.
5. Get ready for an ice cream
Koufonisi can reach very warm temperatures and you might crave for something to cool you down. Fistiki is the place for you. Fistiki is an ice – cream shop located in the Hora. They have limitless ice – cream flavors and amazing and creamy milkshakes.
How to get to Koufonisi
Koufonisi can be reached from Piraeus by conventional boat (8½ hours) or by high speed boats (approximately 5 hours). Alternatively, from the nearby island of Naxos you can take a ferry (2 hours) or with high speed ferries (40-50 minutes). You can reach Naxos by boat (conventional or high speed) or plane from Athens. For more information, contact the Kids Love Greece team about helping to plan your family vacation to Greece!