Koufonissia are situated in the Small Eastern Cyclades, between Naxos and Amorgos. They consist of two islands, Pano (Upper) Koufonissi and the uninhabited Kato (Lower) Koufonissi, which are separated by a narrow strait. According to legend, their name, which means “hollow island”, come from the countless coastal caves that once gave sailors and pirates the impression of a hollow interior.
Synonymous with alternative holidays and unspoiled nature, this exotic paradise is reminiscent of Polynesia or the Maldives. Its clear aquamarine waters, golden sands, and dazzling sea caves make it an idyllic setting for romantics and would-be castaways.
Koufonissia are the perfect place for a holiday, whether you prefer to spend it exploring, relaxing in quiet contemplation, or letting your cares drift away as you float in the sea. They also offer gastronomic pleasures and authentic human contact with some of the most hospitable people in the Aegean.
First discovered by tourists in the 1990s, since it has become one of the most popular destinations in the Aegean, as well as an ideal base for day trips to the other enchanting islands in the Small Cyclades.