Koufonissia belong to the island group of Mikres Kyklades.
You can visit Keros, Glaronisi and 9 other smaller islets on the boats.
Koufonissia have been inhabited since prehistoric times.
Archaeological finds date from the time of Protocycladic civilisation, Hellenistic and Roman times.
Koufonissia, along with the rest of the Cyclades were conquered by the Venetians and the Turks.
In 1830 that became integrated in the newly established Greek state.
On Koufonissia space and time assume new dimensions.
With an area of 3.5km² and 440 inhabitants, it constitutes the seat of the Municipal Department of Koufonissia of the Naxos Municipality.
In the churches of St George and St Nicholas there are Early Christian artefacts.
The village was built on the ruins of a Roman settlement.
On Koufonissi, which boasts the largest fishing fleet in Greece in proportion to its population, you will enjoy fresh fish and seafood.
Gorgeous beaches, turquoise waters, perfect sandy stretches and the hospitality of the locals are more than enough for the happy days you seek on your holidays and not only.
Kato Koufonissi has been uninhabited since 1968 with the only exception of summer activities. It has an area of 4.3 km².
The few buildings standing are predominantly fishermen’s storage sheds with a very few residences. The restaurant Venetsanos is open in the summer months, in an idyllic setting.
The principal sight on the island is the Chapel of the Virgin Mary, built during the Ottoman occupation in 1561, next to the ruins of a Byzantine church.
The boats of ‘Prassinos Boat Tours’, festively decorated, participate in the celebrations, weddings and christenings held in the chapel of the Virgin carrying the guests.
‘Prassinos Boat Tours’ will take you :
Round the island.
To beaches not accessible on foot.
To the festival of the Assumption of Virgin Mary in August
Grade A archaeological site opposite Koufonissia.
To visitors frequenting Koufonissi it is the island’s logo.
In antiquity it was named Keria.
It has an area of 15,042 km² and a coastline of 27km.
It has white marble.
The Flute Player, the Harp Player and a wealth of other finds of the Cycladic and Protocycladic civilisation render Keros a significant archaeological site.
The Keros ridge forms a pregnant woman and the bust of a man joined at the head.
The last inhabitants of Keros left the island in 1968.
Glaronissi (Seagull Island)
Small uninhabited island between Keros, Pano and Kato Koufonissi.
It is named after the seagulls and their nests and their reproduction. To be visited on the boats of ‘Prassinos Boat Tours’.
Striking small pretty beaches and small caves.
An unspoiled site to be enjoyed in near total exclusion.