THE SMALL EASTERN CYCLADES | GREEK ISLANDS | CYCLADES
This is a cluster of both inhabited and deserted islets between Naxos and Amorgos.
Their unspoilt landscapes and exotic beaches, mainly on Pano and Kato Koufonissi and Donoussa, make them ideal holiday spots for nature worshipers.
Between Naxos and Amorgos islands, within the Aegean’s wide embrace, the exotic Ano Koufonisi island is found. This is a destination for those seeking a vacation experience on a beautiful, authentic Greek island.
Iraklia (95 inh.) is a small fertile island with lovely beaches and translucent water. It has two caves, the more interesting being the cave of Polyphemus the Cyclop (Ai Giannis), which is among the largest in the Aegean. Its spectacular chambers measuring 2,000 sq. m in area contain stalagmites and stalactites of amazing beauty, as well as a little lake.
Also with a few permanent residents are Donoussa (120 inh.), Pano Koufonissi (230 inh.), a former pirate haven, Kato Koufonissi (5 inh.) and Schinoussa.
All enjoy very good beaches. Amongst the uninhabited islands, Keros is the best known as having been one of the main centres of the prehistoric Cycladic civilization; the others are Antikeros, Dryma, the 3 Makaries and Daskalio. The main islands have regular ferry connections with Naxos, Amorgos and Piraeus.
The exotic Pano Koufonissi island
EPIDAURUS TIPS & INFORMATION
HOW TO GET TO ANTIPAROS
By car in 2 1/2hrs from Athens.
By intercity bus (KTEL), from Kifissou Station, Athens, Tel. 0030 2105124913
HOW TO GET AROUND
Definitely by your own transport or with an organized tour.
BEST SEASON TO VISIT EPIDAURUS
All year round, but especially during summer to attend a performance at the
EPIDAURUS USEFUL TELEPHONES NUMBERS
Greek Festival 0030 2109282900
Epidaurus Health Centre 0030 2753022222
Epidaurus Museum 0030 2753022009
Epidaurus Police 0030 2753041203