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Schinoussa island

Schinoussa island in Cyclades, Greece

Information about Schinoussa

general information
  • Schinoussa belongs to the Cyclades islands cluster
  • Schinoussa also belongs to the Small Cyclades group
  • Schinoussa covers around 8.5 square km
  • It has approximately 210 inhabitants
  • Connection with Athens via the port of Piraeus
  • Connection with Paros, Naxos, Heralkia and Koufonissi
Short Description
Schinoussa beachesLocated south of Naxos, Schinoussa is part of the Small Cyclades group. Streched at an area of approximately 8 square km it has a population of 200 residents and has been known to most tourists only lately.

Schinoussa island has remained untouched by mass tourism and has, therefore, retained its traditional style. Many visitors have described their holidays there as a trip to the past, especially those visiting during spring, early summer and autumn.

Being a small island, there is no need for any transportation other perhaps than a mountain bike, for those who wish to discover the island tracks. Besides, there is no fuels station on the island and fuels is being transferred from Naxos so there are a few scooters for rent there.

Schinoussa local lifeIts inland has small hills with excellent footpaths that provide the best view of almost the whole island. Schinoussa is ideal for trekking and is surrounded by fabulous shores, beaches of crystal clear blue-green waters which are adorned with idyllic caves and remote lovely coves.

Schinoussa has adequate accommodation units (hotels, studios and apartments) and it is definately not famous for its nightlife as it maintains a quiet character.

As for entertainment, you will find a few coffe bars and one or two pubs. However, during summer, several cultural events are being organized and they include traditional live music and local dances.

Schinoussa Town, the island's capital, is also called Panagia, or Chora. You will enjoy a walk in its traditional narrow alleys streched between the white washed Cycladic houses.

Schinoussa villagessuggested excursions (walks)

Put on your sports shoes and get to know the island by walking through its inland.

Mersini bay, 10 minutes from Schinoussa Town (Chora)
Tsigouri beach, 15 minutes from Chora
Livadi beach, 20 minutes
Do not forget to visit the beaches of Almyro, Liolio and Psili Ammos

Schinoussa island photo gallery
Images from Schinoussa island Images from Schinoussa island Schinoussa beaches - Psili Ammos beach Schinoussa beaches - beach at the port Schinoussa beaches - Tsigouri beach

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