Koufonisia Tourguide

Situated southeast of Naxos and west of Amorgos, the Koufonisia islands, Pano Koufonisi (Upper Koufonisi) and Kato Koufonisi (Lower Koufonisi), offer a tranquil haven with their charming villages and stunning scenery. Legend has it that pirates mistook the islands’ hollow caves for the islands themselves, hence the name “Koufonisia.” Pano Koufonisi, the main inhabited island, boasts a population of 366 residents across its 5.5 square kilometers and features a well-developed infrastructure.

Perched above the harbor on the southwestern side, the village of Pano Koufonisi captivates visitors with its white-washed houses and winding alleys, offering views of the azure sea. Notable attractions include Agios Georgios and Agios Nikolaos churches, a restored windmill, and Pori Beach. Nearby, Glaronisi entices with its hidden caves and emerald waters.

Kato Koufonisi, accessible by boat from Pano Koufonisi, offers a serene escape with its sandy beaches and scenic vistas. Panagia’s church, atop ancient ruins, hosts the Feast of Panagia on August 15th. Throughout the year, the islands host cultural events like the Fisherman’s Festival on June 24th and Agios Georgios’ Feast on April 23rd.