The “emerald” of Small Cyclades, close to Amorgos and according to mythology is the island where Theseus and Ariadne stopped on their way from Crete to Athens. The god Dionysus, fell in love with Ariadne and stole her from Theseus.

Since antiquity was on crossroads and Donoussa was the island where travelers used to stop and refill. There are traces of human activity from the Proto Cycladic period and had the same fortune as all the other Cyclades.

Τhe island is just 14 km2 and nowadays has a population of approx. 170. On the island are the small settlements of Stavros, Messaria, Mersini, and Kalotaritissa.

The beaches

  • Stavros 
  • Kalotaritissa 
  • Kedros 
  • Livadi 
  • Fikio 
  • Tripiti 
  • Fakospilia 
  • Pori 

Activities and Events

Relaxation, clear blue-green waters, fresh food, and the sun is all you need on Donoussa.

If you, however, are willing to walk, on the island there are paths used by the inhabitants and are clean and signed.


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