Tiny haven of harmony, peace and tranquility. Little pearl in the midst of the Aegean; it's character is completely unspoilt and it's inhabitants small in number but with a distinctive, warm and charming personality to match the rhythms of it's environment.
Walking along the footpaths and round the beaches you will enjoy coasts with white sand and lilies, sea with deep blue waters, low hills with wild violets, lavender and marjoram. The hamlets – all of them delightful little vignettes – deserve a short afternoon stroll amongst palm, carob and fig trees. Here time is not measured the way we know. It is cosmic time determined by the motions of the sun, moon and stars.
The sunrise finds you in a romantic mood. When the sun rides higher in the noon sky, you can enjoy a swim in the cool waters and when its rays dive into the water before it disappears over the red horizon, you can sip your ouzo on Agios Giannis beach in Donousa basking the sunset. Find yourself surrounded by landscapes of exceptional beauty.
What to do on Donousa
Mersini On the southeast end of the island, built on a slope, lies this mountainous village with a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea. The houses are made of stone with fruit trees and vegetables in their gardens and the setting is overflowing with natural springs. The church of “Agia Sophia” stands out on the hill while there is a footpath starting from the hamlet leading to two of the most beautiful beaches of the island, Livadi and Fikio.
Circumnavigating the island Circumnavigate the island on a caique for an unforgettable experience. Admire first hand Fokospilia – where protected seals monachus monachus seals find refuge- and the “Spilia tou Tihou”; both sea caves will leave a lasting impression on you.
Kedros beach Venture a mere kilometre from the harbour and a heavenly bay with cedars, golden sand and blue waters will reveal itself. Set up your tent – free camping is allowed – and get your fill of the sea, the view and joyful groups of visitors, like you reveling in the harmonious atmosphere. And just to add that spice of adventure, on the sea bed there is the shipwreck of a German destroyer from World War II.