By boat: for such small islands as these, the ferry-services are frequent. The main-stay of communications is the F/B Express Skopelitis (with capacity for a small number of vehicles), which leaves Katapola on Amorgos daily in the early morning, and plies the route to Naxos, via Koufonisi, Schinousa, and Herakleia, returning (3pm) down the same line from Naxos: three days a week the route also includes Donousa.
Blue Star Ferries follows the same route three times weekly, con tinuing directly to Piraeus from Naxos. Donousa is less well-connected, with one weekly service to Piraeus (7 hrs: currently Mondays) with Blue Star Ferries, and three weekly connections to Naxos and Amorgos (Mon, Wed, Fri) with the Express Skopelitis.
The island has limited accommodation on offer: the best is represented by the rooms (and adjoining taverna) of To Iliovasilema (T. 22850 51570), to the east of the harbour.
The taverna Tzi-Tzi is memorable for its magnificent panoramic position above the springs at Mersini, 3km east of the port at Stavrós.
resident population 166
max. altitude 383 m.
Port Authority: T. 22850 22300 (Naxos).
Travel and in formation: Sigalas Travel, T. 22850 51604 & 51570, fax 51607, www.donoussa.info