Koufonisia Island is part of the Lesser Cyclades Island Group, Greece.
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.
An unusual solution for lodging on Koufonisi is Villa Windmill, a restored, thatched windmill in Loutra which accommodates one family only (T. 22850 74294, or mob. 6944 527 607).
Of the many good, rental-room possibilities on the island, Anna’s Rooms (T. 22850 71061) are new, welcoming and also situated in the quieter area of Loutra.
Lefteris has a pleasing setting, set back from the Megali Ammos;
and Kapetan Nikolas (Loutra) is good for fresh fish and seafood, and has rooms for rent above.
For a sense of the variety of readings and animated academic de bate surrounding Early Cycladic figurines, see: Colin Renfrew, The Cycladic Spirit: Masterpieces from the Nicholas Goulandris Collec tion, New York, 1991; Pat Getz Gentle, Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture, University of Wisconsin Press 2001; Cyprian Broodbank, An Island Archaeology of the Early Cyclades, Cambridge Uuniversity Press, 2002.
Koufonisia Travel Guide