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Schinoussa Travel Guide - Best of Schinoussa Island: History, beaches, places to visit & more.

 
...Schinousa and Koufonisi are developing fast into centres for visitors...

 

Schinoussa Island is part of the Lesser Cyclades Island Group, Greece.


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access

Schinoussa Island, 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.

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lodging

Schinoussa Island, Greece.

The most comfortable hotel, in a shaded position over looking Tsigouri Bay, is Grispos Villas (T. 22850 71930, fax 71176, www.grisposvillas schinousa.com); in Chora, Christina’s Apartments provide self-catering comfort (T. 22850 71922, or, in Athens, 210 993 1111).
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eating

Schinoussa Island, Greece.

The taverna *"I Vengiera" (Η Βεγγιέρα) serves its own tangy mizithra cheese early in the year: it is capable of auto locomotion if left on the plate too long. It has excellent local amber-coloured sea-salty wine on request, as well as good homemade keftedakia of meat and home-grown vegetables. This is a good place to sample the island"s famous fava.

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practical info

Schinoussa Island, Greece.

843 00 Schinousa: area 8sq.km; perimeter 25km; res ident population 197; max. altitude 134m. Port Authority: 22850 22300 (Naxos). Travel and informa tion: Grispos Travel, 22850 71175,
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further reading

Schinoussa Island, Greece.

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.
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