Koufonisia, Tips, what to do, budget, and more.
I’ve traveled to Koufonisia in Greece and I’ve updated it with the most up-to-date and reliable information for you to start planning your trip. Tips about how to get to the island, what to do, budget, and more.
Koufonisia is a VERY quiet and tranquil place. The rhythm here is different and might take a day or two to adapt. There’s isn’t much going and the main places of interest are located in the south and east coasts of the island.
The main town of Koufonisia is a tiny fraction of what you can find in the neighbour islands. Don’t expect many clothing or souvenir shops. In fact don’t expect many shops at all, just the bare essentials.
I can safely say Koufonisia was my favorite Greek island. It’s not pretentious as Mykonos or busy as Santorini and it’s even nowhere near the level of infrastructure of Naxos or Paros. After visiting all of those, it felt like going back to the basics. Somehow, a detox.
Soulvaki sti strofi !! Order your pitas with gyros or souvlaki from the little window and sit in one of the small tables right there, on the street. All for less than 4 euros. Hard to get more local than this.
Windmill Symbol of a past where cereal production was a key part of the life in Koufonisia, there is a scenic bar named windmill in the island. (pro tip: go there for amazing sunset views!)