Koufonisi (meaning hollow island) was given the name as the huge caves convinced the pirates that the island was hollow when observed from the sea.
It is one of the smallest of the Cyclades inhabited islands (400 residents), thus the natural beauty and its traditional color remains unfaded. You can walk around the island in 1h, passing Pori, Finikas, Italida, Spilia and Ammos beaches. You’d think cars are non-existent as most people walk or cycle the island. A peaceful place for complete relaxation.
The highlight of the island is Pori beach, with golden sand, turquoise clear shallow waters and emblematic large caves that can be found next to it.
Places of interest
The central and the back port
The piscatorial shelter
The churches of Agios Georgios, Agios Nikolaos and Profitis Ilias
The fishermen in their small boats, a timeless picture of the island
The architectural settlement of Chora, a characteristic example of Cycladic architecture