Naxos and the Smaller Cyclades

Beach at Upper (Pano) Koufonisi with Keros in the horizon, the tiny islet of Glaronisi can be seen to the right, a flat rock above sea level – Photo by S. Lambadaridis

The Smaller Cyclades are a cluster of a few small islands in the eastern part of the Cyclades. The major ones of these small islands are Donousa, Koufonisia (Upper and Lower Koufonissi), Keros, Schinoussa and Iraklia. All inhabited except for Keros.
The cluster extending southeast and northwest in between Naxos and Amorgos. Famous for their sandy beaches, leeward between the towering mountains of Naxos and Amorgos which are creating a sheltered paradise of recreation. Connected daily by ferry to Naxos and Amorgos and directly to the port of Piraeus several times a week.

Glaronisi, seen from Pano Koufonisi, CycladesDonousa, Smaller Cyclades
Other smaller islets of the Smaller Cyclades group is Avelonisia, Agios Andreas, Agrilia, Aspronisi (or Ligari), Venetiko, Bulgari, Glaronisi, Klidoura, Lazarus, the Makares islets, the Melantia islets, Moschonas, Ofidoussa, the Plakes islets, Plaki, Prasoura, Scandia, Skylonisi and Tsouloufi. All of  these islets are uninhabited.

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