Cyclades, Greece

Donousa is an island of the Small Cyclades group, a hidden gem for peaceful holidays. Book your ferry tickets to Donousa on Ferryhopper and find here all useful information about the island, how to get there, its impressive beaches and what to do there. 

How to get to Donousa

The easiest way to get to Donousa is by ferry from the port of Piraeus in Athens. There is a conventional ferry operating on the Athens - Donousa direct line at least 2-3 days a week all-year-round. 

There is also an indirect ferry option to travel from the port of Piraeus or the port of Rafina to Naxos and from there to Donousa via the ferry Express Skopelitis. 

View from hiking route in Donousa island, Small Cyclades, Aegean sea, summer holidays, ferry tickets

Ferry schedules and ferry tickets to Donousa

The ferry schedules to Donousa are regular throughout the year, connecting the island directly with the port of Piraeus and nearby islands of the Cyclades such as Naxos or Amorgos. 

  • The ferry from Piraeus to Donousa operates with 2-3 weekly crossings both in winter and summer months. The Piraeus - Donousa ferry trip duration is around 7-7,5 hours
  • There is also an indirect ferry option from the ports of Athens (Piraeus or Rafina) to Donousa via the port of Naxos. There are daily ferries from Athens to Naxos and the ferry connection from Naxos to Donousa is operated by a conventional ferry at least 4 days a week. The Naxos - Donousa ferry trip duration can be from 1 to 3,5 hours depending on the ferry type and the intermediate stops.  

Tip: The legendary ferry 'Express Skopelitis' is a great way to get to Donousa, as the ferry is connecting the islands of the Small Cyclades for more than 30 years, during all seasons and all weather conditions.  On the ferry trip from Donousa to Naxos Skopelitis passes by all the beautiful islands of the Small Cyclades so the ferry trip feels like a cruise to some of the most impressive blue waters of the Aegean sea. 

On the Ferryhopper search engine, you can compare all direct and indirect ferry connections to Donousa as well as all ferry ticket prices to book the most convenient itinerary for you. 

Island hopping around Donousa

Donousa is a great destination for relaxing holidays as well as a departure point for an amazing island-hopping experience in the islands of the Small Cyclades. From Donousa you can get to Koufonisia in 1h, to Schoinoussa in 1h50min, in Irakleia in 2h, and to Amorgos in 40min to 2h. 

The ferry tickets from Donousa to nearby islands are quite cheap, so we highly recommend to plan an island-hopping trip and discover the unique beauty of the Small Cyclades. 

Ferry arriving at the port of Donousa, early morning, fishing boats, sailing, ferry routes Small Cyclades

Holidays in Donousa

The town of Donousa is called Stavros and it is also the port of the island. During the winter Donousa is inhabited by 70-100 people, mainly living in Stavros. There is also another small village in Kalotaritissa.

The key advantage of Donousa is it's beaches! Near the port you can find extraordinary beaches like Kedros and Livadi, where you will be thrilled by the sea! Nice beaches can also be found around Kalotaritissa bay as Vlixo, Mesa Ammos and Sapounoxoma. You can find more info about these on the Municipality of Naxos webpage.

PS: Do not forget to eat Patatato which is the highlight of the local cuisine! 

Where to book ferry tickets for Donousa?

On the Ferryhopper pages, you can find all ferry schedules to Donousa and book your ferry tickets at the best prices! Compare ferry itineraries, direct and indirect, to Donousa and the Small Cyclades, ferry companies and ferry ticket types and start planning your holidays in the Greek islands as soon as possible!  

Donousa has direct ferry connections with 10 ports:

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