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is the most northern island of the Cyclades and far off from
the rest. It is north of Amorgos and it is 14 miles away from Aigiali. Its
area is 13 squ. kms. and has got 110 inhabitants who mainly work as fishermer
or cattle raisers. The name of the island has stayed intact since ancient
It had been inhabited at the so called "geometric years" and this is obvious from the remains of the geometric settlements that have been discovered.
There are five villages at the island:
Stavros, is the lee of the island; it is also the harbour and the capital, located at the southern part of Donousa. You can find here one of the most picturesque beaches and if you have a boat you can moor at the smaller Jetty at the right. Stavros has all the amenities such as taverns, mini markets, bakeries, cafes, bars and of course rooms to let. The rest of the villages are Kalotaritissa, with its picturesque little tavern, Troulos, Messaria and Mersini. A main road links these villages together. You will be bewitched by the beautiful sandy beaches of Kedros and Livadi. At the waterbed of Kedros you will be able to see the wreckage of a German ship that was sunk by the allies during the Second World War.
Donousa is a private paradise for those who wish to enjoy the tranquility close to nature as well as the sea.
It is a must to visit the cave of Toihos located at the N.W. of the island as well as the remains of geometric settlements which bear wittness to the fact that the island had been inhabited since that time and finally the churches of Timio Stavros (Holy-Cross), Panagias (Virgin Mary) and Ag. Ioannis (St. John).
Be married together with the local people on the 15th of August and the 14th of September.
You will find little rocky islands such as the Makares, Htenia, Skoulonisi, and more.
Do not leave the island unless you have tasted the local recipies such as kavourmas, patatato, stuffed goat with rice, medo-milk cheese (mizithra) and pasteli (a sweet).