Passengers traveling by ferry to Schinoussa arrive at a small and quiet paradise with sandy beaches and crystal clear waters!
Between Naxos and Iraklia, Schinoussa has been a favorite destination for those seeking peaceful holidays with all comforts. From the sheltered Mersinis harbor, the road leads up to Chora or Panagia. With a magnificent view of the sea, the settlement of Chora consists of whitewashed houses, cafes, restaurants and rooms for rent, concentrating the island's main activity. Messaria, 3 km from Chora, is the second settlement of the island.
When traveling to the destination Schinoussa, passengers can discover eighteen different beaches of sand or pebble. All can be reached by foot since the size of the island does not exceed 9 square kilometers. Tsigouri, the most popular one is a long sandy beach, 450 meters from Chora. Psili Ammos, Livadi, Loliou, Alygaria and a large number of other beaches will satisfy even the most demanding swimmers. Due to its rich soil morphology, Schinoussa offers an excellent quality of agricultural and livestock products so before leaving with a ferry from Schinoussa do not forget to buy the famous award-winning fava. Local meat and dairy products can also be tasted in all the island restaurants.
With ferry routes, Schinoussa one will meet an island with hidden natural beauties and high gastronomy. Starting from Piraeus, ferries departing from Syros, Paros, Naxos, Mikres Cyclades and Amorgos are connected to the island, while it is connected daily with Naxos, Iraklia, Koufonissia, Amorgos and Donousa. During the summer months, ferry boats are also operating from Piraeus and Rafina.