Koufonisia consists of two islets, the upper and lower
Koufonisi, and belong to the complex of small East Cyclades. Separated by a
narrow strait 200 m. Geographically, one encounters Koufonisia 3 nautical miles
southeast of Naxos and West of Amorgos.
Kato Koufonisi is almost uninhabited, as it has only a
few fishermen's cottages and a picturesque church dedicated to the Virgin
Mary. The upper Koufonisi is the
smallest and most densely populated island of the Cyclades with population
around 350 inhabitants, whose main occupation is fishing which turns the island
into a genuine fishing village, where visitors can enjoy fresh fish and
seafood.The settlement of Chora on the southwest coast of the
island is a typical example of cycladic architecture, while the 5 notable
beaches on the island, with most beautiful to be Pori and Phoenix.
Koufonisi has begun to develop tourism in recent
years, so the natural beauty and tradition still have been preserved unchanged
which makes the island an ideal destination for summer holidays.