What to See
Read the following EG articles about Small Cyclades:
- Four Small Pearls in the Aegean: Donoussa
- Four Small Pearls in the Aegean: Iraklia
- Four Small Pearls in the Aegean: Koufonisia
- Four Small Pearls in the Aegean: Schoinoussa
as well as:
How to Get There
You can get to Small Cyclades by ferry boat in the following ways:
With the Blue Star Ferries that depart from the port of Piraeus. The frequency of service depends on the season, but it is not available every day (usually three times weekly). Travel time: 7 - 7 ½ hours Approximate ticket price: 36€ per passenger and 75€ per car Stops: Piraeus - Syros - Paros - Naxos - Iraklia - Schoinoussa - Koufonisi - Donoussa - Amorgos (Katapola)
With the legendary Skopelitis, which for years now has provided year-round daily connections between the islands of the Small Cyclades and Amorgos (Katapola/Aegiali) and Naxos. There is room for 11-12 cars in the small garage of the ship, but be sure to make reservations well in advance, and get to the port on time, because in the summer spaces are measured down to the centimeter! Travel times and prices: Iraklia – Schoinoussa 10 minutes, 4.80€/person; Iraklia –Koufonisi 55 minutes, 5.30€/person; Iraklia – Donoussa 2 hours and 15 minutes, 8€/person; Iraklia – Katapola 4 hours and 40 minutes, 8.50€/person; Iraklia – Aegiali 2 hours and 40 minutes, 8.50€/person; Iraklia – Naxos 1 hour and 25 minutes, 7.40€/person. Average car price 22.50€.
Stops: Naxos - Iraklia - Schoinoussa - Koufonisi - Donoussa - Amorgos (Aegiali) - Amorgos (Katapola)
More information about schedules and reservations at www.digitickets.gr.