What makes Donoussa special is the comprehensive network of marked trails that covers a significant portion of the island, and we strongly recommend that you use them to get to know all the island’s beauties up close. In this regard, Donoussa resembles Iraklia. Indeed, there is also a very meticulous publication by the cultural association of Donoussa that has (so far, up to 2014) described five signposted trails on the island in detail. (This publication can be purchased in shops on the island. We bought it in a travel agency at a cost of 5 euros.)
With a total length of 9,200 meters, these trails constitute the island's Network of Paths of Cultural Interest. Most of them used to be part of the old mule roads that covered the island and united its four villages, Stavros, Mersini, Messaria, and Kalotaritissa.
Here we have path five (5), which crosses the west side of the island from Stavros to Limni (the Lake) and Aspros Kavos (the White Cape) in the northwestern part of the island. It has a total length of 2,100 meters (with a maximum altitude difference of 50 meters). It is a relatively easy path, but be careful of the sharp rocks on the cape, Aspros Kavos.