Outdoor Sports You Can Enjoy in Koufonisia, Greece
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Koufonisia, Greece consists of three islands, Kato, Pano, and the smallest is Keros. They are part of the group known as the “Small East Cyclades.” The islands are individually so small that everything is within walking distance. Pano is where you will find Chora and the port. Koufonisia makes the perfect place to visit if you enjoy walking and don’t want to spend money on transportation getting from one area to another.
There are a number of beaches in Koufonisia and is a true paradise for those who love the outdoors. Here are some of the outdoor sports you can participate in when visiting the lovely little island of Koufonisia.
Go For a Bike Ride
Koufonisia is a small island, which means you don’t need a car to get around. Walking is a great option, but biking is another activity you might enjoy. Not only will it help you get from place to place a little quicker, but also as a wonderful way to see the island. Bike around and stop at interesting spots you want to explore, stop for lunch or dinner along the way, and find the perfect spot to watch the sunset.
The island of Koufonisia can become windy, which is perfect for windsurfing. On Ano Koufonisia a couple of the beaches, Pori Beach and Platia Beach, have the most ideal conditions for windsurfing. Pori Beach is located on the east side of the island and has beautiful golden sand. Platia Beach, also known as Italida, is a more secluded beach on the south side of the island. If you’re a fan of water sports, you may also enjoy snorkeling. The colorful seabed of Koufonisia make it a wonderful experience.
Koufonisia has many paths that hikers will love. One of the most lovely routes is the one that includes the circular road of the island. As you follow the coastline you will be treated to the beautiful views and sites such as chapels, shipyards, and sea caves. There are inland hiking routes and coastal hiking routes. Routes range from short to long, so whatever your activity level or time allows, you will find a hiking route to suit your needs.
Take a Boat Tour
If you spend any time on the beaches of Koufonisia, you will notice very quickly how beautiful the waters of the Aegean Sea are. The varying colors of the water, from blue to green to turquoise are quite mesmerizing. You can see that same beautiful water plus the surrounding landscape from the water. A boat tour is also a good way to see the nooks and crannies of Koufonisia that you might not otherwise know about, such as caves. Depending on the boat tour, you may stop to swim in the gorgeous water.
Look no further than the islands of Koufonisia if you are looking for a vacation filled with outdoor activities. No matter your level of activity, you’ll find something that appeals to you.
This post was written by Greek Boston