The beautiful beaches of Donoussa, sandy to the south and pebbles to the north, are far from the style of organized beaches and offer unique contact with nature, crystal clear waters and beautiful seabeds.
Even more secluded and untouched are the beaches on the nearby rocky islets of Skoulonisi, Makares and Melantioi, also ideal for fishing and diving, where you will reach by private boat or chartered boat.
”The summer days on the island are long or at least look longer than those of the city. Time flows more slowly, respecting the rhythms of a place that is not in a hurry, that knows what patience means, that has learned to wait.Huffington PostFotini Chatziefstratiou, Article Writer
The beach of Stavros
It is the main beach of the island, where on the beach there is a beach bar. It has very easy access and is one of the busiest on the island. It is sandy with tamarisk trees and crystal clear waters. There are several shops around as well as a concrete pier for diving.
The beach of Kedros
the busy beach of the island, is 25 minutes from Messaria via the -path 2-. Sandy beach where the homonymous beach bar is located and 10 meters from the beach there is a sunken section of a warship against World War II which was sunk by the British Air Force.
Vathi Limenari beach
Unorganized pebble beach of Messaria settlement (30 minutes walk from Dimitrakis Guesthouse). Historically on this beach you will find ruins of the early Cycladic settlement of Donoussa, along the way you will meet the then lower mill of the settlement of Messaria.
One of the most beautiful beaches of the island, accessible from the -path path 3- Mersini Livadi or by sea with Donoussa Migissa. During your visit it is good to get water and food and if you follow route 3 of the hiking map, you can get water from the source of the settlement Mersini.
very small sandy beach right next to Livadi beach.
the northernmost settlement of the island Kalotaritissa, has three beaches in a row, Sapounochoma where there is a small pebble beach, right after is Vlicho the main beach of the settlement, sandy with moored fishing boats of the settlement and 10 minutes walk you will meet Tripiti a small sandy beach. In the settlement you will find the tavern "O MITSOS"