Koufonissi ferries connect Cyclades Islands with Athens with crossings available to Naxos, Paros, Schinoussa, Katapola, Iraklia, Folegandros, Milos, Mykonos, Thira, Sifnos, Serifos, Ios & Syros (in Cyclades Islands) & Piraeus & Rafina (in Athens). Sailings from Koufonissi are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 26 ferry crossings daily from Koufonissi with sailing durations starting from 15 minutes. Our Koufonissi ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Koufonissi is a small island belonging to Greece, and a former community in the Cyclades. The island got its name of Koufonissi, which is literally translated as ‘Hollow Islands’, due to the many huge caves that are dotted around the shores, giving the impression to pirates that the islands were hollow. The island is popular for those that are looking for a relaxing holiday on the beach, basking in the sun and admiring the beautiful landscapes. There are no bars or clubs on Koufonissi; any noise heard in the evening will be from the conversations of diners enjoying the delicious food and ambience of the restaurants.
There are no cars on the island, therefore all visitors are required to travel by foot. Fortunately it is small enough to walk across in just about a day, with the main beaches being in relatively close proximity to each other. For the more adventurous, there are boat excursions on offer throughout the day, allowing visitors the chance to swim around the azure waters of the Aegean Sea.
The ferry routes from the port cross to several of the other Greek islands; they are typically very short with the majority lasting under an hour, and the longest taking around four hours.
Port of Koufonissi, 84300 Koufonissi
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