Donousa

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Donousa
37°06.441'N, 025°48.877'E Chart icon.png
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Satellite view of Donousa

Donousa (Δονούσα) or Dhenoussa has an area of 13.75 km2, a 480 m peak, and altogether 110 inhabitants living in 4 villages: Stavros, Panagia, Mersini, and Mearia. It has a grade school and a middle school with 6 students!

During the summer in Stavros there are 3 restaurants, a rather sophisticated bakery, and at least 2 grocery stores, other than that there are no facilities.

The beach at Stavros is also very attractive but, unlike in Dendro, nudism and camping are discouraged.

Charts

BA
2682 Kólpos Patalion to Nísos Nísiros
1040 Nísos Íos to Vrakhonisídha Kandhelioússa
Imray-Tetra
G34 Southern Cyclades (West)
NIMA
54412 Nisos Amorgos & Plans in Astipalaia
Greek
42 Andros to Chalki Island
423 Paros to Astypalia

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Passages

Islands

None.

Communication

  • Olympia Radio - VHF no signal

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Approaches to Donousa are straightforward.

Berthing

Ports

Stavros from the South

Stavros

Stavros/wiki/Donousa#Stavros
Harbour icon Stavros [[Donousa#Stavros|Stavros]] (Σταυρός) 37°05.9′N, 25°47.7′E

Stavros is the harbor of Donousa. It has a small quay where one can go stern-to, however, the harbor is not well protected and receives a good amount of swell.

I have visited Stavros many times in the past 20 years. I usually tie alongside the side of the ferry quay and the swell here is not as bad as it is along the longer quay. I have a cat so we don't roll as much as a monohull, but I've seen monos tie here and it's not too uncomfortable even in a meltemi. --Daphnoula 15:21, 17 September 2014 (BST)

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

Sketch of Dendro

Dendro

Dendro/wiki/Donousa#Dendro
Anchorage icon Dendro [[Donousa#Dendro|Dendro]] 37°05.7′N, 25°48.2′E

This cove is called Dendro (Δέντρο) or Kedhros (Κέδρος) or Kentro (Κέντρο) (all these names are in use). It is very safe even with gale force meltemi.

Drop anchor near the wreck at 4.5 m, if there is a strong wind use a 2nd anchor. The bottom is rocky and the holding is not uniform. Find a sandy spot to drop the anchors, and always check them with mask and snorkel.

When there is strong wind, there can be appreciable surf which makes landing with the dinghy a rather wet affair. In this case it is best to land in the tiny inlet on the east of the beach.

The sand at the Dendro cove is fine and clean. On the beach in the summer there is a nudist camp but the nudists do not bother anyone, nor do they dirty the beach or make any noise.

Unfortunately now there is a small taverna which spoils this previously pristine beach.

From here the village of Stavros is about a 20 minute walk.
Dendro, the cove
Dendro, anchored Off

Roussa

Roussa/wiki/Donousa#Roussa
Anchorage icon Roussa [[Donousa#Roussa|Roussa]] 37°07.4′N, 25°49.3′E
This lovely bay is under the village of Mersini on north-east corner of the island. It provides an excellent shelter from the meltemi but because of the rocky bottom the holding may not be very good.

Amenities

Facilities
Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage There are bins around the harbor
Supplies
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas
Chandlers N/A
Services
Repairs N/A
Internet
Mobile connectivity
Vehicle rentals N/A

Provisioning

Stavros/wiki/Donousa#.5B.5B.23Stavros.7CStavros.5D.5DProvisions icon Stavros [[Donousa#Stavros|Stavros]] There are two stores with some basic provisions. Also there is a surprising good bakery but it operates only during the summer months.

Eating out

Captan Yiorgis/wiki/Donousa#.27.27Captan_Yiorgis.27.27Eatingout icon Captan Yiorgis [[Donousa#Captan Yiorgis|Captan Yiorgis]] Quite good restaurant.
E of the beach/wiki/Donousa#.27.27E_of_the_beach.27.27Eatingout icon E of the beach [[Donousa#E of the beach|E of the beach]] Can be very good, and affords spectacular views of the sunset..


Transportation

There is a small ferry to/from Naxos and Amorgos.

Tourism

Places to Visit

One can take nice long walks on the island. The village of Mersini is particularly attractive in a very rustic way.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Greece.

Comments

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