Koufonisia

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Koufonisia
36°55.8′N, 25°36.2′E Chart icon.png
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Satellite view of Koufonisia

Koufonisia (Κουφονήσια) are actually two islands: Epano Koufonisi (upper) and Kato Koufonisi lower. Epano Koufonisi has recently become rather popular with Athenians and Italians attracted to its gorgeous beaches. It also has a sizable fishing fleet. Koufonisia belong to the Small Cyclades (Μικρές Κυκλάδες - Mikres Kyclades) group.

View of Koufonisia

Charts

BA
2682 Kólpos Patalion to Nísos Nísiros
1040 Nísos Íos to Vrakhonisídha Kandhelioússa
Imray-Tetra
G33 Southern Cyclades (West)
NIMA
54332 Nisoi Paros & Naxos
Greek
42 Andros to Chalki Island
423 Paros to Astypalia

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Passages

Islands

Karos

Karos/wiki/Koufonisia#Karos
Island icon Karos [[Koufonisia#Karos|Karos]] (Κάρος) 36°52.736'N, 025°38.629'E
Karos or Keros is very arid and rough island, there are no paths or a place where a boat can anchor or safely stop. The island was a prehistoric (Cycladic) burial ground. Most of the findings form the burial ground are now at the National Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens.
Karos
The Keros Figurine
Antikaros

Anti Karos

Anti Karos/wiki/Koufonisia#Anti_Karos
Island icon Anti Karos [[Koufonisia#Anti Karos|Anti Karos]] (Αντίκαρος) 36°50.6′N, 25°40.3′E

Anti Karos or Anti Keros actually consists of two islands: Dhrima to the south-west and Anti Karos to the north-east. They are separated by a narrow channel 4 m deep.

In calm weather, this is good stop for a swim. The water is wonderful. There are only seagulls and plenty of tar polluting this otherwise pristine spot.

Communication

  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12
  • Olympia Radio - VHF no signal

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

All approaches to Koufonisia are straightforward.

Berthing

Ports

Parianos

Parianos/wiki/Koufonisia#Parianos
Harbour icon Parianos [[Koufonisia#Parianos|Parianos]] 36°56.037'N, 025°35.580'E

Parianos, in the Epano Koufonisi (upper), is the only harbor in the islands. It provides good shelter from the meltemi. It is a small harbor with 5-6 m depths at its entrance, and 3-4 m in its middle. Near the mole it can be less than 2 m.

Anchor in the middle and take a liner ashore.

The village is within a 15-20 minute walk.

Warning: There may be a number of floating ropes from the fishing boats.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

There are three anchorages all in Epano Koufonisi:

Finikas, Epano Koufonisi

Finikas

Finikas/wiki/Koufonisia#Finikas
Anchorage icon Finikas [[Koufonisia#Finikas|Finikas]] 36°55.780'N, 025°36.082'E

This cove is right across from Kato Koufonisi. It provides reasonable shelter from the meltemi but is exposed to the south. There are many campers on the beach.

Anchor in 4-5 m on a sandy bottom. The village is near by.

A small harbour has been created by adding walls to SW side of the ferry jetty. Some fixed lines are in place to the jetty and other boats are directed to lie alongside the other walls by the harbourmaster. Shelter is good in most conditions. Water and electricity available.

NE Bay

NE Bay/wiki/Koufonisia#NE_Bay
Anchorage icon NE Bay [[Koufonisia#NE Bay|NE Bay]] 36°56.7′N, 25°37.5′E
This bay is near the north-east tip of the island. It provides some shelter from the meltemi but is open to the east. Sandy bottom.

Amenities

Facilities
Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage There are bins
Supplies
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Services
Repairs N/A
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A

Provisioning

Very limited provisions in Finikas.

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurant, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.)

Transportation

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

A bus service runs from the ferry landing to the NE bay.

Tourism

Swim and walk.

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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