Getting around and to Koufonisi, Greece

Getting around and to Koufonisi, Greece

It is not worth the hassle to bring your own car to the island, although it is in theory possible.

- Roads: A wide road takes you from the port to Finikas’ beach and the camping site. From the village there is an asphalt road that takes you to Pori, and another one that takes you to the petrol station and the helicopter airport. Other roads turn out to be little more than dirt paths. The gas station has opened in 2005.

- Renting a motorbike:
Motorbikes and mopeds are popular alternatives to cars. Especially mopeds are frequently used by local youths and can go to many places that cars cannot go. An example are the twisted narrow streets of Koufonisi city.

If you start a day-trip with a moped, make you sure, you have a full tank, as gas stations are sometimes hard to find. An extra stop at a gas station can save a lot of nerves. When renting a moped, check if the profile of the tyres is ok and if the brakes work properly. If it is the last vehicle in store, be suspicious - it could be the one that needs a repair badly. Though helmets are not required on the streets, it might be a good idea to ask your rent-a-bike for one.

- Sea service:
Kostas Prasinos’ small boat runs a regular daily service from the port to the beaches of: Finikas, Italida and Pori. Other small boats connect Pano (Upper) and Kato (Lower) Koufonissi.

Koufonisi is accessable via ferry from Naxos, and Athens.
All ferry and high speed ferry companies: schedules, connections, availability and prices, between Koufonisia, other Greek islands & Piraeus port (Athens) are here:
www.ferries.gr/booking

Sometimes cruise ships dock at the Port.

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