Getting acquainted with our island


During antiquity it was known as Thenousa or Denousa.  Foreign sailors had named it Stenosa and Spinosa  while Vergulius referred to it as “Viridem.”
We know it as Donousa, a constituent of the Small Cyclades which along with Amorgos compose the eastern most islands in the Cyclades.
Donousa covers 13,5 km² in area and its tallest peak is 385 metres.
The last national census in Greece in 2001, reported 163 permanent inhabitants.
Travel from Amorgos is 24 nautical miles and 8 nautical miles from the eastern coast of Naxos to reach Stavros, the island’s main port and capital adorned by its protected bay and tranquil beach

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