Schinoussa island in Greece is located North of Naxos and between Iraklia and Koufonissia. It is one of the smallest inhabited islands of the Cyclades and is famous as a meeting point of shipowners and their megayachts.
You will find below information about how to get to Schinoussa by ferry, where to buy your tickets and information about Schinoussa and its port, with many photos.
Ferries to Schinoussa depart from Piraeus port in Athens. The ferry trip to Schinoussa (from Athens) lasts for approximately 7 hours. There are also ferries to Schinoussa from Naxos, Amorgos, Koufonisia, Donoussa, and Iraklia.
Ferry Schedules to Schinoussa
During peak season, there are weekly ferries from Athens to Schinoussa and daily ferries from Naxos and the Small Cyclades islands to Schinoussa.
Ferry to Schinoussa from Athens (Piraeus)
There are usually 2-3 ferry connections between Piraeus and Schinoussa in the summer. The ferry trip from Athens to Schinoussa lasts for almost 7 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is approx. '34' 'EUR' (34 Euros).
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Ferry to Schinoussa from Naxos
In the summer, there are at least 2 ferry connections between Naxos and Schinoussa. The duration of the ferry trip from Naxos to Schinoussa is 1.5-2 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is '6.5' 'EUR' (6.5 Euros) - '7' 'EUR' (7 Euros).
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Ferry to Schinoussa from Koufonissia
During peak season, there are at least 2 daily ferry connections between Koufonisia and Schinoussa. The ferry trip from Koufonisia to Schinoussa lasts for 30-35 minutes and the cost of a ferry ticket is '2.5' 'EUR' (2.5 Euros) - '4' 'EUR' (4 Euros).
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Ferry to Schinoussa from Amorgos
Ferries from Amorgos to Schinoussa run frequently during the summer. More specifically, there are at least 2 daily ferry connections between Amorgos and Schinoussa. The ferry trip lasts for 1.5-3 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is '8' 'EUR' (8 Euros).
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Ferry to Schinoussa from Iraklia
There are 1-2 ferries from Iraklia to Schinoussa every day in the summer. The duration of the ferry trip from Iraklia to Schinoussa is 5-10 minutes and the ferry ticket costs '3.5' 'EUR' (3.5 Euros) - '4.5' 'EUR' (4.5 Euros).
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What types of ferries travel to/from Schinoussa?
The types of ferries that sail to Schinoussa are conventional ferries and high-speed ferries. The ferry companies that serve itineraries to Schinoussa are Blue Star Ferries, Seajets, and Small Cyclades Lines.
Island hopping from Schinoussa
Schinoussa is a very good base for island-hopping to the Cyclades and the Small Cyclades islands. Some of the most popular island-hopping itineraries are from Schinoussa to Koufonisia, from Schinoussa to Naxos, from Schinoussa to Iraklia, and from Schinoussa to Donoussa.
Travel tips to organize your travel:
- The ferry tickets from Schinoussa to the nearby Small Cyclades islands (Koufonisia, Donoussa, and Iraklia) are cheap, so we highly recommend going on day trips to the islands.
- The best way to plan your trip to Schinoussa is to book your ferry tickets in advance, as Greek ferries may be fully booked, especially in July and August.
- Schinoussa is a great base for island-hopping to the Cyclades.
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INFORMATION ABOUT SCHINOUSSA
North of Naxos and between Iraklia and Koufonissia, there is one of the smallest islands of Cyclades, Schinoussa. The main port is Mersini and only 2 km from Chora or Panagia, the capital of the island.
Chora, with the picturesque architecture, is built behind a hill and it is not visible from the sea. The village has some taverns that offer local tastes and unforgettable memories from the calm atmosphere of the island. You can also taste fresh fish in the few taverns along the port.
The sandy beaches that surround Schinoussa attract the interest of visitors and provide the ideal destination for alternative holidays. Most beaches of Schinoussa are not organized and can be accessed on foot or by bike.
Schinoussa is very famous among shipowners. Actually, an important ship owner is originated from this island. Once there, you will see many super yachts.
Why visit Schinoussa?
Hop on a ferry to Schinoussa for relaxing holidays off the beaten tourist trail, secluded beaches, and virgin natural landscapes.
- The main port of Schinoussa is Mersini. It is located just 2 km away from Chora or Panagia, the capital of the island.
- Most beaches of Schinoussa are not organized and can be accessed on foot or by bike.
- At the taverns that line the port, you can taste the most delicious fresh fish!
The best season to visit Schinoussa
The best season to visit Schinoussa, if you want to take advantage of the good weather and explore the island’s beaches, is the summer.
Is Schinoussa for you?
If you’re looking for the perfect place to escape your hectic routine and slow down away from the crowds, Schinoussa is a top choice!
Sightseeing in Schinoussa
There are not many places for sightseeing in Schinoussa, but the Church of Panagia Akathi in Chora is worth visiting.
Photos of Schinoussa
About Schinoussa Port
Connected ports to Schinoussa
Athens, Piraeus - Amorgos, Aegiali - Amorgos, Katapola - Donoussa - Iraklia - Koufonissi - Mykonos - Naxos - Paros - Syros
Schinoussa is a small island of Cyclades, located south of Naxos. The main port is Mersini, about 2 km from Chora, the capital of the island. The port of Schinoussa receives ferries from Piraeus, Naxos, Amorgos and few other Cyclades islands.
There is no bus or taxi in Schinoussa, but there is a bike rental company. Transport is done on foot or with rented bike.