Schoinousa or Schinoussa is an island in the Cyclades, Greece. It lies south of the island of Naxos, in the Lesser Cyclades group, between the island communities of Irakleia and Koufonisia. Its land area is 8.512 square kilometres (3 sq mi). It is the fourth largest island of the Lesser Cyclades and the second most populated, after Ano Koufonisi.
The island has three settlements, Chora the capital of the island, Mesaria and Mersini where is the port of the island.
Featuring a strange,rugged beauty, and nature that beckons for exploration, Schinoussa is an island which promises unforgettable vacations to the visitor.
It has many characteristics which make it a wonderful “refuge:” Its harbor is well-known as a good shelter, the beaches with golden sand are as a rule approached without any difficulty, and the climate of the island is so mild that is reminiscent of summer even in winter.
Top beaches: Psilli Ammos, Tsigouri, Livadi, Almyros, Aligaria Bay, Gerolimnionas, Kavos Michali.
Small Schinoussa wants to reward its visitors for their journey there, and so ensures that their stay is as pleasant as possible from the minute they anchor at its port.
Tucked in between the isles of Iraklia and Koufonissia, off the southeastern coast of Naxos, Schinoussa promises unique experiences in the surrounding expanse of turquoise and deep blue waters, romantic sunsets, nights under the moonlight straight out of fairy tales, exciting hiking trails but also unforgettable gastronomic delights.
It retains its traditional character unspoiled and offers you the relaxing holidays sought by those looking for isolated spots in the Aegean archipelago.
Source: wikipedia.org & www.naxos.gr