Donoussa ferries connect Cyclades Islands with Athens & Dodecanese Islands with crossings available to Naxos, Paros, Aegiali, Iraklia, Katapola, Schinoussa & Syros (in Cyclades Islands), Piraeus (in Athens) & Astypalea (in Dodecanese Islands). Donoussa Ferry crossings are operated by Blue Star Ferries & Sea Jets and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 24 ferry crossings weekly.
There are up to 24 ferry crossings weekly from Donoussa with sailing durations starting from 45 minutes. Our Donoussa ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
The Greek island of Donoussa is one of the small smattering of landmasses that make up the Lesser Cyclades archipelago to the south of the Aegean Sea. As one of the smaller isles in the region, it has remained largely untouched by the blossoming tourism trade. Instead the island is a haven of tranquil beauty. Along the cliff-side coast are golden beaches hemmed by the cerulean shallows of the sea, while further inland lay rippling hills coloured by the verdant shades of Mediterranean shrubs.
The main town of the island (also called Donoussa,) is comprised of narrow, twisting lanes and white-washed homes that speckle a steep rise on the western coast. The port here is found at the edge of the warm-watered bay that cuts a curve into the town’s central shoreline. It’s nothing more than an L-shaped pier featuring a private marina on one side and a ferry docking area on the other, meaning that food, drink and other refreshments can only be purchased from the town just a short walk away.
Donoussa is no further than 6-miles away from any other point on the island, meaning that travelling to and from the port is easy. Just one road connects the town to the three others that line the southern edge of the region, a route that ends at the village of Kalotaritissa on the opposite coast.
One ferry company currently operates at the port, offering trips to a variety of destinations along the Greek swathe of the Aegean Sea. Blue Star Ferries lines leave Donoussa a number of times throughout the week sailing the short distance to the island towns of Astypalea and Aegiali in the south and Naxos and Paros in the north. Another service makes the longer voyage to the major district of Piraeus on the coast of mainland Greece.
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Donoussa Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Donoussa Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!