After months of reading my Greek Island Hopping ‘bible’ I’m still undecided about which of the Little Cyclades to visit. The main purpose of this trip is to visit the Little Cyclades as I’ve never stayed there before but we also want to return to Amorgos for a few days. We’re flying in and out of Mykonos on a Friday. At the moment the provisional itinerary is as follows:
Friday 11 June, sail from Mykonos to Naxos on the Naxos Star, if possible, and stay on Naxos for 3 nights.
Monday 14 June travel to the Little Cyclades on the Aeolos Kenteris at 0915 for 5 nights in the Little Cyclades – which islands is still undecided.
Saturday 19 June Little Cyclades to Amorgos, probably on the Skopelitis as we’re planning on staying in Egiali, for 4 nights.
Wednesday 23 June Egiali to Paros on the Blue Star and then on to Mykonos on the Sea Jet for the last 2 nights of the holiday.
Now my dilemma is which of the Little Cyclades to stay on? It makes sense to only stay on 2 but I’m still undecided about which 2 and wonder if we should try and fit in 3? Because we leave Naxos in a morning this would be possible if we stayed just one night in Heraklia and moved on to Schinoussa the following afternoon on the Skopelitis, though I appreciate it will be a bit rushed. We could then have 2 nights in Schinoussa and 2 nights in Koufonissi. I’ve been put off Koufonissi a bit because one of my friends stayed there and said it was too touristy – but that’s only her opinion so I’d appreciate other views. If we don’t stay overnight on Heraklia we could spend 3 nights on Schinoussa or Koufonissi and visit Heraklia for a day trip? However Koufonissi is very small so would we be better just having one night there or missing it out altogether and going to Donoussa after Amorgos? As you can see I’m very undecided!! We’re not going for the beaches, we enjoy walking and want somewhere relatively unspoilt but don’t want it to be dead. I’ve already had some very useful info from GreecemadUK but would appreciate any tips/advice from others that have visited the Little Cyclades.