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‘The Telegraph’ Reveals Hidden Gems of Naxos and Small Cyclades

Donoussa island

The islands of Naxos and the Small Cyclades were recently featured in an extensive article published on the website of British daily newspaper The Telegraph.

Written by journalist Sarah Edworthy, the article titled, “Hidden gems: the discreet charm of Greece’s smaller islands”, gives its readers the grand tour to “the charms of the Lilliputian islands” near south of Naxos.

“With golden beaches, limpid turquoise waters and breathtaking geological formations, Iraklia, Schinoussa, Donoussa, Koufonissia and the uninhabited Keros Island are undeniably idyllic,” Edworthy says.

The journalist begins her trip from Naxos’ beaches and traditional villages and continues to Iraklia’s caves, ancient sites and churches; Schinoussa’s villages with the whitewashed houses, remarkable sunsets and tranquil environment; Koufonissia’s sandy shores, hidden sea caves and nearby islets; and Donousa’s steep cliffs and emerald waters.

She then heads to Keros, “a small but impressive island, which lies southeast of Ano Koufonisi… and is a source of endless fascination for archaeologists.”

Kato Koufonissi. Photo: Maria Theofanopoulou

Published as part of a promotional campaign run by the office of the Greek National Tourism Organization in the UK and Ireland, the feature is expected to contribute to the promotion of the islands to the British market, considering that the website of The Telegraph attracts millions of visitors, an announcement said.

“We welcome such initiatives like the article by the The Telegraph, which comes at the right time to contribute – in the best way – to the targeted contacts and meetings the Municipality of Naxos and Small Cyclades held at the World Travel Market 2018 recently held in London,” said Deputy Mayor for Tourism Dimitris Lianos.

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