Small, simple and simply beautiful, the tiny island of Koufonisia is a sight for sore eyes, especially to those who are looking for the bluest and clearest of waters. Its stunning white sandy beaches are famous for being some of the best in the Cyclades: between beaches, the countryside never fails to remind visitors that this island is strongly rooted in its rural traditions. The charming port village of Koufonisia with its fishing boats and whitewashed houses is a small gem while, in the Hora, you will find small tavernas and shops dotting the picturesque alleys overlooking the Caribbean-like waters of the sea. The beaches, however, are the number one reason for visiting this small island: some are only accessible by boat but are definitely worth the trip. Kato Koufonisia, Koufonisia lesser island, is also reachable by boat and features some of the most stunningly beautiful beaches in the world. Don’t count on driving around, as cars are non-existent, but fear not, you can walk the entire Ano Koufonissi island in about three hours.