Here's Donoussa. Ηere's magic.

Sun and sea. Togetherness and love. Free and carefree. That's how you fall in love with Donoussa: shedding all things unnecessary from all over you. Most importantly, from within you.

Feel at home
Feel at home

As you look at the village from the sea… right at the top! This is how our location is described, and thanks to it we can gaze at the sea from high above, on the outskirts of Stavros.

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By donoussa we mean...
By donoussa we mean...

Donousa or Denousa or Stenoza or Spinoza or Viridem… Lots of names emerging throughout the centuries- and plenty more which we will probably never learn.

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Reasons to extend your stay
Reasons to extend your stay

It is said that in order to truly learn a place, one should “walk” it. This sounds strange, indeed, today that wheels seem to have replaced our feet.

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CHRYSSA SAYS:

We are at Stavros, the village and harbour of Donoussa, and from high above, day and night, we gaze at the sea. We watch the sun rise from the church of Panagia, the boat approach, the prickly pears ripen, and we sip our coffee by the bougainvillea and the basil, the indispensable... members of our company.

At dusk we watch the sun set behind Naxos, the beach empty. Sitting around the stone benches in the yard or on balconies, we chat or share our silence... the smell of  the evening primrose filling the air. We gaze at the sea, the sky, and we need not even dream. We live the dream. And wait till you have seen the full moon rise...

This is our home. And it is open to all. The rooms are simple and each one different, for we are for simplicity and diversity in people too. And if you need to know our quirks, well, here they are: white is our favourite colour and "chlorine" our favourite word! We treat water with utter respect, as it is threatened with extinction in the Cyclades and little candle flames are our weak spot. Good words about hospitality and other compliments are to be judged by History. And yourselves of course.

The (by now) friends of Chrysa's say: "Chrysa, pour some raki! We're coming home!"

What Our Visitors Said

A trully cosy and picturesque place in the Aegea sea, wonderfully placed to provide peace and joy.

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