The island of Shinoussa lies approximately in the centre of the Small Eastern Cyclades island complex, to the south of Naxos and northeast of Heraclia. It has a surface area of about 9 sq. km.
Shinoussa has been inhabited on and off since the prehistoric times, as well as during the period of occupation by Venice . Pirates had been using the island as their base and as a refuge, a factor that contributed to its depopulation.
The small community of Mersini is the harbour of the island considered as one of the best small-boat refuges in the entire Aegean Sea.
You must visit the small church of Panagia Akathis in Chora and the church of the Annunciation - Evangelismos Theotokou in Messaria.
You should try the traditional tastes of the island: ambelofasoula (string beans), meletinia (sweet cheese-pie) and xerotigana (fried pastries).
Beaches in Shinousa are: Tsigouri, Livadi, Almyros, Psili Ammos
How to get there
The nearest islands with airports are Naxos and Paros. There are regularly itineraries to Shinoussa.
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