Treat yourself to the white paradise Koufonissi! The island is uninhabited today, but still filled with remains of past human activity that starts from the Early Minoan times until the post-Byzantine era. You can expect unforgettable beach-experience. Sailing in the truquioise water with soft music playing in the background. An unforgettable trip don´t miss! The island is 6 kilometers long, 5.5 kilometers wide, and has an area of 4,26 square kilometers. In this deserted island you can expect emerald waters, tranquillity and idyllic scenery with 36 sandy dream-beaches. The natural beauty of the island is a gift to visitors who must respect and protect it. Due to its incredible natural beauty and important ecosystem, it has been included in the European initiative NATURA 2000. Koufonisi is situated at the southeastern part of Crete, 10 nautical miles southeast of the coastel village Makrys Gialos It is the biggest in a cluster of islets and has a distinct history and natural beauty.
Aarchaeological monuments found there, including a stone theater, which is the southernmost ancient theater in Europe, with a capacity of 1,000 people. However, the most important monument is the Roman public baths complex, which was used from the 1st until the 4th century AD and bore evidence of lavish decoration. The archaeological monuments are currently not visitable. In antiquity, Koufonisi was an important hub for sponge fishing and porphyry - known gastropod- processing, where ancient Greeks and Byzantines were extracting the wildly popular purple color from. In the north of the island you can admire scenic Chapel of Atios Nikolaos. In the early Byzantine times, the island was used by monks, who engraved figures of saints and inscriptions in Latin on the walls of caves found on the west coast. Nowadays the wealth and history of the island Koufonissi and environment were discovered and studied.
The ship for this trip is 26 m long and has a capacity of 200 passengers. The embarkatment departs from Makrys Gialos. the ship will anchor off the Island Koufonissi, in a wind-protected beach, giving you the chance to swim in the crystal-clear waters and to explore the small island. On the open decks, your children will enjoy the special animation program for children and will have the chance to experience a magical pirate adventure. The self-service bar remains open throughout the cruise, offering light meals, wine, soft drinks, coffee and ice creams.
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