Hello dear Small Cyclades experts! Your recommedations please...
We soon begin our Greek island-hopping odyssey, which includes a 2-3 hour "layover" on Koufonissi on a Sunday in early August. We're wondering if that allows time to see any of the fabled beaches that Koufonissi is famous for?
Our Blue Star ferry from Iraklia arrives at 14:15 and our SeaJets ferry to Santorini departs 17:00. I couldn't find information about SeaJets check-in times, but we'd like to be at the port around 16.30 to be safe (we're travelling with my kids and my parents). So we have about 2 hours to spend on Koufonissi.
This was the only ferry route I could find to squeeze in Koufonissi on a summer Sunday - otherwise I wouldn't have opted for SeaJets. Our accommodation and ferry tickets are already booked. As mentioned, we are 6 people travelling - 4x adults (including 2x over-60s) and 2x children. Walking is possible but we will be slow.
We would really like to get to a beautiful beach on Koufonissi for a swim. I know the beaches will be crowded, but if possible we'd like to get away from the port - unless you all think the beach there is amazing.
What do you think our options are? Do we even have an option or is there not enough time? :-D
Thanks in advance!