Archipelagos Boutique Hotel - Rooms, Hotel, Accommodation in Schinoussa Island Greece  

by Pool Builders on 03-27-2013 in Articles

Schinoussa Island in Small Cyclades, Greece (The Island of the Sun) is one of the most beautiful small islands of the Aegean. It belongs to the Small Cyclades complex and administratively to the Municipality of Naxos. It is close to Naxos, Folegandros, Koufonisia and Keros. The entire island is part of the program Natura 2000, as it hosts many endemic plants and is an important migratory station for many birds.

The area is approximately 9 square kilometers and has two villages, Chora and Messaria, totaling about 256 inhabitants (2011). Schinoussa owes its name to the mastic tree shrub that grows all over the island. The harbor, Mersini, is 1.2 km distance from the village and is considered one of the best shelters for small boats in the Aegean. Its inhabitants are involved in agriculture, farming, fishing and tourism.

The landscape has low green hills and small valleys between them, many beaches with their sand sparkling under the hot sun, making it an ideal destination in Cyclades.

Schinoussa is an island that visitors can enjoy in every way. You can enjoy the beautiful sea swimming in the crystal clear waters of the 18 wonderful beaches of the island. You can hike through paths around the island, attend one of the many cultural events that take place during the summer with the most famous on the 15 of August and of course taste the delicious local meals, fresh fish and Mediterranean cuisine.

The island is famous for its Fava (first prize at the Festival of Gastronomy Nicholas Tselementes Cycladic - Sifnos 2012) as well as the excellent meat and agricultural produce (beef, pork, goat, oil cheese, sour, kopanisti and beans) which can be found at local shops or purchased by local producers. It also produces vegetables (green beans, cucumbers, melons, tomatoes), figs, wheat and grapes.

In recent years the island has developed infrastructures that can satisfy even the most demanding guests. From Piraeus port there are frequent direct ferries to Schinoussa and there is a daily ferry route to Naxos, Iraklia, Koufonisia and Amorgos.

Schinoussa was voted by Forbes magazine as one of the six places you should visit in Greece. (see here)

As it is a popular destination for celebrities in recent years, do not be surprised if you meet a famous businessman, politician or artist!

One of the best places to stay in Schinoussa is Archipelagos Boutique Hotel. It is located in Tsigouri beach and just 800m from the village. It has unique architecture since it is stone built and is the only one with a swimming pool. The staff is very friendly and speaks very fluent English. It is an ideal place for your accommodation in Schinoussa!

The view from the rooms is unique, since wherever you stand you can enjoy the deep blue, the beautiful sunset and the islands of Irakleia, Ios and Santorini outlined on the horizon.

The Hotel is built in the most beautiful location of the island, in a an area that runs from the village (Chora) and ends in Tsigouri beach.

Archipelagos is built according to the Cycladic architecture and is surrounded by traditional elements. Within the complex you can see a traditional windmill, a traditional Cycladic Church and a traditional dovecot. You can also walk around the complex in a completely unspoilt environment and admire the Cycladic architecture and nature in all their glory.

The complex consists of stone built bungalows with a balcony with a balcony, swimming pool and a very large surrounding area with spectacular sea view.

Get away from the stress and hectic pace of city life and enjoy days of relaxation in a quiet island with crystal clear waters, traditional cuisine and Cycladic feasts!

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