Stavros, or Kampos, as the locals usually call it, is the island’s port and main settlement, with the authentic Cycladic color of whitewashed houses and alleyways spread over low hills. It is the island’s tourism hub, with many rooms to let, tavernas, bars and all public services. The smaller pier inside the harbor offers safe anchorage for boats, while Stavros beach, next to the port, is among Donoussa’s prettiest. The pretty churches of Timios Stavros and Panagia-Ai Giannis (an uncommon architectural complex of two basilicas) lie on a hill east of the village. Big feasts are held on their respective holy days, September 14 and August 15.
|Directions for access||The island’s main road connects Stavros with three other settlements, Messaria, Merssini and Kalotaritissa. Also, several footpaths begin from Stavros, ending in various parts of Donoussa. The longest is the one that takes you to Kalotaritissa in the north.|
|Parking||There is a public parking lot behind the harbor.|