On the island of Kounoupes, there is a lovely “double” beach; a relatively narrow strip of pebbles and sand joins the two parts of the islet forming a beautiful beach with crystal clear water, giving the impression that it is a shallow pool! Access to the beach is only possible by boat. If you do not own a boat, you can go to the pier in Pera Yalos and arrange a ride with one of the tourist agents who hold tourist boats. Every morning, these boats depart from Pera Yalos and go on trips to remote beaches of the island, if the weather allows it. One of the itineraries includes a visit to the islands of Kounoupes and Koutsomitis. Those who are lucky to own a boat can enjoy the visits to those islands for as long as they wish, as – unfortunately – the trips of the tourist boats do not last for long. Thus, the beach remains calm and not very busy for the most part of the day.
The island of Kounoupes have an exotic character; it’s something totally different and unique and it is worth a visit during your stay on the island of Astypalaia!