Schinousa is a Cycladic island in the Aegean Sea. The island's capital is Schinousa . The island has been inhabited since ancient times. According to tradition, the name of the bushy plant schino throughout the island . But there is another tradition according to which the island was named after the Venetian nobleman Schinoza .
Schinousa has two villages , Chora and Firostefani . The settlement of the country is built on a hill in the center of the island and is 1.2 km from the port , Mersini , which is considered one of the best shelters small boats in the Aegean. The second settlement on the island, Firostefani is 2.5 km from the town . The highest peak of the island is the Mill with altitude 133 meters.
In ancient times the island had suffered many disasters from pirate raids. Thus , the residents built the village of Panagia, whatever they call the town from the church of Panagia Akathi , elevated position to have visibility to the sea. The houses are built according to the Cycladic architecture .
The main occupation of the inhabitants is agriculture , livestock , fisheries and tourism.
In recent years the island was visited by more and more travelers looking for quiet places with pristine beauties to spend their holidays. Tourist facilities in Schinousa meet the needs of visitors and offer all modern amenities. The natural beauty Schinousa make it stand out from the rest of Cyclades islands . Has a total of 15 beaches . During the tour the island's beaches , starting from the port meet the beach Mersini the Tsigouri , Livadi, LIOLI , the Fine sand, salty.
Interest are also the three mills of the island , the two caves near the port, the Cave of Mani and that of fishermen , and the small castle in Fountana . Based on your Schinousa , you can visit koufonisia and other Small Cyclades.