Settled in the southeastern corner of Cyclades, Donousa,
is nestled between the islands of Naxos and Amorgos. Together with the fact that is facing the Icarian Sea, it is no wonder why Donousa is exposed to strong winds in its northern part (whilst in neighboring islands there's almost no wind or weather there at all).In fact, during wintertime boats are unable to make their way to Donousa’s port under high winds and waves, battling in and out of the straits of Makares (a hazardous cluster of islets).
Although lately Greece has some crazy weather patterns, summer in Donousa essentially begins in May and ends by early October. The average temperature in summer is 25 ℃ (from June onwards), sometimes reaching 32-35 ℃. The meltemia (north winds) in the Aegean Sea blow mid-July to mid-August, and thus afternoons are less windy than the mornings. The main feature of summer season is dew, creating the most pleasant conditions for a Greek holiday, as the heat it is very tolerable and not brutally hot. Sometimes a breeze is blowing after sunset, and thus a jacket will keep cold breezes from giving you a chill.
In Autumn, a season with plenty of sunshine and rainfalls, the temperature remains between 19-20 ℃. But when it rains, the rains are rapid and short lasting.
During Winter, Donousa is defined by short winters, fierce winds, humid conditions and torrential rain, so by and large weather is fickle and the cold is still often.
Springtime is a season of unpredictable sunshine showers and cumulonimbus clouds, which can dampen any romantic notions of lonely wandering amidst a twisty maze of whitewashed houses.