The anchorages on Koufonisia:
Dhrima and Andikaros Channel
Dhrima and Andikaros are two small islands to the south of Koufonisia. They are best known for housing Cycladic art pieces that were excavated in the late twentieth century. Unfortunately, today, they are usually deserted and only seen as a last-ditch rest stop by travellers. The islands are better known as Anti Karos or Anti Keros.
The Karos island has a small cover to the southside which provides a little comfort from the meltemi, but the danger of gusts is greater here. You will be better off anchoring between the two islands on the narrow channel.
Mooring at Dhrima and Karos Channel
Anchoring suggestion around both Dhrima and Andikaros is up to four meters. The seabed is sand and rock, so holding is decent. However, dropping the anchor deeper is recommended as there are no moorings or proper anchoring setups.
Anchor to the southwest of Andikaros on the channel extending up to Dhrima for the best possible cover from the meltemi. The anchoring suggestion is four meters here too.
Provisioning and Services
Neither Dhrima nor Andikaros is suited for provisioning. Both islands are inhospitable and hence only recommended for a brief resting stop.