Drinking and nightlife in Small Cyclades

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Iraklia

    Surfin Bird

    A favourite gathering spot at sunset, this chilled-out outdoor bar overlooking Livadi Beach has great appeal for cocktail lovers: its original concoctions feature homemade thyme and other herbal syrups, plus fruit juices and Greek liqueurs. It also has considerable appeal for fans of 'Family Guy'. Have you heard…?

  • Nightlife in Koufonisia


    A cosy little cavern of a bar and a hip late-night hangout, Scholio serves you from a long list of cocktails (both original and classic) to a soundtrack of jazz, blues or rock. It’s at the western end of the main street. The owners are accomplished photographers and often exhibit their work.

  • Nightlife in Donousa


    Just when you thought that tiny Donousa is about as far from hipsterdom as you can get, this stylish espresso/craft beer bar opens above the quay. The speciality coffee is from the Black Bart micro-roastery in Athens and there are burgers and croque madames to go with your Punk IPA.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Iraklia

    En Lefko

    This rooftop bar right on top of Perigiali Supermarket is lovingly run by local couple Nikos and Anna. There are brunch menus plus cocktails, drinks and snacks until the wee hours. One of few options in Iraklia if you feel the urge to have a late night.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Donousa


    Up the stone steps at the port, this cafe-bar serves the younger crowd year-round. Out of season, it opens at 5pm, has Monday night movies and various locals' nights. In high season, it parties on into the wee hours. Snacks, coffees, drinks and cocktails in a convivial setting.

  • Nightlife in Donousa

    Kafeneio To Kyma

    Right by the quay, this old-school, all-purpose general store and cafe-bar draws a few local guys drinking, smoking and playing backgammon, as well as the odd tourist.