Small Cyclades drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Iraklia

Surfin Bird

A favourite gathering spot at sunset, this chilled-out outdoor bar overlooking Livadi Beach has great appeal for cocktail lovers: their original concoctions feature homemade thyme and other herbal syrups, plus fruit…
Top Choice Cafe 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 y…
Top Choice Bar in Donousa

Skantzoxiros

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…
Bar in Koufonisia

Scholio

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 st…
Bar in Donousa

Kaloumpa

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 Athen…
Bar 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.