Best restaurants in Small Cyclades

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Koufonisia

    Mikres Cyclades

    Showcasing the best of Cycladic produce with pride, Mikres serves a short and sweet menu of mezedhes, fish and meat dishes under a stylish bamboo awning on the main street. The Schinousa fava is earthy and moreish, the cheese selection spans Naxos, Syros and Sifnos, and the seafood tastes as if it just leapt out of the water.

  • Restaurants in Schinousa

    Fish Tavern & Rooms Mersini

    Down at the port, 'Aegean Cuisine' flag bearer Mersini woos diners in a garden setting with great harbour views and traditional Greek dishes and seafood (particularly lobster spaghetti and local squid) with a contemporary twist, and hand-picked wild herbs and organic vegetables from its own garden.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Schinousa

    Deli Bistro-Bar

    Deli consists of a top-notch restaurant with views out to Ios and Iraklia, plus a cool ground-floor cafe-bar. The Cretan owner-chef's menu is the most inventive in Schinousa, with Schinousa cheese in filo pastry with tomato marmalade and slow-cooked prawns with ouzo sitting alongside Greek-style fish carpaccio. Excellent Greek wine list and a fine selection of craft beers, too.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Koufonisia


    A chilled-out cafe and lively bar, Kalamia does many things well. Grab a seat under the thatched roof and dig into eggs florentine for brunch, epic burgers and quesadillas the rest of the day, and wash them down with award-winning Greek craft beers (Voria stout, 56 Isles pilsner, Chios smoked porter…). On the main street up the from town beach.

  • Restaurants in Koufonisia

    Capetan Nikolas

    A local seafood institution, this cheerful restaurant overlooks the harbour at Loutro. Bearded Captain Nikolas may greet you at the door – you may have seen him spearfishing around the island. The lobster salad is famous and the seafood pasta delicious. Locally caught fish, such as red mullet and sea bream, are priced by the kilo.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Donousa


    There's a lot to love about this innovative little restaurant above the quayside, run by a Greek-Czech couple: the sea views, Donousa's best wine list, plus classy Aegean cuisine (black-eyed pea salad, sardines stuffed with parsley and garlic, calamari stuffed with graviera cheese).

  • Restaurants in Koufonisia


    This tiny taverna at Loutro, where the tables skirt the small harbour, has a magical setting. Karnagio means 'boatyard', and the taverna is owned by the same guy who fixes the boats. Expect Greek classics and a convivial atmosphere right on the water.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Donousa

    I Kori tou Mihali

    At this welcoming taverna in Mersini village, 6km from Stavros by road, Koula conjures up excellent Greek cuisine with a modern twist: wild goat from the island, pork in honey and yoghurt, and smoky eggplant dip. The knockout views are a bonus.

  • Restaurants in Schinousa

    Kafe stou Peri

    Open year-round, this colourful and friendly little cafe on the main street of Hora has crêpes, waffles, sandwiches and fresh salads, as well as breakfast options. There is also a well-stocked bar that keeps things pumping in the evening.

  • Restaurants in Iraklia

    Akathi Restaurant

    Run by the daughter of a local fisherman, this friendly spot is a fine bet for grilled catch of the day, excellent Greek salads and other standards. Head up to the roof terrace for sunset cocktails. It's near the main supermarket.

  • Restaurants in Donousa

    Captain George Restaurant

    A mainstay in Stavros as it's open year-round, this taverna above the port serves up Greek staples with everything from gyros to Greek salads to fish. There's a good view from up there and fish is the speciality here, though dishes are solid rather than dazzling.