Top things to do in Small Cyclades

Top Choice Seafood in Schinousa

Fish Tavern & Rooms Mersini

Down at the port, Mersini woos diners with a stylish white fit-out, in a garden setting with great harbour views. It seals the deal with excellent seafood (especially squid). The five chic all-white rooms behind the…
Top Choice Taverna 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. It…
Top Choice Cafe-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 opens at 9am and is raging un…
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…
Greek in Schinousa

Deli Restaurant & Cafe-Bar

Deli’s upper floor features a top-notch restaurant with views out to Ios and Iraklia, while the ground floor houses a cool cafe-bar. On offer upstairs is a gourmet menu from the Cretan owner-chef using locally sourc…
Cave in Iraklia

Cave of the Sacred Icon of Agios Giannis

The Cave of the Sacred Icon of Agios Giannis features a large open cave plus white-painted rocks surrounding the tiny entrance to the main sequence of caves. A torch is useful for an initial scramble along a low-roo…
Greek 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. The outlook is superb and, out of season, locals hang out here, …
Seafood in Koufonisia

Capetan Nikolas

One of the best seafood places around, this cheerful restaurant overlooks the harbour at Loutro. Let the welcoming owners show you what’s been freshly cooked, or help you select a fish for grilling. The lobster sala…
Bar in Donousa

Kafeneio To Kyma

The hub of village life is by the quay, where this old-school, all-purpose general store and cafe-bar draws locals and visitors, staying open late into the night in summer. It's a lot more laid-back out of season – …
Taverna in Koufonisia

Karnagio

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 good local food and a con…