Restaurants & Tavernas

Most of the food on Donoussa is based on traditional home-style Greek cooking. Fresh fish such as octopus, calamari, sardines and smelts are staples, as is the catch of the day, served on platters with fresh greens and a little drizzle of olive oil and lemon (known as ladolemono) on the side.

And of course, there is the myriad of meat, vegetarian and hot dishes served direct from the pot and pan known as ths katsarolas and ladera. Expect to find and enjoy stews, beans, stuffed peppers and tomatoes (known as yemista); salads and dips such as melitzanosalata, tzatziki; Greek salad known as choriatiki, and the summer pre-siesta must of méze with ouzo or locally produced spirit, raki.

Breakfast and coffee as well as evening cocktails may be enjoyed at the popular café-beach bars at Kedros, just a few kilometres from town, at the port’s Sxantzoxeros and Corona Borealis at Stavros.

On Donoussa, most of the tavernas are located in the little main town known as Stavros.

The tavernas at the port:
Kyma (open during the summer) serves a variety of mageireuta or dishes cooked in a pot, while Kapetan Giorgis (open year-round) serves fish such as calamari and and octopus and grilled meat.

At Stavros, tavernas, Meltemi and Iliovasilema serve traditional Greek food. A souvlaki can be enjoyed at Ippokampos. On the beach, Corona Borealis, is a favorite place that doubles as a restaurant in the afternoon and happening beach bar at night.


A few minutes and kilometres away (5km) by car, in the village of MersiniKori tou Michali adds a contemporary touch to traditional dishes. Also in Mersini is the popular Tzi Tzi taverna, also serving traditional Greek cuisine.


In the picturesque bay of Kalotaritissa, is Mitsos, a classic destination dining taverna run in the summer by a family that has a restaurant in Athens in the winter.

Captain George

Our restaurant is located near the harbour, with a view over the infinite blue. You will have the chance to savour traditional meze from the Cyclades, home made dishes and local fish and seafood.

Corona Borealis

Breakfast and coffee as well as evening cocktails may be enjoyed at Corona Borealis at Stavros beach.

I Kori tou Michali

A pleasurable place to dine with a view of the Aegean. Plates both traditional and beautiful featuring original recipes from Greece made with pure ingredients and special flavours.

Iliovasilema Restaurant

Traditional Greek grilled food and seafood. Taste, quality of dishes with a fantastic view of the sea and the unforgettable sunset. Special palates include: Grilled local goat, chicken and rabbit, zucchini balls, fresh fish on the grill and ladera, vegetable dishes.


Enjoy a souvlaki and more ...


The taverna at the port, Kyma (open during the summer), serves a variety of mageireuta or dishes cooked in a pot.