This is the place to eat seafood on hippie-chic Antiparos. Simple, traditional and often packed, it’s perfect for a late lunch or sunset dinner. Try the gouna with a side order of fried courgette instead of chips, or if they have crayfish, ask for them grilled. The sea urchin is great too. captainpipinos.com
Sifnos is fun, traditional, and home to this trendy but unpretentious seafood bar. Order sharing plates of taramasalata and various raw fish dishes and accompany your meal with a bottle of fresh, crisp white (ideally a malagousia).
Sarakiniko cove, on Milos, is known for its white rock formations and crystal blue waters. Have a swim, then head to this restaurant to sit in its shady, flower-filled garden and try local dishes like aubergine with pork or roast kid; the meats and cheeses come from the owners’ farm. ohamos-milos.gr
This restaurant on picturesque Kimolos serves fantastic mageirefta dishes – especially oven-baked goat, and aubergines stewed in oil. Also on the island is To Kyma, a more contemporary fish tavern run by Apostolis’ brother (order the octopus and a caper salad). For either, call: 00 30 22870 51001
At this simple Greek tavern, in the main square on Folegandros, order matsata as an accompaniment to rabbit stew, tomato-stewed rooster or kontosouvli (pork roasted on a large spit). The house wine is good, or order a carafe of tsipouro.
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