The 10 Best Breakfasts And Brunches On Ios, Greece

Photo of Michelle Schmid
28 November 2016

Whether you want to start the day with traditional Greek cuisine or familiar international breakfast classics, these Ios island restaurants offer the best morning starts in the Cyclades.

Yialou Beach Bar | Courtesy of Yialou Beach Bar

Yialou Beach Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Smoothie Bar, Greek, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
Liostasi sign
Liostasi sign | © Chris Brooks/Flickr
Yialou is always open and has a large variety of tasty breakfast favorites, including hearty omelets and sweet crepes. Located right on the beach, Yialou’s visitors can start their day on the sand in style. The view is great and to cap it off, the bar serves great freshly squeezed juices and blended smoothies.

Liostasi Grandma’s Restaurant

Featuring home-made food served in an open-air setting, Grandma’s is a fine way to enjoy a hearty and healthy breakfast on Ios. The restaurant offers a newly reworked breakfast buffet that specializes in traditional Greek breakfast favorites.

View of Chora | © L’Orso Sul Monociclo/Flickr


The fantastic view of Mylopotas Beach is the key reason to visit Harmony; that and an impressive selection of breakfast classics. Pancakes are the big news here though, and guests can fill up on anything from home-made peanut butter to banana to blueberry, white chocolate and sugar, or even streaky bacon.


Escape, in the centre of Chora, has a great menu of breakfast food including egg and toast classics, made to order from fresh ingredients. Or just sit and enjoy freshly squeezed juice while relaxing with the morning sun on your face in the outdoor setting of this friendly restaurant.

Address: Escape, Chora, Ios, Greece, +30 2286 092004

La Randa

Restaurant, Greek, Italian, Seafood, $$$
Greek yogurt with fruit and honey
Greek yogurt with fruit and honey | © Janine/Flickr
A little bit of Italy on this Greek island, La Randa offers visitors a lovely view of the sea with their breakfast. The restaurant sits right on Ios’ port, which gives its guests a good view to watch as boats and other harbor activities tick over on the shore.


Located up the hill from Chora, and featuring a spectacular view, Yannis offers a delicious, good old fashioned breakfast to hungry travelers. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and serves up memorable omelets filled with various fresh ingredients.

Yannis, Ios, Greece, +302286092012

Yannis | Courtesy of Yannis

Avra Pension

Offering a fine Continental breakfast, Avra Pension puts on an impressive spread of freshly baked, picked and locally sourced options. Customers can enjoy delicious home-made yogurts and preserves, or try a range of freshly squeezed juices.

Avra Pension, Ios, Greece, +30 22860 91985

Breakfast | Courtesy of Hellenic Social

Hellenic Social

Restaurant, Italian, Greek, Healthy
Hellenic Social’s has a menu of international cuisine that always features plenty of exciting specials. Visitors should definitely dig into handmade Italian donuts though if they’re on offer. All the ingredients used are local, with many of them grown right in the restaurant’s backyard.

Cantina del Mar

Cantina del Mar‘s deck patio charms the ears with the sound of the waves upon the sand and the belly with a delicious breakfast. Enjoy freshly made fruit and veg smoothies, or get a caffeine boost with a cup of strong and delicious Greek coffee.

Courtesy of Cantina del Mar

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