Schinoussa is a relatively unknown island that along with the other islands that form the so-called Small Cyclades (Donoussa, Iraklia and Koufinisia) are becoming the new “it” destinations for Greeks too. Schinoussa is an amazing choice when you are in need of some “me time”. The Chora or Panagia, the island’s capital, is a charming settlement that offers unobstructed views towards the surrounding islands and sublime Cycladic appeal. Should you wish to spend your days getting sun-kissed and swimming in refreshingly cool waters, then Psili Ammos, Tsigouri, Almyros and Lioliou are some of the beaches you will relish. Foodie rumor has it that the best split peas, or fava as Greeks call them, grow in Schinoussa. Maybe that should be your gift for your friends back home. Try Deli, Mersini and Nikolas tis Schinoussas for some real Greek food.