There are many reasons to include Mykonos in your Greek itinerary. Besides the music, the party atmosphere, the colour of the water and the sky, and the amazing elite villas set atop hills overlooking the Aegean, there is also a food scene that will blow you away.
Lobster, sausages, onion pie, and freshly-caught fish are some of the signature dishes every traveler should try when visiting Mykonos. So, whether you wish for tavernas serving feta cheese and baklava, or eateries whose menu is specifically catered for light eaters, there are many great finds.
Now, if you are wondering where to start this culinary journey of all five senses, here are some recommendations. The following are our favorite restaurants in Mykonos.
The Best Restaurants in Mykonos
Set on a beautiful setting at Paraga Beach, Scorpios restaurant is a great place to enjoy a sunset dinner. Their organic stretch of coastline is a welcoming place where horizons of blue mix with yellows, golds and pinks born of the generous Cycladic sun.
Come early and you may see people working on their laptops with a cup of green juice at hand while others as still trying to get themselves together after the crazy party of the previous night!
The indoor area is spacious and light, with a well-designed bar and comfy couches. Outside lies a superb beach with lounge beds, a large bar featuring an equally impressive deck, and, of course, a restaurant of a massive size.
The specialties? Spicy pita chips, hummus, Mykonian salads with fresh vegies, tzatziki, whole roasted fresh fish (accompanied by a sauce of your choice), and quinoa with raisins.
Scorpios embraces the Mediterranean diet not just as a culinary mode but as a lifestyle. As for drinks, lets just say that the particularly long list of cocktails will spoil you for choice!
A superb place to go for dinner and take in the beauty of the Mykonian sky and crystal clear waters, Interni Resturant combines a club atmosphere and fine dining.
Sit outside – the place exudes elegance and style – and order any Greek delight of your likes. Suggestions? The Sea bass, lamb, and scallops are absolutely delicious.
However, there are also dishes with Italian influences (i.e. truffle pasta, mozzarella salad) that will satisfy your palate a great deal too.
Interni is a laid-back, friendly eatery in town with a sexy vibe after dark where you can both savour some great food and also make new friends!
A master of the Mediterranean menu, Nammos brings you a blend of fresh fish caught in the Aegean and traditional Greek meze (appetizer).
The menu also features unbelievably tasty sashimi, sushi, prawns, spicy crab tartar, usuzukuri in chilly garlic soy, salmon teriyaki, beef louza, eggplant millefeuille with feta cheese and so many more.
Plus, a great selection of pavlovas, cheesecakes, mousses, and pannacottas!
Definitely a must-have-lunch-there restaurant. Spilia is a seaside restaurant with plenty of multi-level dining verandas offering breath-taking views (if you wish, you can sit right on the beachfront, with the sea licking your toes).
You will find Spilia next to Kalafati beach, in the cove of Agia Anna, and it is undeniably one of the chicest restaurants on Mykonos.
Their lobster pasta is iconic, as is every seafood dish offered there (ask for sea urchins and the waiter will catch and open them in plain sight). Close a fine dining experience with the chocolate cake – you will be hugely rewarded.
Other Exceptional Places to Dine:
A family-run restaurant that serves delightful pies (try their spinach or meat pie) and authentic Greek comfort food. Read reviews.
Mouth-watering salads, fantastic vistas, and perfectly-grilled fish and meats (try their sausages!). Read reviews.
A super romantic spot with a courtyard filled with bougainvillea plants.
Candles and white linen on the tables, and excellent flavours from the traditional moussaka, fried feta cheese, halloumi bacon, and spinach crepe among others, await. Visit website.
Book a Private Chef
My two-cents? Ask for a private chef to come to your luxurious Mykonian villa and cook all these mind-blowing dishes for you privately!
This is a great approach if you don’t feel like going out or trying to figure out which restaurant can please your culinary preferences the most.
So, try local delicacies and meals by the hands of experienced, awarded chefs while gazing the endless blue of the Aegean, up to the point when it becomes one with the sky. A one-of-a-kind experience worth having while visiting Mykonos!
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