Whether you’re a foodie or not, if you’re traveling to this island, you’re probably wondering what to eat in Mykonos. Traditional Greek cuisine is known worldwide but if you didn’t have a chance to try it, prepare to be blown away by all the delicacies they can prepare. From sweets to meat and light Mediterranean food, they have something for everyone, and the food will surely satisfy all your cravings after a wild party night or a day at the beach.
One of the things you should definitely try when you come to Greece is the famous gyros. This popular dish is now well known across the world, and you can find it at restaurants all over the globe, but you’ll rarely find one that’s good like the original one. It is known as the Greek answer to a burger.
Spit-roasted meat (usually chicken or pork) is mixed with fries and tomatoes, served with tzatziki (yogurt with garlic) sauce in warm pita bread. It is simple yet very delicious, and in some places, you can even find a vegetarian version of it. Souvlaki is a delicious barbecue treat made of chunks of meat and vegetables grilled on a skewer.
There are numerous restaurants that serve these delicious dishes across the island, but some of the best ones are:
If you’re spending a day outside of your Mykonos villa, walking, or sightseeing, and you need a quick bite, just visit some of these places, and you’ll have a perfect on-foot meal.
How couldn’t you skip seafood when on an island? From grilled calamari or octopus, shrimps, mussels to bakaliaros and astakomakaronada (lobster pasta), they have everything you could think of. And what is the best place to try it all? Joanna’s Nikos place. It is only five minutes away from the main town, making it the perfect spot for an early dinner after spending a busy day shopping around Chora.
Although it is on the outskirts of Mykonos town, it can get pretty busy, so finding a table is not an easy task. However, nothing compares to eating fresh fish, with delicious homemade bread, and deep-fried zucchini chips with a beautiful sunset, while listening to the waves on Megali Ammos.
If you spend a nice day on Elia Beach, relaxing and swimming in the crystal clear water, you’ll probably get hungry in no time. Luckily for you, there is an amazing restaurant called Elia right on the beach.
You don’t have to dress up or wear anything fancy – just put on your summer dress over a bikini and enjoy the delicious meals this place is serving to hungry tourists. Our best advice is to try out freshly caught fish, and you can’t go wrong. Cold wine will make the whole experience even better, and you can casually start warming up for the night in town.
If you are a fan of pastries, local bakeries will probably be your first stop in the morning – perfect for a strong breakfast that will fuel you up with carbs and prepare you for getting around Mykonos. Bougatsa is a traditional Greek dessert and one of the most popular and probably everyone’s favorite sweet dishes around here. It is usually made of layers of crispy phyllo pastry, filled with vanilla cream, and sprinkled with cinnamon.
Baklava is another dessert you shouldn’t miss as well – it is made of pastry, honey, and chopped nuts. Pontikaki dessert is also a popular choice, it is a chocolate mousse with a semi-hard chocolate coat. Galaktoboureko, halva, revani, and kourabiedes are also something you should try if you have a sweet tooth.
Want to experience the true Mykonian lifestyle and the best of Mediterranean cuisine? Located on the north coast, Kiki’s taverna is one of the most popular spots among locals and tourists. What brings them all together is obviously amazing food and affordable prices.
This is a family-run restaurant, and hungry people line up at its front door even before it opens at 12:30 PM. Start with ksinotira, a locals’ favorite appetizer, and rely on the recommendations of the owners for everything else if you feel like experimenting.
This place doesn’t have any fancy advertising and doesn’t take reservations through email, so ask locals for directions if you want to try out delicious grilled octopus, lamb chops, fresh salads with goat cheese, and much more. A traditional Greek classic is a moussaka. This iconic dish is made from eggplant, bechamel sauce, meat, and vegetables baked together in the oven.
Now that you know that hunger will definitely not be an issue on Mykonos, there is nothing that should stop you from planning your dream vacation. No matter if you’re traveling with family or a group of friends, we’re sure you’ll find something that will suit your needs and budget among our luxury Mykonos villas for rental. If you want to experience a true hedonistic lifestyle, renting a yacht is also an option. Everything can be settled with us – just send your request and start planning an unforgettable summer.