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The cuisine of Mykonos: traditional dishes you should not miss

Cyclades ● Mykonos ● 03 June 2017

Mykonos is not only a Cycladic island with stunning beaches and wild nightlife. It is also a place, where you can try the famous Greek cuisine and live an unforgettable culinary experience. Mykonos has many luxury and internationally famous restaurants with all kinds of cuisine. You can eat in Mykonos Town, but also in some of the beaches of the island, such as Psarrou Beach (Mykonos), Kalo Livadi Beach (Mykonos) and Paraga Beach (Mykonos), in elegant restaurants with Chinese, French, Argentinean, Japanese, Italian and Mediterranean food. However, if you want something more traditional, the only thing you should do is to wander in Mykonos Town, Matoyianni Street (Mykonos) or visit one of the other villages of Mykonos, such as Ano Mera, Tourlos and Ornos Mykonos, where you can find traditional Greek taverns.

In a traditional Greek tavern, you will taste the popular dishes of the Greek cuisine, such as moussaka, octopus, dolmades and pies. Some dishes are made from meat and some other from seafood, and they are delicious because they combine vegetables and spices that create a perfect combination. In Mykonos Town, you can also find many taverns that prepare a famous yet affordable Greek dish, souvlaki. Souvlaki is a very tasteful food, nutritious, cheap and fast, as you can order and eat it in a tavern in about 20 minutes. If you hurry and you don't want to lose time in food, souvlaki is an ideal option. Furthermore, in an expensive island like Mykonos, souvlaki is a good alternative because many high-quality restaurants are not affordable.

Kopanisti soft cheese

Mykonos, as an island, has also many fishermen, so you can eat fresh fish and seafood at a reasonable budget. In Ano Mera and Agios Sostis Beach, there are some nice taverns, where you can eat with about 20€ per person. However, Mykonos has many traditional products and dishes that will amaze you and that can be found only there. The most notable of these is kopanisti, a cheese with spicy and aromatic taste. Another local appetiser for food lovers is louza, a dish made from thin slices of spiced and cooked pork. If you are interested in Greek desserts, amygdalota, the almond cookies of Mykonos, are the best product, which you can take it also back home. Many traditional patisseries are located in Mykonos Town, but you can buy amygdalota also from the port or the airport.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Mykonos, Greece Thomas Hotel
Thomas Hotel
Drakouri Area, 84600 Mykonos, Greece

Thomas Hotel is situated 2.5 km away from Mykonos town in Drakouri area. The main port of Mykonos is 3 km away while the airport is at 3.5 km.#