It seems that this summer has truly been the summer for Mykonos. So many people on my Instagram feeds and celebrities on the Daily Mail (don’t pretend like you don’t read it too) are in Mykonos this summer. I’ve also had quite a few messages regarding any recommendations I might have – not from the celebrities, unfortunately – so this is a post I have been wanting to write since I got back!
Trying new restaurants and bars is one of the best things about going on holiday. Perhaps it’s just my foodie nature, but I love coming across great food finds, and Mykonos has many to offer.
This Greek island is everything you expect it to be – glamorous, chic, stylish… the whole package. But this comes with a notorious price tag. On average, restaurants and bars are by no means cheap, and eating out every night can quickly add up. I definitely wasn’t there to break the bank (because I had already done so with the amazing hotel and compulsory new holiday wardrobe…), so I have a good mix of recommendations in terms of pricing.
Let’s tuck right in…
D’angelo was one of the top recommendations we were given during our stay. This lovely find is an Italian restaurant offering plenty of space for you to eat al fresco whilst also providing the perfect people-watching spot. The prices are excellent compared to many other restaurants on the island, and the portions were far from disappointing.With plenty of pasta and pizza options available, as well as a delicious house rosé, I’m not afraid to say that we went back twice. I mean, check the pasta out…You can find this, and all of my other restaurant suggestions, in the heart of Mykonos town. There are a few signs for D’Angelo spotted around, but your Google maps can take you straight there!
Casa Di Giorgio
We stumbled across another brilliant Italian restaurant whilst getting lost down the beautiful white cobbled streets. I was attracted by the extensive pizza menu, reasonable prices, and lovely al fresco setting. The restaurant is literally situated in the space between four surrounding buildings, and the result is a wonderful setting!It’s easy to work up an appetite whilst wandering around the beautiful town, and chances are that you will bump into this place. There’s nothing better than fresh pizza and you can see them making fresh pasta right in front of you. Again, we went back twice because the pizzas just hit the spot. Case Di Giorgio is perfect if you’re looking for relaxed vibes and a great atmosphere, and tasty food that doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Okay, so there are plenty of lovely Italian restaurants in Mykonos, but you can’t go to a Greek island without eating somewhere Greek. Eva’s Garden offers the perfect Greek touch with a Greek menu and Greek ingredients.
When you arrive, it really doesn’t look like anything special – so much so that they have put up a sign to reassure passersby that the other side of the restaurant has a lovely outside eating space with lots to offer. I can understand why they have done this as they are competing with a few lovely looking restaurants on the same street, but I urge you not to turn away! Eva’s is a family run restaurant and you really get that vibe from the service you receive and the friendly atmosphere throughout. The menu is wonderfully Greek and the food feels like a lovely, hearty, homemade meal. No fancy schmancy presentation, just great portions and even greater flavours.
Eva’s Garden is a little more expensive than the previous two restaurants, but it’s certainly worth a visit if you’re looking for a taste of Greek in Mykonos town.
Avra’s is a restaurant we stumbled upon by accident, but as it happens, it is one of the more well-known and respected restaurants on the island. It’s hard not to be taken in by the beautiful bougainvillea (the most incredible flowers that can be seen in spots throughout the town), candlelit tables and lovely secluded courtyard.The cuisine is a mix of Greek, with my favourite tatziki, halloumi and feta cheese featuring in various dishes, and other influences, such as Italian. As with most restaurants in Mykonos towns, the portions were far beyond what I could eat – no matter how much I wanted to finish my beeeautiful risotto dish.
Alongside the whitewash buildings, blue shutters, and cobbled streets, Mykonos is also known and loved for its magnificent sunsets. Each Summer evening, it is a much-loved ritual to perch yourself at a nice bar on the waterfront and watch the sunset before heading somewhere more central to eat. Little Venice is the most famous and popular location for this. Lined with bars that are directly on the waterfront, each facing the beautiful sunset. However, as it is the most popular sunset-seeking spot, it is both busy and also expensive. It’s okay if you get there early and are willing to pay a price, but you don’t need to settle for it if you’re not in the mood.
Jackie O’ is a great alternative to this. If you venture a little further from Little Venice, you can get an equally as beautiful sunset view but a lot less people, more available seating, and much better value.When we chose to do this, the result was lovely wine and an incredible view. I cannot recommend enough venturing away from Little Venice to watch the sunset as, although the views are great over there, it’s more than reflected in the price.
Mykonos is definitely one of those unforgettable destinations with so much to offer. I’m already ready to go back and I’ve lost count of the number of people I have told to definitely go one day. Get it on your list!