On an island renowned for its wealth of upmarket eateries and hedonistic nocturnal scene once the sun goes down, finding the perfect place to while away your summer evenings isn’t always easy. From bohemian beach-chic to sheer sophistication, here’s our guide to some of the most sensational spots on this sundrenched island so synonymous with Grecian glamour.
The place for: A modern twist on traditional Grecian cuisine
Mykonos local Panagiotis Menardos has turned this small local house into a must on the Mykonian food scene. Feast on caramelised pancetta and pork neck, accompanied by onion ragout and aubergine mousse al fresco under an ivyclung veranda. Finish with the traditional honey pie washed down with a much recommended local vintage.
The place for: Sweet simplicity
Delightfully un-spoilt, Kiki’s is a local institution. There's no sign, but follow the scent of barbeque on the breeze and you’ll stumble upon a tree shaded terrace, draped in bronzed beauties soaking up the sun. Shun modern conveniences and unplug for a long afternoon accompanied by a chilled local Rosé.
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The place for: Japanese flavours in a hip setting
The Mykonos outpost of the worldrenowned sushi restaurant is every bit as glamorous as its London counterpart. Dine late into the night on dishes like Lobster Truffle Hobayaki under the soft low lantern lit ceiling, soaking up the views out over the Aegean.
The place for: Nofrills fish on the waterfront
Located in Little Venice right under Mykonos’ iconic windmills, this genuine Greek taverna serves up fresh seafood alongside traditional Greek music, the clustered white tables so close to the seafront you can hear the waves crashing as you crunch your calamari.
The place for: Upmarket indulgence
See and be seen at this highend Mykonian beach haunt. Lunch alongside affluent Athenians, bohemian artists and bronzed models, or stay till the evening as the champagne-fulled beach club comes alive.
The place for: The beautiful people
Her beauty still seemingly untarnished despite the longevity of her popularity, Caprice is one of the oldest bars on the island. Pretty bursts of blue shuttering clad the walls, yellow flowers and deep green ivy framing an entrance hiding one of the best places to drink in town.