Mykonos, Santorini + the Aegean Cyclades Islands

Restaurants in Mykonos, Santorini + the Aegean Cyclades Islands

For socialites, this restaurant on Mykonos’ ritzy Psarou Beach is a must-go destination with a formal dining area, outdoor cafe, and beach club.

The golden doorway of the converted captain’s house opens to views of the caldera and the sea. Grilled octopus dripping with olive oil and tomato pancakes with tzatziki go nicely with a strong glass of Nichteri wine. Order light, so you’ll have room for the rich walnut pie.

This grocery that turns into a restaurant at night is the place for a home-cooked meal.

Set on an eight-acre property that dates to 1550, Argentikon serves Mediterranean and Greek cuisine that incorporates local seafood and produce from the grounds. This hotel restaurant's orange trees yield fruit for freshly squeezed juices and the breakfast marmalade.

Take a quick tour of the ornate furnishings at this 1845 mansion and then head up to the rooftop garden for simple Greek dishes: grilled grouper with sun-dried tomatoes and lamb chops served with rosemary, mint, and green applesauce.

Hidden along Aghios Sostic Beach on Mykonos, this rustic taverna with a white exterior shuns modern conveniences like a phone and electricity. Lunch, the only meal option, is prepared until 6 p.m. on a charcoal grill and served on a tree- and bamboo-shaded terrace overlooking the water.

Santorini Island is home to this traditional, family-style Greek restaurant, run by the Tselios brothers, who started it in 1990 after their experience working stateside.

On an island that’s renowned for its glitzy nightlife scene, Astra stands out as one of the hottest clubs in the city. During the day, it’s a quiet lounge housed in a traditional, whitewashed cottage.

The balcony of the restaurant in the sleepy, boho town of Oia looks out onto the caldera’s edge. The cuisine (salmon tartare with lemon and green olives; braised lamb shanks with couscous) lives up to the restaurant’s name.

The only luxury restaurant in Andros, Cabo Del Mar doubles as a bar and the view is second to none, overlooking the pristine blue Aegean Sea from a wraparound wooden deck, all surrounded by tropical foliage.