Mykonos, Santorini + the Aegean Cyclades Islands
Restaurants in Mykonos, Santorini + the Aegean Cyclades Islands
Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Mykonos Santorini the Aegean Cyclades Islands restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Mykonos Santorini the Aegean Cyclades Islands restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.
Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Mykonos Santorini the Aegean Cyclades Islands to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Mykonos Santorini the Aegean Cyclades Islands restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Mykonos Santorini the Aegean Cyclades Islands.
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 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.
Protected from winds inside a deeply cut bay on the north coast of Mykonos, Panormos Beach also sports a seaside restaurant that works hard to blend into the environment with camouflage netting above, a sand floor below, and potted Mediterranean plants and palm trees between tables.
Open for more than 200 years, Xeri Elia (Dry Olive) is touted as Hydra’s oldest tavern. The restaurant is known for its fresh seafood, such as local fish baked in tomato and onion, as well as authentic Greek dishes like gemista (peppers and tomatoes stuffed with wild rice and herbs).
This Nobu outpost serves black cod with a miso glaze, and other Japanese-inflected dishes late into the night.
For socialites, this restaurant on Mykonos’ ritzy Psarou Beach is a must-go destination with a formal dining area, outdoor cafe, and beach club.
This grocery that turns into a restaurant at night is the place for a home-cooked meal.
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.
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.
Owners Evelyn and George Hatziyanuakis put a creative twist on Greek cuisine, using unorthodox combinations, such as cuttlefish served atop homemade noodles or baked mackerel, caper, and tomato all wrapped in a fava crêpe.
For people-watching, it’s hard to beat this taverna overlooking the old seaport of Mykonos. The covered terrace serves as the main dining area and is held up by ancient, Greek marble columns taken from the sacred island of Delos.
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.