Food and Drink in Mykonos

Food and Drink in Mykonos

The beautiful island of Mykonos has emerged as one of Europe’s most sought-after tourist destinations. While primarily famed for its stunning beaches, picturesque streets, and vibrant nightlife, one of its most incredible attractions is its spectacular food scene.

From fresh seafood to hearty meat dishes and sweet treats, the island offers something for every palate and taste. Experts at Dynamic Lives have put together a Mykonos food guide to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the island’s delicious specialities during your Mediterranean getaway.


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A Guide to Food in Mykonos

With an exceptional culinary scene, prepare to be left in awe of the food on Mykonos. While there is a superb variety of cuisines on offer, as with everywhere in the world, the best way to get a taste of this destination is by delving into its local dishes. 

Given Mykonos's seaside location and Mediterranean climate, it comes as no surprise that many of its traditional recipes incorporate fresh fruits, herbs, grains, vegetables and seafood. The cuisine is not only colourful and nutritious but perfectly complements the island's sunny skies and hot temperatures.

What to Eat in Mykonos

The Mediterranean paradise of Mykonos is home to glorious windmills, a shimmering shoreline and quaint, white-washed houses. Amidst this beautiful scenery, you will find a glorious food scene serving up exquisite traditional bites. 

From cured meats to honey pies, you certainly won’t want to skip any of the culinary highlights in this destination. In fact, one of the best things to do in Mykonos is to sample some of its wonderful local dishes. We have shared some must-tries below.

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Kopanisti is a classic example of traditional Mykonos food. The cheese is made from a combination of sheep and goat’s milk, hot red peppers and olive oil and is praised for its unique, spicy flavour. It is often served as a starter or alongside cured meats and olives. Hailed as the Greek roquefort, expect a thick and creamy texture that spreads beautifully onto freshly-made bread.


Perhaps better known as Greek salad, you are likely to have come across horiatiki on a menu before. However, there is nothing quite like sampling it in its birthplace. In fact, the original recipe's ingredients may differ slightly from what you've encountered previously. Traditional horiatiki consists of sliced fresh tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, red onions and kalamata olives. These are then topped off with some feta cheese, dried oregano and salt. Expect a delicious array of fresh, vibrant flavours.

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If you're looking for something sweet to indulge in, try melopita. Translating to “honey pie”, this tasty traditional dessert is made from a fresh cheese called tirovolia, which is combined with cinnamon and honey and sandwiched between two crispy sheets of pastry. Light, airy and delicious, melopita offers the perfect way to round off a meal. It is often served in a deep baking tray and is one of the best traditional dishes in Mykonos.


For a light, sweet treat, try Amygdalotas. These scrumptious almond cookies have a unique rose aroma and are said to symbolise happiness, prosperity and new beginnings, making them the perfect snack to have on the first and final day of your holiday. The cookies are typically made from ground almonds, sugar and egg whites and flavoured with rose water and dusted with icing sugar. They have a light, airy and delicate texture and are extremely recognisable thanks to their distinctive oval shape.

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If you find yourself craving a hearty dish, try kremidopita. It is a savoury pie made with tangy caramelised onions, filo pastry and creamy tirovolia. The ingredients are often seasoned with dill and various local herbs and spices. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, kremidopita is delicious and one of the best Greek foods to try in Mykonos.


Souvlaki is a favourite amongst many tourists and a staple within traditional Greek cuisine. The tasty snack consists of skewers of marinated grilled pork, chicken, lamb or beef that is then often topped with some freshly-made tzatziki. Delicious and easy to eat, souvlaki is widely regarded as one of the best street food dishes to be found in Mykonos and Greece as a whole.

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Where to Eat in Mykonos

Mykonos is home to a glorious array of restaurants serving up a variety of local food and international cuisine. For signature dishes typical of the area, you may wish to opt for a traditional taverna. You can find many of these hidden amongst the cobblestone streets and shores of Mykonos Town.


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Matogianni Street

Matogianni Street is lined with a fantastic range of eateries including cafes, restaurants and bars. You’ll find everything from street food to fine dining experiences on this buzzing lane.

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Little Venice

Along with being one of the best places to visit in Mykonos, Little Venice is home to many of the island’s finest restaurants. The idyllic waterfront makes for an enchanting setting with a string of colourful houses fringing its shores. Prepare to be treated to glorious coastal views while dining in this area.


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Ornos and Platis Gialos

Alternatively, you may wish to sit down to an exquisite meal by one of the island’s breathtaking beaches. You’ll find wonderful restaurants near Ornos and Platis Gialos that you can pop to after a day of swimming and sunning along the glittering shorelines.

Here you can expect to enjoy some exceptional fish and seafood. Along with the catch-of-the-day, classic dishes on the menu include grilled squid, sea urchin spaghetti and orzo pasta with lobster.

Where to Stay to Experience the Best Food in Mykonos

Mykonos boasts an excellent selection of places to eat and drink, meaning you’re never too far away from the island's fantastic cuisine. Those looking to enjoy a touch of luxury while indulging in mouthwatering dishes are in luck.  

We’ve shared some luxury villas in Mykonos where you can enjoy glamorous surroundings and reach the best eateries with ease.

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Villa Oleandri

Perched above Elia Beach, Villa Oleandri is an excellent option for those seeking a luxurious rental. This brand-new property provides guests with exquisite decor, an infinity pool, en suite bedrooms and much more. 

You can enjoy all that Villa Oleandri has to offer with friends and family, as the property accommodates 10 guests across 5 bedrooms. With breathtaking coastal vistas and sophisticated outdoor space, this is the ideal place to relax and unwind in Mykonos.

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Villa Serene

Villa Serene is part of a luxury estate in the area of Agios Lazaros, Mykonos. With plenty of other beautiful properties nearby, alongside stunning views of the Aegean Sea, this is an excellent option for those seeking a lavish break amidst the Mediterranean sun. 

Mykonos Town and Psarou Beach are also within easy reach, providing plenty of places for foodies to explore. Accommodating 6 guests across 3 bedrooms, Villa Serene is ideal for a relaxing break with friends or a wholesome family getaway.