Mykonos 2014 restaurant update (Part 3)

One of the newest restaurants on Mykonos this summer is Pasají, which opened in July at Ornos beach.  It features Mediterranean fusion cuisine and sushi, and boasts a chic beach bar and beachside swimming pool.    More choices: Mykonos is probably best known for its nightlife and beaches, but with well over 300 restaurants and […]
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Summer's top drink on Mykonos: champagne

Just as this photo from the Bubblesgallery Champagne-Cocktail Bar Facebook page suggests, champagne is the top beverage choice for Mykonos visitors celebrating important occasions or special holiday moments …     … but at some of the island’s notorious party beaches, champagne is meant to be shaken and sprayed, not drunk, as this photo from […]
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Mykonos 2014 restaurant & club update (Part 2)

The bar at Funky Kitchen Mykonos, a new restaurant that opened recently in the Lakka district of Mykonos Town. The photo is one of several posted recently on Funky Kitchen’s Facebook page.   More openings: Several weeks back I posted photos and information about brand-new tourist-related businesses opening on Mykonos for the summer of 2014 […]
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Remezzo club gets restyled into restaurant & bar as new places to eat, stay & play open on Mykonos

The new Anna’s Place Restaurant & Bar overlooks Paradise beach from its hillside location next to the Cavo Paradiso nightclub complex. This photo of the restaurant’s beach view appears on the Anna’s Place Facebook page.     New this season: It has been a busy week on Mykonos, and next week will be even busier, […]
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Revisiting the Shirley Valentine beach on Mykonos

The southern section of Agios Ioannis beach on Mykonos, known the world over as “the Shirley Valentine beach” from the 1989 movie   By popular request: Ever since television networks in the U.K. and U.S.A. broadcast Shirley Valentine in late December, interest in the movie’s filming locations has literally exploded. Thousands of people around the […]
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The most colourful hotel in the Cyclades

Eye-popping colours greet guests at the Sun of Mykonos Studios in the Klouvas area of Mykonos island, as this image from the studios’ Facebook page illustrates     Kaleidoscope of colour: A brightly painted hotel on Mykonos catches plenty of attention from motorists driving the highway from Mykonos Town to Ano Mera village and many […]
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Mykonos food and drink 2013: Where we ate

New this year, L’île Bistrot-Café at 3 Kampani Street quickly became our favourite hangout in Mykonos Town for a coffee, drink or light meal. This photo is from the L’île Bistrot-Café Facebook page.     Repeat and first-time visits: A short holiday on Mykonos this past spring gave us an opportunity to dine at eight […]
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Mykonos food and drink 2013: Where to find the best summer beach parties and special events

The High on Heels all-female collective of DJs, musicians and vocalists gave a live performance June 24 at the Guilty Beach restaurant & bar at Panormos beach   [This is one in a series of reports about the Mykonos restaurant and bar scene this summer. The first part reviewed popular restaurants in and near Mykonos […]
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Mykonos food and drink 2013: The island's most popular beach tavernas and restaurants

  This view of a calm cove and tranquil beach on Panormos Bay is a major element of the sublime setting and laid-back, relaxed ambience…   … that continue to draw scores of diners to cozy Kiki’s Taverna near Agios Sostis beach on Mykonos. But the taverna’s superb salads and great grilled meat dishes are […]
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Mykonos food and drink 2013: The restaurants and bars travellers are talking about this summer

The acclaimed Nobu Matsuhisa Mykonos restaurant at the Belvedere Hotel (seen in this photo from the Belvedere’s Facebook page) has been celebrating its 10th anniversary this week. Click on the picture to view a full-size image.   Table talk: One of the most popular vacation destinations in Greece, Mykonos is renowned for beautiful beaches and […]
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Jackie O' Beach Club is a classy new addition to legendary Super Paradise beach on Mykonos

The Jackie O’ Beach Club & Restaurant opened July 1 at Super Paradise beach on Mykonos. The aerial photo below shows the new club’s location on the hillside overlooking the west end of picturesque Super Paradise beach. The pictures were posted on Facebook by club co-owner Carsten Stehr, who created the stylish new beach venue […]
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Top 6 memories of my Mykonos holiday in 2012 ... #3: Over a dozen delectable dining experiences

Seaside tables at Alefkandra Taverna in Mykonos Town’s Little Venice district   Restaurant roundup: Last month, I posted an extensive report about restaurants in the TripAdvisor.com Mykonos forum. What follows below is a slightly edited version of the same report, with photos. This is a description of restaurants that I personally dined at, took a […]
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Top 6 memories of my Mykonos holiday in 2012 -- #3: Delectable dining experiences Part 2

Oregano Cook & Grill menu cover   Get outta Town! What follows is an account of restaurants located outside of Mykonos Town that I dined at, saw, or heard people talking about last month.   On the peripheral road around the town center Gola, which was extremely popular the past several years, has closed. Word […]
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Greece holiday 2011: Much-talked-about tavernas we didn't get to visit on Mykonos this year

Joanna’s Niko’s Place at Megali Ammos Beach was the taverna getting the most buzz amongst travellers to Mykonos this past spring «» Rave reviews: Mykonos has such a wide variety of restaurants — serving virtually everything from traditional Greek cooking to Italian food to contemporary international cuisine — that it can be difficult deciding where […]
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Greece holiday 2011: Three Mykonos restaurants that hit the spot with great food, service & prices

The dining highlights of our Mykonos visit in May included a delicious home-cooked lunch on Agia Anna beach at the Nazos family’s Nicolas Taverna …   … a hearty and very satisfying dinner at Oregano Cook & Grill  …   … and a wonderful meal with a good friend at Ithaki on Ornos beach   […]
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Hit the beach! A visit to Agios Ioannis, the beach immortalized in the "Shirley Valentine" movie

A girl plays in the sand at Agios Ioannis beach on Mykonos,  better known to many as the “Shirley Valentine beach.” Delos (left) and Rinia (right) are the two islands across the channel.   Shirley was here: Like millions of other people, I first “saw” Agios Ioannis beach on Mykonos in the 1989 “Shirley Valentine” […]
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