Heading to Greece? OROKO Travel have got you covered with some of the best beach bars and restaurants in Mykonos and Santorini
The romantic architecture of the Cyclades is legendary, home to islands defined by blue domes, volcanic sands and whitewashed houses. Santorini and Mykonos are the most popular of the islands, renowned for their romantic coastlines, beautiful villages and magnificent sea views.
Whether you dream of bathing on the shores of Mykonos or prefer to sail along Santorini’s volcanic coast in search of a marvellously romantic sunset, OROKO will tailor the perfect luxury Greece holiday suited to you. As Ireland’s only tailored travel specialists, they will include plenty of memorable moments alongside sensational accommodation offerings and privately guided experiences and transfers. To get a taste of the islands’ character, the team at OROKO are sharing their favourite beach bars and restaurants in Santorini and Mykonos.
Fira Town, Thira 847 00, Santorini
Starting this list off strong is Idol. Set at the edge of caldera, this three-level restaurant and bar showcases the authentic flavours and aromas of the island. With respect to seasonality, Idol innovates local delicacies using the finest handpicked ingredients. Enjoy day-fresh seafood and colourful salads accompanied by local wine and luxurious champagnes at this unique eatery.
Mitropolitou Gavriil 22, 874 00, Santorini
Kaliya is an extraordinary hotspot housed atop of the world-renowned caldera. Sprawling bougainvillea frame the sea views of this 1950s-era building, one of Santorini’s most idyllic locations. A re-imagining of Greek cuisine, Kaliya plates lunch delights of tuna tartare and refreshing ceviche along with indulgent dinner mains like oven-cooked lobster and skioufichta (traditional Cretan pasta). As the sun sets over the Aegean, guests can enjoy hand-crafted cocktails and sparkling wines.
Fira Town, Thira Old Catholic Monastery, Santorini
Engrained in Santorini’s culinary destiny, Selene’s widely acclaimed offerings are led by Michelin-starred chef, Ettore Botrini and master of wine, Yiannis Karakasis MW. Housed in the premises of a former 18th century monastery, Selene aims to combine medieval charm with contemporary dining concepts. Leaders of Greek fine dining, booking in advance is essential.
Pacman Sunset Restaurant at Andronis Arcadia
Andronis Arcadia, Oia 847 02, Santorini
Rustic wood and hanging macramé define the bohemian charm of Pacman Sunset Restaurant. Set in the luxurious Andronis Arcadia, this eclectic eatery is the perfect spot for relaxed elegance. Enjoy the refreshing taste of ‘summer breeze’ maki rolls with avocado, snow crab and tropical mango or the catch of the day served in a golden salt shell. Pacman’s magnificent alfresco space boasts unspoilt views of Oia’s iconic sunsets, so cocktails can be enjoyed with a view.
Scorpios of Paraga Beach
Paraga Beach, Mykonos
This bustling beach club on the sun-drenched southern tip of Mykonos offers the ultimate blend of high-end dining and electric nightlife. Custom-built stages house daily sunset rituals, a nod to the club’s holistic ethos, while open-air terraces spill onto the dazzling coastline. Organic plates of predominantly vegetarian fare are bursting with flavour and feature Mexican and eastern Mediterranean cooking techniques. As night falls, Scorpios truly comes to life as it hosts late night parties and invigorating beats. This hotspot fills up quickly, so booking is essential.
Polikandrioti, 846 00, Mykonos
Hosting international jet setters since 1967, Remezzo is the epitome of culinary excellence. Mains of spaghetti with sea bass tartare and bottarga from Mesolongi can be followed by open-faced baklava and indulgent cinnamon ice cream at this stunning harbour venue. Skilled bartenders are happy to please even the most extravagant requests, while guest DJs promise unforgettable nights for those looking to party until dawn.
Meletopoulou Square, 84600, Mykonos
Ending this list on a high is Koursaros, an upscale seafood and sushi restaurant in the heart of Mykonos. A planted olive tree (the tree of life) holds dominance in the dazzling interior, and a clever architectural design allows guests to dine under the night sky. Chef Take’s sushi masterpieces revolutionise contemporary Mykonian cuisine with Japanese flair. Sample a range of sushi platters alongside contemporary dishes like sea urchin with gremolata, baked eggplant miso, lobster linguine and grilled calamari with a bouillabaisse glaze.
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