We did not ahev a lot of time on Mykonos, which was OK... but we had enbough time to explore the little town of Hora on foot and to stop somewhere: dinner or drinks? All restaurants were packed and a trusted cousin had informed uys that was was really not that spectacular in town - so we opted for drinks.
We found this little tavern called Zorbs which seemed perfect for an ouzo or two: dim light, very few people (mostly looking like local fishermen) and a few steps away from the more popular Little Venice.
Favorite Dish: Ouzo... We didn't eat.. just drank. But it looked interesting and authentic.
The taverna at Fokos beach is really lovely. You need to hire a car or moped to get there (unless you grab a taxi). There's a fine taverna that cooks all their food without electricity, so it's even yummier. It's not a place overun by loads of tourists and loud music. It's very quiet and relaxing.
Come during the day to make the most of it. The taverna is right infront of the beach, so you may have a swim, sunbake and enjoy a nice lunch.
Being August, the busiest month, there must have been no more than 100 people in this beach at a time.... and it's not a small beach! But, don't go there when a strong northerly wind blows, as it gets unbareable. We were lucky, as the wind was very light.
Favorite Dish: I loved most of the food I ate there! We had bbq octopus, pork, lamb, Greek salad and yummy bread. It was a real delight!
The one and only Chinese restaurant on Mykonos is located on top of the hill overlooking the port town. This is where you want to be for a beautiful sunset dinner. I suggest taking a taxi there from the windmills, and then the owner, Yiannis, will be happy to call another taxi for you to return to the port. This is simply one of the best Chinese restaurants in Greece, so if you can resist the temptation of another Greek souvlaki meal then make Blue Ginger your exotic escape.
By the way this is very nice restaurant, not some cheap Chinese take-away joint. However you can order food to go and at a 15% discount, which is not a bad idea if you're in a hurry to get back on the cruise ship.
Favorite Dish: Blue Ginger calls itself a Thai Chinese restaurant. If you peruse the more than 100 items on their menu then you'll find familiar favorites from both national cuisines.
I dined near the terrace and had steamed dim sum, fresh spring rolls, beef with broccoli in oyster sauce, and pineapple fried rice.
Here are other highlights I have selected from the menu as sample suggestions:
Tom Ka Kai Soup
Shrimp in Thai Tamarind Sauce
Thai Green Curry with Sliced Breast of Chicken
General Tso's Chicken
This restaurant is located close to Alefkandra, the classic "must" of the port of Mykonos.
Here you can choose a table inside or in the roof garden.
But the bizarre detail is that here the meals are made with classic hellenic age recipes, I means, with recipes with at least 2.500 years old served in classical ancient pottery. Simply a dream of times.
Calm, quiet and silent ambiance illuminated with torchs (at least in the roof garden) with an unforgettable attention, you should be prepared for a surprise after a surprise, open your mind because the foods are out of our times. Exceptional experience.
Favorite Dish: Lamb stuffed with honey an almonds.