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This is the territory of Dionysos, the Greek god of wine, fruitfulness and vegetation, Greek wines and retsina flow freely here. From champagne to ouzo, there seems to be a never-ending supply of beverages close at hand on Mykonos. Coffee, of course, starts the day, to be followed by more coffee: thick Greek coffee; Nescafe frappe (creamy, thick, iced instant coffee); and now even 'designer' coffee is available. The afternoon parties and late nights are ruled by spirits on this Greek island, though. You might want to seek out food, before, after or to accompany your beverage of choice and there is an abundance to be found.

Dining options are plentiful on the island of Mykonos, whether looking to merely refuel the body or to enjoy a romantic culinary experience. From crepes or gyros (the Greek fast food) to a savory seafood platter you will find something to delight the palate. Throughout Mykonos Town, at many of the beaches, in the village of Ano Mera and scattered around the island, there are restaurants, tavernas, cafes, snack bars and ice cream or confection shops serving an array of gastronomical delights. The cuisines include 'fusion' (mixing continental and Greek flavors), traditional Greek, Italian, Thai/Chinese, sushi, Tex-Mex and everything in between. There are dining options catering to a range of tastes and budgets, though don't be surprised to find some restaurants with prices to match those of Paris, London or New York.

Thick, Greek yoghurt drizzled with honey, traditional Mykonian cheese pies, platters heaped with a variety of grilled meats, an assortment of meze' (the Greek version of appetizers), the essential Greek salad and the ever popular 'toast' (a snack food known to others as a toastie or grilled sandwich) are just a glimpse of many basic menus. Meat, usually served with rice AND potatoes along with the mandatory bread basket, is a staple on a Greek table, though vegetables can be found too and vary with the seasons. Try horta (cooked greens gathered from the countryside), gemista (usually, rice stuffed tomatoes and green peppers), briam (a 'stew' of oven roasted vegetables) or fasolakia (green beans, cooked with a few variations, usually with oil, potatoes and tomatoes).

Dining al fresco, at the edge of the sea, under the trees of a plateia (Public Square), on a terrace or in a garden surrounded by bougainvillea and hibiscus, somehow adds to the flavor of a meal. Much of Greek island life takes place outdoors, especially a meal and is considered a social occasion to be shared with family and friends.

Whether you find paper napkins or more formal table linens to greet you, take pleasure in sampling the bounty from the kitchens of Mykonos. Choose simple food; delicately prepared, elaborate dishes served by waiters in crisp, white shirts; down to earth food cooked by 'mama' in the kitchen; or something juicy from an outdoor grill, a holiday on Mykonos will not send you away hungry and you might even find yourself tucking a bag of savory spanokopita or a box of baklava into your carry-on bag.

Agia Anna Food and Beverage
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Agia Anna is a small beach spoken of as being almost a part of Paraga Beach, but in fact is just around the corner...only a minute or two by foot...between Paraga and Platy Gialos beaches. There are two dining options on this little beach.

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Agia Anna Kalafatis Food and Beverage
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There is a small beach bar on Agia Anna - Kalafatis Beach, but to find food you must go to the corner of the main road at the exit for this little beach. There you can find a popular pizza restaurant and a large taverna. Another option is to take a short walk to the little fishing settlement, out on the point, to the left of the beach, where you will find a cluster of small traditional fish tavernas.

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Agios Ioannis Food and Beverage
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Agios Ioannis Beach is most famous for the taverna where part of the 1980's movie "Shirley Valentine" was filmed. This is a very traditional, comfortably casual taverna. For those who want to have a bit of the Shirley Valentine 'experience', make your way to this beach to enjoy a meal while looking out over the sea toward the island of Delos or to experience the sun sinking into the Aegean Sea. There is at least one up-market, hotel restaurant along the main road (beyond the turn off for the 'Shirley Valentine beach') if you are looking for more international fare.

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Agios Sostis Food and Beverage
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The almost hidden, but very popular, small taverna that resides next to the church on the hill overlooking Agios Sostis Beach is a 'destination' not to be missed while on Mykonos. This comfortable taverna, with shade from a big tree growing in the middle of the seating area, offers an array of salads and an open-air grill sending out aromas to make your mouth water.

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Agios Stefanos Food and Beverage
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Agios Stefanos is a small beach community with a mini market next to a pub/restaurant on the coastal road directly across from the beach and several restaurants and tavernas right on the beach. On the road above the beach, accessed by a long set of stairs from the beach bus stop area, is another mini market, a pool cafe with casual, light fare and another traditional Greek taverna.

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Agrari Food and Beverage
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Agrari Beach offers ready-made sandwiches at the beach bar and a friendly, self-service taverna nestled in a garden setting, down a path, just a short stroll from the beach.

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Elia Food and Beverage
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Elia Beach has a busy, large restaurant right on the beach offering snacks and a full menu of Greek and international cuisine. Another gem of a restaurant is up a set of steps on the left side with a terrace overlooking the beach. Here it is best left up to the chef to suggest culinary delights to satisfy your taste buds.

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Fokos Food and Beverage
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The family-run taverna at Fokos Beach with its open-air grill IS the reason to make this drive. This is a popular place with those in the know who have ventured down this seeming endless, somewhat bumpy road to discover this little taverna. Nothing more needs to be said, other than you will go away satisfied after dining on the terrace with the desire to return.

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Ftelia Food and Beverage
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Ftelia Beach is a windsurfer's haven that is somewhat undeveloped, but you can still find a taverna on the hillside to the far left overlooking the action and a restaurant - taverna tucked away on the far right.

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Houlakia Food and Beverage
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Houlakia Beach is not much of a beach if you are seeking stretches of sand, but if you choose to witness this environmentally protected, natural area made up of magnificent, large stones, you will also find a small taverna right on the beach with a good view of the sunset.

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Kalafatis Food and Beverage
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Kalafatis Beach has a restaurant on the far left of the beach with a wide open terrace overlooking the sea. Boats can dock right alongside this restaurant.

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Kalo Livadi Food and Beverage
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There are three restaurants located across the car park behind Kalo Livadi Beach all providing seating under a pergola or beach service. This is a beach that has become popular in the last few years with the Greek 'elite' and yachting crowd, therefore the restaurants are ever-changing to accommodate these tastes, though in addition to a more upscale dining experience, you can also find something as simple as coffee or cold drink and a sandwich.

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Lia Food and Beverage
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Lia Beach is a small, fairly quiet beach that is popular with the Greeks. There are two charming tavernas located here; one overlooks the beach and one that is set back a little from the beach.

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Megali Ammos Food and Beverage
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Megali Ammos Beach is the beach nearest to Mykonos Town and has a taverna located just a few meters from the sea. This taverna has the rustic charm of Mykonos in years' gone by when tourism first came to the island. On the far left side of the beach there is a large swimming pool that is part of a hotel, where you can find snacks and drinks available.

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Ornos Food and Beverage
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Ornos Beach is a beachside community with many cafe's, tavernas, a mini-market and a couple of moderately - upscale restaurants stretching the length of the beach and along the access road. On the main road, at the Ornos Beach intersection, there are restaurants, a taverna, a super market, a bakery and a butcher, all within easy walking distance from the beach. As another dining option, a few of the hotels in the Ornos Beach area have in-house restaurants.

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Panormos Food and Beverage
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The casually chic restaurant under the parachute cloth at Panormos Beach has become increasingly popular in the last few years. It is a place you can enjoy a meal or just hang out. If you are looking for a different atmosphere, try the taverna, overlooking the beach, on the hillside to the left. For a snack, a little further to the left, you can find a small, friendly, poolside cafe that is part of a hotel.

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Paradise Food and Beverage
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The food service at Paradise Beach caters to the throngs of young people who come to party every day or those who are staying at the campsite. There is a self-service restaurant, snack bar, mini-market, croissanterie and even a green grocer/fruit market to sustain your energy level for the on-going party.

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Paraga Food and Beverage
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Paraga Beach is a very popular destination for many and offers several dining options. There is a small, casual cafe - beach bar offering snack-type foods; a consistently popular, moderately-upscale fish taverna / trattoria with an outdoor grill, seating under the pergola and some tables right on the beach; a stark white, lounge-type restaurant with a bar as its focal point and quite a few tables under the pergola and to the left of the beach is an ever-changing, pool bar-restaurant.

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Platys Gialos Food and Beverage
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Platy Gialos Beach is a family beach with a community-like setting providing a wide assortment of tavernas, restaurants, cafes and mini-markets scattered along the sand. There are also restaurants in some of the hotels on or near to the beach and tavernas scattered along the road leading to Platy Gialos. If you are traveling around via car or motorbike, you will also find two supermarkets and a green grocer along the road en route to Platy Gialos.

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Psarou Food and Beverage
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Psarou Beach boasts casual to chic. You can choose from an up-market restaurant or sushi bar that are popular with the yachting crowd and Greek 'elite' or more down-to earth, casual fare from a small cafe or Greek taverna along this stretch of sand.

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Super Paradise Food and Beverage
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Super Paradise Beach offers several dining options. On the left side of the beach is a taverna with an outdoor grill and a spacious seating area under the pergola. The opposite end of the beach also has restaurant/cafe that is part of a beach bar/club. You can take a break from the party under the sun to enjoy something light like a sandwich or salad to a full meal.

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Tourlos Food and Beverage
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The actual beach of Tourlos is not used much anymore since the construction of the new port and marina, but is still a busy area. This is where most of the cruise ships dock, private yachts and fishing boats use the marina and the port receives some of the ferries coming from the mainland or other islands. Situated on the corner opposite the exit for the new port is a very popular, spacious, traditional Greek taverna where you can dine under the pergola and watch the activity of a busy island port.

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Town Food and Beverage
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Mykonos Town offers many dining options, in many price ranges, to accommodate the island visitors. One of the decisions you have to make is what kind of a setting you are looking for. If you are looking for a sea view, you will want to choose the Alefkandra area (around and near to the famous windmills), Little Venice (at the edge of the sea wall or hanging over the sea) or Gialos (the harbor front).

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