Gastronomy-the art and science of fine eating-is a favorite pastime among the world’s bon vivants.This is especially true when on holidays, as good food and drink hold a prominent position among the journey’s delights.
Hospitable, cordial and truly open minded, Mykonos, the Aegean’s cosmopolitan ‘star’ and the aesthetes’ destination of choice, showcases the latest in fashion, entertainment, music and gastronomy. At the same time it retains its unique, traditional identity and it is precisely this amalgam that makes it so distinctively charming. Whitewashed little cube houses, age old windmills and churches with colorful domes, next to expensive, designer shops and suave bars. Chic, acclaimed restaurants with fusion and international cuisine, as well as restaurants and taverns that proudly lineup locally sourced ingredients and the Myconian culinary heritage: The famous “loutza”, the spirited local cheeses and spicy sausages, the traditional onion pie and the fragrant almond, macaroon-like desserts.
Under the guidance of a new generation of talented Greek Chefs, who respect the land’s raw materials and gastronomic legacy, yet look towards the future with an open eye, these taste bombs become inspired culinary creations that entice even the most demanding palates from around the globe.
Enjoy inspired culinary creations at the San Marco Luxury Hotel and Villas’ Greek restaurant in Houlakia
At the San Marco luxury hotel and villas, we are of the Epicurean school ourselves and we place great emphasis on good food. So to our wide range of premium exclusive offerings designed to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, we have added culinary pleasure in the form of two distinct establishments.
Pythari, our Greek restaurant in Houlakia, is our main eatery. Situated next to the pool and offering traditional taverna fare, Pythari Greek Restaurant in Houlakia ensures that early morning hunger pangs are taken care of with a hearty, sumptuous buffet breakfast, some freshly brewed coffee and a prime selection of teas. Then as the day unfolds, our Greek Restaurant in Houlakia, awaits you for a poolside lunch or a casual dinner. Our celebrated chef has designed a menu based on the parameters of authenticity, balance and simplicity, using only the freshest of the local land’s produce and the ocean that is right on our backyard. This is an experience guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds, while providing a comprehensive, as well as delightful, introduction to traditional Greek cooking-with a twist.
Yet equally enticing is our cozy boutique Veranda restaurant: With its refined cuisine, cycladic chic aesthetic and stunning view of the pool and the crystal-blue sea below at Houlakia bay, no wonder it is one of the stomping grounds of the island’s connoisseurs. Candlelit and gracefully set, Veranda makes an ideal bijou venue for a romantic dinner for two. Fresh salads, seafood and hearty meat-centred dishes, sinful desserts and an interesting wine list make a visit to Veranda a Mykonos “must-do”. Make sure you enjoy a signature cocktail while gazing at the breathtaking sunset colours, before savouring the delicious dishes of Mediterranean and international provenance, prepared with the utmost care by our distinguished chef.
Whether you choose Pythari, our Greek restaurant in Houlakia, or the more cosmopolitan, distinctly romantic Veranda, be prepared for an all senses experience you shall remember in the years to come!