Eating “Today’s Fresh Catch” At Nikolas Taverna On Mykonos! Delicious Greek Island Dining!

Welcome To Mykonos – Who’s Hungry?

When my wife Alex and I were in Greece at the end of June, we spent three days on the island of Mykonos – which has a reputation as the Greek party island – partly because there are great beaches all over the island!

This is the Santa Marina Resort where we stayed – and it is phenomenal…more on it later, but this was our beach in one direction, and me posing in front of the other direction:

One of the fun things to do is a “beach walk” – moving from beach resort to beach resort – and then popping into one of the island’s best restaurants for the freshest lunch!

Welcome to Nikolas Taverna!

Alex does an amazing job researching our destinations, and she discovered Nikolas Taverna – famous for their fresh fish – for the past 50 years, they have served what Nikolas caught that morning, in fact the menu says so:

“The Fishes Are Daily Fished By Their Own Hands!”

That’s all we needed to read!

That means you are seated, then you have to check out the daily catch and decide what to order!

That’s Nicolas behind his son as Alex chooses our lunch:

We chose a local Sea Bream…then Alex waited while I grabbed a shot of her – and then our spectacular beach view:

There is nothing better than sitting on the edge of the Aegean Sea on the Greek island of Mykonos as they bring out our incredible lunch, beginning with fresh ceviche dotted with sea urchin:

The freshness of the seafood, with the creaminess of the olive oil and hint of lemon was delicious…

Next up was a dish we had seen in various places, and is still so unique:

A Sea Urchin “Salad!”

Yes, we found this dish at many restaurants in Greece, and while it’s called a “salad”, it’s really just huge chunks of sea urchin served in a broth…and you are given crusty bread to slather it all up!

The brininess of the urchin, with the broth and crusty bread was so so delicious…oh, and if you were wondering what we were enjoying it with – since it was 90 degrees out, this hit the spot – Greek beer:

Next up: a traditional Greek Salad…cucumbers, green bell pepper, red onion, tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta cheese with sprinkled basil…

We also ordered a traditional side dish of beets and “Horta”…which we found out means any green vegetable served as a side dish! This had a little olive oil and lots of lemon, and the beets were creamy and satisfying as well…

Then our fish arrived…it was beautifully de-boned for us, and came with grilled zucchini slices, fresh copped tomato and fresh lemon as well…as with the entire meal, it was fresh and delicious, with just a nice hint of smokiness…

Yes, some fresh lemon on top and we dug in!

As you can see, we didn’t leave much at the end of the meal…Nikolas and his family do a terrific job – the atmosphere is relaxed, and eating at the edge of the Aegean Sea is magical…

We walked to another resort for a drink…and in keeping with a theme, I had – get ready for it:

The “Pelagos” – Vodka Infused With Sea Urchin!

Well, I had to right? It’s the drink on the right:

We had a blast to say the least – and Mykonos is an island that never stops surprising you!

This happened one night as we were having drinks at our hotel!

Mykonos was so much fun – thanks in part to an incredible new restaurant called “Mykonos Social”:

An incredible meal on a very special day for us – click here to see what we ate and what we were celebrating!

We also watched an incredible sunset from a restaurant in Mykonos Town:

Oh, and the food at Kastro’s was incredible!

Click here to see what we ate!

These are just some of our many adventures in Greece – if we weren’t enjoying the food, we were seeing their history up close:

It all began with a trip to The Acropolis to see The Parthenon – a walk through history to be sure!

You can see much more of that adventure by clicking on my story here:

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If you enjoy these moments, please share on social media – and get ready for more Greek adventures….let me know if you’ve been!

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10 replies

  1. Ah, this makes me miss the greek food!


  2. I remember the daily fresh fish in Bora Bora. That was my first taste of Mahi-mahi. Nothing better! Super post, John!


  3. This looks like another amazing day and meal in Mykonos, John.

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  4. There is nothing better than freshly caught fish it all looks so very beautiful and it has lots of history 🙂 x


  5. What could be better than whatever has been freshly caught?

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  6. One of the best things about holidaying in Greece, fresh fish and seafood chosen from the kitchen.
    But that drinks menu! So expensive, John! Must be a 5-star+ plus drinking den! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  7. Great photos of fabulous beaches, handsome travelers and delicious food!! What a wonderful trip!

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