9 Traditional Mykonian Foods You’ve Gotta Try

After parties end, you gotta eat too!

Farma Mykonos

Mykonos may be known for its sizzling party scene, it’s also famous for its gastronomy. From our coverage, you may already know that Naxos has been branded as the Greek island for foodies. Due to the heavy influx of tourists, however, Mykonos has refined its gastronomic scene since many Mykonian foods are traditionally rooted from the island, Here’s just a taste:

1. Meze

Meze. INSTAGRAM @_lorilovesfood

Don’t forget to start with meze, which is a selection of small dishes and typically served at the beginning of a multi-course meal. Think of Spanish tapas, and our version of appetizers.

2. Kopanisti

Kopanisti. INSTAGRAM @dixty_pandaisia

A famous local cheese that’s salty, aromatic and spicy. Kopanisti has been around for more than 300 years, and its hot taste comes from the fungal growth. Think of it as the Greek version of the French Roquefort cheese.

3. Louza

Louza. INSTAGRAM @exploringmykonos

Thin slices of pork that’s cooked and spiced with black pepper, allspice, cinnamon, and cloves. The flavor is robust and savory.

4. Ouzo

Ouzo. INSTAGRAM @sunshiiine.992

A traditional Greek liqueur typically accompanied by a mixture of mezes. Louzo contains a dry and anise flavor, and it’s widely consumed in Greece.

5. Amygdalota

Amygdalota. INSTAGRAM @miakouppa

These almond, chewy, flourless cookies are traditional treats from the Cyclades islands, especially in Mykonos.

6. Soumada

Soumada. INSTAGRAM @2snow1980

Soumada is almond and rosewater flavored non-alcoholic beverage. These white-colored drinks are white and has been around since the Byzantine era.

7. Kouloures

Kouloures. INSTAGRAM @miakouppa

Kouloures are Greek bagels, they’re essentially rings of bread coated with sesame seeds. If you’re a fan of bagels, you’ll love this fun treat.

8. Paximadia

Paximadia. INSTAGRAM @pieces_of_greece

Paximadia is basically the Greek version of biscotti. They’re crunchy,  made with barley flour, sesame seeds, ouzo and a bit of orange.

9. Baklava

Greek honey souvenir
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This famous rich and sweet dessert is made with layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened then held together by syrup or honey. You’ll find baklava in many menus in Greece, especially in Mykonos.

Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and St. Bart's because they were all so different!

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