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An Insider's Guide to Mykonos

Greek Seafood in Mykonos

Enjoying Greek seafood in Mykonos is one of the culinary pleasures of visiting the island.  Like much of the country, the sea is everywhere you look so there are many delicious seafood dishes to choose from.  While you are in Mykonos, you’ll find the setting is the perfect place to enjoy such a meal. Continue Reading…

Villa Kitchen Hightlights: Moussaka

For all of you foodies out there, enjoying Greece’s famous dishes is just one reason to visit Greece and that includes savoring a classic moussaka recipe.

At Villa Hurmuses, we embrace the unique Greek food culture and we can help you learn to eat like a Greek! Our classic moussaka recipe includes basic ingredients. However, like every recipe at Villa Hurmuses, Ana Marie uses her secret techniques and above all applies her passion for cooking to create a delicious dishes for our guests. Continue Reading…

Where to Eat in Mykonos Town

Wondering where to eat in Mykonos Town?  Well, there are dozens upon dozens of choices of fantastic eateries and ambient restaurants to choose from.  We wanted to give you some ideas of the best places, where we love to go eat out in chora. 

Check out our first post on where to eat in Mykonos Town.  All of these restaurants are worth checking out when you stroll the whitewashed, bougainvillea clad paths of our beautiful main town on the island. Continue Reading…

Quality Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil

At Villa Hurmuses we believe in providing our guests with the best of everything — olive oil included. That’s why we invest in supreme quality Greek extra virgin olive oil. Our olive oil is supplied from a Greek family’s olive grove in Sparta, a town in the Peloponnese region. Continue Reading…

The Top Restaurants and Tavernas in Mykonos

Mykonos welcomes millions of visitors from all corners of the world each and every summer. This great diversity is reflected in the plethora of amazing restaurants and tavernas which are ready to cater to even the most discerning travelers.

As locals, we know which ones are the best! We love to recommend the top restaurants and tavernas in Mykonos to our lovely guests. That’s because dining well in Greece is part of the Greek holiday experience.

We’ve created a list of the top restaurants and tavernas in Mykonos, which you should definitely try in 2016.    Continue Reading…

4 Traditional Greek Salads to Try in Greece

One of the most popular dishes visitors ask for in Greece is a salad. In fact, the Greek salad has become a is favorite around the world.  While you are in Greece, there are an array of traditional Greek salads to try.  Not only are they healthy and fresh, they are simply delicious. Continue Reading…

Christmas Food in Greece

Like other holidays in Greece, food is a central part of the celebration. Traditional Christmas food can be found throughout the country on Greek family tables from the mainland to right here in Mykonos.

“The holidays” in Greece is a longer period than just Christmas Day.  For Greek Orthodox Christians, it is the period of Christmas, New Year and Epiphany.

The Main Christmas Dish

When families sit down for a delicious home cooked Christmas dinner, the main course is typically roasted pork. In recent years, many families also opt instead for a Christmas turkey which is a popular main dish in other countries.   However, the real tradition all over Greece is having pork.  In fact, the hog slaughter called hoirosphagia in Greek, is a winter event, including on our island of Mykonos.  Due to this long standing tradition, feasting on a pork meal on this significant holiday has become the natural choice as the traditional meat of the winter season. Continue Reading…

Villa Kitchen Highlights: Homemade Cookies

Part of our Greek hospitality means offering our guests some special treats made with care by our villa staff.  Sometimes, we love cooking up some Greek specialties including Greek savory pitas. Our guests leave Mykonos asking just how to make Greek zucchini pie called kolokithopita. You can find the recipe from our earlier post from this link.  On the sweet side, we love to bake up a batch of our homemade cookies from time to time.

Everyone can agree that cookies are a simple sweet treat that are perfect for any occasion.  Why not a villa holiday stay?  The Villa Hurmuses cookies have just the right touch of cinnamon. Just like our savory pie recipe, our guests ask for our special cookie recipe to take home. Continue Reading…

Villa Kitchen Highlights: Greek Zucchini Pie

Part of our Greek hospitality means offering our guests some delicious homemade Greek food to sample from time to time.  Our savory pitas end up being a favorite among our guests and sometimes they leave Mykonos asking just how to make Greek zucchini pie!

Greek zucchini pie is called kolokithopita. It’s one of the varieties of savory pies featured in Greek cuisine.  Greek pitas are a staple of cooking in Greece because they make great use of in-season vegetables.    Continue Reading…