Nikos Taverna in Mykonos
Located in the center of Mykonos, the sun-drenched honeymoon capital of the Mediterranean, Niko’s Taverna is one of the most popular dining spots in the area. In a sheltered location in the center of town, Niko's Taverna offer both indoor and outdoor seating with a spacious patio. The proprietor, who gave his name to the establishment, sets the example for his staff with a gracious and accommodating presence. The pelicans, who wander around the outskirts of the patio eyeing the potential for a scrap of fish, give Niko's Taverna an authentic Mykonos character.
The popularity of Niko's Taverna can be attributed to more than just the location, but that is the main attraction on an island where even the most jaded traveler can’t help but fall in love. The patio at Niko's Taverna allows the international visitors a chance to sample authentic local cuisine and allows them to see and be seen. With the reputation of being the honeymoon capital of the Mediterranean, if not the world, Mykonos displays the best of people in love and inevitably those couples want to share their joy with the world. Sitting on the patio at Niko's Taverna is a collective experience of the joy of love, whether you are with your sweetheart or yet to meet them. It is the ultimate Mykonos spot to see and be seen.
If the location is what first draws customers to Niko's Taverna, the food is what keeps them coming back. Featuring the most prized ingredients of the sea that gives this island its flavor, Niko's Taverna combines the essence of Mykonos with the best traditional Greek culinary traditions. An appetizer of grilled calamari and dolmata, grape leaves stuffed with flavored rice, is best paired with a robust red wine and a glass of water with a touch of lemon. A famous Greek salad will never taste as Greek as it will here, with firm black Kalamata olives bursting with flavor and briny Greek feta cheese crumbling on to slices of tomatoes that have ripened in the birthplace of the Sun god.
A catch of the day so fresh the fish still carry a hint of seawater on their scales are grilled and drizzled with olive oil, awakening your senses to the potential of fresh ingredients. Moussaka, an eggplant stuffed with ground beef and then roasted and served with tzatziki, a yogurt-garlic-cucumber sauce, fills you with the glow of home-cooked goodness. After dinner, bask in that glow with a cup of strong coffee and a bit of melt in your mouth baklava, layers of whisper thin phyllo pastry filled with pistachios and drenched in honey.
Bustling and friendly, the staff at Niko's Taverna will do their best to personalize their service and ensure your comfort. Whatever your reason for coming to Mykonos, a visit to Niko's will be a highlight of your takeaway experience.