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Santorini, Mykonos, Athens. Any updated recs?

il Trifulau Apr 10, 2008 06:50 PM

Wife and I will be in those three places, in that order for 3 nights, 3 nights and two nights in the first half of May.

Any must-haves?

Could really use some help.

Thanks in advance.

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    greenpond RE: il Trifulau Apr 11, 2008 06:19 PM

    Same! Honeymoon in early June--Santorini, Athens, Crete. Help please...

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      jmp29 RE: il Trifulau Apr 16, 2008 01:01 PM

      I was just in Santorini a week ago, and although it wasn't an ideal time for the beach, the food was very good. I'd strongly reccomend Naoussa (Erythrou Stavrou) in Fira. Excellent Greek classics: the vine leaves, tarama (roe dip), and meatballs were particularly good.

      In Athens, Logia tis Ploris is a must. I wrote a more detailed description in a post several minutes ago, but suffice it to say, it is not only the best, but the cheapest seafood you'll find in Athens. There is an incredibly delicious and well-priced pastry shop at the end of Athinas Street, where it meets Omonia Square. I don't remember the name, but the smell will definitely direct you to this establishment. Also, definitely check out the meat market on Athinas Street. Hope that helps!

      1. digga RE: il Trifulau Apr 17, 2008 06:20 AM

        We are on Mykonos this very moment, having visited Santorini, Paros, Syros, Ios, and Athens in the last several days. The dollar is really weak so we are eating a lot of gyros, which is fine by us. We had a nice meal last night at Appoloosa on Mykonos (we splurged for my birthday). They serve Mexican-influenced "global" cuisine in a festive, youthful atmosphere. For an app of nachos, two mains, and a liter of house white, we spent about 45e with tip. We were told to avoid the waterside places besides Raya which is more lounge-y and small bites than proper restaurant. Catrina looks lovely, but is rather pricey (30e-50e per person). Santorini was quite expensive for food (you will pay for the view) but we found that spending our money in Oia (versus Fira) was an overall better experience. We ate a couple of meals of small bites at Edwin Polski in Oia, a Polish-run place off the beaten track. No view to speak of, but cold beer on draft and friendly service. We are looking forward to trying a friend of mine's uncles' place in Athens, called Mono. I don't know anything about it, though. No matter where you go, you will be eating a lot of cheese, oil, rich and creamy yogurt, and more cheese (tough to travel in Greece if you are vegan). Enjoy your trip - the islands are very sleepy this time of the year. By the time you come, they will be going into high gear.

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          peter2 RE: il Trifulau Apr 17, 2008 06:50 PM

          Do you want high end cuisine in Athens?

          1. il Trifulau RE: il Trifulau Apr 24, 2008 04:33 AM

            Thanks, all. We're hoping the weather will be warm enough to eat at outdoor tables and get some beach and pool time. I guess we'll see when what happens.
            Do most restaurants have outdoor tables?

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              digga RE: il Trifulau Apr 27, 2008 05:25 AM

              EVERY place has outdoor tables and even during our trip (warm days, chilly evenings), people sat outdoors. Better for people-watching - it's the Greek way!

            2. il Trifulau RE: il Trifulau May 28, 2008 06:38 AM

              If I may update my own post:
              I just got back.
              In Santorini I liked Petros in Oia and drinks at the tiny bar Meteor.
              In Mykonos I loved N'ammos and Chez Katrin.

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