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The Ultimate Seafood Delicacies in Mykonos

Seafood delicacies and two glasses of wine with a sea view in Mykonos

If you find yourself in Greece and especially on an island in the Aegean sea such as Mykonos then it’s a must to try some of the Greek seafood delicacies in Mykonos. Being surrounded by the Aegean Sea means you have access to some of the freshest seafood available. The taste of freshly caught fish and seafood is unparalleled. Mykonos boasts an abundance of fresh seafood due to its proximity to the sea. Sampling these seafood delicacies allows you to savor the essence of the Mediterranean lifestyle and appreciate the culinary culture. Moreover, indulging in Mykonos’s seafood delicacies not only tantalize your taste buds but also provides an overall experience.The sights, sounds, and smells of a Greek island with the sound of the waves in the background, while enjoying a plate of grilled octopus or freshly caught fish is a sensory delight that enhances the enjoyment of the meal.

At Phoebus restaurant you will find some fish and seafood delicacies in Mykonos that you should try if you are visiting for your summer vacations.


Octopus has a distinct flavor and texture that sets it apart from other types of seafood delicacies. When prepared properly, it can be tender, succulent, and flavorful. Often used with simple yet flavorful ingredients such as olive oil, lemon, garlic, and herbs to complement the natural taste of the octopus. Octopus pairs well with a variety of ingredients and flavors. In gourmet cuisine, it might be served alongside complementary ingredients such as roasted vegetables, fresh herbs, citrus fruits, or savory sauces. Wine pairings, such as tasteful white wine or a glass of wine of rose, can also enhance the dining experience. One creative and delicious way to indulge a plate of seafood delicacy in Mykonos, making you savor every bite is Octopus patty with gastric fish sauce, sour cream and herbal oil.

White Fish

Several fish belong to the white meat category, such as cod, eel, flounder, sea bass, sole and bream. The meat of these fish is known for providing proteins whose nutritional value is higher than that of red meat. When serving white meat fish, it’s all about highlighting the delicate flavor and texture of the fish while complementing it with ingredients that enhance its taste and presentation. From ancient ages fish with white meat was characterized as “White gold of the seas”. Having excellent taste qualities, white fish is considered one of the basic foods of all mankind. When cooked right, it pairs well with fresh fruits and vegetables as an absolute seafood delicacy in company with a white glass of wine.


Trying a shrimp delicacy in a Greek restaurant such as Phoebus in Mykonos can be a memorable experience for several reasons. One popular preparation of a Shrimp plate is simply grilling shrimp with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and herbs like oregano or parsley. The shrimps are typically served on a platter, garnished with lemon wedges and perhaps some fresh herbs for added flavor and presentation. A selected dish of shrimps can be grilled shrimps in Pumpkin risotto’, zucchini tartare, green herbs and orange fillet. Vegetables pair excellent with shrimps, giving the dish an exquisite taste of summer! A seafood delicacy in Mykonos you should experience!

Fish Roe 

Fish roe is also known as “the gold of the lagoon”, due to its characteristic color, but mainly for its commercial value. A product of high quality and nutritional value, for discerning palates.

Among the most exquisite products can be cooked in different ways and comes from fish, specifically from the large female mullet, the baffa. It is the twin egg sac of the fish, which is carefully removed by experienced fishermen when the particular fish is in its breeding season, during late summer months. It can be served as a delicious appetizer, in a fish-roe cream with smoked oil, sesame and crusty bread! Creamy, smooth and absolutely one of the most delicious seafood delicacies you can try in Mykonos

Tuna Fish

Tuna fish is a popular choice for a fish dish and you probably have tried many times in the past. However, you most likely haven’t tasted yellowfin tuna tartare. Yellowfin tuna is a species of tuna and got their name due to its bright yellow color. The word tartare means, “chopped fine and served raw.” So the title of the dish means  yellowfin tuna chopped fine and served raw. It’s a dish you shouldn’t overlook on the menu. Light, fresh and yet impressively fancy, a yellowfin tuna tartare is an exceedingly delicious and impressive seafood delicacy in Mykonos when served with artichoke egg-lemon sauce and crispy bread.


At Phoebus restaurant we emphasize on fresh, high-quality ingredients and flavorful preparations, so you can expect any delicacy to highlight the natural taste of the seafood while incorporating complementary flavors from herbs, spices, and other ingredients. If you spend your summer vacations in Mykonos, don’t hesitate to taste some of the most delicious seafood delicacies in Mykonos at Phoebus restaurant.