Friday, June 25, 2010

Europe 2010: Mykonos

Posted by Katie

Aside from Barcelona, Mykonos was by far my favorite place we visited. I mean, how could you not love a place as beautiful as Mykonos?


And, as if the scenery weren't amazing enough, the food was soooo good.

Nick and I had our first of two lunches (that's right, two) at a small kebab place located somewhere within Mykono's winding streets.

I wanted a lamb gyro, but unfortunately the lamb had not arrived yet that day, so we had to wait. At least we had this little beggar for company:

Even better, when the lamb finally did arrive, it arrived in this:

And it was definitely worth the wait. So tender and perfectly flavored. And the pita it was wrapped in was soft and deliciously doughy, a perfect complement to the lamb, tomatoes, lettuce, french fries and tzatziki sauce (yogurt with cucumber, dill and garlic) that it held.

For our second lunch, we ate at a cafe by the harbor. This was the view from our table:

After perusing the menu, I decided to try the moussaka, which I had never tried before. Well, found my new favorite Greek dish. 

It reminded me of lasagna, but with potatoes and eggplant instead of lasagna noodles and creamy b├ęchamel sauce on top instead of mozzarella. Even though I had already eaten that first lunch, I didn't have any problems finishing my second one.

Nick decided to try the "Greek Plate 1" which had pieces of pita, tzatziki sauce, moussaka, stuffed grape leaves, a meatball, and french fries. All very tasty too.

Needless to say, we left Mykonos fat and happy. And the island is definitely on my list of places that I'd like to return to.

Also, here's a picture of the giant pelican that hangs out around Mykonos and serves as its unofficial mascot. His name is Petros.

Coming up next: More about The Ruby Princess