A popular image that comes to mind when one imagines the Greeks Isles is one of white- washed houses with bright sea-blue shutters, white sand beaches peppered with tiny fishing boats and caressed by the waves of the turquoise waters that envelope them. In the case of the Greek island of Mykonos, this estimation is spot on. The meandering pathways of the old town called the Hora lead you from one picturesque setting to the next; but even here where such beauty is commonplace the ambience of the Sea Satin Market will leave you breathless.
Just next to Little Venice, tucked between the crashing waves of the Mediterranean Sea below and the entrancing windmills on the hills above you will find the enticing aromas of this epicurean Eden. During high season be sure to arrive early to secure a table on the gravelly terrace perfectly situated to take in the ethereal sunset. On-season or off, in the rare occasion of a summer shower there are tables shielded by flowing canapés or in the bungalow-style main building.
Fish, the specialty of the house, is plucked fresh from the Aegean every morning and displayed on a bed of ice for your choosing. Depending on the size of your selection one fish can be enough for two or more to share. If you’re watching your budget (fish can be pricey in Greece) but still want to experience the heavenly setting and ambrosial delights of this gastronomic wonderland, you can easily make a meal of their savory mezedakias (tapas style appetizers) and delicious house wine.
On occasion, after dinner winds down later in the evening, the staff has been known to crank up the music, clear a space and turn this delicious eatery into an open-air dance party.
Sea Satin Market
Open for dinner between 6:30pm and 12:30 AM.