Paros: low-key taverna dining by the sea at Mouragio

Alyki has been this traditional seaside settlement on the south of the island with a slow vibe and only a handful of tourists making it there, mostly to a couple of nice beaches in the area. Over the years, Mouragio has been the centrepiece of gastronomy with a traditional taverna setting right by the water and some delicious meze to go with it.

Naxos: local steakhouse and butcher shop at Stou Vasilarakiou

Long after I first visited Naxos, I discovered a series of mountainous settlements beyond the typical must-see spots of Apiranthos, Halki and Filoti. In Kinidaros, a tiny village in the north of Naxos you will find a typical meat taverna that also dubs as a butcher shop run by the Klouvatos family that has recently attracted more and more food connoisseurs.

Kythira: hearty modern breakfast and brunch at Fossa

Breakfast and brunch in the summer is scared, especially when you're roaming the Greek Isles trying to find some decent coffee and eggs for your morning fix. Luckily at Fossa, they literarily offer one of the best menus across the whole of Greece and not just the islands part. International by design but Greek at the core of it!

Athens: a bit of Mykonian-like glam at Krabo beach

It was high time someone made the start in the ever-continuing pursuit of the Athenian riviera's transformation into its full potential. Krabo, set in the small cove of Zoskos in Vouliagmeni, may not enjoy the best of waters and widest of sand stretches, but it certainly has the vibe of an island. Service is not that good but it may still be earl days.