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Naxos: homemade jams and a hearty breakfast at Melimilon

Anastasia Hassiotis | 23 August 2017
Melimilon Naxou
3.8
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Neighbourhood:
Naxos
Specialises in:
Breakfast
Cuisine:
Greek
Price:
$$
Best time to visit:
Early morning

Ancient Greeks used to refer to marmalade as Melimilon, which is the name of this lovely restaurant serving as a call for going back to our roots. Back to when things were made in a simple way and flavors were all about the raw materials. This is what this family was seeking when they were expanding their homemade marmalade store into an all-day restaurant in Naxos.

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Located just off the main town of Naxos, Melimilon occupies a quiet garden with a narrow view to the water, serving homemade tasty breakfast bites. Everything is prepared by the owner, a traditional Naxian lady in her 50s, cooking wholeheartedly whilst humming to the tunes playing from the little portable radio just outside her kitchen window.

A few tables of the restaurant, as well as a few rooms at the small Pension Philoxenia, are her queendom and should definitely be one of your choice when you next visit this island. A wide range menu catering to traditional egg dishes, as well as some more loaded ones like their specialty tiganita (fried pie) with cured meat, Naxian cheese and tomato marmalade – will come handy after a late night! Actually their marmalades are their specialty as they locally distribute their yummy treats, as well as offer it through various delis in Athens and Thessaloniki – look them up!

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