Wednesday, March 7, 2012

#2: Greek Islands Magic...Naxos

Our hotel room view in Mikri Vigla, Naxos [image by Zahara Dessert]
 #2 on my Life List is 'Explore more Greek Islands. Go back to Santorini and see the sun set again. Go back to Naxos and have lunch and dinner at Kontos, Mikri Vigla (many times)'.

The island of Naxos was an unexpected gem.

We stayed in a little resort in Mikri Vigla that was cheap and cheerful and had a chic 80's charm about it. And for 70 Euros a night it was amazing value for what we got.

While we relaxed on the island, the most important decisions we needed to make were:
1) when should we go down for breakfast
2) do we go to the beach or pool first
3) what should we eat when we go to Kontos for lunch and dinner

Tough decisions!

Beach at Mikri Vigla, Naxos, Greece [image by Zahara Dessert]

Our hotel at Mikri Vigla, Naxos [image by Zahara Dessert]
The most amazing find on the island was Kontos. Kontos is a local restaurant that was a few steps from the beach and our hotel.

Kontos specialises in traditional food of the Mikri Vigla area and is one of the only certified with the “genuine traditional and quality Greek cuisine” award.

The food was the most fantastic food we ate on our whole trip and I think I can say, the best Greek food we have ever had.

Lunch at Kontos, Mikri Vigla, Naxos [image by Zahara Dessert]
We always had to have the Tzatziki and Greek Salad. The Feta was so fresh it was like eating pure cream, with a hint of salt.

The famous Moussaka at Kontos, Mikri Vigla, Naxos  [image by Zahara Dessert]
Husband had the Moussaka nearly every day, he loved it so much.

I have been trying to replicate this Moussaka ever since we got back to Australia. I even emailed the owner of Kontos for the recipe, which he kindly gave to me. I have gotten very close, but have not been able to replicate it perfectly just yet.

It is on the Life List because I need to go back to Kontos and have a master class with the chef, so she can show me how it is done. I am determined to get it perfect!
Kontos, Mikri Vigla, Naxos  [image by Zahara Dessert]

Me with my beach hair at Mikri Vigla, Naxos  [image by Zahara Dessert]

The sunset at our dinner table at Kontos, Mikri Vigla, Naxos [image by Zahara Dessert]

The beach at Mikri Vigla, Naxos  [image by Zahara Dessert]

Mikri Vigla is famous for its wind surfing. We loved watching people sail by while we sun baked.

Naxos  [image by Zahara Dessert]
Naxos also had some amazing ruins.

The beach at Mikri Vigla, Naxos  [image by Zahara Dessert]
We are so looking forward to returning to Naxos and eating at Kontos everyday again.
We are also excited about exploring new Islands that we will discover on our adventures.

I can't wait to write about some gems that we discover while in Greece.

Not sure when we are going to go, but hopefully it is very soon!

I'll explain Santorini in a few posts time.


  1. I'm so jealous right now! the place looks absolutely amazing :)

  2. Oh my goodness I love Greece so much so it's great to see these. I am hoping to visit Santorini soon so I look forward to that post a lot! :)


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