The best bars in favorite Greek islands

Open your map and choose a summer destination. The Greek islands offer a vast field of action for mixologists, and there are plenty of options for fine drinking. From Mykonos to Santorini to Crete - that steals the show this year - there is a happy hunting ground. Get on board! Let’ start with the traditional values called Mykonos and Santorini. On the island of the winds, in the bar of the “Ling Ling by Hakkasan” restaurant, Michalis Alexandrakis (“Kyrios,” “Kitty Cat”) breaks fresh ground with finesse. In the “Sunken Watermelon,” the bar of “Belvedere” Hotel, Dionysia Sakellariou (“Ipitou the Bar”) cooperates with Christos Housseas of “42” to offer premium drinks for bold palates. In Oia, Santorini, the bar-restaurant “Flora” stands out for both the stunning views and the “tweaked” versions of classic cocktails. Crete and the area of Heraklion, in particular, see a lot of action. Thomaida Moisidou, one of the most promising women bartenders, left Thessaloniki (“Hostel 9”) for a while, to take over the reins at the “Isla Party Restaurant” in Gouves. The seaside bar “Beachcomber” in the area of Stalida serves cocktails that show great talent and technique. In the city of Heraklion now, “Halavro” is one of the best options, as it emphasizes local products. Also, the beautiful, “speakeasy” bar called “Easy drink” stands out for his up-to-date wine cellar, while the American-style “Bitters Bar” proposes variations of classic cocktails to the sounds of jazz music. In Tinos, the “Argonaut” bar is friendly and offers refreshing, summery cocktails. In Sifnos, the “Madalou” raises the bar of fine drinking, while in the Chora of Amorgos, the “Tzitziki” makes waves for yet another year with its inventiveness.