Melia- fine dining restaurant in Vourvourou, Halkidiki
Reading time: 5 min
You don’t have 5 min to read? Then try the fast mode, go only through bold and colored text: 4 мин.
You don’t have 4 min to read? See the short movie further below: 2:52 min.
Melia is a real trove in Vourvourou. The name means ash tree – the tree that in ancient Greek mythology has a whole group of nymphs associated with it. In this restaurant you can once again feel the typical taste of Greek cuisine, but in a more creative and subtle way.
I had marked it the last year and I was glad that I was able to visit it at last.
If someone asks me where it is worth going to a restaurant in the Vourvourou area, I have exactly two answers:
– For a typical Greek restaurant, as we know them in general, this is Aristos in Ormos Panagia
– For a fine dining experience – Melia.
Paris is no longer among my first preferences. First, because many people already go there, there are no available tables and it is difficult to make reservations. We were a company of 10. We tried to go to an early dinner at 6 pm. We waited 20 minutes for them to come and pick up our order, and when a waiter finally showed up, he said they didn’t practice splitting the bills because it wasn’t convenient for them. Paris is the only restaurant in Greece that has denied us such a thing.
…. Interior / exterior that is in tune with the beautiful nature of the second arm of Halkidiki, Sithonia and in particular that of Caridi beach in Vourvourou;
…. Remarkable plating, typical of fine dining restaurants;
…. A short menu, with everything familiar from Greek cuisine, but when you get your dish on a tray or plate, you see its perfect version. From the first page of the menu they announce that the products are organic, locally farmed or own;
…. Some of the dishes have a final preparation in front of the customer at the table. Such was the case with the shrimp, which were baked on a hot plate in front of us, then served on small slices of black bread, spread with fine tarama. I had never tasted a more amazing shrimp taste so far!
…. Good service, with the typical speed with which most restaurants on the peninsula’s sleeves are famous, but with an elegance typical only of fine dining.
…. Pleasant Greek music, but also a slow chill-out arrangement of famous songs. On Wednesdays and Fridays there is live music that is unobtrusive and calm.
Movie watching time: 2:52 min.
…. The appetizing smell of lightly fried and fine spices with seaweed on the grilled shrimp, combined with tarama;
…. The citrus aroma of oranges from desserts.
I warn you that here they do not hand out desserts in the end before the bill, as is the case with typical Greek taverns / restaurants. Here, each dessert is masterfully made and cannot be served to an entire company in quantities.
…. Fish soup with skordalia. Serve a plate with a few basic ingredients on the bottom and pour over the skordalia;
… Moussaka – the minced meat is made of lamb and veal, the cover on top is as soft as béchamel and the top layer has a light crispy crust;
…. Tarama – very fine texture, which contrasts with the chips on top, with which you scoop it and eat straight with your fingers;
…. The pasta is wonderful, the octopus accompanied by a very tasty green vinaigrette and a slightly spicy fava;
…. Some of the most remarkable things are the shrimp on a hot plate I mentioned above;
…. From the desserts you can choose to try their variation of orange pita or even more – the impressive chocolate soup with dark chocolate mousse and strawberry sorbet.
…. Melia cocktail was not balanced in taste – quite sweet, a little more was the liqueur mastiha in it, an idea more lime would be better.
Overall, everything we ordered at Melia was very tasty and up to standard. No matter how many times a person goes to this place, it will still be not enough.
How to get to Melia in Vourvourou?
Don’t worry about getting to Melia in Vourvourou. Just use the Google map here by clicking on the red pin of its location and then select directions:
A: Karidi beach Vourvourou 630 78
Opening Hours: 09:00-23:50
If you need to rent a car, you can book it here in the box of the largest booking platform further at the end of the current post.
How to book your stay in Vourvourou?
If you are already planning a trip to Vourvourou, Halkidiki in Greece, I recommend that you book your stay right here. For your convenience, I have added a booking.com box, which refers directly to their site. I guarantee you’re going to use all your genius discounts and privileges they would offer to you. Just enter the dates of your trip, then hit the Search button and voila. In addition, booking.com are doing their best to make sure that your expectations as a customer are fulfilled. I’ve described an example about the latter in my story about our stay in Shangri-La hotel in Singapore .
Where to follow the reviews and ratings blog placescases.com?
Are you looking for info about good restaurants, hotels, any nice places in Bulgaria and around the world? Then dig into the categories of placescases.com to find something just for you.
Do you ever wonder how some places differ so much from others in service, environment, as an overall experience? This means you are also interested like me in the topic of The Experience Economy by Pine and Gilmore. I constantly add to my collection reviews about those of them, which practice its principles, regardless of intentionally or accidentally. If you are curious to understand which are they, explore category The Experience Economy.