September 16, 2004
Never mind. The Verandah Club has plenty of atmosphere that does date way back — all the way to the late 18th century in fact. It’s an ancient wooden building comprised of a number of connecting, high-ceilinged rooms that each have their own individual décor. After a roam around the twisting backstreets of this Mykonos town, this is a nice point to pause for a drink and a snack. You can sit inside amid walls filled with artwork that reflects the island’s and the Cycladics’ colorful history, or have your drink outside at one of the small tables that are squeezed onto the narrow slate verandah. At high tide, the waves can seem to be licking very close to the building’s edges, but this is the charm of the Little Venice waterfront. The food is indifferent to very competent popular Greek dishes, the drinks are fine, but the ambiance is consistently superb. Try it if you’re nearby.
From journal Mykonos, from natural to effervescent