"Thrashing octopus for your dinner" Mykonos Things to Do Tip by aukahkay

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  Beating octopus at the port
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If you have wondered why the grilled octopus on your menu is so expensive, you should see what the fishermen do to the octopus after they have been caught by hand in the waters off Delos island. The octopus is placed on the concrete at the port and repeatedly beaten with a wooden stick or thrown onto the ground. Why are they doing it? After all, the octopus is already dead. It is to make the octopus tentacles softer so that you will find it easier to chew on.

Address: At the mooring site of fishing boats in town
Directions: Walk towards the Delos excursion ticket booth. You will see a long white marble table where fresh catch of the day are displayed for sale. The octopus fishermen usually bring in their catch around 3 pm.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 1, 2007
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