About Melissa Grande Bee


The Restaurant

Melissa Restaurant first opened in Stoupa in the 1980's and for many years was popular with locals and tourists. It closed in 2010 and then reopened in 2014 for a single season under different management.

In January 2015 it was opened again under the management of Billy (Vasilis).  Over the following couple of years, the  taverna was greatly improved both inside and outside.  Now it provides not just cool, shaded, outdoor seating but also cosy, wood-fire heated, indoor seating for the winter months.


Our Mission Statement

To promptly serve our customers with warmth, graciousness, efficiency, knowledge and professionalism, the best locally available food cooked perfectly and to have them leave satisfied and impressed.



Melissa Grande Bee on the Stoupa Boulevard 2021


The People


I worked for many years as a butcher in a local supermarket gaining experience of meats and different cuts. I enjoyed not only the job but the fact that I was able to meet so many nice people on a daily basis, locals and tourists alike. Many of these people became friends over the years and are now I am happy to say customers of ours at Melissa!

I went to Germany in those early years and enrolled for a course in butchery. This was a good opportunity for me to widen my knowledge and techniques in accordance with the standards of other European countries.

thumb Billy (Vasilis)
Owner and Grill Chef, Melissa Grande Bee