Category: Gastronomy

Sweet Kos: visiting a local honey factory

Sweet Kos: visiting a local honey factory

Regardless if you have a sweet tooth or not, a visit to Melissa, a beekeeping and honey production family business at Kefalos, Kos, is an experience both educative and… sweet! The family who runs Melissa have a long tradition at bee-farming, over 100 years, passing the art of honey production from one generation to the […]

Meet the people of Astir Odysseus: Konstantinos Nikopolitis, Executive Chef

Meet the people of Astir Odysseus: Konstantinos Nikopolitis, Executive Chef

Konstantinos Nikopolitis, Astir Odysseus’ Executive Chef of explains in a few words the resort’s food philosophy and describes the complexities of his work.   What does it take to become the Executive Chef of a 5-star luxury resort like Astir Odysseus? It takes a lot of knowledge, long experience in the kitchen, great management skills, […]

Taste sensation: Try Kos’ unique tomato spoon sweet

Taste sensation: Try Kos’ unique tomato spoon sweet

The rich culinary history of Greece and the colourful traditions of the Dodecanese combine to create a unique sweet treat in Kos – made from an unlikely source – the humble tomato. Kos’ tomato spoon sweet, known as Glyko Tomataki, is a syrupy preserve made with the pomodori tomatoes that grow in abundance on the […]

5 Delicious Souvenirs from Kos to Take Home

5 Delicious Souvenirs from Kos to Take Home

In the southeastern Aegean, just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey, Kos represents a quaint haven of Greek and Mediterranean tradition, with the occasional Ottoman Muslim influences that give its lifestyle charm and flair.

Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Kos

Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Kos

Visitors to Kos often speak of the curative experience the island on returning home. Famous as the birthplace of Hippocrates, who was the father of modern medicine, the island is also well known for its thermal springs like at Agios Fokas. Unbeknownst to most travelers arriving on the island, though, are the hundreds of medicinal […]

Koan Foods You Must Try When You Visit Kos

Koan Foods You Must Try When You Visit Kos

When you visit Kos, you should try Koan foods to experience the authentic cuisine of the island. The local cuisine is primarily Greek and Mediterranean, counting on seasonal produce sourced locally. Fishing villages and seafront resorts serve fresh, catch-of-the-day fish and seafood, while, in the mountains, products derived from animal farming (goats, sheep, etc.) form […]

Kos Wines from Melantanon to Present Day

Kos Wines from Melantanon to Present Day

Kos wines were highly praised in antiquity but, with the Ottoman rule, the tradition began to fade. Today, several boutique wineries are trying to revive the winemaking tradition of the island.

Five Foods You Simply Must Try on Kos Island

Five Foods You Simply Must Try on Kos Island

Kos is a charming Greek island, one of the largest of the Dodecanese, surpassed in size only by Rhodes and Karpathos. As you’d expect from such a destination, the cuisine characteristic to the island is Greek Mediterranean, but the Turkish influence is strong too – due to the island’s proximity to the coast of the […]