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.
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 herbs and plants native to 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 the basis of the menu.
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 ancient region of Caria in Turkey.
Long ago, Kos was famous for silk and wine, one a defunct industry, the other seeing a revival in recent years, with several wineries popping around the volcanic landscape of the island. And the island is still famous for its melons, which are still sold by the roadside in many villages, and heavily exported to neighborhood European countries.
Achilles restaurant is a remarkably welcoming place, and the main eatery at Astir Odysseus Resort & Spa. it is a refreshing space, with bright interiors, where white tablecloths set up the pristine backdrop for colorful Greek and Mediterranean dishes, which draw rich flavors from the abundance of local produce.
The olive tree is one of the most cherished symbols of Greece, the "Holy Tree," a presence all over the country's territory, the root of tradition for many of its people. Like almost every other region of Greece, Kos has…
There's a new season at Argo Waterfront Taverna, and with every new season, you can expect a new menu, but one that remains true to the Greek roots of the restaurant, albeit French and Italian influences are obvious. The new…