Category: Gastronomy

Dining at Astir Odysseus Resort & Spa: A Delicious Experience for Every Palate

Dining at Astir Odysseus Resort & Spa: A Delicious Experience for Every Palate

When you stay at Astir Odysseus Resort & Spa, you will have a memorable dining experience every day. A rich buffet in the main restaurant offers you all-you-can-eat local and international dishes: choose what you love, try something new, and make your lunch and dinner menu every day. Alternatively, you can opt for an à […]

Holiday on Kos Island: Traditional Beachfront Tavernas

Holiday on Kos Island: Traditional Beachfront Tavernas

The traditional beachfront tavernas on Kos Island will give you the authentic Greek experience you expect. Fresh, organic ingredients are transformed into delicious dishes by native chefs with a deep respect for their heritage. Friendly Greek hospitality and seascapes that will embed into your memory forever are other things that will make dining in a […]

DIY: Home-made “kanelada”, Kos’ most aromatic refreshment

DIY: Home-made “kanelada”, Kos’ most aromatic refreshment

Trying the local gastronomy is an integral part of travelling. Taste is what completes your multisensory journey to each and every place you visit, and the taste of Kos lies in its local specialties and traditional recipes: tomato spoon sweet, local honey, krasotyri (wine-cheese), soumada and kanelada! Kanelada is a local refreshment made from “kanela”(cinnamon). […]

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 […]