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 […]
Fish lovers will discover a culinary paradise on Kos island. The Aegean Sea offers a great variety of fish and seafood, while the Greek cuisine includes several different fish-based recipes. Fresh fish is often on the menu of Astir Odysseus restaurants, and according to our Executive Chef, these dishes are among the most popular for […]
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, […]
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 […]
For vegan enthusiasts among you fretting over the limited vegan restaurant choices in Greece, fear not. There’s a lot more culinary joy to look forward to than Greek salad without the feta. The Kos local cuisine is surprisingly vegan-friendly. Here’s a short list of dishes to look forward to during your visit to this Dodecanese […]
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]