Category: Gastronomy

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 […]

Kos Watermelons and the Melon Island

Kos Watermelons and the Melon Island

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 […]

Olive Oils of Kos: Excellent Quality

Olive Oils of Kos: Excellent Quality

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 its own pure, virgin olive oils, and while not famous as the Cretan oils, these […]