Kos presents a rich culinary tradition, offering a wide variety of local produce and products. Being one of Greece’s most fertile lands thanks tο its rich volcanic soil and water abundance, the island of Kos boasts a varied landscape with a rich and diverse flora life. The island’s local gastronomy includes traditional recipes and is largely based on the Mediterranean diet, making use of the fresh local produce and raw material. The mouth-watering earthly delights of Kos are widely offered in the island's numerous restaurants.
Grape and olive harvesting is some of the oldest and most beloved traditions in the Greek countryside and the same applies to Kos. Visitors are able to enjoy unique wine tasting experiences, tour the scenic vineyards and walk the rows of the season's harvests, or sample some of the Aegean's finest honey at family-run beekeeping units. Depending on the time of the year, they may even be invited to pluck a few grapes and sample them straight from the vine!
Visitors can search for traditional products and produce in the island’s local market and stores, enjoy them firsthand in the visitable production sites or ask to taste them in the numerous restaurants, taverns or traditional cafes, often blended with innovative flavors of modern Greek cuisine. Whether you are looking for fine dining establishments, laid-back eateries, street food options, typical Greek tavernas, seafood and sushi spots, casual restaurants, Italian restaurants or Chinese flavours, Kos has it all. Set sail for an unforgettable journey that delves into the island’s most cherished culinary treasures!
Fruits & vegetables of Kos
Mingle with the locals to get a real taste of the island's flavours and aromas. Local melons and watermelons have been long-famous, so don't be surprised to stumble upon producers who sell them outdoors, literally on the roadside!