Delicious tips: The Traditional Sweets of Kos Island!

Traditional Sweet of Kos

The rich culinary heritage of the Aegean isles and the colorful traditions of the Dodekanese mingle together and create delicious recipes and mouthwatering sweets and desserts. Kos has its fair share of local traditional recipes that are known all around Greece, and when you are holidaying in Kos, it is imperative that you try them out.
The most famous traditional sweet of Kos is the tomato “spoon sweet”, a syrupy preserve made with the unique pomodori tomatoes that grow on the island. When the Dodekanese was under Italian rule, the seeds for these oblong tomatoes where shipped from Italy in order to be cultivated in Kos, and here, they flourished and became a trademark of the island. These fruit are in their prime in August, and that’s the time to make the famous “tomataki” as it is known.

The tomato preserve is made by boiling these tomatoes and almonds in sugar and water with delicate scents of cloves or vanilla, and it is a well-loved treat for any house’s guest, as well as a mouth-watering dessert, served with ice-cream or over fresh yoghurt.

In the same manner, Kos is also known for the similar eggplant, pear or fig sweets, and it’s a pleasant surprise in taverns and restaurant when they bring their spoon-sweets out with yoghurt or sharp cheeses as a dessert.

Kos has some more traditional sweets to present, especially ones with thyme honey, another typical product of the island. Biscuit scones with honey called “finikia”, pan-fried crispy crepes dressed with honey and walnuts called “kserotigana” and honey dumplings can be found in almost every bakery of Kos and are not only loved desserts but also delicious snacks that keep you energized throughout the day.

Enjoy the famous traditional sweets of Kos in the menus of the Diamond Deluxe Hotel on Lambi beach, Kos, or ask the Diamond Deluxe concierge for distinguished bakeries or delis where you can try these sweet treats of Kos.
Traditional Sweet of Kos