Flying Fish and Beef Stifado. Kokari, Samos


Unlike some Greek islands, Samos is not covered in photogenic white-washed, blue roofed villages and despite the number of Greek philosophers and deities that originate from here antiquities and ruins are few and far between.  What Samos does have is character, swathes of  green, remote beaches, plenty of wild life and abandoned topaz coloured stone buildings.  However,  there are some villages on the island that conform to the traditional stereotype of what the world thinks Greek Islands should look like and the village of Kokari is one such place.

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I always try to take our visitors to Kokari at least once during their visit where the village is set around a harbour and beach area.  The food is always good and there are 3 stunning coves close by that one can  walk to for a swim before heading home.

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Sitting down at ‘La Casa’ restaurant by the harbour, where silver fish jump out of the still clear water, we ordered Beef Stifado, greek salad, aubergine salad, potatis, beans in tomato sauce  and a couple of dips.      Heaven.


39 thoughts on “Flying Fish and Beef Stifado. Kokari, Samos

  1. I have been to many places in the USA, can’t think of any place that quite holds a candle to what you are showing us in these beautiful photos. That is a place that I could spent a great deal of time.

  2. Ooooh. I dream of the day when I get to visit the Greek Islands, and your post just whet my appetite! I can’t wait to see this in person, but in the meantime, thank you for the photo inspirations 🙂

    (My travel tales & tips can be found at

  3. Reblogged this on The Crayon Files and commented:
    It’s winter in Melbourne at the moment, and although we’ve been told it’s the warmest July on record, it still feels cold to me! So for a bit of escapism, I couldn’t resist reblogging these amazing photos of Samos in Greece, on one of my favourite blogs, A Word in Your Ear.

  4. Sold! Those blue shutters, the flowers planted in any old container, the peeling paint, the bougainvillea and that taverna with the blue chairs and view of the sea and the FOOD! Just look at that Greek salad! Are there any houses for sale on Samos? Because I am thinking of moving…
    Jude xx

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