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.
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.
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.