Throughout its long history, Rhodes has always managed to blend tradition and cosmopolitan influences and treat its guests to a rich gastronomic experience.
Whether you visited Rhodes in antiquity, the Middle Ages or today, you’d be in for a culinary treat. This, after all, is an island that has always managed to combine its mild Mediterranean climate and geography (with influences from Asia, Africa and Europe) to its advantage.
From the delicate flavours of fresh fish and seafood to robust meat dishes (enhanced by the used of cumin, a spice used sparingly elsewhere in Greece) and outstanding fruit, vegetables and dairy products, the experience will remain with you every bit as much as the beaches or exploring Rhodes’ atmospheric Old Town.
Cheeses, olive oil, vegetables, wild greens, berries, pulses, dried fruit, bulgur wheat (a staple of many Rhodian dishes) and a range of freshly-made pastas … all ingredients that aren’t just incredible in flavour but in variety too. Just as the pastries and sweets are brought to life with a drizzle of aromatic honey and sprinkling of chopped nuts. Rhodes is an island where high-end cuisine sits comfortably alongside traditional tavernas, in the same way that its modern wineries have built on a viticulture legacy that can be traced to antiquity – with leading European varieties being grown alongside high-quality local grapes and no fewer than four Protected Designation of Origin wines.