Our colleagues who operate the boutique hotel ''Su'' in Bodrum were a bit miffed when a restaurant of the same name appeared near the Bodrum cruise port terminal last year, so we engaged in a bit of an emotional boycott of the venue until our curiosity won over.
We visited the restaurant with a writer and photographer from the exclusive magazine Monocle, which is preparing an article on gulet building for an upcoming issue.
One of the outstanding dishes was the fish kokoreç roasted on a spiced spit. This dish is normally prepared with internal sheep organs, but done with a light white fish, was fantastic with overtones of cumin, red peppers and garlic. Another highlight was the stuffed börek - chimichanga burrito style - with octopus, shrimp and calamari. I also loved the cured sea bass with lemon and vinegar.
Su is not cheap - most mezes were between 15-30 TL each. Here is the website.
We receive a lot of requests for Blue Cruises to Santorini, the poster child of the Greek Islands. Unfortunately, the distances involved make the journey only suitable for 14 day cruises, and even then, delays are possible due to the strong meltemi winds.
Nisyros, on the other hand, is only about 15 miles south of Kos and easily included in a Southern Dodecanese Blue Cruise. An active volcano, the island boasts just three towns, of which Nikia is perched directly on the rim of the caldera. On the southern side of the village, there is a breath-taking view of Tilos and Symi floating silently on the deep blue sea. Walk a few steps away and you'll come to the drop-off directly into the caldera of the volcano. For more photos, check out the latest album our Facebook page.
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