Wine from the vineyards of Kos
Documents from the Sumerian civilization and papyruses from Ancient Egypt dating from 2200 BC mention recipes for remedies whose base ingredient was wine, making it the first recorded medicine produced by man. When the Ancient Greeks approached medicine from a scientific perspective, wine maintained this eminent role.
Hippocrates considered it part of a healthy diet, an aid to healing wounds, an ideal ingredient to mix with other medicines so that they could be more easily administered to patients, and recommended its use as a treatment for a variety of ailments.
On Kos, homeland of the father of medicine, wine continues to hold a prominent position as far as quality of the wine produced is concerned, with the development of vineyards and three state-of-the-art wineries producing their own local wines placing it firmly on the map of Greek oenotourism (wine tourism).