Tanja Roos

  • Visionary
  • CEO
  • Nectar

Tanja is the founder and CEO of NECTAR & PULSE. She’s a curious, dedicated visionary, always asking questions, seeking out new opportunities, and aiming to improve the status quo. Half Austrian, half Swedish, Tanja has always felt the pull of different cultures and loves to travel to find new hidden sweet Nectar spots to share on this site. Together with her husband Chris and their two sons, Tanja sets out to discover the world, both near their current home in Berlin and far away. She loves (in the following order): her family and friends, her business, contrasts, culture, fashion, philosophy, good food, and everything else that makes life beautiful. She’s the one who gets called for the real, real insider tips, always in the know what’s hot tomorrow (or years ahead).

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Perfect 24 hours Kos

Blue skies. Sun is shining. I gently wake up at recently opened beautiful Casa Cook which lies right by the beach of Marmari, North/West of the island Kos. Read more about this beautiful hotel here. What could be a better start into a Greek day full of adventure ahead, than a refreshing morning swim in the private pool right in front my suite together with an espresso ? Being fully awake with this kick start I head to the Beach Club to have some very tasty breakfast with many local seasonal products, grown just minutes away. Being here I want to explore as much as possible and start with horse riding at the beach! A long dream come true. I get picked up at the hotel by the father of daughter Erika who runs Erikas Horse Farm. It’s a 10 minutes drive from the hotel and on the way the charming original Greek tells me some of his life wisdoms which I love! The farm is beautifully made with some other animals, very nice staff and looked after horses. I enjoy the one hour tour on the beach and even manage to get into the water with the horse. (You have to know, I am a complete beginner :). After that it’s time for a speed boat tour with some other guests and hotel owner Gabriel Karathomas. He’s born on Kos and recommends some of the best spots around. We head to one of the neighbour islands Leros. It’s a beautiful old fisher island and according to Gabriel ‘as Greeks as it gets.’ We go and buy some traditional Greek sweet at Sweet Leros and enjoy some café frappé at El Greco. Other beautiful islands close are Asproníssi and Lypsee. The White Islands is the place where we go snorkeling. It’s so picturesque and the water is turquoise and crystal clear. Hungry from swimming we continue to have lunch at Di Laila on Lipsi Island. A small tavern which became a family affair after the first hippies arrived at the island in the 70ties: “My Mom cooked, my dad did the heavy jobs and I and my sister worked in the service.” says passionate owner Christodoulos Gambieris. A colorful tasty place you have to go!
Seeing all surfers on the beach of Casa Cook Hotel I want to go surfing myself. It’s a while ago but with the great surf teachers from Fun2Fun Windsurf, Kite&Catesailing Center I’m pretty fast back on the board. Soooo much fun. Try yourself! After that I have a SPA appointment back at the hotel – a heavenly Ayurvedic massage. I also highly recommend their SPA workshops where you can make your own oil and herb infused honey. Later i
n the evening we head to the nearby old mountain village Zia to enjoy the view – you feel it’s a place full of history and the views are just breathtaking. Taverna Zia is a nice place to go. Another great restaurant is Lofaki. Enjoy offbeat Kos!


Casa Cook KosCasa Cook Kos, Kos, Marmari, 853 00, Griechenland

A hotel dream come true: right by the beach, hide-away feeling, beautiful design, laid-back luxury.
Erikas Horse FarmErikas Horse Farm, Μαρμάρι, Ελλάδα

Enjoy a guided sunset horse riding session on the beach. An experience you will never forget.
LerosLeros, Kalimnos, Greece

A beautiful very original island next to Kos: As Greek as it gets!
Sweet LerosSweet Leros ~ Γλυκειά Λέρος, Ελλάδα

An authentic bakery where you can get tradtional Greek sweets and see how the traditional houses look like.
El GrecoPanteli Beach Hotel, Leros, Greece

Enjoy a Greek café frappé right by the beach together with some sweets from Sweet Leros.
White IslandsLipsi Island, Dodekanes, Greece

Near Lipsi island you find the White Islands. Beautiful for snorkeling and swimming with turquoise water.
Di LailaKatsadia Bay, Lipsi Island, Dodekanes, Greece

A family run restaurant with great Hippie vibe and authentic Greek food.
Fun2Fun Windsurf, Kite&Catesailing CenterMarmari Beach, Marmari, 853 00, Greece

A very friendly surfschool for some fun in the water run by a Swiss couple Dominique & Nadine.
Mountain village ZiaZia, Kos, Greece

From this little mountain you get the perfect view over Kos especially for sunsets.
Taverna Zia No StressTaverna Zia (No stress), Κως, Ελλάδα

Romantic ambience great food.
LofakiAgios Nektarios, Kos - Ciudad 853 00, Griechenland

Very delicious food topped with a stunning view.
Totally relaxed and fullfilled in Greece.
As Greek as it gets: Leros
Ready for snorkeling at White Islands.
Living the Greek dream.
Hippie vibe at Da Laila.
  • Saying hi to old fishing village Leros.
  • Sweet Leros – the place where you get your authentic Greek sweets.
  • A perfect day: speedboating to hidden islands.
  • A family run charming restaurant: Di Laila.
  • On island Lipsi.
  • Paréa! With some beautiful souls and owner of Casa Cook Hotel: Gabriel Karathomas
  • Gia Mas
  • This color!
  • Kitesurfing at Marmara beach.
  • Fun2Fun surf school.
  • Hello cutie. Ready for some horse riding at the beach.
  • And in the ocean!
  • Casa Cook Kos: a new hotel directly on the beach for the independent traveller.

My thoughts about Kos

What do you love about your destination?

I have always been in love with Greece. The white washed houses, the pretty islands, blue ocean and laid-back people. It was my first time at Kos and I wasn’t disappointed.

What‘s a "must do" in your destination?

Do everything from my guide and you will have a great time! Plus: sleep at Casa Cook Kos.

A boutique beach resort which ticks all the boxes! Highly recommended. :)
Time to discover some hidden gems.
Totally blown away by the beauty of authentic island Leros.
Getting to know some locals and seeing how they live and work: Sweet Leros.
This is Bella!
Making some lasting memories.
And friends at Surfschool Fun2Fun.
Yay! Back on the board.
Enjoying the view from above.
Great place. Great people.
Enjoying the last sunset at Casa Cook Hotel Kos.
And buying some beautiful items at their store.
So thankful for being alife and experiencing amazing places like this. Thank you Kos!

Take a vacation into My life

What’s your background?

I'm half Austrian, half Swedish and grew up in a little Austrian village near Salzburg. I studied Design- and Productmanagement and have lived in Salzburg, London, Stockholm, Hamburg, New York and Munich. Now I live with my huslband and our 2 sons Jonathan & Victor in Berlin. I founded NECTAR & PULSE in 2010 which I know run together with Chris. We combine everything with it we are passionate about: inspiring people, travel, transformation, fashion, music, hotels with soul, and wonderful places made with love. From luxury trips to getting up close and personal with nature, we love it all. Come along and follow us! ☺ We love to show you the world from our perspective.

What is the best moment of the day?

Hm...I'm not a morning person so I love when I can sleep in and the moment my man and kids come into the room to wake me up with a strong cup of coffee and 3 bright smiles.

What inspires you?

Life & Death. Love & Light. People and Places. Beauty and Craziness.

How would a good friend describe you?

She loves with all her heart. Wants to explore everything. Go everywhere. She's is extremly hungry for life.

Your lifestyle in 5 words?

Love, Family, Business, Travel, Transformation.

Person you’d like to sit next to in an airplane?

Iris Apfel.

What are your favourite destinations around the globe?

The one where I am currently in.

Your life philosophy?

Stay curious. What do you have to loose? Risk everything. Win everything.
Taste the Nectar. Feel the Pulse. Love you life. Or change it.

Suitcase, Backpack or Weekender?

All three. Tanja > suitcase, Chris > weekender, Boys > backpacks.

Travelling is…

my job, my life, my inspiration, my passion.

Life is…

a successful and fullfilled journey.


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