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Best for my family
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We will leave this island in 2 days and I must say it gave us more than we expected! My husband and I and our 2 boys agreed to come back later this summer. It was not enough. The beaches, warm evenings, amazing food and nice places to visit.

The most I am happy for my kids, they will not remember only the hotel's pool this time. Accidentaly we found an amazing souvenir for them, an illustrated story about Kos Island, literature + real places and facts, wow. I never saw such a personalised souvenir. Defintely the one who wrote it loves this place.

Go in the icecream corner, I dont know its name but they have the best ice cream in the Town, it has many 3D figurines outside. I saw the souvenir book also inside the Agora building-facing the museum. At one of the cashiers. A must have!

Enjoy your holidays everyone!



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Nice holiday experience
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It was three years ago, late July, when we visited Kos. I clearly remember that day was so hot, we were so tired from the trip, we could barely move. We stayed in Kos Town, a nice apartment in the new town, close to the port. In the beaches and the clubs of Kos, we met some really nice people. In the taverns, we ate the best food. We mostly used the bus, but we also rented a car for two days to go where no bus goes. If you rent in advance and not in the agency, you will find better prices. Roads were good but narrow, as you go to the centre of the island you get beautiful views to the sea.

From most places in Kos I truly loved Zia. This is a small mountainous village with breathtaking view to the sea. I definitely recommend eating at Oromedon in Zia, a traditional tavern with wonderful setting and gorgeous sunset view. The beaches were great, I mostly enjoyed Kefalos and Paradise. Both have very clean water. Kardamena was also a nice place, but mostly for the nights. The beach was very busy. In general, Kos was lovely, much better than I thought. At the town center, you will find plenty of local shops and bars.



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With plenty of attractions
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We stayed in Lambi for more than a week. I was so happy that we visited this place, it was absolutely fantastic, quiet and relaxed. We found the most beautiful beaches including Kefalos, the water was just amazing, very cold and crystalline, you could see the seabed very clearly. It is not so far away from Lambi, we drove about 20 minutes but I really enjoyed this place it was serene with a few loungers and wild rock formations on either sides. There is a nice cafe as well. The main beach of Lambi was crowded with pebbles all the staff in the cafe just opposite the beach.

There are many things to do in Kos. The town is worth many visits, a walk to the ancient agora, the castle ruins and the tree of Hippocrates. The funny thing was that the day we visited the castle, it was very, very hot and I could barely walk but it was a great experience, indeed. You will also see plenty of Roman sites and some beautiful taverns to eat. We also made a trip to Bodrum, boats depart daily from Town and in about 45 minutes you are in Turkey. We did some great shopping and the food was tasty.


lidia
lidia wrote on Nov 25, 2011

I loved Kos,beautiful beaches and great restaurants.


steve1954

Apartment in Kos Town
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We stayed at the Ambavris appartments last may 2010 just outside kos town our 3rd time there ! George and the family are really brilliant hosts! The small complex is basic but very clean, nice bar and pool and set in lovely countryside. The family do a Greek night every week really good food and the whole family entertain you with Greek dancing! Pool bar is open till the last man standing! So great to come back after a meal out in Kos Town and relax with a night cap or 2 ! we're going back on may 18th 2011 can't wait ! would recomend the ambavris appartments to familys with or without children, allways a welcome whoever you are !



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Super destination for families
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Last summer had the pleasure to visit Kos, one of the most favorite destinations in Greece. The island was so crowded in the middle of August, that we were lucky to find a taxi to get us to the hotel. We stayed in Mastihari, a lovely beach where the atmosphere is more calm and relaxing. We loved it. While our stroll around the beach, we would pass small shops and had delicious meals. We also rented a car for three days and toured the island. The most favorite beach we visited was Lambi. The cold water was very refreshing but still cold!!! Another popular beach of Kos is Paradise, full of deckchairs, many water sports and the right place for families with children. Kefalos beach and Thermes were nice and easy to reach. Kos has plenty of ancient monuments to see, especially in Kos Town. If you go by car in the town, have patience with parking seats and be prepared to squize the car wherever you can.



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Wonderful diverse landscape
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I found Kos to be a fascinating town of archeological sites, a bustling harbor, minarets, a knight's castle, and a diverse landscape of fine beaches, coastal plains and majestic mountains. Although a bit touristy, the place was well worth a visit and particularly so if you can travel to the interior, which is yet to catch up with mass tourism. We didn't visit the town beaches. Personally, I am not too fond of "beach chairs and umbrellas". I prefer the remote beaches even if the facilities are a bit primitive. I poured over tourist guides and picked out a few beaches that are way off the tourist radar.

After a few days of touring the calm beaches, we travelled to the Dikeos mountain range on the southeast coast of Kos. The area is covered in pine trees and the villages there are far removed from the effects of package tourism. We could see that the people there still retained their traditional ways of life and agriculture was their main activity. We visited the ruins of the medieval village of Pyli near the village of Asfendiou. The picturesque villages were dotted with whitewashed houses and gardens and historical churches. We ate spit-roasted goat, a traditional Sunday dish in one of the tavernas there. It was amazing, especially with the locally produced Raki. The Greek mezedes served up at Kos taverns were good, too. We also picked up some thyme honey, spices, wine and olive oil from a small shop in the village. Turned out to be the purest and best stuff I have ever had. If you have the time (unfortunately we didn't), you must take a trip to Bodrum in Turkey on the hydrofoil.



sbisa

A place to live
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I've been several time in Kos. First one was in 2003: I went there with my mother who had lived in Kos until 1950 with her family then moved to Italy and never went back to her roots. It was a great emotion for all of us because she visited again her house, met family friends and thing like those. My grandad had the main farm of the island and so quite all Kos families had at least on relative who had worked for him. And everybody remebered him with love and gratitude even if he was italian and not Greek. He saved a lot of people from the Nazi madness.
Last summer we decided to buy a small house in Kos town, in the Agios Nektarios area and I hope to spend there the rest of my life as I'll finish with my job. And maybe to buy there a bar or a small restaurant, who knows. But I can say that, from the first time I visited the island, it entered in my soul.


cristibolo
cristibolo wrote on Apr 08, 2010

A very nice review telling a story I enjoied very much. Good idea to live there where your family has its roots...


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Avoid all included packages
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Seaside villages, amazing beaches, huge castle in the port and picturesque landscapes. These were my impressions from this big island of the Dodecanese. Kos Town is very beautiful but it is always busy, so we prefered the calm resorts on the south. Mastihari was our base and from there we made excursions all over Kos.

The temple of Asklepios was surely the most impressive site and as a doctor I felt happy to be there and honor the "father of medicine". The atmopshere was very relaxing in Kos, even in mid-summer. There were surely packed places but there were also many calm places to go. We found them as driving around and these were the most special monents of our trip.

People are nice in Kos, but not as friendly as in other islands (like Naxos or Milos). Probably the big tourism has affected and made them more stressful. Do not go for all included packages. Prefer the small taverns and the beaches. Hotels are good for the night, in the day get around and see the island.



themi

Make your holidays special
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A long 10-hour trip will get you to Kos. The trip is nice but after the first 4-5 hours, it was getting tiring. We didn't have a cabin and as it was night, we couldn't even see the islands passing by. I advice you to take the day ferry, the trip will be more enjoyable.

Kosis the island of contrasts. As it is so big, it has places for evey choice. If you want to party, get drunk and have fun with masses of tourists, then Kos town and Kardamena is what you are looking for. Be prepared for drunk and uncontrollable tourists though. Many people have made complaints about this area, but as I know, nothing has changed.

If you are not looking for that kind of holidays, just go north, visit the small villages and the long beaches. You can even ask the locals for more quiet and less crowdy places. Asking people around, we found Pyli, a beautiful traditional village in the fields.

Choose a hotel by the beach and rent a car for three or four days to make trips around the island. Antimachia is a nice village and it has a great castle. From Kardamena, take the boaot to Nisyros to see the volcano and from Kos Town take the boat to Kalymnos. Both these islands are so worth visiting and it will make your holidays special.



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Gaia Gardens Hotel
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My family and I spent three of the most glorious weeks at the Gaia Gardens Hotel on Kos. The staff are heavenly. The accommdations wonderful! The food divine. The island of Kos is a paradise for sun worshippers. The locals are friendly and anxious to help. The cruises offered are fun and reasonably priced. This is my 3rd time on Kos and my first at Gaia Gardens. I will return!! If you want the perfect vacation, KOS IS THE ANSWER!!!!


kzar99
kzar99 wrote on Sep 04, 2009

can you suggest any beaches, places that you consider "must seen"?


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