Monday, 2 October 2017

Travel - Our Greek Island adventure Kos


Kos

Kos
Hey lovelies,

Today's post is mega different from my usual content, but I hope you will bare with me, while I share my Greek island holiday to Kos? Now we have visited Kos before a couple of years back, in the height of Summer and boy was it too hot, so this time we went back in September determined to see more of what this little island has to offer. Kos is only 30 x 4 miles in diameter, yet still has plenty to keep any adventurer happy, from dramatic mountains, beautiful harbours, ancient history, tucked away beaches and fantastic food.

Kos

Kardamena

This is where we based ourselves, staying in a hotel on the edge of the resort with lovely views of the mountains. My husband has stayed in this resort several times as it has a charm that brings people back time and time again. It's the nearest resort to the airport, and offers a laid back vibe perfect for couples and families. Some of the best places to eat overlook the pretty harbour, so make a great spot for a morning frappe or dinner, as you can watch the comings and goings of the boats. The resort offers accommodation from cheap studios to all inclusive resorts and everything in between. Personally we love to visit the bars and restaurants and explore so an all inclusive is not our cup of tea. So this time we hired a car for the duration of our stay, so we could hit those mountain roads.

Kos

Kos

Kos

Kos

Kos

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Kos town

Kos

Kos town, is the capital of the island, it boasts a large harbour and port, ancient ruins and beautiful beaches, the resort is very busy more like a city, with loads of hussle and bussle, plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. For me Kos town is nice to visit for the day, to take in Hippocrates tree and enjoy the architecture, wander the streets, people watch at the harbour front and enjoy dinner by the sea. It's to busy for me and wouldn't want to base myself there while visiting the island.

Kos



Beaches


There are many beaches on the island that can be discovered if you have a car and are willing to go exploring, we visited a few including:

Tam Tam on the north of the island, this is a stunning stretch, that has a lovely beach restaurant and is a great place to watch the sunset. The north coast is however quite windy, but wind breakers are set up on the beach and the water was gloriously warm.



Tigaki, also boasts a lovely beach this to is on the north coast but not as windy as Tam Tam, the area is great for those brave enough to enjoy water sports, the beach area was really chilled and close to beach bars and restaurants for when you needed a cold drink.


Paradise/bubble beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island and is set in a cove via a steep mountain road, where at the top is a great beach cafe with fantastic views. It is named bubble beach due to the naturally occurring bubbles in the sea caused by neighbouring volcanic islands.



Kos doesn't just offer beaches, we visited many places including a winery/vineyard where we got to taste wine and purchase a bottle. A stunning castle with commanding views over Kardamena. We saw peacocks in the sunken forest in Plaka, ate apple cake in a working windmill,and walked down a mountain to therma beach, a natural hot spring. The island is dominated by mountains so offers some amazing views.

 Castle at Antimachia

 Megalos Milos (big windmill)

A cove a Limionas
 Hatziemmanouil vineyard

The stunning view in Kefalos


The sunken forest at Plaka
 Therma beach

A well deserved donut after walking back up from Therma
 Stunning sunset in Zia

Kos may be small but has loads to offer if you are prepared to look, I would 100% recommend hiring a car, as although small the island has a large road network, many roads are mountainous so you need your wits about you, but worth it for the stunning views and amazing sunsets. As with most Greek islands large parts seem to be a bit unfinished but that is part of the charm with Greece I think, if you're looking for gleaming buildings and polished architecture Kos is not for you. We had an amazing time and are so glad we got to see more of the island this time around. Personal highlights for me where the sunken forest, an unexpected find, Zia for its amazing sunset views, along with the winery and staying on the beach at Tam Tam, till we were all alone to watch the sun set over the sea, unforgettable.


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2 comments

  1. Looks like you had such a lovely time! The island of Kos sounds like such a lovely place! Loved all your photos.
    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  2. Aah it all sounds amazing! I love the sound of the therma beach :)

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