"Kos, Greece" Top 5 Page for this destination Kos by SWFC_Fan
Kos Travel Guide: 335 reviews and 779 photos
I spent a week in Kos in May 2002, staying in the laid back resort of Mastihari.
I arrived for the first week of the holiday season and the island was just waking up from the off-season. Tavernas and bars were just opening up and many were advertising for staff for the summer months.
The long, sandy beach was practically empty, the sun was hot, but the sea was still cold.
I spent a day in Kos town, the capital of the island. The town has an impressive harbour, a castle and numerous bars, tavernas and shops.
Mastihari was convenient as it is where the ferries leave for the neighbouring island of Kalymnos. I also took a ferry to Nisyros for a day trip, and to Bodrum in Turkey for another daytrip. There are also ferries and hydrofoils to other islands within the Dodecanese and further afield.
In the summer months, the island is much more lively with holidaymakers from all over the world. The resort of Kardamena is particularly busy - even in May, there were numerous tourists and the resort already appeared to be in full swing (well, compared to Mastihari at least).
I much preferred Mastihari to Kardamena - it is much more relaxed with authentic Greek tavernas, a handful of bars and a much less crowded beach.
Kos is conveniently located for those who wish to visit other islands during the course of their stay. In fact, you can... more travel advice
From the Greek island of Kos, there are many other islands that can easily be visited as daytrips. One of these is the... more travel advice
SWFC_Fan's Related Pages
Kos Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "Kos Town"
- "Kos Town"
- "Kos, Capital of Kos Island"
- "A BEAUTIFUL GREEK ISLAND"
- "Kos, Greece"
- "I can see Turkey from here"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Kos
- Hotels in Kos
- Transportation in Kos
- Nightlife in Kos
- Restaurants in Kos
- Shopping in Kos
- Warnings and Dangers in Kos
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Kos
- 14 Reviews
- 82 Photos
- 5 Forum posts
- 8 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (70)
Have you been to Kos?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Kos
Photos in KosSee All Photos (82)
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination T'bilisi Intro, 30 reviews, 242 photos, 13 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Sheffield Intro, 29 reviews, 239 photos, 14 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Hikkaduwa Intro, 25 reviews, 228 photos, 14 travelogues
- Ho Chi Minh City Intro, 23 reviews, 222 photos, 14 travelogues
- Bangkok Intro, 34 reviews, 182 photos, 5 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Bilbao Intro, 23 reviews, 177 photos, 8 travelogues
- Dubai Intro, 29 reviews, 156 photos, 7 travelogues
- Ilha de São Miguel Intro, 15 reviews, 158 photos, 10 travelogues
- Singapore Intro, 27 reviews, 140 photos, 3 travelogues
- Shanghai Intro, 19 reviews, 141 photos, 8 travelogues