"Kos, Greece" Top 5 Page for this destination Kos by SWFC_Fan
Kos Travel Guide: 390 reviews and 1,020 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.
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