The first time to Greece was taken some while ago, and the choice was the Island of Kos, located in Dodecanese region in the southeastern Aegean Sea, very close to Turkey (Bodrum), just 45min by ferry. Kos is the third largest island of this region straight behind Rhodes and Karpathos, with a total population of approx 33,000 people. The island of Kos is quite small, measuring only 40 by 8 km (25 by 5 mi), and only short ride from Bodrum in Turkey (4 km – just 2 miles). The capital is the town of Kos, located in the north of the Island.
The Kos island has been always very popular due it’s sandy, desert beaches, their warm local polulation, and lastly, their amazing traditional typical & local food, which we had wonderful time tasting it.
This trip was taken a while ago, before the refugee crisis. I assume things changed meanwhile, but lasted in our memories for a lifetime.
Our flight to Kos started in Lisbon, with quick stopover for 30min in Heraklion (Crete Island). Arriving at the airport was just 20min drive to our beautifully located hotel, Mikri Poli Sentido Carda Beach.
It was a wonderful week, with the helpful assistance of Charming Travel (Travel & Tour Agency).
Some of the places we visited in Kos are listed here, from unspoiled beaches of transparent waters, to wonderful local villages with the help of our 4×4 buggy:
– Local town of Kardamena
– Town of Kos
– Limionas Beach
– Village of Zia (one of the best sunset dinner I had ever)
– Marmari & Tigaki Beaches
– Agios Stefanos
– Kastri islet & the Monastery of Agios Andonios
– Kavo Paradise Beach (Hilandriou Bay / Moshaliou Bay)
The Kavo Paradise Beach had a special meaning for me, that’s where me & my wife got engaged, so will last in our memories for our lives. I was looking for the perfect spot in Kos Island, and after literally checking out every single spot in the island, that was it!
On the last few days we also visited Bodrum – Turkey, on a day trip arranged by our beautiful hotel, Sentido Carda Beach.
Overall, a wonderful and unforgettable experience in Greece!
Disclaimer – Please note: some of the experiences listed here may have been sponsored, but this review is independent and reflects exclusively my personal experience.