Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

I go to Kos on a regular basis and I find the Caravan one of the best value Resaurants in Kos. Hassan, the owner is very friendly and will buy you a drink to say thanks. I have eaten may meals there but try the A'La Tony. (Named after me) it is a dish of chicken pieces done in a spicy sauce of peppers and onions - a little on the hot side. I can also reccomend the slouvaki dishes, they are all very good. Now for a tip, if there are two of you only order one Greek salad between you as they are very big. He also serves breakfast from 9.00.a.

The Caravan Restaurant is situated at 52 Amerikis Street towards the Lambi area. It is very convienient for the Elite, Lydia, Lynaki Apartments as well as the Captains Hotel.

You will enjoy it if you are NOT in a hurry!! The food IS freshly prepared.

Captains Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

I have stayed at the Captains Hotel many times, it can be found at 44 Amerikis street on the Lambi side of town. It is about a 5 to 10 minute walk from the harbour. The owners Stefanos & Irene are very nice people and try to ensure that everything is A1. The maids Maria and Prucia are fantastic and have been there for many years. It is only a bed & continental breakfast establishment but it does have a 24 hour bar which is looked after by Mike in the evenings. The hotel can be a little noisy from the motorbikes eyc., but a few drinks will soon sort that out. I understand that Stefanos is putting air-conditioning in this winter but I can't say for certain until I get there in May.

If you are looking for a good Restaurant you won't go far wrong by going to the Caravan Restaurant a few minutes from the hotel.

Days out - Book everthing yourself and you will save a lot of money. Car Hire, try M.L.Rent a car in Kanari Street ( Speak to Mike or Freedom, say Tony told you). Boat trips, book at the harbour and try The KATERINA for the three Island cruise, they are a great family and you will have a good day out. If you want to visit Bodrum in Turkey you are best off going on the Boat - M/V THEMISTOKLES which can be found about half way round the harbour opposite the Flamingo Bar.

There are lots of things to do. Visit the village of Zia, or the hot springs at Therma or take a trip on the local noddy train. Bye for now maybe I will see you - just ask for Tony the Hat!

Therme (hot springs) - (Places to Visit on Kos)

Tony A           

They are situated about 15 minutes drive out of Kos town through Pslidi. If you want to go to the springs go in the evening, you can see lovely sunsets and there are less tourists. the spring is very hot so when it's cooling down it feels really good. If you are thinking of driving down you will need a 4 wheel drive, ( you can get one from M.L.Rent a Car but don't tell him that I said that you can take the Jeep to the very bottom ), but you can park a normal car at the top and walk down, that is what most people do. Take a camera and photograph the sunsets and the goats in the rocks above you. ( Don't foget to look up)

Comments by Tony the Hat! see you in the Caravan Restaurant at 52. Amerikis Street, Kos Town. ( Best value for money in Kos )

3 Island Cruise - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

Treat yourself to a day on the sea, BOAT TRIPS, book at the harbour and try The KATERINA for the three Island cruise, they are a great family and you will have a good day out. If you want to visit Bodrum in Turkey you are best off going on the Boat - M/V THEMISTOKLES which can be found about half way round the harbour opposite the Flamingo Bar.

Tony the Hat!

M.L.Rent a Car - (Car Rental on Kos)

Tony A           

M.L.Rent a Car is located in Kanari Street about 5 minutes from the harbour on the RIGHT hand side. ( Not far from THE BOOMERANG RESTAURANT)

Mike and Freedom are the joint owners and I have allways found their cars to be excellant, and the price is half of what you would pay by going through thr tour reps. Tell Mike that Tony the Hat sent you - you may get a discount.

Airtours (MyTravel) - (Tour Operators on Kos)

Tony A           

I went with Airtours and stayed at the Captains Hotel, 44. Amerikis Street, Kos Town. This hotel is only featured in Airtours Greece. I enjoyed my holiday there and spent most of my nights at The Caravan Restaurant. ( Very good ) and on the boat trips from the harbour, try a 3 Island trip on the Katerina - you can find it moored in the harbour after 6.00.pm. opposite the Flamingo Bar.

Boomerang Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

The BOOMERANG Restaurant is situated in Mandilara Steet off Kanari Street about 5 minutes from the Harbour.Mike, the owner is an Aussie Greek and they serve big meals. Their bread is served hot with a herb and a spicy butter. I liked the Australian Chicken, it was very tasty.

Tell him that Tony the Hat sent you.

Kos Town - (Resorts on Kos)

Tony A           

I have been going to Kos for 2 or 3 times a year for about 8 years and I always find something new. I prefer Kos Town as I love the harbour and the boats. It is very easy to organise trips and you can catch the local bus to various parts of the Island.

There a lots of restaurants in Kos Town which include Typical Greek, International, Indian, Chinese, mexican and many more.But if you have read my other reports you will know that my favourite is The Caravan in Amerikis Street. Make sure that you take a trip on the little 'Noddy' trains. The Green one goes around the town and the blue one goes up to the Asklepieion.

There are many Bars, Nightclubs etc. to suit ALL tasts. Have a great holiday.
Tony Ainsworth

May - (Best Time to Visit)

Tony A           


I like to visit Kos in May, normally the last 2 weeks. It is not too hot or too crowded and the prices are very competitive. When your drive around the Island the spring flowers are in bloom and there is more greenery. Most places are open by the middle of May although you will still a few shutters up.

September - (Best Time to Visit)

Tony A           

If you have been reading items on this site you will have seen that I like the last two weeks in May. I also like the the middle of September, again it is not too hot or too crowded and it is one of the cheapest times to go. The landscape is browner than in the spring but it is still a nice time to visit.

I have also been in June & July but it gets too hot for me and is very crowded - prices are very high during June, July & August.

Limnionas Beach - (Beaches on Kos)

Tony A           

LIMINONAS NEAR TO KEFELOS.

Liminonas has two fairly secluded beaches, one being in the shape of a horse shoe, and the waves roll in and knock you down. If you like to be away from the crowds you should visit Liminonas

The Restaurant Liminonas serves fresh fish sold by the kilo and is served grilled with lemon. ( Fairly expensive but very good )

Theologos - (Restaurants in Kefalos)

Tony A           

The name of the Restaurant is AGIOS THEOLOGOS RESTAURANT, and it can be found at Sunset Wave Beach about 15 minutes from Kefelos. It is south of kefelos past the winmills and you will see a sign for the restaurant, just keep going and asking and you WILL find it.

The best time to visit is in the evening as you get fantastic sunsets, but it may be worth while finding it in the daytime when you can see where you are going. The location is beautiful today as it has always been, a wonderful place for breakfast or lunch, but as I have said, its real charm is in the evening when you sit and enjoy a romantic meal, no loud music, just the sound of the waves and the stunning light show provided by the breathtaking sunset out at seain full view of the restaurant.

I think that it is managed by Bobby, the son of the owners Tony & Maria. Gus used to be in the kitchen and they serve a wide variety of food. Local and International - Well worth a vist.

The Sunburnt Arms - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE SUNBURNT ARMS

This restaurant is owned an run by Giannis and Sam, she is from Coventry,England. It is situated down on the beach in SOCRATOUS STREET and serves a full Greek and English Menu. They are very well known for their SUNDAY LUNCH'S, as I said Sam comes from Coventry and makes a very good Yorkshire Pudding. If you buy drinks there he lets you use the sun beds for FREE. It has a very good reputation and Giannis is a great guy.
If you go, tell him Tony from Coventry sent you.


Kos Town - (Resorts on Kos)

Tony A           

I like KOS TOWN because it is a good base with plenty going on. Although it is the Capital it is not too large and it has a very nice harbour and you can take the boats to Turkey or one of the many Islands including Rhodes. The shopping is good and the prices are very reasonable. The restaurants and bars around the harbour tend to charge a bit more than the ones in the side streets, so if it is value for money make your way to THE CARAVAN RESTAURANT and ask for HASSAN.


SAILING BOAT KATERINA
KOS TOWN HARBOUR (Half way round opposite the Flamingo Bar)

This is a good trip, for approx. 20.00. euros you can visit 3 other Islands and it INCLUDES lunch in a very nice greek taverna in Kalymnos. The restarant is run and owned by Yiannis who is a laugh a minute.The trip departs at 10.00.am and returns at 6.00.pm. What value approx. 13.00. The owner and captain is George, and his wife is Katerina. They have 2 children, Sylvia and Kostas, so it is a family day out. You can just relax all day and enjoy it. Make sure that you take your camera, a towel and your swimwear, maybe a sweater as well.

TURKEY FOR THE DAY. M/V THERMISTOKLES.
KOS TOWN HARBOUR (Half way round opposite the Flamingo Bar)

If you are thinking of going to Turkey for the day, take my tip and arrange it yourself. Walk to the Harbour in Kos Town and book direct with the boat, this year the tour operators are charging ?49.00. Euros, and you can do it for 20/25 if you book direct with the boat, and it is exactly what you get as if you went through your tour operator, plus you get a FREE bus tour of Bodrum and Gumbet thrown in.

BAR STREET AND HARBOUR AREA.

The harbour is very pretty at night with all the lights on the boats etc. A tip, but be careful when you visit the bars you pay a lot more for your drinks and you sometimes get 330ml bottles instead of 500ml ones which are sold in most other restarants and bars.

OTHER THINGS TO DO IN KOS.

Take a trip on the little 'Noddy' Train, the GREEN one goes around the town, and the BLUE one goes up to the ASKLIPIEIO. Make sure that you sit facing the way you go as the guide says on your LEFT you have ??????, but if you are sitting with your back to the train it is confusing - you have been warned.

EMPROS THERMA.

Get yourself a Jeep and explore, try the EMPROS THERMAS, you are actually in the sea and the temprature is about 70 degrees, it is just like having a hot bath. It is volcanic and they say it is very good for ALL skin complaints and joints. You can also take the local bus from the harbour.

ZIA.

A village in the mountains, best to visit in the evening to see the sunset which also looks out over Turkey.

OTHER.

Just enjoy yourself, go off the beaten track, you never know what you might find. Don't worry you can't get lost, there is only one main road which goes from one end of the Island to the other. That is all for now, bye and have a good holiday.

Imperial Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

The IMPERIAL HOTEL is situated on Amerikis Street.

The Hotel is situated on The Lambi side of town in Amerikis Street, about a 10 minute walk from the harbour and about 8 minutes from Kos Town beach. The Imperial is a very friendly hotel and it has a very nice pool area. The rooms are clean and all have refrigerators. The reception is a pleasant area to sit and read, and it also houses the breakfast area. The hotel is always spotless. It is a family run hotel, I can't remember the parents names but their daughter who has just got married, is called Irene. A good restaurant just accross the road is THE CARAVAN ( See my other reports ).
It used to be featured in the Thomson Holidays Brochure but as far as I know it is not featured in any of the British brochures now. The only way to book it is independantly. Their telephone number is:-

00 30 2242 023800 and theit email address is:- imperial@hol.gr

Enjoy yourselves in KOS TOWN, regards Tony Ainsworth.

Pavlos Aparthotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE PALOS APARTOTEL is situated on the Lambi side of Kos Town. on the corner of Amerikis Strret and Mandilars Street. The main entrance is opposite The Boomerang Restaurant. It is less than 10 minutes from the harbour, and about 5 mins from Kos Town Beach.

I used to stay there when it was an hotel but it was converted to an Apartotel and was used solely by the Scandanavians. It used to be an Hotel with approx 64 rooms and it has been converted to an APARTOTEL with 32 very large apartments. The apartments are very spacious and have full air conditioning, private balcony's, modern furniture, good kitchen facilities, satelite Television, poolside bar, pool etc. ( I am not sure of their prices, you will have to telephone to find out )

I know the owners Dimitri & Maria, and they have many good staff but I would like to name NIKITAS & POPPY, they became my very good friends and the will do anthing to help you, they are fantastic.

Anyway this year they have decided to sell their rooms on a private basis and I do not know their email address or their web site ( If I find it out I will put a short report on at a later date ) but their telephone number is.. 0030 2242 023151, and their fax number is.. 0030 2242 028541

Once again although NOT on the beach these apartments are well situated in KOS TOWN.

Imperial Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE IMPERIAL HOTEL - KOS TOWN.

This is an addition to my earlier comments.
I have now been told by THE IMPERIAL HOTEL that they will be featured in THOMAS COOK HOLIDAYS next year.

Pavlos Aparthotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE PAVLOS APARTHOTEL - KOS TOWN.
As I promised the email address for the PAVLOS APARTHOTEL is:-

pavlos@kos.forthnet.gr

Contact them as the apartments are very good.

Day trip to Turkey - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

M/V THEMISTOKLIS - K.
This boat is situated in KOS TOWN HARBOUR about halfway round opposite the Flamingo Bar. It is good value if you are thinking of visiting BODRUM in Turkey. It leaves about 08.30 / 09.00. Hrs ad arrives in Bodrum at about 10.00./10.30.Hrs. The trip accross ia about 45.mins. but you have to go through customs. You will need to take your Passport. It returns to Kos from Bodrum at about 16.00.hrs and arrives in Kos at about 16.45.hrs.

If you book youself at the boat, you will save yourself quite a few Euros as the Tour Operaters can charge an extra 40% or more. The boat is owned by a father and son and the father is very tall.He did tell me last year that he was thinking of buying another boat, but he always docks in the same place, and as I have said he is a big guy so you will easily find him.

Happy Holidays - Tony the Hat.

Day trip to Turkey - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

TURKISH BATH ( In Turkish I think that it is HAMAM.

When you visit BODRUM and if you don't like spending your money on rubbish then why not pay a visit to A TRADITIONAL TURKISH BATH. The one which I know and is reputed to be the best is situated in THE KARIA PRINCESS HOTEL and the address is:- Canlidere Sok. No.15, Bodrum 48400 their telephone number is:- (Code) 3168971. It is inbetween Bodrum and Gumbet and is only about a 10 minute taxi ride from Bodrum Harbour. You can also take the local bus from in front of the Post Office in Bodrum and they used to run at 10.minutes past the hour, but you should check yourself as they may have changed.

It's a place where you can clean yourself physically and mentally. The scrub down peels off top layers of the skin which retain the dirt. The soap massage is pure melting pleasure. After all this you will surely come away feeling refreshed and on top of the world. Don't miss it, it is better than shopping for rubbish.

Paradise Beach - (Beaches on Kos)

Tony A           

Hi My Name is TONY AINSWORTH and I work for myself as a STOCKTAKER, doing STOCKTAKING for various Licensed Premises in England, and to relax I visit KOS 3 or 4 times a year. I stay in Kos Town, but to be very honest the beaches are OK, but Paradise Beach is excellent and I like to go to that one.

It is sandy, shallow, you can walk out 2 or 3 hundred yards and still touch the bottom. It is sheltered and is an ideal place to take the children for a day as there are facilities like toilets etc. There are plenty of water sports and you do pay for the sunbeds, I can't remember the price but it is reasonable.

The climb down is a fair jaunt, but you can take a car down to the beach. When I go I always keep going to the RIGHT side of the beach as I think that the sand is better.

Check out some photo's at my home page, the address is:-

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/index.html

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE CARAVAN RESTAURANT
52. AMERIKIS STREET, KOS TOWN.

Once again I have been to Kos for 2 weeks and I met many of my friends in THE CARAVAN RESTAURANT. I would beg you NOT to go in the last 2 weeks of MAY next year as it is now so busy I cannot get in myself to enjoy his wonderful food.

The best food and prices in Kos.
Hassan is the Greatest!!

Captains Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

I have just returned from my holiday in Kos, I stayed at the CAPTAINS HOTEL and I have a few comments to add.
The Hotel has had Double Glazing installed, as well as Air Conditioning.
With regard to the previous writer the CAPTAINS HOTEL is on AMERIKIS STREET which runds parallel to KANARI STREET, and is about a 5 minute walk from the Harbour and a couplr of minutes from THE CARAVAN RESTAURANT.

Pavlos Aparthotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE PAVLOS HOTEL - KOS TOWN.
Latest update on The Pavlos Hotel is:-
Web Address. www.pavloshotel.gr
email. info@pavloshotel.gr

M.L.Rent a Car - (Car Rental on Kos)

Tony A           

M.L.RENT A CAR
KANARI STREET - KOS TOWN
TEL; (0030) 22420 22949

Once again I have visited Kos and I hired a Suzuki Jimmy Jeep from M.L.Rent a Car. One of the owners Mike was very helpful and the quality of the jeep was first class. You can hire one for 24.hours or longer and the rates are the best in Kos. If he is not there the other owner is his wife Freedom, and she will help you out.

TONY AINSWORTH - (MAY 2003)

Boomerang Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE BOOMERANG RESTAURANT - KOS TOWN.

Hi, I have just returned from my holiday in Kos. I stayed in KOS TOWN and I visited The Boomerang Restaurant. It is situated just off Kanari Street, near M.L.RENT A CAR and THE PAVLOS APARTOTEL.

You must try the bread, it is served hot with both herb and garlic butter. I had the ribs which were very good, use your fingers and you will enjoy them. Mike and the staff always look after you and the portions are very big.

After your meal you can always visit SHENANIGAN's for a nightcap or two. Give THE BOOMERANG a try, I am sure that you will enjoy it.

TONY AINSWORTH - MAY 2003

The Sunburnt Arms - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE SUNBURNT ARMS - KOS TOWN

Having recently returned from Kos, I thought that I would take a look at peoples comments and add acouple of my own. Once again I visited my friends YIANNIS or ( YANNI ) & SAM at The Sunburnt Arms. All I can say is that the FOOD is good, the LOCATION is good, and the hosts are VERY GOOD, it is well worth a visit if you are staying in the LAMBI side of KOS TOWN.

This is a note for Richard & Ruth Fisher, I think that you meant to that JOHN PILLINGER called GIANNIS, YANNI - anyway I think that they mean the same, it is like John & Jack.

TONY ( ANTHONY ) AINSWORTH - HOLIDAY MAY 2003

The Boat on the Beach - (Restaurants in Tingaki)

Tony A           

THE BOAT ON THE BEACH TAVERNA - TIGAKI / KOS ROAD

This Taverna is situated on the beach between Tigaki & Kos. I don't really think that it has a name, but most people who know it call it The Boat by the Beach or The Old Boatyard.
As you go along the coast road from Tigaki to Kos, you pass The Byron Apartments and then The Resaurant Apellia, and shortly after that you will see a BIG WHITE BOAT on the land by the sea,it is on the LEFT hand side of the road. Shortly after that you turn left opposite an Army post, and follow the track to the beach and then turn left go for about 100 / 150 meters and you can't miss it.

It is run by a Koni and her Greek family, she cooks everything and you can some unusual Greek dishes, which makes a change for Kos. It is nothing to look at just a building with a concrete area in front for the tables, but the whole family are great. There is the Grandmother, her daughter Koni, and her daughter and Koni's husband.

It is a VERY RELAXING place which used to be a Boat Repair Yard, and two of the old boats are still there. Make an afternoon of it and go for a swim, and in the early evening have a meal and watch the fantastic sunsets over Turkey.

Don't get it too busy as it is one of my favourite places where I relax.

TONY AINSWORTH - JUNE 2003

Suzuki Jimny (4x4) - (Hire Cars on Kos)

Tony A           

I hired a Suzuki Jimmy from M.L.RENT A CAR in Kanari Street, Kos Town. It was great fun as we went off road up in the mountains above Kos Town. The views were spectacular and we had a great day out. I took my friend Alan Goodship from Stevenage and his father-in-law and they had a day to remember, the views over to Turkey were fantastic.

The SUZUKI JIMMY was great, but do NOT take any more that 4 people as the rear seats are fairly small.

TONY AINSWORTH - JUNE 2003

The Boat on the Beach - (Restaurants in Tingaki)

Tony A           

THE BOAT ON THE BEACH - TIGAKI

My friends Chris & Mick asked me to put this on as it is one of their favourite places to relax away from it all.

Chris & Mick Hardy.
Put on by Tony Ainsworth.

Elite Apartments - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE ELITE APARTMENTS - LAMBI ROAD - KOS TOWN.

These apartments are well located about a 10 minute walk from Kos Town Harbour, and they are featured in the UNIJET brochure.
There are about 10 apartments and they have a nice pool area and a pool bar.You should try a few of their Cocktails whilst relaxing around the pool. They are owned and run by Poppy and Makis who are very helpful and very good hosts.

They have their own Website where you can find all the information on the apartments, the web site address is:-

www.koselite.20m.com

And for those who prefer to telephone their telephone number is:-

0030 2242 025936 or 0030 2242 027841

Give them a try, I was there in July 2003.

Tony Ainsworth.

Captains Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE CAPTAINS HOTEL - KOS TOWN.

Once again I have just spent a week at The Captains Hotel, thank goodness they have had the AIR CONDITIONING installed as it was very hot at night, some nights at MIDNIGHT it was 30.C.

As usual ALL the management and staff were very helpful and kind, nothing is ever too much trouble for them.

One word of warning, it is sometimes sold by the Travel Agents with a Sea View, this hotel does NOT have sea views, but it is well located being about 5/8 mins from the harbour, the same from the beach, and there are many shops, bars and restaurants in the immediate area.

Tony Ainsworth - July 2003.

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE CARAVAN RESTAURANT - KOS TOWN
52 Amerikis Street, on the Lambi side of town.

Just returned from Kos again and as usual the Caravan Restaurant was very busy every night and the food was excellant.
It IS the best value for money in Kos Town and it is worth the wait.

Tony Ainsworth - July 2003
Note - July is TOO hot for me, 36 / 37.C

Captains Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

Re; Jennifer Stares, in answer to your questions.

Yes Kos is still busy in September, it is a nice month to visit. The air conditioning costs about 4 Euro's a day, but it is worth it if it gets hot. The saftey deposit boxes are in reception which, to coin a phrase is SAFE.

Kardamena is about just over half an hour by car, I am not sure how long on the local bus. anyway KOS TOWN is better.

If you are staying at the Captains Hotel don't forget to go to The CARAVAN Restaurant and take a trip on The KATERINA sailing boat. If you need a hire car to go to Kardamena try M.L.RENT A CAR.

See you in Kos.
Tony Ainsworth.

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE CARAVAN RESTAURANT - KOS TOWN.

I have just returned from my holiday to Kos and I have read the comments which were submitted by MR PETER COOK KENT (September 19, 2003)

Mr Cook Kent you are correct in submitting your opinion as this is what this site is for, but CONMAN I an not.....
are ALL the other people wrong?

Next time you vist Kos try McDonald's
it should suit you as your seem to want FAST food!!

M.L.Rent a Car - (Car Rental on Kos)

Tony A           

M.L.RENT A CAR
KANARI STREET - KOS TOWN
TEL; (0030) 22420 22949

I have just returned from Kos again and this time I rented a Hyundi Atos which had only clocked up 5,000 KM,it had air conditioning, electric windows and electric sun roof, the cost for 3 days was only 80.00. Euro's including FULL insurance, the only other cost was the fuel. Great value for money.
Tony Ainsworth 26/09/03

Captains Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

To the Tea Lady Staying at Captains Hotel for 1 week from 16th October.

Room facilities - They all have air conditioning at an extra cost, approx. 4 / 5 Euro's a day, and double glazing. Sorry, but it is a basic hotel and the rooms do NOT have fridges or kettles, you will have to take your travel one.

Breakfast is on the continental style.
Coffee or TEA FOR A TEA LADY
Rolls, butter, jam, ham & Cheese and hard boiled eggs.
Enjoy your holiday.

Tony Ainsworth. e-mail: tonyainsworth@aol.com

Airtours (MyTravel) - (Tour Operators on Kos)

Tony A           

Please can you help???
Gemma Barrow (September 30, 2003)
Shennanigans Irish pub/bar... kos town...

Hi Gemma,
I saw your request for help, the address of SHENANNIGANS is:-
Shenannigans, Navarinou Street, Kos Town, Greece. 85300.
The telephone number is:- 0030 22420 26612
I hope that is of help, if you get this message e-mail me at.

tonyainsworth@aol.com

Airtours (MyTravel) - (Tour Operators on Kos)

Tony A           

AIRTOURS
I have been to Kos 4 times this year with Airtours, staying at The Captains Hotel in Kos Town.
The Flight was very good from Birmingham, it leaves a little late at 17.10.Hrs, but I think that it departs 2 hours earlier next year which will be great on the return journey.
I did not use the transfers but there is not a space to say so so I put in good, the CAPTAINS hotel was excellant for it's rating, very clean and it has a 24.hour reception and bar.
HAYLEY was the Rep and she is a very pleasant and efficient young lady and spends time helping guests to get the most from their holiday. I have already booked 2 holidays with AIRTOURS for next year, very good value.

Tony Ainsworth - September 2003

Shenannigans - (Bars in Kos Town)

Tony A           

SHENANNIGANS - KOS TOWN
Shenannigans, Navarinou Street, Kos Town, Greece. 85300.
The telephone number is:- 0030 22420 26612

Shenannigans can be found the other side of THE BOOMERANG RESTAURANT and is an Irish bar with Karioki on some evenings. They make exciting cocktails

Shenannigans - (Bars in Kos Town)

Tony A           

SHENANNIGANS - KOS TOWN
Shenannigans, Navarinou Street, Kos Town, Greece. 85300.
The telephone number is:- 0030 22420 26612

Shenannigans can be found the other side of THE BOOMERANG RESTAURANT and is an Irish bar with Karioki on some evenings. They make exciting cocktails.

The Sunburnt Arms - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE SUNBURNT ARMS - TEL: 2242 027579

For the attention of charlie giles (September 29, 2003)

Hi Charlie, the Sunburnt Arms is about a 10 to 15 minute walk from The Lenaki Apartments. Just turn RIGHT when you come out of The Lenaki and walk STRAIGHT until you reach The CAPTAINS Hotel, turn left then right and it is down by the beach.

It may only be open during the day when you are there as it is the LAST WEEK of the season, but when you are there you can give them a bell.

Tony Ainsworth. e-mail. tonyainsworth@aol.com

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

To Hilary Walsh, re the last entry.

Hi Hilary,
I agree with you, you should have given The Caravan a try. Value for money it is very good, but it is also very busy and if you don't mind waiting, the food is also very good, as is the host.
Like yourself I have tried many restaurants in Kos including The Allatola Hamman in Giagora Square, The Palace, and many more which are very good but I mainly eat at The Caravan these days as Hassan is my fried and I know many people who use the restaurant.
In June you will meet Hassan, but I will not be there as I am going for the last 2 weeks in May, have a great holiday.
e-mail: tonyainsworth@aol.com

Captains Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

I did not see 'THE TEA LADY' Did she turn up?
Does anyone know?
Tony Ainsworth at The Captains Hotel from 16/10/03 to 23/10/03.
e-mail me. tonyainsworth@aol.com

Captains Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE CAPTAINS HOTEL - KOS TOWN
now has a web page

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/page2.html

Just copy it and paste in in your web browser.

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE CARAVAN RESTAURANT - KOS TOWN
Take a look at the web page, just copy and paste the address to your web browser.

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/caravan.html

3 Island Cruise - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

THE KATERINA SAILING BOAT - KOS TOWN HARBOUR

To find out more visit his Web Page.

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/Katerina.html

just copy and paste the above web address into your browser.

Olympida - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE OLYMPIADA RESTAURANT - OLD KOS TOWN.
Kleopatras and Vassileos Pavlou Street. Kos Town.
Telephone. 0030 (2242) 023031
The Olympiada can be found up from the harbour and past the BUS STATION, behind The OLYMPIC AIRWAYS Office. it is situated in the centre of the working area of Kos Town so you can just sit there and observe the local way of life, and a lot of the locals eat here.
This a is Typical Greek Taverna offering a very extensive menu of both Greek and International Dishes, they have 25 Different Specialities.
I had the Saganaki Cheese, my friend had Calamari, then we both had Stifado (a beef and onion stew which was fantastic) and a nice bottle of Red wine ( Calliga Ruby) and to complete the meal we had a couple of large ouzo's.
Tony Ainsworth - October 2003

3 Island Cruise - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

THE KATERINA SAILING BOAT - KOS TOWN HARBOUR

Once again I went on THE KATERINA, it was an excellent day out and very good value for money. George and his family really do make the day very special.

To find out more visit his Web Page.

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/Katerina.html

just copy and paste the above web address into your browser.

Kos Town - (Exchange Rates on Kos)

Tony A           

M.L.RENT A CAR AND MONEY EXCHANGE.
KANARI STREET - KOS TOWN
TEL; (0030) 22420 22949

They are very fair when they exchange your money ( Cash or Trevellers Cheques ) into Euro's.
It is also a very good place to rent a car or a jeep.

Try his Web Page for a map and directions.

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/ML.html

Just copy the above web page address and paste it into your browser and press enter.

Olympida - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE OLYMPIADA RESTAURANT - OLD KOS TOWN.
Kleopatras and Vassileos Pavlou Street. Kos Town.
Telephone. 0030 (2242) 023031
The Olympiada can be found up from the harbour and past the BUS STATION, behind The OLYMPIC AIRWAYS Office. it is situated in the centre of the working area of Kos Town so you can just sit there and observe the local way of life, and a lot of the locals eat here.
This a is Typical Greek Taverna offering a very extensive menu of both Greek and International Dishes, they have 25 Different Specialities.
I had the Saganaki Cheese, my friend had Calamari, then we both had Stifado (a beef and onion stew which was fantastic) and a nice bottle of Red wine ( Calliga Ruby) and to complete the meal we had a couple of large ouzo's.
Tony Ainsworth - October 2003

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE CARAVAN RESTAURANT - KOS TOWN
52 Amerikis Street, on the Lambi side of town.

Hi Jan, I am looking forward to May, the 13th to the 27th so I shall see you in THE CARAVAN RESTAURANT - No more to be said, we know that it is one of the best. Pay a visit to the Web Site.

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/caravan.html

The Boat on the Beach - (Restaurants in Tingaki)

Tony A           

THE BOAT ON THE BEACH TAVERNA - TIGAKI

Unfortunately I have been told by the owner that she is NOT there anymore and it has been closed.
After my visit in May I will let you know if it has closed, or if it is still open.
Regards Tony Ainsworth.

Captains Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

Re your question: Colin Johnson (April 04, 2004)
THE CAPTAINS HOTEL - KOS TOWN.
If you book with Airtours the Air Conditioning is an extra payable direct to the Hotel. Last year it cost 4 Euros a day, you mainly need it in July and August.
You can book a room privately by going to The Captains Website, but you also have to book your flight as well and sometimes it costs you more.
http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/page2.html

Best of luck, Tony Ainsworth.

Coni Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

HOTEL CONI - 43. THEMISTOKLEUS STREET, KOS TOWN.
Telephone number is: 0030 2242 03913, and their web site is:
www.hotelorion-kos.com/index3.html
Just type the above into your browser, it IS the correct address, although it says Hotel Orion.
The Hotel Coni is a small, cosy and hospitable Hotel in the central part of Kos town.
It's location aproximately 3 minutes from the beach and aproximately 10 minutes from the center of Kos town and about 5 mins from the CARAVAN RESTAURANT. That makes it a perfect place to spend your holiday.
The owners of the hotel, Marie & Andreas are from Sweden and Norway and they will make their best efforts to give you a unforgetable vacation, very laid back.
It is only a small basic hotel with very good prices, a single is approx. 15 Euros per night, and a double is 25 Euros per night. This does NOT include breakfast.
Have a good one, Tony Ainsworth.

Kos Town - (Resorts on Kos)

Tony A

IDEAL APARTMENTS - LAMBI - KOS TOWN.
Does anyone have any information on the above apartments,
Tonyainsworth@aol.com

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE CARAVAN RESTAURANT - KOS TOWN
52 Amerikis Street, on the Lambi side of town.

Just a note to let you know that THE CARAVAN RESTAURANT does not open until the 10th of May.
Pay a visit to the Web Site.

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/caravan.html

Therme (hot springs) - (Places to Visit on Kos)

Tony A           

Therma, with regard to the last comment it did not fully open until after the 27th of May after the winter. The access road is now quite good.
I took a few people down to see it and without exception they all enjoyed their visit and could not believe how hot the water was, try lying with your feet stuck up the tunnel where it comes up from underground, it is HOT.
The number 5 bus leaves every hour from the harbour in KOS TOWN, and it is about a 5 minute walk down a steep hill. Not for the less mobile, if you are less mobile you will need a jeep but drive very slowly as you pass the snack bars at the top or they will shout at you for making a lot of dust.
TONY AINSWORTH - MAY 2004 EMAIL tonyainsworth@aol.com

Day trip to Turkey - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

A good boat is THE MARIA STAR from KOS TOWN HARBOUR, which can be found opposite the Taxi Rank.
(NOTE they used to operate THE THEMISTOKLIS BOAT, but this one is twice as large and very fast)

I went to Bodrum on THE MARIA STAR and you DO NOT need a visa, just take your PASSPORT, that is all you need. The crossing to BODRUM takes about 40 minutes on THE MARIA STAR, this boat is air conditioned and when you arrive in Bodrum you get a FREE one hour guided tour of the sites of Bodrum by Mini Bus, and it is included in the price.
The day trip to turkey is worth every penny if you are into shopping. If you want to sve money don't go with the travel reps, go to the main harbour and book directly on the boat as it is much cheaper, this year they are charging 25.00. Euros but it may go up or down. Some of the Reps say things to put you off making your own arrangements, take NO notice of them and do it yourself.
Turkey has got a little bit more expensive since the Euro was introduced. Bodrum deals in Turkish lira, Euro and the pound. The Turkish people seem to love the Pound Sterling and the exchange rates were very good.You can pay in Sterliing, Euro, or Turkish Lira but the Pound seemed the best.Make sure that you 'Haggle' and when they do not chase you anymore you have reached the best price, haggling is both fun and expected.

The MARKET is up behind the BUS STATION, about a 5/10 minute walk from the harbour. TUESDAY is clothes market day, and FRIDAY is the fruit market day, but you can buy all the clothes any day and if you have not been before you would think that any day is market day.

Have a good trip, Tony Ainsworth May 2004. Email tonyainsworth@aol.com

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE CARAVAN RESTAURANT - KOS TOWN
52 Amerikis Street, on the Lambi side of town.

Once again this May I visted Kos and stayed at The captains Hotel in Kos Town. Most nights I had my evening meal at the CARAVAN Restaurant where I met up with friends old and new. I would like to hello to Bjorn & Eva from Norway, Jan & Cathy from Sweden, Jos and his wife from Belgium, Margaret & Grumpy, Garry & Barbara from England and a special thanks to Eamon and Maureen from Ireland.( I hope you enjoyed Rhodes)
All the meals I had were very good and I can reccomend the Pork Steak, it was very very good. As usual Hassan worked very hard to keep his customers happy and he 'YIAMASSED' with everyone, a top host.

Pay a visit to the Web Site.

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/caravan.html
Tony Ainsworth 13th to 27th of May. tonyainsworth@aol.com

3 Island Cruise - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

THE KATERINA SAILING BOAT - KOS TOWN HARBOUR

I visited Kos once again in May and I went on THE KATERINA three times, it was an excellent day out and very good value for money.
The first stop is Pserimos where there is a very nice beach, then it is off to Kalymnos where you have lunch in a local Taverna and a visit to the sponge factory. Then you reboard the Katerina and she drops anchor at a small island called Platti where you can go swimming off the boat.
George and his family really do make the day very special.
I can't wait for September to come when I shall be going to Kos once again.

To find out more visit his Web Page.

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/Katerina.html

just copy and paste the above web address into your browser.

Boomerang Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE BOOMERANG RESTAURANT.
It is situated at 11. Mandilara Street, Kos Town, it is about 5 to 8 minutes from The Dolphin Fountain along Kanari Street towards Lambi.
Telephone. From Outside of Greece 0030 2242 028394,
or from inside Kos it is 02242 028394

Once again I visited The Boomerang Restaurant, the food was very good and the portions were 'AUSSIE STYLE' in other words very big.

After your meal you can always visit SHENANIGAN's for a nightcap or two. Give THE BOOMERANG a try, I am sure that you will enjoy it.

Tony Ainsworth. May 13th to 27th. email: tonyainsworth@aol.com

Day trip to Turkey - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

Hi Just a note to let you know that THE MARIA STAR can be found in KOS TOWN HARBOUR, to the RIGHT hand side as you look at the harbour, but NOT as far as the Taxi Rank. It is opposite 'GOODIES' fast food restaurant.

Tony Ainsworth. - 28th of June 04

Jacksons Bar - (Bars in Kos Town)

Tony A           

For the attention of Jude James (April 16, 2004)
Jacksons is situated on G.Averof Street, about a 5 to 8 minute walk from Kos Town Harbour.
When you are standing at The Dolphin Fountain Round-a-bout by the school on the corner of Kanari Street, walk down the left of the harbour and take the 2nd on the left by The Hotel Costa Palace which is G.Averof Street. Jacksons is about 2 to 300 meters on the RIGHT.
I do not know the actual address.
Tony Ainsworth. 5th July 2004

Day trip to Turkey - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

A good boat is THE MARIA STAR from KOS TOWN HARBOUR
It can be found in KOS TOWN HARBOUR near all the large metal boats opposite the Goodies fast food restaurant.
(NOTE they used to operate THE THEMISTOKLIS BOAT, but this one is twice as large and very fast)

I went to Bodrum on THE MARIA STAR and you DO NOT need a visa, just take your PASSPORT, that is all you need. The crossing to BODRUM takes about 40 minutes on THE MARIA STAR, this boat is air conditioned and when you arrive in Bodrum you get a FREE one hour guided tour of the sites of Bodrum by Mini Bus, and it is included in the price. ( You do not have to take it if you don't want to )
The day trip to turkey is worth every penny if you are into shopping. If you want to save money don't go with the travel reps, go to the main harbour and book directly on the boat as it is much cheaper, this year they are charging about 15/20.Euros.
The reps are charging about 43 which is about 60 plus euros,
Some of the Reps say things to put you off making your own arrangements, take NO notice of them and do it yourself.
Turkey has got a little bit more expensive since the Euro was introduced. Bodrum deals in Turkish lira, Euro and the pound. The Turkish people seem to love the Pound Sterling and the exchange rates were very good.You can pay in Sterliing, Euro, or Turkish Lira but the Pound seemed the best.Make sure that you 'Haggle' and when they do not chase you anymore you have reached the best price, haggling is both fun and expected. Some people don't like being pestered, but just walk away, it's fine.

The MARKET is up behind the BUS STATION, about a 5/10 minute walk from the harbour. TUESDAY is clothes market day, and FRIDAY is the fruit market day.
A word of advice, TUESDAY can get too busy and if you have not been before you may be better off going on another day when it is not so busy,and you would think that any day is market day, as they sell all the same items in the narrow streets.

Tony Ainsworth 13th July 04. email: tonyainsworth@aol.com

Day trip to Turkey - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

THE MARIA STAR
I am SORRY, but I have made a mistake in the comments below.
The Reps are charging about 43 EUROS for the trip, NOT 43 UK POUNDS as I suggested in the report.

Coni Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

HOTEL CONI - 43. THEMISTOKLEUS STREET, KOS TOWN.
Their telephone number is: 0030 2242 03913, and their web site is:
www.hotelorion-kos.com - yes it IS the correct address, although it says Hotel Orion.
I stayed at the HOTEL CONI in June it is a small, cosy and hospitable Hotel in the central part of Kos town. It's location aproximately 3 minutes from the beach and aproximately 10 minutes from the center of Kos town. That makes it a perfect place to spend your holiday.
The owners of the hotel, Marie & Andreas are from Sweden and Norway and they will make their best efforts to give you a unforgetable vacation, very laid back. The BAR PRICES are very good and you could not find better hosts, it IS the place to relax.
It is only a small basic hotel with very good prices, a single is approx. 15 Euros per night, and a double is 25 Euros per night. This does NOT include breakfast, but breakfast is only about 3 Euros.
Tony Ainsworth. 17th to 25th of June 2004

Old Pyli and Castle - (Places to Visit on Kos)

Tony A           

OLY PYLI.
There is not a lot in Pyli apart from the spring water fountain, and small village square, but drive a short way up into the hills to OLD PYLI, you can leave your car/bike at the bottom and then take a 30 minute or so uphill walk to the most amazing old ruins.
At the present time they are carrying our renovations and the top half is closed off. At the top the is an old Crusader Castle. You should really be fit and healthy, I am niether and I was Knackered by the time I reached the first level, but the superb views make the climb wothwhile.
Tony Ainsworth 17th to 25th of June.

Airtours (MyTravel) - (Tour Operators on Kos)

Tony A           

AIRTOUURS

I stayed at The Captains Hotel in Kos Town and it was very good.

In general I have always found Airtours and MyTravel very good, and their delays do not seem any longer than the other Tour Operators.

On the plus side I would advise everyone to attend the welcome meeting which is usually held by one of the representatives as they inform you about the Health and Safety aspects of your holiday with a few useful do's and don'ts.

They also tell you about the various day and night excursions which they organise in the resort.

However, I would suggest that you take the information away and don't jump in with both feet and book all of the excursions. It is better to check the prices locally first as you save a lot of money by cutting out the middleman.

The Boat on the Beach - (Restaurants in Tingaki)

Tony A           

THE BOAT ON THE BEACH TAVERNA - TIGAKI

Yes I checked it out, and it has CLOSED as the land has been bought for developement ............ sorry ....... I shall miss it.

Palace Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           


THE PALACE 1 RESTAURANT - KOS TOWN
Situated on the corner of Amerikis Street and Bouboulinas Street.
Telephone:- 0030 22420 26678 or 0030 22420 24228
It is about a 2/3 minute walk from Dolphin Square down by the harbour.

I had an enquiry from the previous person asking if I new of a good place to celebrate a birthday, so I told them about The Palace Restaurant.
If you celebrate your birthday or wedding anniversary during your holidays in THE PALACE restaurant, they offer you a bottle of champagne and a special cake, maybe flowers, fireworks and lots and lots of FUN.
(They would like to have a look at your passport / copy of your wedding certificate)as proof of the event.

The food is also very good and reasonable, they have all the normal Greek dishes as well as an international type menu.

If you are about in the daytime on the lambi/lampi side of Kos Town why not pay a vist to their other restaurant which is THE PALACE BEACH.
Tony Ainsworth - Aug 2004. email:- tonyainsworth@aol.com

Old River Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE OLD RIVER RESTAURANT.
Filinoy & Zouroudi Street, by the beach at the start of Lambi(Lampi)
Telephone: 0030-2242 020191

The Old River is a real family-business, and Josef, the owner, is always there with his big smile to welcome you.
His Mother and grandmother prepare the food. The menu here is large, with a great variety of meals to choose from, both Greek and International. We had Saganaki,( Fried Cheese ) a Greek Salad, and Stifado.( Beef Stew with onions ), ands lots of Ouzo!
Josef is one hell of a character who is always joking with his guests, pay him a visit I am sure that you will enjoy the experience.
Tony Ainsworth - July 2004.

Boat trip to Symi - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

RE:- Alan Jones (August 28th 2004

Hi Alan,
In answer to your question, YES, you can go to Patmos on the Hydrafoil from Kos Town Harbour, I went a few years ago but I do not know the times at present as I am off to work. I do have a timetable and if you contact me by email I will look it up for you.
Tony Ainsworth. - email:- tonyainsworth@aol.com
Can U Help? Is there a ferry trip to Patmos? The Greek ferry guide is rather vague about September.

alan jones (August 28, 2004)

The Sunburnt Arms - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

The Sunburnt Arms
1. Sokratous Street, Kos Town. Telephone. 0030 2242 027579
It is situated down on the beach on the Lambi side of Kos Town, about a tem minute walk from the harbour.
He has now got a web site, check it out.

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/sunburnt.html

Diamond Hotel - (Accommodation in Lambi)

Tony A           

CAN YOU HELP - REPLY ( a little late )

I do not know an email address for The Lydia Apartments in Kos Town, but I think that the telephone number is:- 0030 2242 024214

The apartments are about a 10 to 15 minute walk from Kos Town Harbour
You can get the reception to telephone for a Taxi.

Boomerang Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE BOOMERANG RESTAURANT.
It is situated at 11. Mandilara Street, Kos Town, it is about 5 to 8 minutes from The Dolphin Fountain along Kanari Street towards Lambi.
Telephone. From Outside of Greece 0030 2242 028394,
or from inside Kos it is 02242 028394

Try his web site: http:/hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/boomerang.html

3 Island Cruise - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

The Sailing Boat KATERINA - KOS HARBOUR.
Telephone:- 0030 693 8325612 From Kos: 093 8325612
Web Page:- http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/katerina.html

After about 6.00.pm in the evening and before 9.30.am the KATERINA is situated about halfway along the Harbour in KOS TOWN opposite the FLAMINGO BAR. It does the 3 Island Tour in the daytime from about 10.00.am until 6.00.pm. I can't tell you the exact price as it varies year to year but it is about 20/25. Euros or 15/17 for adults, children are less and it icludes the trip plus lunch and a few small snacks on board.
The KATERINA is a family run boat, There is GEORGE ( The Captain ) his wife KATERINA,(Hence the name of the Boat) their two children SYLVIA & KOSTAS, and a crew member. They are very friendly and nice people and will do their best to ensure that you enjoy yourselves. Over the years they have become very good friends of mine.

It leaves The Harbour in KOS TOWN at about 10.00.am and the first stop is a small Island named PSERIMOS where it stays for about 1 hour, it has a very sandy beach and is ideal for children. The next stop is KALYMNOS, known as the sponge Island. After arrival in Kalymnos they take you to the sponge factory where they give you a brief talk about sponges and then you have time to purchase some if you want to, there is NO pressure to do so but the sponges are very good. ( This tour lasts about 15.minutes ) then it is off to a local taverna for lunch, you get a small greek salad, a main course (Choice of 5 dishes)The lunch is included in the ticket price, but you pay for any drinks which you have.
After luch you get about 45 mins to look around the Port of PORTHIA and then back to the boat and the next stop is PLATTI where the KATERINA drops anchor and you can go snorkeling or swimming. Back on the boat for a refreshing piece of melon. Then it is up with the sails and back to KOS town. If you are very lucky you may even see the Dolphins, about a 10/15% chance.

There is plenty of room to sunbathe on the sunbeds on the boat, and they have a bar which sells drinks at very reasonable prices. It is a GOOD trip and many people go more than once, so do go EARLY in your holiday.

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

diane taylor (September 27, 2004) - RE: Your comments.
Hi Diane,
Sorry that I have not replied earlier but I have only just returned from Kos. The Caravan will still be open although not that busy but it is a good restaurant. Maybe a little too far to go at this time of the year, it is great if you are in Kos Town, but most of the food in kos is good.
Tigaki is about 12 Km from Kos town and as I eat mainly in Kos Town I do not know the names od The Restaurants in Tigaki but I have eaten in a good one just off the main square on the front to the left if you are facing the sea. The mossies are not that bad in October but it is best to take a roll on and put it on your legs, ankles and arms before you go out at night, one of the best is named Jungle Formula and you can get it from Tesco's or somewhere.

If you want any more information please email me on:-
tonyainsworth@aol.com and I will give you my telephone number.

diane taylor (September 27, 2004) View all comments by diane taylor

Day trip to Rhodes - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

I went to Rhodes with my friends on the BLUE STAR FERRY from KOS TOWN.
The best day to go is SUNDAY as the ferry departs Kos at 10.15.Hrs and arrives in Rhodes at 12.45.Hrs. It departs Rhodes at 18.30.Hrs and arrives back in Kos at 21.00.Hrs.
The fare was 15.80. Euro each way. There are sun decks, cafeteria's bars and shops, it is a much better way to travel than the noisy, smelly hydrafoil.
Rhodes town is worth a visit, but make sure that you wear your most comfortable shoes as there are a lot of cobblestone streets. The people trying to get you to eat in their restaurants are a bit of a pest but the town is very nice.

Secret Forest at Plaka - (Places to Visit on Kos)

Tony A           

Just after the Airport as you drive towards Kefelos,you will find a right hand turning by a small church, the signpost has been knocked down, so ask for PLAKA.

Drive down to the bottom where you will find a picnick area and a barbacue grill, so take some charcoal etc and have some lunch. Take some food for the Peacocks, there are at least a couple of dozen which are fairly tame. It is a nice cool area to get out of the sun.

Georges Snack Bar - (Restaurants in Lambi)

Tony A           

Georges Garden Snack Bar
It is situated on the left hand side of the Lambi Road going out of Kos Town, about 5 minutes from the 24 hour Medical in Kanari Street.
It is a very pleasant place to sit in the sunken garden under the various fruit trees. I think that they have Apricots which are ready in May, and Pomegranates in September. George and his wife are great hosts and they would love you to visit them.
Tony Ainsworth - September 2004

Day trip to Turkey - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

Day Trip to Bodrum on THE MARIA STAR.
Telephone. (0030) 2242 026058
It is a very good trip if you like shopping. The Maria Star goes to Bodrum every day, and you DO NOT require a visa, just take your PASSPORT. The price changes but it was ONLY 11.00. Euros in October including ALL taxes. It left at about 09.00.Hrs and returned at 17.00.Hrs. It took about 40 minutes for the crossing and they offered us a FREE one hour tour of Bodrum. The boat is fully air-conditioned.
Instead of shopping go to the Turkish Hamam (Turkish Baths) it is very relaxing.
On Saturdays they now GO TO TURGUT REIS where they hold a large Saturday Market, if you have been to Bodrum before try this on a Saturday.

Day trip to Turkey - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

To Karen Bailey (November 01, 2004)
Hi Karen,
I read your comments but it did not say which boat, can you remember the name?
Tony Ainsworth. email: tonyainsworth@aol.com

Olive - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

OLIVE - A Traditional Greek Meze Restaurant.
27. Apelou Ifestou, Old Town, Kos Town. Tel:- (0030) 22420 22133
This restaurant can be found towards the top of the old cobbled street which leads up to Diagora Square, it is on the left hand side next to The Italian Garden Restaurant, (AKA as 8.1/2).
I liked this restaurant very much because it is different, they serve lots of small meze dishes which cost between 2 and 4 euros, and half a litre of red wine cost me just 4 euros.
I think that I was the only tourist in there and I went with some of my Greek friends, and as far as I could see all the other diners were Greek - enough said.
Tony Ainsworth - October 2004.

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

Hi Kerry,

The Lydia Apartments are only about a 5 to 10 minute walk from the Caravan Restaurant, when are you going in September?
If you want to see a location map with the Caravan and the Lydia Apartments on just copy and paste the link below into your Browser,

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/KosMap.html

Or you can email me on:- tonyainsworth@aol.com
Tony Ainsworth - 8th December

Kos Town - (Resorts on Kos)

Tony A           

KOS TOWN
I like Kos Town and find that there is plenty to keep one occupied, good restaurants, shopping, boat trips and other excusions.

If you visit my web page there is more infomation, just copy it and paste it into your browser.
http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/advice.html

M.L.Rent a Car - (Car Rental on Kos)

Tony A           

Hi,
He now has a new web address which is:-
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/ml.htm

Elite Apartments - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

To Les, Sue & Will Morfitt,

I read your request dated the 16th of July 2004 with regard to your holiday in Kos in 2005 and you asked about things to do in Kos Town. I visit Kos on a regular basis and I have put a few suggestions on my web site, take a look. The web address is:-

www.tonyainsworth.co.uk

3 Island Cruise - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

Viit their web site: www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/katerina.htm

Day trip to Turkey - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

Hi Simon Battye,

In answer to your question do any of the boats go to Gumbet. The Boats and Hydrafoils go to Bodrum, but Gumbet is only 10 minutes away by taxi. I am fairly sure that none of them go direct to Gumbet. Try the Maria Star, you can get details from my web site which is:-
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
Contact me if you require any more help.

Captains Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

The Captains Hotel in Kos Town has now got a new web site which is:-

www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/captains.htm

 

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

The Caravan Restaurant in Kos Town has a new web site which is:-

www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/caravan.htm
 
You can read my comments on my previous entries. 

3 Island Cruise - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

The Katerina has a new web site which is:-

www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/katerina.htm
 

M.L.Rent a Car - (Car Rental on Kos)

Tony A           

M.L.Rentacar has a new web site, the link is below.

www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/ml.htm
 

Coni Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

This is just to let you know the Marie & Andreas will not be running the Coni Hotel this year but if you need a contact it is Michalis and his telephone number is:-

0030 6944588336
 
Tony Ainsworth:-  www.tonyainsworth.co.uk

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

 I thought that I would add a few photographs to this page.

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Number 1. A group of regular visitors to The Caravan Restaurant.
Number 2. A Shrimp Souflaki, more like King Prawns.
 
Number 3. Hasan, the owner and his wife.
 
Visit his Web Site:   www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/caravan.htm
  

3 Island Cruise - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

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Here are a few photographs of The Katerina...  for more why not pay a visit to his Web Site:-    www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/katerina.htm  
 
It is a very good day trip from Kos Town, relaxing, and enjoyable.

Day trip to Turkey - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

 

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Why not visit his Web Page:-
  
 http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/page4.html 
 
I have put on phographs of the Maria Star, Bodrum Castle and a map of Bodrum showing the Indoor Market.
Book at the boat, it costs you a lot more if you go through your tour guide.
It can get hot over in Bodrum, don't carry a lot with you, maybe a camera and a hat. You DO NOT need a visa if you go on the day trip from Kos Town.
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
 

Kos Town - (Resorts on Kos)

Tony A           

To:  Lisa Ould, re your question dated the 16th of May.
 
Hi Lisa,
 
You asked how far it was from The Captains Hotel to The Sophia Beach Apartments. Walking it will take about no more than 10 minutes.
 
Take a look at my web page you may find it useful, please let me know.
 
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
tonyainsworth@aol.com
 
 

Captains Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

Hi Lisa,

Yes, you are correct, if you go with Airtours and you have the air conditioning you pay extra. Breakfast is basic.
My email address is:  tonyainsworth@aol.com if you want to contact me. 

Boomerang Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE BOOMERANG RESTAURANT.
It is situated at 11. Mandilara Street, Kos Town, it is about 5 to 8 minutes walk from The Dolphin Round-a-bout along Kanari Street and turn LEFT opposite M.L.Rentacar, you will find it on the right opposite The Pavlos Hotel.

With regard to the last comment, I agree that The Boomerang had staff problems the last week of October 2004,  and they should have closed during that period.

I have just returned from Kos and I had a very, very good Chicken Fillet with a selection of vegetables at The Boomerang and both the Service and Food are back to their usual 1st Class Quality, Congratulations to The Boomerang.
        
 Tonyainsworth@aol.com

Quick Corner Beach Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

The Quick Corner Beach Restaurant - Kos Town.

 Located on the corner of Porfiriou Street and Akti Zouroudi Street, which is on the Lambi side of Town.  Telephone:  0030  2242 025116.
 
It is run by Alli and his lady, they serve anything from snacks to a full meal and the quality and price is very, very good.
They have a number of Beach Beds Opposite the Restaurant which the guests can use, you can't miss Alli and his staff as they wear bright yellow shirts.
     
tonyainsworth@aol.com

Quick Corner Beach Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

 

The Quick Corner Beach Restaurant - Kos Town.

 Located on the corner of Porfiriou Street and Akti Zouroudi Street, which is on the Lambi side of Town.  Telephone:  0030  2242 025116.
 
It is run by Alli and his lady, they serve anything from snacks to a full meal and the quality and price is very, very good.
They have a number of Beach Beds Opposite the Restaurant which the guests can use, you can't miss Alli and his staff as they wear yellow shirts.
       
tonyainsworth@aol.com

Imperial Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

Can you help?  -   Kerry Bater (June 13, 2005)

In response to your question, is it The Imperial in Amerikis Street or The Kos Imperial in Pslidi? If it is the one in Amerikis Street in Kos Town it is only a 8 to10 minute walk from the harbour and old Kos Town. It is a good hotel with excellant staff, and there are plenty of good restaurants and shops about, try The Caravan Restaurant opposite The Imperial.
 If you want to see the location go to my web site which is:-  www.tonyainsworth.co.uk  and go to Kos and then Map and it is marked on there. There is also a page on useful information for that area. I do not know much about The other Imperial in Pslidi, but it is about 4 km from Kos Town. Drop me a line.  tonyainsworth@aol.com

Aspa Apartments - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

The Aspa Holiday Apartments.

Mandilara / Navarinou Street,
P.O.Box. 128. Kos Town, Kos. Greece.
Tel: (0030) 22420 28394     Fax:  (0030) 22420 27590
Winter Tel:  (0030) 22420 25703
email:   mickpast@hol.gr 
 
I took a last minute holiday and I was allocated on arrival The Aspa Apartments which at situated in the centre of Kos Town. They are located above The Boomerang Restaurant and Shenannigans Irish Bar.
The arparments are within a five minute walk of Kos Town Harbour and the beach. All guests have access to the pool across the road.
These apartments have recently been refurbished and are in good condition. The apartments are tiled throughout, they have a great showers with loads of hot water and a hair dryer. The apartments have Air Conditioning, Safety Deposit Boxes, Fridge, Microwave Oven, Hob, Coffee Machine, Kettle and a furnished Balcony.
I had a meal in The Boomerang Restaurant which was very good value for money, they have an extensive menu of Greek, International and Indian Dishes, you should definitely give it a try.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank     Mike and ALL his staff for making my stay at The Aspa Holiday Apartments a memorable one.
Tony Ainsworth in residence from 23rd to 30th of June.
Web Page:  www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
Email:  tonyainsworth@aol.com
 

Aspa Apartments - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

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The Aspa Holiday Apartments.

Mandilara / Navarinou Street,
P.O.Box. 128. Kos Town, Kos. Greece.
Tel: (0030) 22420 28394     Fax:  (0030) 22420 27590
Winter Tel:  (0030) 22420 25703
email:   mickpast@hol.gr 
 
I took a last minute holiday and I was allocated on arrival to The Aspa Apartments which are situated in the centre of  Kos Town. They are located above The Boomerang Restaurant and Shenannigans Irish Bar.
The arpartments are within a five minute walk of Kos Town Harbour and the beach. All guests have access to the pool across the road.
These apartments have recently been refurbished and are in good condition. The apartments are tiled throughout, they have a great showers with loads of hot water and a hair dryer. The apartments have Air Conditioning, Safety Deposit Boxes, Fridge, Microwave Oven, Hob, Coffee Machine, Kettle and a furnished Balcony.
I had a meal in The Boomerang Restaurant which was very good value for money, they have an extensive menu of Greek, International and Indian Dishes, you should definitely give it a try.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank     Mike and ALL his staff for making my stay at The Aspa Holiday Apartments a memorable one.
Tony Ainsworth in residence from 23rd to 30th of June.
Web Page:  www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
Email:  tonyainsworth@aol.com

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

I went to the CARAVAN RESTAURANT in May and June and as usual it was very good. A few photo's of my friends.

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

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The Pictures of my friends at The Caravan Restaurant in Kos Town.
Situated at 52.Amerikis Street, Kos Town.
Telephone:  0030  2242 027064
Web Page: www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/caravan.htm
 
email:  tonyainsworth@aol.com   Web: www.tonyainsworth.co.uk 
 
 

Lydia Apartments - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

Re: The previous comment,  you can try the following telephone number.

0030 2242 025083
 
Please let me know if it works.
 
My email address is:  tonyainsworth@aol.com
My Web Site is:  www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
 

Captains Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

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The Captains Hotel, Amerikis Street, Kos Town.
Web Page:-    www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/captains.htm
 
I stayed at The Captains Hotel again in June and it is located within easy walking distance of the harbour and the Town beach.
It is a very clean and friendly hotel and the owners, Stefanos and Irene are really special and help to make your stay an enjoyable one.
 

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  I am looking forward to my next visit in September
  tonyainsworth@aol.com    www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3 Island Cruise - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

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The Sailing Boat  KATERINA - KOS HARBOUR.
Telephone:- 0030 693 8325612    From Kos: 693 8325612
Web Page:-    www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/katerina.htm

Once again when I visited Kos I went out on the 3 Island trip with the sailing boat  'KATERINA'  and I had a great time. It was not very busy and I think that Kos is having a hard time this summer.
 
After about 6.00.pm in the evening and before 9.30.am the morning KATERINA is situated about halfway along the Harbour in KOS TOWN opposite the FLAMINGO BAR. It does the 3 Island Tour in the daytime from about 10.00.am until 6.00.pm. I can't tell you the exact price as it varies year to year but it is about 20/25. Euros or 15/17 for adults, children are less and it includes the trip plus lunch and a few small snacks on board.
The KATERINA is a family run boat, There is GEORGE, the Captain and his wife KATERINA,(Hence the name of the Boat). They are very friendly and nice people and will do their very best to ensure that you enjoy yourselves. Over the years they have become very good friends of mine and I would recommend this boat .

It leaves The Harbour in KOS TOWN at about 10.00.am and the first stop is a small Island named PSERIMOS where it stays for about 1 hour, it has a very sandy beach and is ideal for children. The next stop is KALYMNOS, known as the sponge Island. After arrival in Kalymnos they take you to the sponge factory where they give you a brief talk about sponges and then you have time to purchase some if you want to, there is NO pressure to do so but the sponges are very good. ( This tour lasts about 15.minutes ) then it is off to a local taverna for lunch, you get a small greek salad, a main course (Choice of 5 dishes)The lunch is included in the ticket price, but you pay for any drinks which you have.
After lunch you get about 45 mins to look around the Port of PORTHIA and then back to the boat and the next stop is PLATTI where the KATERINA drops anchor and you can go snorkeling or swimming. Back on the boat for a refreshing piece of melon or apple. Then it is up with the sails and back to KOS town. If you are very lucky you may even see the Dolphins, about a 5/10% chance.

There is plenty of room to sunbathe on the sunbeds on the boat, and they have a bar which sells drinks at very reasonable prices. It is a GOOD trip and many people go more than once, so do go EARLY in your holiday.
I am going again in a few days.
Tony Ainsworth:  email:     tonyainsworth@aol.com

Europe Bar - (Bars in Psalidi)

Tony A           

THE EUROPE BAR & RESTAURANT - PSALIDI

If you are staying over in the Psalidi area of Kos Town, it is located near to the Niredes Hotel and just past The Alexandra Beach Hotel. It is  right on the sea front on the main road from Kos to Psalidi. The Europe Bar is run by Liza from Coventry, and they have a Greek/Aussie waitress called Irene and she is very friendly, helpful and efficient, as are all the staff. They serve all types of food, traditional Greek, English, pastas etc. They have plenty of entertaiment to keep you occupied.
     
Tony Ainsworth: August 2005
  www.tonyainsworth.co.uk    tonyainsworth@aol.com
 
 
 

The Sunburnt Arms - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

click to enlargeHere is a photograph of Giannis working hard behind the bar, It is an excellant place to eat and drink at very reasonable prices. Take a look at his web site to find out more

    
 
The Sunburnt Arms is:-     http://www.thesunburntarms.com
 
My web site is:-   www.tonyainsworth.co.uk 

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

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HOW TO FIND THE CARAVAN RESTAURANT 

Just Double Click on the Map, or visit my web site:
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
   

 

Diamond Hotel - (Accommodation in Lambi)

Tony A           

Does anyone know who is featuring the LYDIA Apartments in 2006 

Tony Ainsworth:   email:    tonyainsworth@aol.com

Web Page:      www.tonyainsworth.co.uk

Olive - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

OLIVE - A Traditional Greek Meze Restaurant.
27. Apelou Ifestou, Old Town, Kos Town. Tel:- (0030) 22420 22133
I visited this restaurant again on the 27th of September 2005 with 7 other friends after the celebrationns in the square for The Multicultural Festival of Kos.

We had a number of meze dishes, I think 12 in all, beers all round, a couple of Litres of wine and the total bill was only  85.00 euros, that is just over 10.00. euros per head and we had plenty to eat.
This restaurant can be found towards the top of the old cobbled street which leads up to Diagora Square, it is on the left hand side next to The Italian Garden Restaurant, (AKA as 8.1/2).
I liked this restaurant very much because it is different, they serve lots of small meze dishes which cost between 2 and 4 euros, and half a litre of red wine cost me just 4 euros.
          
Tony Ainsworth: September 2005.    www.tonyainsworth.co.uk 

Kos Town - (Resorts on Kos)

Tony A           

Hi Gemma,    
 
RE:  PSALIDI  TO  KOS
It takes in between five and ten minutes in a taxi, if you look at my web site which is:-    www.tonyainsworth.co.uk     and click on Kos then on Kos Information you will find a map with both places marked.
You can rent a push bike as it is very flat around Kos Town. If you want any more info you can email me at:-   tonyainsworth@aol.com   or telephone on 02476 368289
 
    
 
 

Artemis Aparthotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

Caroline Day (Tuesday, July 12, 2005)

With regard to your question, the answer is that it is in one of the Thomas Cook Brochures for 2006. The reason that I know is because my sister has booked a holiday there in May.
Ask your travel agent to do a property search for you
 
Visit my Web Page and look at the Kos Links:-    www.tonyainsworth.co.uk

The Ideal Apartments - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

The Ideal Apartments in Kos Town ( Lambi Area )

I have now found out that these superb apartments are now featured in 

 "The Olympic Holidays Smart Choice"  Brochure.

email:    tonyainsworth@aol.com

Web Page:      www.tonyainsworth.co.uk

    

Kos Town - (Resorts on Kos)

Tony A           

To:-  Adam Matthews,

With regard to your request for information, what sort of   'star'   rating  are you looking for, and what is the farthest distance from KOS TOWN are you prepared to travel?
 
There is a fair bit of information on my web site which is:  
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
I know quite a lot of Hotels with pools. you can always email me from my web page.

Kos Town - (Resorts on Kos)

Tony A           

It is now coming up to the summer season so I thought that I would give you a few ideas for you holiday in Kos Town.

A Couple of Maps, one of Kos and one of Part of Kos Town.
A few Web Site Links:
 
 
KATERINA BOAT:      www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/katerina.htm
 
 
 
 
MY SITE:          www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
TO CONTACT ME:   tonyainsworth@aol.com
 
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Kos Town - (Resorts on Kos)

Tony A           

click to enlargeTo Clair Pye,

 
You asked how far it is from Psalidi to Lambi, it depends which accommodation it is in each resort, but it is about a 10 minute taxi ride, but there is a bus sevice, and you can hire bikes and it is very flat. If you let me know the names of the Hotels / Apartments I maybe able to give you a better idea.
 
I have included a map with both Psalidi and Lambi marked on it, just click the map to enlarge it.
 
If you want to email me please do so:   tonyainsworth@aol.com   or visit my web page:   www.tonyainsworth.co.uk   
 

3 Island Cruise - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

THE KATERINA 3 ISLAND CRUISE

 

Departs Kos Town Harbour every day ( weather permitting ) at 10.00.am. It is best to get there at about 09.30.am.  It is a great day out and it returns at approx. 6.00.pm. You can find out more by visiting his web page or reading other peoples comments below.

web page:   www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/katerina.htm

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Kos Town - (Resorts on Kos)

Tony A           

Hi Clair,
 
On the first posting you were talking about Lambi and Pslidi,  and now you say Tigaki and Lambi, by the way the Pelagos Suites are very nice, a little out but it is flat so you can all ride the bikes. The distance from the Pelagos to the Iris is about  10/ 12 Km.
 
Were you also asking about the sunset?   If so you should go up to Zia to see it, if you take the Greek Night excursion you will see it then.
 
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
Any more questions, you can get my telephone from my web page.
       
 
 
 
 

Zia Sunset - (Places to Visit on Kos)

Tony A           

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ZIA is a nice place to visit , you can now take the back road up to Zia from Kos Town as it has now had a tarmac road surface put on it. As you leave Kos Town come to the roundabout with all the flags on it, then take the road to PLATANI and then on to the ASKLEPIEIO and on up to Zia, you will get some great views of Turkey, Pserimos, Platti and Kalymnos.

Whilst you are there try the OROMEDON TRADITIONAL TAVERNA with a roof top terrace which has panoramic views over a lot of KOS. They serve great snacks, coffee, beers etc. On Sundays they serve their specialty - Roast GOAT - it is served the traditional way with wild rice. The put it in the clay oven on Saturday evening and it cooks over night and is ready from about 11.30.am. It is mainly local people, but I enjoed it. Goat is similar to Lamb in texture but a lot less fatty.

Zia is supossed to be a Traditional Greek Village, but if you look on it as a giant souvenir shop, you won't be dissapointed. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my visits to ZIA as do many people, and then on over the mountain to PYLI. KARDAMENA and KEFELOS.

    

www.tonyainsworth.co.uk

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE  CARAVAN RESTAURANT
52 Amerikis Street, Kos Town.
 
As usual The Caravan was very busy and the food was excellant, here are a couple of photographs.
If you want qualtity, value and a good host make sure that you visit The Caravan.
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk 
 
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Captains Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

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The Captains Hotel

44  Amerikis Street,  Kos Town
 
The Captains Hotel is very good, it is about 10 mins from the harbour and 5 or 7 mins from the beach. It is very, very clean and ALL the staff are excellant. The owners, Stefanos and Irene are always making improvements and the hotel now has double glazing, air conditioning and a safe in each room. The breakfast is continental in style and it has a 24 hour bar, but, and a big but is that it does not get too noisy as Manos the night manager makes sure of that. ( Mike the old night manager still visits the Hotel.)
The maids, Maria and Eleferia look after the rooms and all the cleaning, they are both ver nice ladies and nothing is too much trouble for them.
 Maria, the afternoon receptionist, and who speaks very good English as she has lived in Australia is another person who keeps you smiling.
Well done Stafanos, you have a great team.
 
        
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
 
 

Secret Forest at Plaka - (Places to Visit on Kos)

Tony A           

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THE SECRET FOREST OF PLAKA 

You will find Plaka near to the Airport, if your are travelling from Kos Town drive past the airport and along the parimeter until you come to a small blue & white church on your right and a sign saying  'Plaka' drive down to the bottom where you will find a barbacue area and up to 40 peacocks. Take some food for the peacocks as they seem to be fairly tame. If the weather is very hot it is a good place to visit as it tends to be shady and cool.
Visit my web page:    www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
      

Boomerang Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

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The Boomerang Restaurant.

Mandilara / Navarinou Street, P.O.Box. 128. Kos Town, Kos. Greece.
Tel: (0030) 22420 28394     Fax:  (0030) 22420 27590
email:   mickpast@hol.gr 
 
I visited the Boomerang in May with my friends George & Margaret, the food was very good, I had a chicken fillet with all of the trimmings, Margaret had Mousaker and George had a peppered steak.
You must try the hot bread which is served with a choice of butters.The drinks and wines are reasonably priced. In a morning they serve a good English Breakfast.
Mike the owner is always around and he knows a lot about Kos so if you ever need any information just pop in and ask him. In a seperate area at the rear of the restaurant is an internet area where you can go and check your emails etc.
     
Visit my site:  www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
 

Day trip to Turkey - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

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THE MARIA STAR

Day Trip to Bodrum on THE MARIA STAR.
Telephone. (0030) 2242 026058
It is a very good trip if you like shopping. The Maria Star goes to Bodrum every day, and you
DO NOT require a visa, just take your PASSPORT.
The price changes but it was  21.00. Euros plus tax in early June, but it may be cheaper now you will have to check at the boat. It left at about 09.00.Hrs and returned at 17.00.Hrs. It took about 40 minutes for the crossing and they offered us a FREE one hour tour of Bodrum. The boat is fully air-conditioned.
Instead of shopping go to the Turkish Hamam (Turkish Baths) it is very relaxing.
On Saturdays they now GO TO TURGUT REIS where they hold a large Saturday Market, if you have been to Bodrum before try this on a Saturday. I have included a few pictures as well, just double click them to enlarge them.
         
 
MARIA STAR:   http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tonyainsworth/page4.html
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
 

Airtours (MyTravel) - (Tour Operators on Kos)

Tony A           

mytravel airways / airtours holidays

i must have been very lucky as i have travelled with mytravel many times to both kos and the canary islands and i have always found them to be very good.

       
i have just returned from kos and both the outward flight and the return flight were very good and on time, in fact the return flight landed 30 minutes early. on the outward flight we had one of the aircraft which had all leather seats and they were very comfortable. i found all the cabin crew to be both hard working and helpful. i would like to say a special thank you to the head cabin sup**visor ( lee ) on the return flight from kos on the 20th of june as he was very good.

i stayed at  the captains hotel in kos town and i must say that craig the rep was also a credit to airtours. as i have been to kos many times i did not use his services to book any trips as i know the ropes but i did use him for other queries and i found him to be both pleasant and helpful.

           

the only one gripe i have with airtours is that they have stopped taking bookings for single holiday makers even though we pay a supplement. i have travelled with airtours for over 10 years and stayed at the captains hotel and i am very upset about their decision as are many other loyal customers which i know, if they are not careful they will be losing a few more very loyal customers. if they read this and decide to reverse their decision they can contact me on the following:

email address:  tonyainsworth@aol.com    web page:  www.tonyainsworth.co.uk

                  

Nikolas The Fisherman - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A           

NIKOLAS  THE  FISHERMAN 

This is a Typical Fish Taverna which can be found at:-    21 Averof Street in Kos Town,  their telephone number is:-  (0030)  22420 23098  and  his  email address is:  larry_@otenet.gr

It is not hard to find, as you face the harbour from the Dolphin Roundabout walk strait ahead by the side of the harbour and you will see a building with what looks like a flash of lightening on it , that is on the corner of Averof Street, just walk along there and it is on the left hand side.
 
We had a good meal there at reasonable prices, try the Calamarie, it was very good and not rubbery as it can be. Good local atmosphere.
 
Tony Ainsworth -  July 2006.    www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
       

Captains Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

THE CAPTAINS HOTEL

KOS TOWN
 
For NEXT year this Hotel can now be found in the ASPRO Brochure, which is part of MyTravel
 
Visit their site:-  ASPRO HOLIDAYS     http://www.aspro.co.uk/
 
Tony Ainsworth:     www.tonyainsworth.co.uk 
 
              

Lydia Apartments - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A           

CAPTAIN COOK STUDIOS  -  LAMBI,  KOS TOWN.
 
I have asked my brother to write this review as I do not have access to a computer.
 
These studios are in a really good location a short walk from Kos Town.The studio we had was facing the fields and the cows visited us most days,it was really peaceful and quiet. The beach is about 10 mins walk and Kos Town is about 20 mins walk but theres loads of bars, restaurants etc in the Lambi Area about 5 mins walk. The studios are run by Alex and his mum Christina who are very nice and cannot do enough for you. The studios are basic and they do not have a swimming pool or bar.
We had most of our meals in The Caravan Restaurant about a 10 minute walk away, we have got to know Hassan the owner through my brother Tony Ainsworth as he is a very good friend of his, but I must say that ALL the food served there is very, very good.
    
 

Airtours (MyTravel) - (Tour Operators on Kos)

Tony A           

MYTRAVEL  /  AIRTOURS  /  ASPRO 

I have just returned from Kos after having a fantastic holiday with Aiortours, and I also have to CONGRATULATE  MyTravel  /  Airtours  /  Aspro Holidays,           as they have reversed their decision and they have let me book a single room at the Captains Hotel in Kos Town  -  see my original comments below, thank you once again.

The only one gripe I have with AIRTOURS is that they have stopped taking bookings for single holiday makers even though we pay a supplement. I have travelled with Airtours for over 10 years and stayed at THE CAPTAINS HOTEL and I am very upset about their decision as are many other LOYAL customers which I know, if they are not careful they will be losing a few more VERY LOYAL customers. If they read this and decide to reverse their decision they can contact me on the following:

email address:  tonyainsworth@aol.com    Web Page:  www.tonyainsworth.co.uk

Kos Town - (Resorts on Kos)

Tony A           

Hi Ingrid,

 
I refer to your question dated as follows:  Ingrid Stakle (Tuesday, August 29, 2006)  sorry in the delay of sending this information.
 
The Cruise Line name is:
LAUMZIS www.laumzis-cruises.gr    and the email address is:  info@laumzis-cruises.gr
 
I hope that it helps.
 
Tony Ainsworth.   www.tonyainsworth.co.uk  email:   tonyainsworth@aol.com

Kos Town - (Resorts on Kos)

Tony A           

KOS TOWN
Hi Tracy,
 
I think that the answer to your question is YES, but make sure that you go in June, July, August or September as May and October are on the quiet side. There is a link to the ALICE SPRINGS hotel on my web site which is:      www.tonyainsworth.co.uk  
 then click on   KOS   then    INFORMATION   then on  KOS HOTEL LINKS
if you require any more information my email address is:      tonyainsworth@aol.com 
 

 

   

Day trip to Turkey - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A           

DAY TRIP TO BODRUM IN TURKEY

 
Hi Tom,
 
There is NO problem at all, they DO NOT stamp your passport, book your trip in the harbour, try THE MARIA STAR and you will only pay about 15/18 euros whinch INCLUDES the tax. Visit my web page for details on The Maria Star, and if you go mention may name to George on The Maria Star.
 
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk 
 
    

Day trip to Turkey - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A

Hi Martha Kerr.
 
You can take a flight on Olympic Airways to Athens, or you can go on the Blue Star Ferry Line.
 
I hope that this answers your question.
Tony Ainsworth.    www.tonyainsworth.co.uk    tonyainsworth@aol.com

 

 

3 Island Cruise - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A          10/10

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The Sailing Boat  KATERINA - KOS HARBOUR.
Telephone:- 0030 693 8325612    From Kos: 693 8325612
Web Page:-    
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/katerina.htm
 
After about 6.00.pm in the evening and before 9.30.am the morning KATERINA is situated about halfway along the Harbour in KOS TOWN opposite the FLAMINGO BAR. It does the 3 Island Tour in the daytime from about 10.00.am until 6.00.pm. I can't tell you the exact price as it varies year to year but it is about 20/25. Euros or 15/17 for adults, children are less and it includes the trip plus lunch and a few small snacks on board.
The KATERINA is a family run boat, There is GEORGE, the Captain and his wife KATERINA,(Hence the name of the Boat). They are very friendly and nice people and will do their very best to ensure that you enjoy yourselves. Over the years they have become very good friends of mine and I would recommend this boat .

It leaves The Harbour in KOS TOWN at about 10.00.am and the first stop is a small Island named PSERIMOS where it stays for about 1 hour, it has a very sandy beach and is ideal for children. The next stop is KALYMNOS, known as the sponge Island. After arrival in Kalymnos they take you to the sponge factory where they give you a brief talk about sponges and then you have time to purchase some if you want to, there is NO pressure to do so but the sponges are very good. ( This tour lasts about 15.minutes ) then it is off to a local taverna for lunch, you get a small greek salad, a main course (Choice of 5 dishes)The lunch is included in the ticket price, but you pay for any drinks which you have.
After lunch you get about 45 mins to look around the Port of PORTHIA and then back to the boat and the next stop is PLATTI where the KATERINA drops anchor and you can go snorkeling or swimming. Back on the boat for a refreshing piece of melon or apple. Then it is up with the sails and back to KOS town. If you are very lucky you may even see the Dolphins, about a 5/10% chance.

There is plenty of room to sunbathe on the sunbeds on the boat, and they have a bar which sells drinks at very reasonable prices. It is a GOOD trip and many people go more than once, so do go EARLY in your holiday.
I am going again in a few days.
Tony Ainsworth:  email:     tonyainsworth@aol.com
Web Page:     www.tonyainsworth.co.uk

M.L.Rent a Car - (Car Rental on Kos)

Tony A          10/10

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M.L.RENTACAR
38. KANARI STREET - KOS TOWN 
TEL:  (0030) 2242 022949
email:  mlrentacarkos@hotmail.com      Web Page:  http://www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/ml.htm
 
When I am in Kos I always hire my jeep/car from Mike because of the value for money.
It is also a good place to change your money as he gives some of the best rates in Kos.
 
I shall be going in a few weeks.
Tony Ainsworth.  web page:  www.tonyainsworth.co.uk

M.L.Rent a Car - (Car Rental on Kos)

Tony A          10/10

M.L.RENTACAR
38. KANARI STREET - KOS TOWN 
TEL:  (0030) 2242 022949
email:  mlrentacarkos@hotmail.com      Web Page:  http://www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/ml.htm
 
When I am in Kos I always hire my jeep/car from Mike because of the value for money.
It is also a good place to change your money as he gives some of the best rates in Kos.
 
I shall be going in a few weeks.
Tony Ainsworth.  web page:  www.tonyainsworth.co.uk

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A          10/10

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THE  CARAVAN RESTAURANT
52 Amerikis Street, Kos Town.
 
As usual The Caravan was very busy and the food was excellant, here are a couple of photographs.
If you want qualtity, value and a good host make sure that you visit The Caravan.
Hasan has put up a new wooden roof over the dining area, and he has made a very good job of it.
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk 
 
tonyainsworth@aol.com
 

Thomas Cook - (Tour Operators on Kos)

Tony A

THOMAS COOK HOLIDAYS
 
I have been trying to book my NEXT years holidays 2009 to stay at The Captains Hotel in Kos Town but I am not having any luck. When you telephone Thomas Cook Holidays, their ansaphone says
 ' Book early to get the best choice of Hotels and Flights' 
 and yet you cannot book, as they say that it is NOT available, and that is for either 1 or 2 people.
The only one gripe I have with THOMAS COOK HOLIDAYS is that they have stopped taking bookings for single holiday makers even though we pay a supplement. I have traveled with Airtours / Aspro for over 10 years and stayed at THE CAPTAINS HOTEL and I am very upset about their decision to NOT allow SINGLE BOOKINGS as are many other LOYAL AIRTOURS customers which I know,
 if they are not careful they will be losing a few more VERY LOYAL customers.
 If they read this and decide to reverse their decision they can contact me on the following:
 
NO RATING AT PRESENT
 
tonyainsworth@aol.com       www.tonyainsworth.co.uk

Day trip to Turkey - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A          10/10

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DAY TRIP TO BODRUM IN TURKEY
If you have not visited Bodrum before it makes a nice change. There are NO problem at all, they DO NOT stamp your passport, and you DO NOT require a VISA for a day visit.
Book your trip in the harbour, try THE MARIA STAR and you will only pay about 20/25 euros which INCLUDES the tax etc.
( THE REPS CHARGE ABOUT 43 EUROS FOR THE SAME TRIP ).
TUESDAY is the main clothes market day, but everything is on sale every day and if you have not been before, you would not know that it was not market day, and there are less queues when you go through customs in KOS on other days.
Be WARNED that the customs in KOS are VERY STRICT and they will fine you if you bring back more than one box of 200 cigarettes or too much of the other goods.
If you go on THE MARIA STAR, mention my name to George or Maria.
Visit my web page for details on The Maria Star and other useful information about Kos.
 
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
tonyainsworth@aol.com
 
    
 

Caravan Restaurant - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A          10/10

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Karin's Mum, Tony, Karin, Laura, HASAN & Nikki.
 
THE  CARAVAN RESTAURANT
52 Amerikis Street, Kos Town.
Web Page;    http://www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/caravan.htm
 
As usual The Caravan was very busy even though most of the restaurants were fairly quite,and as usual the food was excellent. I had the courgettes in a yogurt & garlic sauce, followed by Chicken Bekremeze, and then a Greek Yogurt & Honey desert all washed down with a carafe of the house red!!
If you want quality, value and a good host make sure that you visit The Caravan.
Hasan has put up a new wooden roof over the dining area, and he has made a very good job of it.

         
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk 
 
tonyainsworth@aol.com

Captains Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A          10/10

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THE CAPTAINS HOTEL

44  Amerikis Street,  Kos Town.
 
 
Pictured are Tony, Karin and her Mum.
The Captains Hotel is very good, it is about 7 / 10 mins from the harbour and 5 / 7 mins from the beach. It is very, very clean and ALL the staff are excellent. The owners, Stefanos and Irene are always making improvements and the hotel now has double glazing, air conditioning and a safe in each room. The breakfast is continental in style and is served in the reception area of the hotel. The balcony's are a little on the small side, but after all it is only a 2* Hotel, it has a 24 hour bar, but, and a big but is that it does not get too noisy as Manos the night manager makes sure of that. It has a very nice clean pool and a sitting out terrace at the front of the hotel.
The maids, Maria #1 and Maria #3 look after the rooms and all the cleaning, they are both very nice ladies and nothing is too much trouble for them.  Maria #2, the afternoon receptionist, and who speaks very good English as she has lived in Australia is another person who keeps you smiling and looks after all the guests.
Well done Stafanos, you have a great team.
THIS HOTEL CAN BE FOUND IN THE SUNSET BROCHURE WHICH IS PART OF THOMAS COOK GROUP.
 
        
 
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
tonyainsworth@aol.com

Ambeli - (Restaurants in Tingaki)

Tony A          10/10

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AMBELI TRADITIONAL GREEK TAVERNA.

( Near to The Byron Apartments in Kos)
 
 
A note for Irenka Webb who wrote in the last entry asking a question with regard to fast service.One way around the problem, and I do it in ALL the restaurants is that you only order your starters and then do not order your main meal until about 15 minutes before you want it, just have a drink and a chat in between courses. I sometimes leave it for 45 to 60 minutes before I order mine, that way it is like a night out.
 
AMBELI means WINE YARD, and they make their own wine on the premises, It is a typical Traditional Greek Taverna which has a great menu of Greek dishes. It is well worth a visit if you are passing that way, it is on the coast road from Kos Town toward Tigaki and just near the Byron Apartments, If I am passing around lunch time I always stop and pay them a visit, it is like being in the middle of no where, no noise, just a great place to be. Anna, one of the waiting staff speaks six or seven languages.
 
         
 
tonyainsworth@aol.com
 
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 

Argo - (Restaurants in Kefalos)

Tony A          10/10

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RESTAURANT ARGO
On the beachfront, not far from the little roundabout and Baywatch Water-sports
 
 
 
 
When I visit Kamari Bay, Kefelos I always stop at The Argo, the staff are very good and one of the ladies is very friendly and has a great smile, she told me that last winter she went to Italy and Venice and she enjoyed her visit.
The Argo is in an excellent position overlooking the beach, see the photograph above of the view that you get whilst enjoying a great meal. I had a very nice bekre meze of spiced pork, and my friend had a grilled fish which was very good, and we both had it served with a Greek salad.
Overall we found the food and the prices very good, although you have to remember that last year we were getting about 145 euros to the  UK  and this year it is only about 119 euros, so that has put the prices up, but it is no fault of the Greeks, it is the very weak  UK.
 
Tony Ainsworth - July 2008
email:     tonyainsworth@aol.com   web:  www.tonyainsworth.co.uk 
 

 

Nefeli Hotel - (Accommodation in Lambi)

Tony A          9/10

THE NEFELI HOTEL & APARTMENTS
LAMBI, KOS TOWN.
Tel:  (0030) 22420 27726   email:  hotel-nefeli@yahoo.com    web:   http://www.hotelnefeli.gr/
 

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I stayed at The Nefeli Hotel in Lambi which is part of Kos Town from the 8th to the 15th of July. I had a great room for single use, it had a double bed, TV and fridge which were included in the price. I rented the aircon as it was very hot and they charged 5 euros per night, and the safe cost me 16 euros to rent for one week.
All the staff were very friendly, there was Nikki on reception who also spoke very good English, and Nikos one of the owners and Wilma the lady which ran the poolside bar was from Holland and again was very helpful.
The hotel is a little way from the centre of Kos Town but it has a bus stop right outside the holel and the buses are every half hour. The hotel has a lovely swimming pool with plenty of sun beds and room to relax. The hotel gets clients from the Uk, Holland, Norway, etc.
To conclude I would definitely recommend this hotel, as it is in a quite location, and has very good facilities with friendly, helpful staff, what more could one want?
Tony Ainsworth, Coventry, England.
 
email:   tonyainsworth@aol.com web:    www.tonyainsworth.co.uk

3 Island Cruise - (Kos Excursions)

Tony A          10/10

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The Sailing Boat  KATERINA - KOS HARBOUR.
Telephone:-  From the UK:  0030 693 8325612    From Kos: 693 8325612
Web Page:-    
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/katerina.htm
 
 
After about 6.00.pm in the evening and before 9.30.am the morning KATERINA is situated about halfway along the Harbour in KOS TOWN opposite the FLAMINGO BAR. It does the 3 Island Tour in the daytime from about 10.00.am until 6.00.pm. I can't tell you the exact price as it varies year to year but it is about 20/25. Euros  for adults, children are less and it includes the trip plus lunch and a few small snacks on board.
The KATERINA is a family run boat, There is GEORGE, the Captain and his wife KATERINA,(Hence the name of the Boat). They are very friendly and nice people and will do their very best to ensure that you enjoy yourselves. Over the years they have become very good friends of mine and I would recommend this boat .

It leaves The Harbour in KOS TOWN at about 10.00.am and the first stop is a small Island named PSERIMOS where it stays for about 1 hour, it has a very sandy beach and is ideal for children. When you return to the boat, they serve you with a BBQ Lunch.
The next stop is KALYMNOS, known as the sponge Island. After arrival in Kalymnos you can spend time looking around the shops, having a drink or coffee and you still have time to visit the sponge factory where they give you a brief talk about sponges and then you have time to purchase some if you want to, there is NO pressure to do so but the sponges are very good. Then  you return to the boat and the next stop is PLATTI where the KATERINA drops anchor and you can go snorkeling or swimming. Back on the boat for a refreshing piece of melon or apple. Then it is up with the sails and back to KOS town. If you are very lucky you may even see the Dolphins, about a 5/10% chance, make sure that you take your camera.
REMEMBER THE ORDER OF STOPS CAN VARY, but you do visit the 3 Islands and have a BBQ Lunch served on the boat.

There is plenty of room to sunbathe on the sunbeds on the boat, and they have a bar which sells drinks at very reasonable prices. It is a GOOD trip and many people go more than once, so do go EARLY in your holiday.
Tony Ainsworth:  email:     tonyainsworth@aol.com
Web Page:     www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
    

Captains Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A          10/10

THE CAPTAINS HOTEL

44  Amerikis Street,  Kos Town.
Web Page:      http://www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/captains.htm
 
I do not agree with a lot of the comments about The Captains Hotel and the Thumbs Down Icon, after all it is ONLY a 2* rated hotel and it does NOT advertise that it provides entertainment etc.
 
The Captains Hotel is very good, it is about 7 / 10 mins from the harbour and 5 / 7 mins from the beach. It is very, very clean and ALL the staff are excellent. The owners, Stefanos and Irene are always making improvements and the hotel now has double glazing, air conditioning and a safe in each room. The breakfast is continental in style and is served in the reception area of the hotel. The balcony's are a little on the small side, but after all it is only a 2* Hotel, it has a 24 hour bar, but, and a big but is that it does not get too noisy as Manos the night manager makes sure of that, and he is a great guy, nothing is too much trouble for him. The Captains Hotel gets a lot of regular guests who return year after year.
It has a very nice clean pool which is shared with the hotel next door, and it has a sitting out terrace at the front of the hotel.
The maids Maria 1 and Maria 2 look after the rooms and all the cleaning, they are both very nice ladies and nothing is too much trouble for them.  Yet another Maria who was  the afternoon receptionist maybe back this year ( Summer 2010 ), and who speaks very good English as she has lived in Australia is another person who keeps you smiling and looks after all the guests.
Well done Stafanos, you have a great team.
THIS HOTEL IS NOT IN ANY OF THE USUAL BROCHURES BUT IT CAN BE FOUND AND BOOKED IF YOU VISIT THE
TRAVEL REPUBLIC    http://www.travelrepublic.co.uk/    WEB SITE.
 
tonyainsworth@aol.com     www.tonyainsworth.co.uk  

Flamingo - (Bars in Kos Town)

Tony A          10/10

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THE FLAMINGO BAR
THE HARBOUR - KOS TOWN.

Tel:  0030 22420 24390   Web:    http://www.flamingo-kos.gr/
This Bar is located about halfway along the Kos Town harbour front opposite the KATERINA SAILING BOAT.
This is a very pleasant bar serving snacks, coffee, drinks and cocktails. It is a nice place to pass an hour or so whilst looking at the boats departing and arriving. It is also good for people watching. Give it a try you may enjoy it.
Tony Ainsworth - April 2010.

email:    tonyainsworth@aol.com  Web:    www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
    

Kos Town - (Resorts on Kos)

Tony A

Hi Laura,

You can find some information on my web site which is:   www.tonyainsworth.co.uk   In Kos Town you will find Shenannigans Irish Bar, and there are quite a few bars in Bar Street, which does not get lively until late, about midnight.
 
Tony Ainsworth.
email:   tonyainsworth@aol.com

Old Pyli and Castle - (Places to Visit on Kos)

Tony A          10/10

 OLD PYLI

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There is not a lot in Pyli apart from the spring water fountain, and small village square, but drive a short way up into the hills to OLD PYLI, you can leave your car/bike at the bottom and then take a 30 minute or so uphill walk to the most amazing old ruins.
At the present time they are carrying our renovations and the top half is closed off. At the top the is an old Crusader Castle. You should really be fit and healthy, I am niether and I was Knackered by the time I reached the first level, but the superb views make the climb wothwhile.
There is another way if you are in a Jeep, when you reach where most people stop and park to start the walk, carry on and take a left turn ( there is a notice saying "Donkeys for Rent" ) and carry on up the old track, be warned it is a little hairy. When you arrive at the top you will get some great views and if you need to spend a penny, there is a great toilet.
 
       
 
Tony Ainsworth, Coventry. UK.
Web:   www.tonyainsworth.co.uk    Email: tonyainsworth@aol.com  

 

 


Alice Springs Hotel - (Accommodation in Lambi)

Tony A          10/10

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THE  ALICE  SPRINGS  HOTEL
LAMBI  KOS
 
Phone  (0030) 2242 023473
Webwww.alicespringshotel.com  email: george@alicespringshotel.com 
 
 
 
The Alice Springs Hotel consists of both apartments and hotel rooms which have TV and air-conditioning units in each room. It is situated about 1.5 km from Kos Town Centre in an area known as Lambi, and it is in a great position very near to the beach.
It is a family hotel run by George and Barbara who combine a friendly welcome with a genuine enjoyment of meeting with and ensuring that their guests have a great holiday, and enjoy the best that Kos has to offer. George is a mine of information about Kos, its history and good places to visit. He will give you a lot of good advice which will ensure that you see the best of Kos and thoroughly enjoyed your holiday.

The complex has a good sized pool and plenty of sun beds, plus chairs/tables arranged around the pool area. There is a table football, pool table, and a table ice-hockey game, plus two internet enabled computers by the poolside and a large TV. There is internet access in the reception area too.
By the poolside there is also a bar area which serves hot and cold food and drinks.
 
Tony Ainsworth - Coventry.
 
www.tonyainsworth.co.uk    tonyainsworth@aol.com    
 
         

Kos Town - (Resorts on Kos)

Tony A          10/10

It is now coming up to the summer season so I thought that I would give you a few ideas for you holiday in Kos Town.

A Couple of Maps, one of Kos and one of Part of Kos Town.
A few Web Site Links:
 
KOS INFORMATION    www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/kosadvice.htm
 
KATERINA BOAT: www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/katerina.htm
 
CARAVAN RESTAURANT:  www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/caravan.htm
 
M.L.RENTACAR:  www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/ml.htm
 
CAPTAINS HOTEL:  www.tonyainsworth.co.uk/captains.htm
 
MY SITE:     www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
TO CONTACT ME:   tonyainsworth@aol.com
 
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Zia Sunset - (Places to Visit on Kos)

Tony A          10/10

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THE OROMEDON RESTAURANT
IN THE VILLAGE OF ZIA.
With Roof Garden and Unique Panoramic View.
Situated in the Main Square in the Greek Village of ZIA.
Telephone:-(0030) 2242 069983 email: papacosta@internet.gr
When in Kos make sure that you visit The Oromedon Restaurant, which is a Traditional Greek Taverna in the pretty village of Zia. If you want to see the fantastic sunset make sure that you arrive in Zia before 18.30. in the evening. I can assure you that the food is first class.
Photographs are of the Sunset taken from The Oromedon Restaurant, a picture of myself with Nikos the owner and a picture of Nikos, Dagfinn, Britt and myself.
    
Tony Ainsworth - Coventry.
tonyainsworth@aol.com    www.tonyainsworth.co.uk 
 

Oromedon - (Restaurants on Kos)

Tony A          10/10

 

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THE OROMEDON RESTAURANT
 IN THE VILLAGE OF ZIA.
With Roof Garden and Unique Panoramic View.
Situated in the Main Square in the Greek Village of ZIA.
Telephone:-(0030) 2242 069983   email:  papacosta@internet.gr 
 
When in Kos make sure that you visit The Oromedon Restaurant, which is a Traditional Greek Taverna in the pretty village of Zia. If you want to see the fantastic sunset make sure that you arrive in Zia before 18.30. in the evening. I can assure you that the food is first class.
On Sunday's they serve the traditional ROAST GOAT and you get a lot of local people in the restaurant, the goat is very like lamb but a lot less fat and more healthy. I visited with my Norwegian friends and we had a mixed meze to start, and then a few main courses and we dipped in and shared it all. Make sure that you take a look at the desert menu, the deserts and fresh fruit are mouth watering ........... the wine is good too!!!
 
    
 
tonyainsworth@aol.com     www.tonyainsworth.co.uk
 
 

The Sunburnt Arms - (Restaurants in Kos Town)

Tony A

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THE SUNBURNT ARMS
1. Sokratous Street, on the beach, Kos Town. 
Telephone:( 0030) 2242 027579      Web Page.    SUNBURNT ARMS
This restaurant is owned and run by Giannis and Sam, she is from England. It is situated down on the beach in SOCRATOUS STREET and serves a full Greek and English Menu,    JUST CLICK HERE  They are very well known for their SUNDAY LUNCHES, as I said Sam comes from England and makes a very good Yorkshire Pudding. You can also get a great FULL ENGLISH breakfast.
They also have a Quiz Night & a Bingo Night.
If you buy drinks there he lets you use the sun beds for FREE.
 
ONE OF THE BEST BAR / RESTAURANTS IN KOS, MAKE SURE THAT YOU TRY IT.
Tell him that  KALAMARI  sent you.
 
    

Diamond Hotel - (Accommodation in Lambi)

Tony A          10/10

This is just to let you know that The Lydia Apartments have now changed their name to The Diamond Apartments. They are located about 600 meters to the sea and are set in 12,000 square metres of colourful exotic gardens. The apartments are just 30 minutes by Taxi from Kos Airport, and about 700 metres from Kos town centre and port and in close proximity to restaurants, shopping areas and bars. My distances are only estimates but they are not a lot out.

As far as I know they are still run by Sakis, at lease they were in 2011 and he told me that he would be there in 2012 as the Apartments were being refurbished, but I do not know if they have been.
 
Tony Ainsworth - Coventry.
 
 
 

Theonia Hotel - (Accommodation in Kos Town)

Tony A          10/10

THE THEONIA HOTEL

 43. Amerikis Street, Kos Town, Kos.  85300
Web:  www.theoniahotel.gr    Email:     thetheoniahotel@gmail.com
 
Phone:   +30 2242023303  /  23233  /  22794
 
The Theonia Hotel is a GOOD family run hotel in Kos Town. The facilities are very good for a small hotel, and there is a very good restaurant opposie called The Caravan Restaurant - Try it.
 

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