Just back, Stayed in Kos Town 16th - 29th October, weather brill the first week, temperature in the 80s, gradually got cooler during the second week, last 2 days were quite cold, we were wearing our jeans and jumpers to keep warm. No rain during the day for the whole of the 2 weeks.
Just back from Lenaki, found the apartments very basic compared to places we had stayed in before,the standard of cleanliness left a lot to be desired we found fleas on the bedroom floor on several occasions and the paint was chipping on a lot of the furniture and fittings. There were 2 single beds in the bedroom and 2 single sofa/beds in the kitchen area, cooking facilities very basic just 2 rings, toaster and kettle.
Lovely pool area with free sunbeds, only food/drinks purchased at poolside bar allowed to be eaten by pool,we found the food at the bar was very expensive with little choice, mainly chips etc,
Drinks at the bar were expensive too, 1.90 euros for a can of coke, 2.80 for a beer, food/drinks at the Athina apartments next door were much cheaper and better value.
We found the staff to be at times ignorant and offish, we waited up to 10 mins to be served at the bar at times, whilst staff talked/joked amongst themselves.
Children loved the pool table and mini football table.
Very little in the way of entertainment, Greek nite on the Monday nite was worth a look, 12 euros adults and 7 for children got you a bbq meal, 2 greek dancers entertained you.
The Karaoke evening started very late 10.30pm not good if you have young children, we were in C block very close to the pool bar, both of our children were woken up at 11pm by a very bad and loud rendition of madonnas `like a virgin`
Beach is approx 15 min walk away.
If you want to book trips, go to the harbour which is a 15 min walk away, you will pay less than half the price the reps are offering the trips for.
We wouldnt go back to the Lenaki apartments, too basic/too expensive and the staffs attitude at times left a lot to be desired.
Good value at just 3 euros each to get in, free for chldren.
Great views of the harbour area from the top,
Took us a good 2 hours to look around, children loved climbing and exploring all the different parts.
Great day out, we sailed on the `Santa Maria`, 50 euros for the 4 of us for the whole day, 10am till 6pm, including food, soft drink, ouzo, snacks and free photos.
Visited 3 islands, lunch at the first stop was a Greek salad followed by a choice of various local dishes all with rice/chips, we got the chance to try octopus which i must say was very nice, but not something i would normally have ordered.
We had the chance to swim in the sea at the last stop, which the children thoroughly enjoyed,
Sailing back the children got the chance to steer the boat and help raise the sails with the crew.
As we aproached Kos harbour on our return we were given a glass of sparkling wine by the crew to thank us for sailing with them and to toast a great day out.
Much sandier than the beaches closer to Kos Town, lots of bars and resturants along the beach, free sunbeds, bar staff brought drinks etc down to u on the beach, lovely clear sea, kids loved it