Just got back from Kos and had two wonderful days on the "POSEIDON". Did the three island cruise to Pserimos (beautiful beach), Kalymnos (sponges/shell factory) and Plati (swimming/snorkelling) also did the barbeque trip to Plati and Pserimos which includes Souvlaki cooked on a barbeque on the rocks of Pserimos. These days out give excellent value for money and a great way of seeing neighbouring islands whilst getting a lovely tan!
We've been on the POSEIDON or her sister ship ARGO 5 times now. Every time we are treated very well and have made good friends with the Captains and crew.
I'd definitely recommend it!
Take the APHRODITE from Kos harbour (book direct in the evenings - don't use the reps - too expensive) or use the Hyrofoil out of the Main Port office.
Turkey is generally hotter than Kos and the beach isn't so good in the town of Bodrum. But it's an experience. Shopping - plentiful and lots of fake designer goods everywhere if you like that sort of thing. Barter with the locals coz they expect that.
Generally speaking though, I could have done with half the time in Bodrum, was ready to go back to Kos just after lunch. :-) Didn't like the local's persistence.
Just returned from a week at the Atlantis Hotel, Lambi. On the headland about 1 1/2 km from Kos Town. Quite a good location, near enough to walk to town but away from most of the noise and madness.
Hotel grounds lead to the beach which is mostly sand, pebbles and shingle but ok for sunbathing and swimming. Although the sea was very cold early June.
Hotel rooms were spacious and clean. Probably the best I've had in all trips to Greece. We had half board but would opt for B&B if we ever went back. Breakfast was good with hot and cold buffet but dinner got a bit boring after a while (certainly edible but dull).
One benefit of being in the Atlantis - taxis arrived within seconds! Don't know why but it was certainly handy!
Have just returned from my second trip (out of 3) to Kos this year.
Once again we were treated to a great day out on POSEIDON. My favourite trip is the picnic to Plati where they cook a barbeque on the rocks. Lovely lunch of souvlaki, salads and bread followed by watermelon (Karpoozi). Slow cruise round to Pserimos where we spent a couple of hours swimming in the crystal clear water on the sandy beach. Even bought some local Pserimos herbs this time around (although they stank the bag out all the way home).
On board the POSEIDON we were looked after by Aleco the Captain, Dimitris and Manoli. All of these guys made us so welcome and even invited us back for drinks in the evening. :)
Don't miss it. If you are going to Kos go on the POSEIDON. Mention the name Sofia and get a 5Euro discount per person!
We've just returned from another great week at the Alice Springs Hotel in Lambi.
Once again we were greeted very warmly by the owners Barbara and George plus their son Elias and George's sister Rita. It was just like we'd never been away. :)
This year George has had Sky TV installed much to the delight of the two 15 year old boys in our party... they didn't miss a second of the of The Ashes or the England vs Wales football match!
Food at the hotel is good and reasonably priced. Check out the Village Rolls and Alice Springs big breakfast or one of Barbara's "special" ice cream milk shakes. Yum!
The hotel cleaning staff work very hard to keep the rooms and public areas looking spotless. Plus they always have a smile for everyone. Clean towels and bedding are provided every day without fail. Even on the last day, before check out, we were given fresh towels so we could shower before leaving.
We had a small problem with our air-con on the first day but George fixed it immediately. He also managed to "save the day" by fixing our broken hairdryer towards the end of the week.
A late meaning a midnight departure from the hotel was no problem. We were able to keep the room on right up till we left. This meant we could make the most of every minute of our last day.
It's little things like these which make a difference. Nothing seems too much trouble for the Alice Springs team and they really do go out of their way to make their guests feel at home. This is why we will be going back again next year!
We went to Kos in October last year. We arrived on 10th October for one week. The weather was mostly warm and sunny but we did have about 1 1/2 days rain and storms whilst we were there. I have never had rain in Kos before but it really fell down and was quite chilly with a strong wind. The storms caused a power cut as well.
Great location for being near to the Town but just far enough away to be a quiet holiday if you prefer. Lambi is about a 20 minute walk into Kos Town.