3 Island Cruise - (Kos Excursions)

Mia G           

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!

Day trip to Turkey - (Kos Excursions)

Mia G           

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.

Atlantis Hotel - (Accommodation in Lambi)

Mia G           

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!

3 Island Cruise - (Kos Excursions)

Mia G           

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!

3 Island Cruise - (Kos Excursions)

Miag G           

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  This page reads just like an advert for the Katerina! LOL  Tony I hope you are on good commission! ;)
Maybe I'll have to try that next time I'm in Kos.  ;)   Although I've only ever been with the POSEIDON or ARGO and I think those days out would be hard to beat!

Kos Town - (Resorts on Kos)

Miag G           

We're off to Kos on Saturday - can't wait!    We've stayed in Lambi, Psalidi and Tingaki.  My favourite hotel is the Alice Springs Hotel in Lambi where the owners, George & Barbara, are so friendly it's like staying with family!  I prefer Lambi as it's near to the town centre and the night life without being noisy.  During the day it's quite peaceful and the beaches aren't too crowded either. 

At night the walk into the Town via the beach road or main road down to Dolphin Sq is really enjoyable. We usually look in the shops on the way or work out where to eat the next night.  
The only mildly annoying thing about the town centre is the PRs for the Clubs and / or restaurants but they aren't usually too bad.  I think it's a good idea having most of the Clubs and Bars in one area.  If you don't like that sort of thing you don't need to go there!
It'll be my 7th visit to Kos and I'm already planning next year's trip! 

3 Island Cruise - (Kos Excursions)

Miag G           

Last week we went out on the POSEIDON and APHRODITE (look out for the distinctive royal blue name plate on the gangways).   Both trips were barbeque with time in the "Blue Lagoon" near Pserimos, a stop at Pserimos island itself (my favourite beach ever), and a final swimming/snorkelling stop near Plati.

On the APHRODITE trip last Friday the Captain Mihalis did an excellent job of keeping the boat upright even though the weather was really windy.   The boat was not full and we had an excellent day with dancing and singing on the way back to Kos.  The APHRODITE's crew joined in and made us all feel very welcome.
Every year the trip just gets better and better.

Alice Springs Hotel - (Accommodation in Lambi)

Mia G           

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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. :)


The Alice Springs is situated in Lambi, just 15 minutes walk from the main town of Kos, and a few minutes from the local bus stop where you can get 3/4 buses an hour into the town for Euro 1.50 each.
This area of Lambi is relatively quiet. Although there are a couple of big bars along the sea front just a few minutes walk away you would never know as the hotel is very peaceful.  There are a good selection of restaurants and shops within walking distance with 2 supermarkets just a minute from the hotel.

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.


George and Barbara try to get to know all their guests by their first names.  There's usually no language problem as, after having lived in Australia for many years, all the staff are fully fluent in English.  

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!

October - (Best Time to Visit)

Mia G          6/10

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.

A lot of the restaurants on the main walk into Kos Town from Lambi were closing or closed during our week.  Mini Bar Street was like a ghost town. Although the main Kos Town, Harbour and Old Town were reasonably busy.
This year we are going 2 weeks earlier and hope for better weather.

Lambi - (Resorts on Kos)

Mia G          8/10

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.

Sand/shingly beach with the usual sunbeds for hire and a good choice of places to get a snack or sit down lunch/dinner.
Good idea to hire a bike and have a look around the little country lanes off the main road for a real peaceful wander.  Or you can ride into Town / Tingaki for a change of scenery.