Just returned from our first time in Tigaki. Stayed at the Mythos Apartments, which were great and friendly. Ate at a different restaurant every night, but I'd say that the best was Dia Mas for dinner and Alikes for lunch. We used the beach rather that the hotel pool and tended to stay at the quiet end, towards the salt pan (hence having lunch at Alikes). Hired bikes from Manolis opposite the waste ground and cycled to Marmari (more beach) was surprised when I measured it on GoogleEarth ... 12.7km , hired a car from Tigaki Travel and drove the whole length of the island, from the thermal springs north of Kos town, to the little church at Agios Ionannis in the south. Took the bus into Kos town (don't expect comfort and if anyone says it's air conditioned, it's a lie! but it's well worth E2. We try and go somewhere different every year, so probably won't return, but it really is a good place to spend your summer holiday.
I stayed in Tingaki in 2011 and found it very safe for a female traveller on her own. I was located at the opposite end of the strip to the beach. Lovely resort, great beach. It was my third time on the island and would definitely go back again.
Anyone going to Tingaki for their first visit will have a great time. Wonderful beach and friendly bars and restaurants. We are going back last week of September 2013 and staying at Mayflower. We have enjoyed many good times in the Mayflower bar and Kobotis on the main strip. We have always found walking around this lovely town very safe. Have a great time and hope to meet up with you all soon.
We are booked into the Pelopas Resort apartments 22 August - 02 September. Please can anyone tell me anything about the location, supermarkets, restaurants, etc. This will be our first time to Tingaki. Our daughters (aged 13 and 15) would love to make some friends so if there are any families going around that time at Pelopas or nearby please let me know. Many thanks.
Deboarh i have just stayed at the Angela apartments, they are a fantastic apartments the people that work there are really friendly and there were a number of people who stay there year on year. It is very safe and the beach is about a 8 min walk down the strip. there are dozens of lovely places to eat.
Hi, booked for the Angela Studios in Sept, can anyone let me know what they are like, location, pubs and restaurants oh what the beaches are like please. I am a single lady travelling alone and wondered how safe walking around on evening is please. Thank you.
Hi all, I'm stopping in Tingaki in August with my family.
One of my daughters has just been diagnosed "coeliac" so must eat a gluten free diet.
I wood like to know if anyone has any experience of eating gluten free in Tingaki?
Any info on restaurants or shops would be a great help, thanks.
Hey Cheryl, Having been to Tigaki a few times in October I can safely say you should be fine. Although several of the restaurants/bars close during the month I have never experienced a boring/bad holiday there (even as a 12 year old). The weather is still much better than Ol' Britannia, and I'm sure you'll find plenty to do. Make sure you give Kivotos a visit on the strip, and I think Mascot's will still be open then until around 3/4ish if you're feeling adventurous! I'm visiting Kos as a 20 year old for my 6th time during September, and can't wait to touch down! If you're going early October, you'll be fine. Mid October is a bit quieter but I still found it was lovely (maybe even better given the lack of continental tourists). If you are going towards the end of October I don't think you'll have anything to worry about, as there will always be plenty of bars/ restaurants open waiting to cater for your needs. It my seem a little quiet to some, but like I said even as a youngster I still found it was the best holiday I have ever been on. Just wander down the strip and speak to a few locals, they are among the nicest people you will ever meet and will always be able to point you in the right direction. Any other questions don't hesitate to ask. You'll have a lovely time! All the best, Chris & Rach
Can anyone help. We have booked a week's stay in Tingdaki in October. Will the bars/restaurants still be open at this time. Am really looking forward to going but just a bit worried that there won't be much to do at night. Also is the weather usually ok at this time.
We went to Tingaki last August and found it really cheap, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from but if you are on a budget, Sagitaurus at the top of the road just past Marianna apts is very good value for money. Cycle hire is very cheap too which is great for getting around, easy cycle to Kos town as there is a lovely breeze on the island.
No problem Janice - we stayed at the Fili apartments about 6 years ago and they were lovely. Pool with slide for kids and a more secluded deeper pool as well. Food was fine and the staff were great. They are a bit out of town (in fact, just 2 minutes from where we are going again this year, the Irina Beach), however the bus stop into Tingaki is right on your doorstep. I think it's about 1 euro 20 and takes 5 minutes. To walk will take you anywhere from 20 -40 minutes right along the coast, but dark in places at night. Beach is gorgeous, sandy and safe. Restaurants are all pretty good and whilst I have my favs, everyone is different so I'll let you enjoy and decide :) Low key nightlife with a couple of bars (maybe disco?) if you fancy a change. We hired bikes from a place just 5 mins from the apartments on the sea road and this is a great way to get about. Also worth hiring a car as the driving was ok and there are some lovely little areas dotted around the island. Ther can be a bit of a breeze at times but it helps to cool down. If there is anything specific you need/want to know drop me a line and I'll see if I can help. cheers D
We are going to Tingaki staying at Miros Studios! any pics comments or info .Have read excellent reviews and hope they are so good.We are a party of 3 ladies and a 4year old going 13th June so hope the weather ok too.
When u going .where are u staying? There are a few supermarkets in Tingaki and the largest and best stocked is at the top of the one and only main street that runs down to the beach :) There are a few smaller ones on the beachfront going out of Tingaki, so depends where you are and what you want. Our kids will be 15 and 12 and certainly when we were there 3 years ago (going back July this year) it was really cheap to eat out so hopefully it will still be the same (fingers crossed).
Hi there, hoping for some tips! We've booked Tingaki for next year,self catering and was wondering if there is a supermarket anyone could recommend to stock up with a few basics and the odd stay in on the balcony with a bottle of wine type evening? We have 2 boys who are always hungry so can't afford to eat out for every meal!! Also can anyone recommend any reasonable but nice restaurants please?
Be so grateful for any other tips - the kids will be 15 and 10 by then.