Kos Island, Greece… (the Island that has everything)
Welcome to Kos, one of the most loved islands of the Dodecanese. The island has adopted some fascinating names “The garden of the Aegean”, for its wealth of water and crops, “The island of Hippocrates” for having given birth to the most famous doctor in history. Kos is known to be an excellent starting point for exploring the Dodecanese islands or neighbouring Turkey.
Kos is 43 km long and 2 km wide at the narrowest point, up to a maximum of 6 km at its widest point. It is the third island of the Dodecanese for size and the second for the population. It is near the coasts of Turkey and more precisely to the ancient city of Halicarnassus, now known as Bodrum, which makes it particularly fascinating as it offers an interesting combination of eastern and western elements. Even though Kos is known for its tourism, it has done well in maintaining its soul. Escaping from the tourists is easily done, and you will always manage to find a hidden away beach.
Kos City and other known places…
The capital of the island is Kos town (Kos City), a lively tourist town, rich in history as well as bars, Greek taverns and narrow streets with shops. Kos town has beautiful beaches sheltered from the Meltemi and is the most requested tourist resort on the island. Nearby there are several villages with a traditional soul such as Platani, Pili, Zia and Asomatos. A short distance away are the thermal baths of Kos, a natural swimming pool renowned for its sulphurous water and the archaeological site “Asklepion”, the most important site of the island of Kos, there are hop-on and off buses that take you to this amazing site.
Other known villages are Tigaki, Marmari and Mastihari in the northern part of the island, these are mainly tourist resorts that offer good services but most importantly long sandy beaches. Towards the south of Kos, there is the small village of Kardamena, a place that in recent years has been particularly frequented by families, but also couples of young people, in search of tranquillity and a crystal clear sea. Kefalos, however, has to be the gem of southern Kos. It is known to be the most authentic and peaceful place, as well as boasting the most beautiful beaches on the island of Kos. Beaches are mostly wide and sandy, but you can also find bays and rocky coves with amazing sea colours.
Most people escape to the Greek Islands for the Sun, and Kos is no different. From April to November, a period during which the rains are very rare, the island offers a Mediterranean climate of excellence that gives the possibility to fully enjoy the sea and perpetually sunny days.
At the same time caressed by the Meltemi (the summer wind) which allows making even the high temperatures of the high season more pleasant. It is possible to run into a few hours of rain only from the end of September / early October but it is dispersed in a short time.
Where is the Retreat…
We are located at Seaside Apartments on Tigaki Beach. The Studios are set in a Nature Park, home to flamingos and other wildlife, we are also directly on one of Kos’s most incredibly sandy beaches, the perfect setting to wind down. Each studio is very spacious, comfortably sleeping up to 3 people. Each has its own balcony, ensuite and kitchenette. Each Balcony has an amazing view of the sea, there is literally no better place to chill on an evening. The owners of the studios are incredibly friendly and also own two restaurants within the same complex. We will be sitting down for breakfast each morning in one of the restaurants. They both serve delicious traditional greek food.
Tigaki is an amazing resort. It has everything you could need but is definitely not overcrowded. It is home to one of the longest golden sandy beaches on the Island. There are many sunbeds to choose from or you can escape to the quieter areas. There are many different styles of restaurants, cafes and bars. And there are also lots of other activities available locally to the area. Many of the hotels have swimming pools which are available for you to use.
Whether you are a solo traveller or travelling with a buddy, we have the perfect accommodation for you…
Availability on booking is:
3 person sharing (single beds)
2 person sharing (twin)
For more information about Seaside Apartments, please contact us direct.