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Community Level 6s_jones_2003

s_jones_2003

Piece of Paradise (July 2004) Diamond review Review with images

AdvantagesSunshine, Temperatures, Lots to Do!

DisadvantagesQuite Lively, Airport

"...from my heartbreak upon leaving Kos almost 5 weeks ago now (a blow slightly lessened by the fact my boyfriend’s taking me to Majorca in just over a week!) to be able to write (or boast) about how beautiful it was and how it’s such a great holiday location. Now in my book there’s not a lot I need for the perfect holiday, some sun, some hot weather and a bit of luxury does me fine – my boyfriend’s slightly different in that he can only sun bathe ..." Read review
26.08.2004

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Community Level 3sharkel

sharkel

My all time favourite holiday destination

AdvantagesBeautiful, friendly, so so much to do

Disadvantagesthe shingle beach

"Kos is a Greek island in the Dodecanese, next to the Gulf of Kos which with a population of roughly 22,000. The island was once ruled by the Venetian and this is evident in many of the Kos Town buildings. Kos Town is a marvelous mix of history, nightlife and culture and is an excellent location for a bit of island hopping. It really does have it all! Some of the best service I have ever had in restaurants has been in Kos, it's the only place ..." Read review
20.01.2007

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Community Level 2lucyw88

lucyw88

Kos! The place to be

AdvantagesBeautiful place!

Disadvantagesnone!

"...in the Imperial hotel in Kos town for 2 weeks with Thomas Cook. Only 2 minute walk from all the restaurants and bars! I shall start by telling you about my thoughts on the Imperial Hotel. Arriving at the hotel, my friend and I thought we could not have come to a worse place. It was 3 o'clock in the morning and the way we had been taken by the transfer coach, it looked as though we were in the middle of nowhere! However, the hotel looked lovely! On ..." Read review
21.07.2008

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Kefalos, all you need to know

AdvantagesA long way from Kardemna

DisadvantagesTwo weeks is never long enough

"...year. Robert and I traveled to Kos September 07 and only came back Oct 07. As we stayed in Kefalos at the Pantheon just along from the big Club Med, (well up the hill from there). We had wonderful views over the whole of the bay and out over to Nysros and 4 other islands. The sea was so blue for the whole of the 2 weeks and the sky was even bluer. The sun shone from morning till night and as we were lucky enough to have the full moon in the ..." Read review
15.10.2007

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Community Level 1rachel3103

rachel3103

Kos - an island of two halves!!

AdvantagesSome lively parts & some very quiet parts!Rent a quadbike!

DisadvantagesPacked in Summer,do not book with Manos!

"...students!!) ARRIVAL AND ACCOMODATION On arrival in Kos we piled into a coach, at about 10pm, and were escorted to our hotel, the Daphne appartments. We were staying in Kardamena which is the liveliest part of Kos. Having been to a Greek island every year of my life, due to my Dad's love of Greece, I pretty much knew what to expect when it comes to Greek accomodation. White tiled floors, white walls, white bedsheets and faulty electrics, and ..." Read review
12.01.2008

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Community Level 1sherry_b

sherry_b

Holiday of our Dreams

Advantagessomething for everyone, cheap to eat & good value for money

Disadvantagesnone

"...things on the island of Kos because I'm sure that once you arrive you will fall in love with it just as much as I have! We chose Kos because it was a good, value-for-money last minute deal with Libra Holidays which we found on Teletext. It cost just about £375 each for 2 weeks which we thought was outstanding since it was the last 2 weeks of august and we had to pay extra to pick up our tickets at Manchester airport. It was a long flight but as ..." Read review
04.11.2001

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Community Level 5Simmer

Simmer

THE JEWEL OF THE AEGEAN

Advantagesit's paradise!

Disadvantagesperhaps a little too quiet for some

"...like so long ago! We visited Kos in May 2001. The holiday was for a week only ~ but we were excited because it was my first time abroad, and one of the first for my parents. Because we were only there for a week, we probably didn't get around as much as we would have liked (hence my 'Places to Visit' section being quite short), but we did see enough to get a general impression on the island as a whole. We stayed in the quiet village of Mastihari, ..." Read review
23.08.2002

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Community Level 1Glynhafod

Glynhafod

Cooling Breeze is Bliss in Kos heat

Advantagesbreeze keeps you cool, you don't notice the intense heat

Disadvantageswatch you don't burn, the wind is deceptive: use you sun cream more often. IT IS HOT in KOS

"...miss it before we leave Kos completely and head north to sail along the main Greek coastline. So, what is so special about Nisyros – apart from its natural beauty and its cultural heritage spreading back centuries that is? Well, there are the islanders themselves who are determined to preserve their folklore and traditions for future generations to enjoy. There is also the blue volcano, the interior of which can be viewed from a hidden village that ..." Read review
01.09.2009

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Community Level 4nipples

nipples

Kos it's so beautiful

Advantagesbeautiful beaches, laid back, cheap to eat out

Disadvantagesnightlife only in resorts and hotels

"...Greek Islands before we visited Kos three years ago. We stayed in Kardamena, a small resort – a former quiet fishing port, but it has been transformed in recent years into a fairly lively place with good nightlife and a fantastic beach. Usually when we go away on holiday, I want to relax, with this is just the place to do that. During the day it’s laid back, certainly not too crowded. With a small centre to the resort and the usual ..." Read review
05.04.2001

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Community Level 5tracy2002

tracy2002

Something New

AdvantagesNew to Greece

DisadvantagesNot knowing what to expect

"...from the Greek Island of Kos yesterday. It was the first time that myself, my boyfriend and two other friends had ever been to any of the Greek Islands. All new to us.... We flew from London Gatwick to Kos and stayed in the resort of Kardamena with Kosmar. We stayed in the Tonys 2 apartments and studios which were in a good location just a few minutes walk away from the town centre, shops etc. The main square in Kardamena has plenty of bars ..." Read review
09.09.2002

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Community Level 6alflavor

alflavor

Kardamena hosted a great holiday for us

AdvantagesCheap food and beer. Great weather. Loads to do

DisadvantagesNight flights. Wine quality variable.

"...a 2 week holiday in Kos last May (2000) We stayed in Kardamena. In short, it was the best holiday we've ever had! We booked it through Co-Op Travelcare and paid £270 each (inc insurance). The tour operator was Kosmar and we stayed at the Cleopatra Apartments. Kardamena is a lovely resort. It has a good mixture of everything, restaurants, sports, bars, clubs (only a few and they have to shut their doors at 12.00am to keep music noise in!) and ..." Read review
10.01.2001

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Community Level 2Laura_Elli...

Laura_Elliott

Kos Travelogue

AdvantagesGreat Holiday, Cheap items to buy!, had a fantastic holiday!

DisadvantagesHard to find certain places, people weren't as friendly as they could of been!

"...in the Greek Island of Kos with my two best friends, Amy and Joanna. Day 1 - Thursday, 28/6/01 Arrived in Greece at 5:15am in the morning. Went and watched the Sun come up with Jo, very beautiful. Had to go to a rep meeting at twelve (noon!) with a VERY enthusiastic rep. Not the thing one wants when one is feeling like a dead slug! Had a swim in the pool which was very cold, but that is what you want when it is so hot. Slept through most of ..." Read review
09.09.2002

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Community Level 3christophe...

christopherbrown

The best holiday that I ever had

AdvantagesCheap, plenty to do, ideal for those that want to relax and be active.

DisadvantagesBasic accomodation

"...and went to Kardemena in Kos with Thomson Travel. I went last year on the 9th of June to celabrate my 21st birthday in style for a two week holiday so I had the last week of mid season and the first week of high season. Between the two weeks of being there, there was a big difference with the amount of people. As I went before peak season, the shops were giving offers to encourage people to spend their money and the atmosphere was great to say ..." Read review
25.02.2001

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Community Level 5kellyv43

kellyv43

Autumn Sunshine.

Advantagesfriendly people, good nightlife, value for money.

Disadvantagesnone.

"...at the Anastasia Aparthotel in Kos town, which is the capital of Kos. We booked our 7 night bed and breakfast holiday with the tour operator First Choice. For an extra £10 each we were able to pre book our seats on the flight from Birmingham which gauranteed that we sat together. We arrived in Kos at 4.30 in the morning so we couldn't really see alot when being transferred from the airport to our hotel. The accomodation is quite basic, we stopped ..." Read review
28.09.2002

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Community Level 2carinajones

carinajones

Kefalos, Kos, Greece

Advantagescheap to eat out, nice weather and clear blue sea and plenty of water sports

DisadvantagesPeople of Kos don't seem to like tourists, Windy

"...boyfriend went to Kefalos in Kos this year on our first holiday together. It took us a while to decide if this was where we wanted to go but for the price we couldn't refuse. We paid £179.00 each for a week self catering. We stayed at Kefalos Studios. Our Apartment was very basic, had a shower room, 2 single beds, kitchen and a balcony. Basic but nice. The only disadvantage here was that there wasn't a pool with the apartment but we only had to walk ..." Read review
20.08.2003

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