LOCAL INTEREST

 

Where to start? There is so much that is interesting on the island; places to see and things to learn. In the next pages I have tried to give an insight into life as it was latterly and the traditions that are still very much alive and well and which are unlikely to change in the near future.

Alongside that, a brief overview of a couple of the neighbouring islands and places on Kos is probably useful so that you can decide if it is actually worth getting off your sunbed!

One of the beauties of the area as a whole is that there really is something for everyone from the Water park to Roman Ruins; Bar Street to Byzantine villages; quad bikes to donkeys; Greek coffee to Freddo Cappucino; worry beads to IPods - quite an eclectic mix.

I am of course diversifying from Mastihari here but hopefully the following pages will help you to get more from your holiday which is the whole point of it.

 

 

 

 

Whilst my site concentrates on Mastihari, there are times when I find it difficult not to include something about other parts of the island which are so beautiful so I thought a quick journey in photos from one end to the other may give you a better idea of what to expect if you decide to come here.

 

Starting by looking down onto Kamari Bay and Kefalos

 

 

 

Agios Yiannis - a beautifully situated church with traditional cafenio and amazing views.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agios Theologos - not called Wave Beach for nothing!

There is an excellent taverna there too so allow plenty of time for your visit!

         

 

  

 

 

Limnionas - a small fishing harbour on the North side of the island just below Kefalos

 

 

        

 

 

 

     Kefalos - a lovely old village

 

Have look here for some photos and info -  Kefalos

 

 

Plaka - close to the airport with wild peacocks wandering around. It is wonderfully cool in summer

 

       

 

    

   

 

 

The old traditional house in Antimachia

 

 

The beautifully restored windmill in Antimachia where you can buy flour which has been ground in the mill. Also delicious local biscuits made from the flour!

   

 

  

    

 

 

 

Spring is the most beautiful time of the year to be on the island

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honey is an important industry on the island

 

      

 

     

 

 

Heading down to island to Old Pyli -a beautiful old Byzantine village

 

     

 

   

 

      

 

The view from Zia across the islands

 

 

For more about the villages in the mountains have a look at - Mountain Villages

    

     

Flamingos in winter at the salt flats in Tingaki. Just one type of bird that over-winters there.

 

 

Bee eater - the epitome of summer

 

 

The Asclepion - the most stunning historical site on the island and not to be missed

 

 

 

 

 

Kos town - all sorts to see and do, including a museum, the Casa Romana, the Castle of Neratzia and historical ruins everywhere! . I love it.

 

 

        

 

 

   

 

 

Kos town marina

   

 

 

Agios Fokas - the very end of the island, just past the thermal springs

   

 

 

 

And some sunsets shots which are one of the delights of being here - never the same 2 days running

 

 

 

 

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