Insider Tips - Kos

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Our top insider tips for Kos:

 

The best bakery

Many Koans believe that the Parádosi bakery is the best on the island. The owners belong to the Muslim minority and create delicious tarts, home-made ice cream and excellent oriental pastries. Platáni, on the Platía | Open Daily from 9am onwards | Budget

 

A club and historical monument in one

Small Turkish baths have been turned into a dance floor at the Hamam Club on Bar Street. It is an impressive place to see with natural stone walls and a dome ceiling with painted murals on.

 

Climbing with sea views

Those in the know appreciate the island of Kálimnos as one of the best climbing areas in Europe. The climbing zones are right next to the sea so you get to experience amazing views as well!

 

Bubble Beach

Bubble beach owes its name to a fascinating natural phenomenon. In the sunshine, divers and snorkellers can see the many bubbles rising up from the bottom of the sea begin to sparkle like diamonds. Paradise Beach | Kéfalos

 

Delicious food near the beach

With no tavern to be found nearby, a farming family from Kéfalos treats its guests to fresh products from the region. It's only a stone's throw away from the beach and is reasonably priced. Eastern end of the Ágios Stéfanos beach | Open Daily | Budget

 

On a mule’s back

Between the end of May and the end of September, you can ride on the back of a mule up to the cosy Café Ória. There are splendid views to be seen from the Café too. Pyli centre. 

 

True hospitality

Afendoúlis is a small hotel in a quiet location - situated east of the Old Town and close to the beach. The welcoming hosts - Aléxis and Denise - speak good English and strive to only use Koan products for breakfast. 23 rooms (Air-conditioned) | Odós Evripídou 1 | Tel. 22 42 02 53 21 | Budget

 

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