* Lambi beach and is located in Kos town. It stretches from right next the harbor for a distance of more than one km
* Therma (Hot Springs), located 8 km from the center of Kos town.
* Tigaki beach.
* Kardamena beach, located in the once a fisherman's village, Kardamena, this beach starts from the villages small port and continues for more than 3 kilometers.
The further you go from the port, the less people there are. Walking towards the west you reach Chelona beach (Chelona is the Greek name for turtle).
There you can spend your whole day in a tranquilizing setting.
Overpriced Chinese food in Kos Town
Far East Restaurant is a large Chinese restaurant located close to Kos Town's harbour. It is located just inland from Dolphin Roundabout at the edge of the harbour......and if you get a table by the window (and crane your neck a little!) you can just about enjoy a sea view!
In common with many Chinese restaurants, the interior features lots of ornate red and gold decorations such as lion statues and Chinese symbols.
This restaurant offers an extensive selection of dishes, a sample of which include:
Appetizers - spring rolls, wontons, pork ribs, chicken teriyaki, chicken wings, fried prawns, duck with pancakes;
Soups - hot and sour, chicken and noodles, chicken and corn, wontons, seafood;
Main courses - a variety of stir frys containing either chicken, pork, beef, seafood or vegetables. For example, with cashew nuts, with oyster sauce, with satay sauce, with blackbean sauce, with curry sauce, with pineapple, with honey and chilli;
Rice and noodles - jasmine rice, egg fried rice, rice with chicken, rice with prawns, chow mein, various noodle dishes;
Desserts - fried banana/pineapple/apple with ice cream, strawberries with ice cream, lychees, caramel cream;
Drinks - bottled beers (Mythos, Amstel, Heineken, Tsingtao), wine, spirits, soft drinks and hot beverages (including Chinese tea).
The staff were very friendly, the service was efficient.......but I didn't feel that the food was good value for money! That is the reason why I can only give this restaurant a score of 2/5.
It's not that the food was *bad*......it wasn't, it was *average*........but having paid a significantly higher than average price for it, I was a bit disappointed which what I got! I've had far better Chinese food at far lower prices on many occasions wherever I have travelled. I opted for:
Pork ribs with honey and chilli - Cost: 6 Euros
A small plate of ribs. There wasn't much bone amongst it, but a pretty large proportion of the meat was gristly and fatty. It was quite tasty, but there wasn't nearly enough chilli in it and it was in definite need of a bit more spiciness. Not very good value for money.
Szechuan Special - Cost: 9 Euros
A combination of chicken, beef and pork in a Szechuan sauce with water chestnuts, mushrooms, courgette and other vegetables. Served with fried rice containing peas, carrots and sweetcorn. There wasn't much meat in the dish and what there was of it wasn't particularly good quality. Unlike most Szechuan stir frys I've had in the past (and I've had many!), this one had a disappointing lack of spiciness and was very bland.
Mythos beer (500ml bottle) - Cost: 3 Euros
Irish Coffee - Cost: 4 Euros
The Irish Coffee was the highlight of the meal. While the food was bland and uninspiring, the Irish Coffee had a very potent kick! It tasted as though someone had poured a coffee sachet into a glass of whisky!
Overall, I was disappointed with the value for money that I received at this restaurant. Throughout my travels, I have consistently found better quality Chinese food at lower prices than I did here. There is a very extensive menu and the staff are friendly.
Town Hall & Tourist Police
The town hall and tourist police share this large white building. It was built in 1928 in a Venetian style during the Italian occupation.
Tourist Police: +30 242 26666
Town Hall: +30 242 28724
"staying at the iris apart hotel"
The still pool about 7.00 in the morning before anybody gets up!!!
Kos town is about 1 1/2 mile away from the iris, you can walk , cycle or take the bus in, it's buzzing at night with all the restaurants touting for business, it's relaxing & yet all go as well in a different way.