Platani is tan old Turkish village about 2 miles south of Kos Town, on the road that will take you to the Asklepeion. The village was originally known as Kermetes and until 1964 was a thriving Turkish settlement on Kos, with its own Turkish-speaking school, shops and mosque. Today just the mosque and a few Turkish-owned shops and restaurants. We didn't stop long here just a short walk around and photo stop of the mosque and fountain opposite.
This is the resort in which we stayed.
Its a bustling resort, with some excellent restaurants - try the Calamari and the Swordfish!
The beach here is long and narrow, and there are numerous watersports that you can try.
For the best view of the beach, hire a pedalo and go out as far as you can.
During the evening, there are numerous bars to choose from and the Pr's will usually be handing out tickets for free drinks etc
The best club that we found, was called "Downtown", because the music goes off at midnight, most people then go to clubs.
If you are self catering here, there is a big supermarket, near where the buses stop off, it has a huge deli counter with fresh Feta and meats, and tins of different types of Olives.
They also sell Metaxa and Ouzo really cheap - which is always a bonus!
The harbour is a great place to stroll along the promenade, looking at he colourful boats and yachts or have a break in one of the cafes across the road.
The boats offer many tempting day cruises - a popular one was the "Three Island Tour". This is a sail to Pserimos for a swim, then Kalymnos Island which is renowned for its spongers and where lunch will be taken and later in the day the boat sails for Plati island for another swim stop. These type of trips are favourites of ours and now I was beginning to wish we were staying longer!
"Prettier than expected"
Compared to some holiday resorts, Kos town stands out as a real town with inhabitants, activity and history, besides the usual bars, hotels, restaurants, tourist shops and other tourist attractions.
Kos town appears to be bigger than its population suggests. It looks like a town, the buildings are two to four stories high. The architecture is harmonious, even though the buildings vary in age - even centuries. The houses are in good shape and paint. A lot of trees, parks and avenues.