Kos Island Off The Beaten Path

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    Paleo Πύλι / Old Pyli

    by hannette Updated Feb 13, 2013

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    Some 3 to 4km southeast of the new Pyli you find Old Pyli, Παλιό Πύλι in Greek, a village that has been abandoned due to an epidemic, and hence is sometimes called the 'ghost village'.

    It is very beautifully located... : if you climb the old castle you get a view over the whole island...

    You must be in a good condition though, regarding the average temperature on the island and that it involves a lot of climbing.....

    This was for me the most beautiful and extraordinary thing to do and see on the whole island!

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    Kefalos

    by Fam.Rauca Written Jun 16, 2008

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    The coast of Kefalos, named Skinos Bay is a particularly beautiful slice of the island.

    This part of the land mass was detached from Kos, after the big earthquake in the year 1933.

    Now, it is a quieter place, where only few tourists go.

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    Nissyros

    by mariaschmidt Written Jul 25, 2007

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    From Kefalos it is closer but also from Kos town you can take a day trip to Nissyros. I recommend it very much. The vulcano is amazing and also the little town is wonderful and has lovely cafes and restaurants and a special atmosphere also you can walk all the way up and visit the cathedral which is impressing and has great views.

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    Kefalos beaches

    by mariaschmidt Written Jul 25, 2007

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    Beach in Kefalos near Club Med

    On theway to Kefalos there are some beautiful beaches. One of them is Paradise beach and next to it it is Club Med and from there you can see the little white capel that is on a piece of land in the sea and you can swim to it and ring the bells - beautiful

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    Kefalos

    by mariaschmidt Written Jul 25, 2007

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    Kefalos town Center

    If you have a car make a day trip to Kefalos at the bottom of the island. It is a wonderful little village on the top of the mountain with great views and it keeps the old greek atmosphere. Very nice for sunset view.

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    Pyli Police Station

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 5, 2006

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    I was totally stunned when I saw this tiny police station in the village of Pyli. You just have to have a look at the picture - see the PINK furniture on the terrace? I'm very sorry but I cannot help smiling...

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    Abandoned houses

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 5, 2006

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    It was something special and new for me to see so many abandoned houses. They made me think about all those people who spent their lives there and who had to go... somewhere else. Why did they have to leave? Where are they now? What did those walls see and hear? Many of such quiestions will remain unanswered.

    Please let me share a couple of pictures taken in different locations of Kos, showing those sad houses - once full of life...

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    Walks around Marmari

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 5, 2006

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    A nice walk
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    Marmari does not seem to be overcrowded however if you take a stroll along the sea to the west, you'll be able to get out of the tourist buzz and enjoy the beach, sea, peace and quiet. Should you wish to take a little longer walk please take a little time and patience and get to the tiny St. John's basilic ruins there.

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    KOS AHOY

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 11, 2006

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    Kos town lighthouse

    If you arrive in Kos by ferry, or hydrafoil this is the first thing that will greet you. While holidaying in Bodrum you can actually see the lighthouse twinkling over the sea 14 miles away

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    Kastri

    by Helga67 Written Oct 7, 2005

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    This is definitely an off the beaten path. This small rocky island lies in front of the church ruin of Ayios Stefanos in Kefalos. It is known as Kastri and there is a tiny monastery dedicated to Ayios Antonios. You can only reach it by wading through the shallow water.

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    Tilos - tranquil unspoilt island on the horizon

    by aaaarrgh Written Dec 18, 2004

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    St Antonio ahead

    It is possible to catch a boat from Kardamena to Tilos. This takes about two hours - time to sunbathe on the deck! You will be accompanied by the island's daily delivery of food.

    The boats from Kos land at St Antonio on the north side of Tilos. There was a bus waiting which took several of us around the island.

    Eventually you will reach Libadia, the main village towards the south-east. It has several pleasant restaurants and shops, as well as small guesthouses.

    Tilos is surrounded by quiet beaches. Not many tourists bother to come this far!

    You may find, like we did, that the bus takes you via the monastry of St Panteleimon. This is extremely ancient and pretty and an interesting experience. But others on the ferry fund another bus going straight to Libadia. So you may have a choice!

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    get mobile

    by redtrike1 Written Oct 9, 2004
    This is sooooooo uncool he will say

    We didnt feel the need to hire a car while we were there, but plenty of other people did and found the experience very nice.
    We on the other hand lived life a bit closer to the edge and hired scooters.
    To show how easy it was and quite safe as well. My wife had never ridden one in her lief, and by the end of the day was travelling at close to 20 mph.
    Although they arent required I would still recommend helmets if only to keep the flies off your teeth as you grin all the time.

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    Byzantine Castle of Pyli

    by stelioszac Written Sep 13, 2004

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    Castle of Pyli

    The castle of Pyli is up the road from Nea Pyli in the Island's hinterland - not a difficult journey by rented vehicle. The castle is quite imposing and offers very good views to the sea. It is currently being strengthened and beuatified by the eforate of antiquities, hence the scaffolding in the picture.

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    Kardamena

    by Sjalen Updated Feb 17, 2004

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    I am not sure what this small town is like today as resorts change quickly in the Mediterranean, but when I was here it was a much quieter and nicer alternative to Kos town. The only charter tours which were here rather than in Kos were British but I believe it has changed now. Still, it should be much more relaxing than its noisy neighbour. The beach is loooong and nice too.

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    Beach Therma

    by tina3 Written Aug 14, 2003

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    This is a small beach, where you have hot spring, water can reach 40°C/110 degrees Fahrenheit. The water helps with gynaecological, dermatological and other health problems, so you can imagine that it is very crowded during the day. I recommend that you visit the beach after 2am - at midnight it is still full of people - and enjoy the mild winter breeze in a warm water. Fantastic experience. Beach is located appr. 7 km from Kos town.

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