We don't like it in Tingaki - WE LOVE IT! Just come home from the second visit to Tingaki, first time stayed at the Villa Andrews and it was fabulous, this year we stayed at the Oasis Hotel very close to the salt lake. Oasis is extremely basic room wise so don't expect to be doing much self catering within your appartment and we would have liked the sheets changed a little earlier than they were but all in all it was a good base camp! If you get a vehicle of some sort, make sure you go to Platani on the road up to the Aslkipeon and call in to the Bodur Cafe/Bar to meet the MOST delightful man in Kos and taste his delicious apple pie and most definitely visit Captain Harris Beach on the road up to Paradise Beach - it is as good as paradise but far less busy and as usual, lond golden sandy beach with shallow gradient out into the sea so very safe for kids (just make sure you take some drinks as no bar down there although Captain Harris will do you Frappes for free!!). Restaurants to def pay a visit to are the Ikaros, the one just up from 7Dayz before the Sagitarius on the left (it's called a Greek name and don't ask me what it said!) and for a quick cheap meal - the Snack Bar opposite the Meni. The Meni was excellent but very commercialised, but the staff couldn't be nicer! Hard Moto will do you a Moped for 35€ for 3 days with helmets & fully insured - wear them and go carefully but we have never had any probs on the road even in the height of the holiday season. Zia is a MUST and please visit the Selina Restaurant away from all the tourist traps, they don't look much but are super people and good value meals. Please feel free to ask us anything about Tingaki or Kos, we have pretty much toured the whole Island twice over and are completely addicted to it!
Loved the Cosy Bar, great music, upbeat happy atmosphere, great waitresses and very cheap cocktails. Always offered a free shot no matter what you drank. Fantastic watching the Olympic opening ceremony in here - couldn't have wished for better. Well worth a visit... i guarantee you'll end up going back!