Hello I wondered if anyone can help with my questions? My family and I are coming to Tingaki in August 2007 and I was wondering how easy it is to travel around the Island? Also if there are any nice restaurants that anyone can recomend as I have 2 Vegetarians in the family? Thanks for your help.
Hi Stephen just read your review of the Mythos appartments.
Thanks Paul for your kind reply it has been very helpful. I like this site as it has lots of useful information on it! Think I'll go prepared for Mosquitos and hope like you I'm lucky!!
Thanks to Donna Hatzizacharia for the comments on vegetarian food I've just found the message you placed Donna and it was very helpful. I have noted other's comments on restaurants as my sons eat meat but I wondered how it would be for me but I know I'll be fine now thanks. Only got 7 weeks to go!!
To anyone who has just stayed in the Mythos apartments is there a fridge? There has been extensions and now there are 2 bedroom apartments but I just wondered what comments people who have recently stayed had about the actual apartments? The staff and cleanliness sound fantastic.
Just arrived back from a 2 week stay in Tingaki and it was fantastic. The Fires are on Mainland Greece and nowhere near Kos. We had no trouble at the airport with our baggage although I would remind anyone travelling to make sure any liquids you bring in or out are in your suitcase or they will take them off you. A good tip is to put some BubbleWrap in the bottom of your suitcase then if you want to bring anything breakable back you have some extra protection! The airport isn't very nice but is in noway a reflection of Kos the island. The resort is extremely safe and has everything to hand along the main street of Tigaki Just read CAROLINE F's review she has it spot on.
The bus to Kos town from Tingaki is 1.6 euro and takes you to the bus station where you can easily access many of the amazing ruins there are in the town. The Odeon has been recreated so you can sit and imagine what it was like and my 15 year old son found many marks in rocks where distinctly the huge doors would have been and rubbed at the stone as they opened and shut in the 2nd and 3rd C BC!! You can access them for free and photograph as much as you like. There is a small charge for adults but kids free in the Castle of the Knights but we loved it and even enjoyed our picnic under the shade of a tree while chatting about how it would have been in the 14th C when the knights were defending Kos!!
If you can go up to the Asklepion there is a little train goes from near the harbour or a bus. We found the train was always full but it wasn't going to put us off so we walked! The heat was terrible and it's up hill about 2k outside of Kos Town through the little village of Platani. Wouldn't have missed it for the world mind you as I found the Jewish and Turkish Cemetary that I had been reading about in my 'Rough Guide'! When we got to the top we had the fresh orange that was very cold and quenched our thirst!! A Bit expensive at 4.5 euro each! but you are hot but then it puts you off a bit buying more!! The Asklepion is a amazing again like the castle a small charge but worth every penny. We walked down into Platani and had a coffee and cake in one of the little cafes and it was so good and so cheap made the long hot walk well worth it!
Like alot of people I can only agree the airport is terrible it has horrible toilets not much information and is just yukky. We were ok coming in not quite the baggage systom of Manchester but again a very small airport so you have to bear that in mind!!
Please go and visit for your self ! it's very interesting to look around and see how the Knights would be defending Kos in the 14thC, and you can even take your picnic and eat it in the shade of a tree we loved it!! It does have a small charge of 4euro per adult but kids are free. It's not like castle's in the UK where there's loads of info but you can either get free info at the tourist info office near the harbour just along to the right of the castle (it is sign posted) or use the books they have for sale. I had a 'Rough Guide' but I also bought a book all about Kos for 5.5euro and it has everything in it including the island of Nissyros and I found it very usefull
The blue train is often full at busy times you can try to walk towards the tourist info office to collect a more empty spot but be carefull and don't go walking all the way up the beach road thinking like the 'Green' train that does the tour of Kos town it goes the same way as it doesn't!! it comes from a side street earlier. If you don't want to walk then you just have to wait and it is only hourly even though the timetable says half hourly!! Well worth a visit though, has a small charge but kids go free. Beware the man selling the Fresh orangeat the cafe when you get to the top, it's only fresh orange water and ice and costs 4.5 euro each!! he'll tell you it's the best orange in Greece!! We walked up and though it was hot it was fantastic, a good way to see things and Platani a little village just on the edge of Kos town has lovely cafe's and so cheap, shops too.
Zia is beautiful by day especially and special at night for the sunsets. Shop around for the restaurants as they want you in their roof top balconies as they'll tell you it's the best place to see the sunset when actually you can see the sunset perfectly from the wall at the edge of the village!! It may just be nice to sit having a meal and a drink while you watch the most amazing sunset! but you can make that your choice there is some lovely greek food on offer as well as continental stuff. The shops really do sell other stuff, things you may not see in other parts of the island so it's worth a look around the shops. We got some red cinnamon drink that is made only in that village to take away and it's lovely you can have it in your coffee or on deserts and it's so cheap, this is also good for the village to to keep these local traditional crafts alive. A fantastic place and the local people are so friendly
Depends what you are looking for in a beach? This beach is long and lovely to walk on in the morning and especially at night were you can see the sun set fantastically behind Kalymnos island. There are many sunbeds lots of choice some only charge 2euro some are free if you go later in the day many are free!!!
We came to Tingaki on 16th august for 2 weeks and it's been fantastic Very hot mind you and this can be quite bad if you have young children or anyone that is intolerant of the heat. We didn't get many mosquito's but what we did get bothered by was these invisible gnats that bite day or night Look in the supermarkets you can buy very good bite/sting stuff quite cheaply
Go on this trip. Fantastic value, air conditioned coach driven very safely by the owner! Louise is English and is in the office every day 7 days a week and speaks other languages besides English. She's married to Nicos and he's the coach driver! Nothing is too much trouble for them and their trip round the island is fantstic. They employ english speaking guides who are very friendly and informative. Lunch is in with the price of the ticket you get a wide choice and they have chosen a nice clean restaurant which is inexpensive when you buy your drinks. By going on the island tour you not only see places you might not have ever visited you get a real taste of the island and also learn some of it's cultue and history Fantstic if it's the only trip you do do this one and early in your holiday as you'll see places you may think you want to visit at a later date. Many places on the island can be visited by bus quite cheapkly all the buses go from Kos Town if you are staying in Tingaki so you need to go there and then you can travel out to other places.
You can check the weather on this site or on the net but it will still be warm. The WaterPark is great the lockers are expensive but large they cost 5euro for the day but if you have valuables it can be useful at least once you get one you can keep it all day you get the key at reception. They have their own prices and children's prices so who ever you book with the price should be 17euros per adult some trips it's 19euros as they throw in the bus from your apartment/hotel for that. The children's rate is under11 so anychild over that it's adult price unfortunately but under 4 is free. You cannot take food in although no-one checks your bag!! They say no drink but we were in there in August so I took 2 large bottles of water and no-one batted an eyelid!! As all theme park type places the charges for food and drink are more. We found the self-service restaurant very good however and the food was the same price as resorts, just the small drinks bars seemed a bit pricy. The attractions are good got good safety standards for a foreign country, you can go on loads of time and there are loads of sunbeds with brolly's the waves in the wave pool are huge be carefull!! You'll have a great day out loads of fun
Staying here was good, the pool is lovely and well taken care of and there were pleanty of sun beds and the apartments are lovely and clean. The owners have a restaurant at the front which they do like you to use but it is very good quality food and the prices compare with other places. The staff they employ work so hard to make your stay a happy one and are so good with children and families.
This restaurant is fantastic! It looks very posh! so you may think it is more expensive than others? well check out the menu or their webb site. The prices are very comparable with many others in the resort and the service is fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble , the food is excellent quality and Donna, one of the owner's was right she does have the best choice for vegetarians in Tingaki! We went a few times and were never disapointed her apartments look good too wish I'd known about them when booking my hols as they are much better equipped than many in the area and beautiful too. Well Done Donna fantastic place check them out if you can