Review of "Tigaki, Kos"
Steve Fountain aged 65. Took retirement in February after total of 49 Years work . Made it to METEORA in 2014. Crete and Kos this year. 2017 will be Lesbos and Tingaki again.
Just back from a two week holiday to TIGAKI on the island of KOS.We chose KOS as with it being October (out on 11th -25th) we thought the further south of the Greek Islands would be best (Crete Rhodes and Kos) seemed the choices.
We did really well as the average rain days was 3, we just got 14 days of sunshine, a couple of days became quite windy, but settled for that.TIGAKI is a Holiday, Tourist site, so as the holiday progressed, we saw places closing down as end of season, last Tourist Direct flights stop about 27th Oct.
There is one main street that has your usual mix of Tavernas, Bards and Tourist Shops, also about 4 Excursion Companies.Our Hotel/Apartments was KALOUDIS, which I will do separate review.
So we were based at the top end of the Street, approx 10-15 mins slow walk to the beach.Tigaki beach is a big plus it is soft sand snd stretches as far as the eye can see. The sea is very safe for children as shallow for quite a way out, in fact you come up again about 30 yards out onto a sand bank.
There are loads of sun beds, there was two options either pay 5 Euros for two beds and shade. But most of the beach front tavernas offered free sunbeds if you eat or drink at them during the day.A big attraction for us was the SALT LAKE that lies about 200 yards from the main street.
Here we saw Flamingos and many other birds, the track goes all the way round approx 3 kms.
Also plenty of fields with loads of Butterflies.
KOS Island is the only Greek Island we have visited that you see Cattle on in large numbers.
They are tethered so safe if you are careful not to approach too near.
Also at this time of year the calfs are born, we came across one Cow that by the look of her back end had only delivered about 10 mins prior, we stayed while she licked the calf clean and until he managed to stand up, a wonderful experience.
The all day island tour 25 Euros, the 3 Island Cruise 26 Euros which included a light lunch on board.
Again at this time of year they are subject to enough people booking, we had Bkd the Island Tour with THEOKRATIS which had to be postponed until the Monday, we were given a days notice and as compensation a FREE EVENING TOUR to ZIA, a mountain village for the Sunset Experience, very fair of them
The village does have one of the Best Bakeries I have been to in Greece. Loaf of Bread 1 Euro, Giant Chocolate Couissents 1.5 Euro. (spelling not my strength).As said the main street has about 10 Tavernas (Reducing during our stay to about 5)
You find most Brits will stick to these, there is nothing wrong with them, all about same Menu and Prices and standards of service.
We like to explore further, so down to fron turn left and about 300 yards are the two we enjoyed most.
ALIKES and IKAROS, they stand next door to each other.
FOOD Superb in both, and both about 5-10 Euros cheaper for meal for two than the High Street.
GREEK SALAD 3 Euros
Main Courses 4-9 Euros
Large Beer 2 Euros.
Sea Bass 6.5 Euro
Always a complimentary Drink at end, Ouzo, Snapps or Brandy and a desert.
It is very Flat and loads of Hire Pedal Bikes and very safe, even is Kos Town Cycle ways are separated from road traffic.So would we go to Tigaki in October again, definite yes.
We Booked this one with JET2HOLIDAYS.COMBooked on 11th April for travel on 11th October.
Flight from EAST MIDS at 09:30 am. Back at 18:30 pm.
22 Kg hold Luggage
10 Kg carry on. Both per person.
2 weeks in KALLOUDIS 1 Bed Apartment
TOTAL £364 for two of us, still can not believe I got that price, there must have been a blip in system
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