I spent a week in Kos, August 7-14, 2012, together with another female friend (myself aged 50+, her 30+). It was a holyday of charm, intended less for the beach and more for going around and visiting several places easy accessible from Kos island.
I have been in the area roughly 10 years ago, and since a couple of years I was feeling the urge to return, to see if after so many years (and more experience acquired as a traveller) the places did have the same magic. Well, they did, for sure, and my holyday was like being back in a dreamland.
We purchased a package from a travel agent in Romania, that included a charter flight, accommodation and transfer to/from the airport. The price was extremely reasonable, 370 euros/person.
We chose the Koala hotel, in Kos town, because we wanted to be in a location with easy access to the port, and because that Kos town is a very beautiful place (I have been previously in Kos, some 10 years ago).
I have made a separate review for the hotel here:
It was a perfect trip, Greek people were so nice and welcoming, we saw miraculous places and enjoyed the food, the sun and the sea. This report is intended as a “thank you” to all the persons we have met during our week in Greece. And, as you will see, there were many situation where we had met very special people and have been treated extremely kindly.
Because there are many things to say, I will separate the report in different posts for different days, to make it more manageable.