Kos, Thirty Years Makes a Difference

Greece Kos Blue Door

“But it has got something, Kos and can already claim a number of distinguished addicts: I know several people who come back for holidays year after year.”  Lawrence Durrell

Kim was up early this morning and went off on her own to explore while I had a final hour of sleep.  After she returned we had what turned out to be a very poor breakfast and then we set off to the village together to examine it in daylight.

We walked the parallel shopping streets lined with shops all selling more or less the same things and now and again bumped into late night revellers only just setting off for beds and a wasted day ahead.

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8 responses to “Kos, Thirty Years Makes a Difference

  1. Certainly doesn’t seem to have been your cup of tea, but not a wasted day, when you picked up travel tips from a ‘native’ and a shot like the last … 🙂


  2. I loved this: “the needle on Kim’s ‘walked far enough metre’ entered the red zone”. It’s been nearly twenty years since I went to Kos, by which time it was already the touristy hell hole that you describe. I’m not in any hurry to go back – there are far too many places on my wishlist that get priority and from what you’ve said, there’s not enough to make me want to revisit. Glad you had a pleasant evening in the end, though 🙂


    • Thanks for the comment. Kos was fine as a base to get elsewhere. It was a mistake to stay in Kardamena but Kos Town was OK for two or three days. I have read that Ryanair have fallen out with the Kos municipal government and are stopping flights from this month so without cheap flights I don’t suppose I will go back again.


  3. I nearly fell off my chair when I read, ‘It didn’t take long to confirm that this was not our sort of place as girls walked by in impossibly high heels clinging on to men with tattoos…”

    I’m glad you enjoyed yourself eventually.


  4. Even though Kos is such a “boozy tourist trap” I was happy to learn that the owner of the taverna recognized you. That makes him and his taverna special in my books.


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