Welcome to Kos, one of the most loved islands of the Dodecanese. The island has adopted some fascinating names “The garden of the Aegean”, for its wealth of water and crops, “The island of Hippocrates” for having given birth to the most famous doctor in history. Kos is known to be an excellent starting point for exploring the Dodecanese islands or neighbouring Turkey.
Kos is 43 km long and 2 km wide at the narrowest point, up to a maximum of 6 km at its widest point. It is the third island of the Dodecanese for size and the second for the population. It is near the coasts of Turkey and more precisely to the ancient city of Halicarnassus, now known as Bodrum, which makes it particularly fascinating as it offers an interesting combination of eastern and western elements. Even though Kos is known for its tourism, it has done well in maintaining its soul. Escaping from the tourists is easily done, and you will always manage to find a hidden away beach.
Kos City and other known places...
The capital of the island is Kos town (Kos City), a lively tourist town, rich in history as well as bars, Greek taverns and narrow streets with shops. Kos town has beautiful beaches sheltered from the Meltemi and is the most requested tourist resort on the island. Nearby there are several villages with a traditional soul such as Platani, Pili, Zia and Asomatos. A short distance away are the thermal baths of Kos, a natural swimming pool renowned for its sulphurous water and the archaeological site “Asklepion”, the most important site of the island of Kos.
Other known villages Tigaki (where TAF Boutique Villas are located), Marmari and Mastihari in the northern part of the island, are mainly tourist resorts that offer good services but most importantly long sandy beaches. Towards the south of Kos there is the small village of Kardamena, a place that in recent years is particularly frequented by families, but also couples of young people, in search of tranquillity and crystal clear sea. Kefalos, however, has to be the gem of southern Kos. It is known to be the most authentic and peaceful place, as well as boasting the most beautiful beaches on the island of Kos. Beaches are mostly wide and sandy, but you can also find bays and rocky coves with amazing sea colours.
Most people escape to the Greek Islands for the Sun, and Kos is no different. From April to November, a period during which the rains are very rare, the island offers a Mediterranean climate of excellence that gives the possibility to fully enjoy the sea and perpetually sunny days.
At the same time caressed by the Meltemi (the summer wind) which allows making even the high temperatures of the high season more pleasant. It is possible to run into a few hours of rain only from the end of September / early October but it is dispersed in a short time.
Where is the Retreat...
We are located at the luxurious TAF Boutique Villas, which is on the outskirts of the wonderful village of Tigaki. Tigaki is famous for its long golden sandy beach. There are 3 villas on-site, each having a swimming pool. As part of the retreat, we occupy Villas Theodoros and Alexandros. Each Villa has a Master Suite with an ensuite and two double bedrooms. The complex is all about outdoor luxury living. On-site we have a top of the range outdoor gym, an outdoor cinema and an outdoor bar which will be where we will dine in style.
Whether you are a solo traveller or travelling with your partner or friends, there is no doubt you will want to spend a week in these incredible villas.
Availability on booking is:
Master Suite (with en suite) Single or Double Occupancy
Double Bedroom (shared bathroom) (Single or Double Occupancy
For more information about TAF Boutique Villas please visit their website.