The ferry from Rhodes was late, as the company casually emailed me stating my ferry was delayed by 4 hrs (from 4 to 8 pm) because of the general strike the day before. I don’t think ferry strikes happen that often in Greece and the port is within walking distance of the Old Town in Rhodes hotels. The ferry costs 30 Euros and it is only 2 hrs to Kos and WELL WORTH the trip even though people say they are similar islands.

I was only supposed to stay 3 nights in Kos, but I extended as I got an amazing deal at a hotel very close to the centre for only 25 Euro’s per night – It was a good location, with great hospitality and I would stay there again. It is called ‘Hotel Koala Kos’ as they were originally from Australia! ‘Dep Bar’ is an AMAZING new cocktail bar that had just opened close by. AGAIN great hospitality and some of the best cocktails I’ve tried ANYWHERE in the world never mind just Greece.

‘Zia village Kos’ restaurants are definitely worth visiting – as you can get there in 20 mins by bus from the main bus station in Kos town. It is a small village with many breathtaking views and mountains you can hike. I went with my friend – but Zia Village has an extremely romantic vibe to the place there too. We climbed 1/3 of the way up ‘Mount Díkaios’ – as she did not want to go to the top. We visited a cafe there with probably the best view on the island (not the best coffee though lol).

(I’d recommend 7+ nights stay)