LOCATION: in the centre of Psalidi, approx. 1.5 km from the centre of KOS, approx. 20 m from the nearest shops and bars; approx. 27 km from the airport in Kos; bus stop opposite the hotel (approx. 1.5 EUR/Kos).
BEACH: public, shingle and rocks, situated in a bay, gently shelving beach, distinguished by the Blue Flag certificate, approx. 30 m from the hotel, across the road, free umbrellas, sunbeds and mattresses.
HOTEL: three-star, elegant, built in 1983, renovated in 2010, 102 rooms, main building, 3 floors, elevator; large lobby, 24h reception, main restaurant - buffet meals, international and Greek cuisine, highchairs for children available, the kitchen uses its own vegetables, fruit, meat; 2 bars: by the reception and by the pool; free wireless Internet in the lobby, safety deposit box in reception (payable approx. 15 EUR/week), terrace facing the sea and street, large green garden with Mediterranean vegetation.
ROOM:standard: 2-person (1 extra bed available), approx. 20 m², individually controlled air-conditioning (approx. 5 EUR/day), bathroom (shower, wc; hairdryer), fridge, satellite TV, Polish channel, telephone; free cot for children up to 2 years old on order before arrival; balcony; garden-view or pool-view.
SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT: swimming pool, sweet water, approx. 250 m², depth 0.5-1.7 m, paddling pool for children, sweet water, approx. 15 m², depth 0.5 m, umbrellas and sunbeds available by the pool free of charge; tennis court, beachball, basketball; animations for adults on Tuesdays and Thursdays: Greek evening (on Thursdays), live music, playground for children.
CONTACT: 0030/2242023919, www.niriides-hotel.com
Times of serving meals and the functioning of certain hotel infrastructure elements may be subject to minor changes due to the season, weather conditions, Guests' requests or force majeure, which the hotel management will not have an influence on.
Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.
Flight duration: Poland–Kos - approx. 2h 45 min.
Local time: GMT + 1h
Language: Modern Greek, but communication in English and German also possible.
Currency: Euro (EUR).
Voltage: 220 V.
Prices in hotels and restaurants: lunch – approx. 15-25 EUR, beer – approx. 3 EUR, mineral water – approx. 1.5 EUR, coffee – approx. 3 EUR, wine – approx. 5 EUR.
Car rental: from approx. 40 EUR/day; petrol - approx. 2 EUR/litre.
Transport: bus connections are good, from the city of Kos you can get to the smallest towns, cost approx. 3 EUR; besides buses the main means of transport is taxis - cost approx. 4 EUR/km.
Beaches: the most popular beaches: Lambi, Paradise Beach, Tigaki, Kardamena, Kefalos.
Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility, that if there are too few participants, a trip may be cancelled.
Romantic, full of cheerful holiday climates, the island of the Dodecanese archipelago owes its fame to Hipocrates, the father of medicine. For centuries it attracted health resort visitors, who took advantage of the most recent medical discoveries at the legendary Asclepeion, a place where divine worship was combined with science and health care.
Today, the motives for which tourists like to visit Kos have changed, but interesting sights and the invariably sunny, wonderful island climate have remained. Beautiful beaches, excellent conditions for watersports, good fun and unique atmosphere of the small Greek island cause that is is gladly chosen for peaceful family holidays or a getaway with friends. For persons professionally connected with medicine, Kos is a place you must visit! The island is only 50 km long and 10 km wide, so it is easy to find its most beautiful places even within a week. Beautiful beaches with different textures of sand are considered to be some of the best on the Greek Islands. The capital of the island is Kos city - vibrant, loved by tourists for its hospitality, great pubs and nightclubs. Here you can see how tangled the island's history was: Romans, Venetians, Turks, British and Italians rolled through Kos. The lovely seaside boardwalk with palm trees, shops and cafes on the streets add to the charm and create a holiday mood. It is worth visiting the Archaeological Museum, see the oldest in Europe platanus, by which Hippocrates himself is said to have taught. Just approx. 4 km from the city is Asclepeion, the centre of worship which served as a spa, terraced on a hillside with magnificent views. The beach district of the capital is Lambi with a lovely beach, excellent conditions for watersports, nice restaurants, taverns and cafés.
The north coast of the island also tempts with beaches. From Tigaki, one of the most famous resorts in this part of Kos, a delightful and 10-km long sandy beach begins with low dunes, gently descending to the sea. By the main street are bars, restaurants and shops; great taverns are also situated by the beach. It is not far from here to Marmari, a small tourist village with a nice flat beach, and a scenic view of islands and the Turkish Bodrum. Further west lies Mastichari, with a charming port, from where ferries depart to the island of Kalimnos, known for its excellent taverns with seafood and wine festival. In the area there is a modern aquapark Lido with an area of approx. 75 000 m² with a bunch of attractions (www.lidowaterpark.com).
Around the island of Kos - the tour begins from visiting the Asclepeion - the greatest attraction of the island, the remnants of an ancient temple of worship of the god Asclepius, in Roman times serving as a medical centre. Transfer to the charming mountain village Zia, a walk among the colourful stalls with local culinary products and crafts. From the terraces of taverns and restaurants there is a beautiful view of the sea and the northern part of the island. Transfer to the town of Pyli with a mountain water spring, shrouded in legends. Transfer to Kefalos, beautifully situated on a hill, free time for sunbathe and swim. Visit to the factory of thyme honey, for which the island is famous, tasting. Day trip. Price - approx. 39 EUR (does not include entry tickets: approx. 4 EUR, lunch).
Nissyros – depart from Kardamena to see the peculiar landscape and quiet life of a small island, only 40 km². This place conceals in itself the genuine "gates of hell" - one of the world's largest active hydrothermal crater named Stefanos, which is included in the programme of the excursion. Time for a stroll through the idyllic port village of Mandraki - the capital of the island, a visit to the Panagia Spiliani monastery, scenically located on top of a rock. A town captivates with its charming streets with characteristic old houses that have wooden balconies. It is worth stopping at the local tavern and sampling some local Greek specialties and the mouth-watering seafood. Day trip. Price – approx. 44 EUR.
Aegean cruise: Pserimos - Kalymnos - Plati - a relaxing day spent sailing on the Aegean Sea. The cruise starts at approx. 10.00 at the port on Kos island. The first stop is a small fishing island of Pserimos - sunbathing and swimming. The trail continues to Kalymnos - a visit to the factory of sponges and lunch. Then - Plati - swimming from the boat in crystal clear water. Price – approx. 46 EUR (includes lunch; drinks additionally payable).
Turkey - Bodrum - just under an hour of a cruise divides Kos from the culturally and scenically different Turkey. Located in the south part of the Aegean Sea, Bodrum welcomes you with a scenically situated port with luxurious yachts. Already from a distance you can see above the city the medieval fortress of St Peter, built by the Order of Knights. A tour around the city: stop on the beautifully located hill with windmills, visiting the ancient theatre built by Mausolus and gates leading to the ancient Halicarnassus. Visit to the center of gold, and then free time. During the stay in Turkey you can't miss the stalls with souvenirs and small shops, where smiling and friendly sellers offer Oriental specialties. Day trip. Note: passport required. Price - approx. 35 EUR (does not include port fee: approx. 5 EUR).
Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.