Sunday, 14 September 2014

A beautiful island called Kos



I love love love Greece. I think it has a totally different feel to anywhere else I've been.

I first travelled to the Greek island Kos in 2008 with a group of my friends, aged 18. I was so excited to go on holiday with the girls, and I had the best two weeks!

We stayed in a village called Kardamena - it was quite a party town with lots of groups of boys and girls on holiday after finishing college. We made friends with some boys who lived an hour away from us, met up when we got home and now I've just got married to one of them!

We decided to return to Kos with our family for our wedding last month and it was lovely. I worried that the area may be again filled with 18 year old drunks and that it may not be popular with our grandparents... but Kardamena has changed a lot!

In the evenings the village was filled with families and couples - I was hugely surprised at how it had changed - but in a good way. A member of staff explained that a major holiday company was stopping their version of "18-30" in Kos from next year as the gangs of boys & girls all seem to be heading to Malia instead.

I see this as a good thing. There are plenty of great destinations for people to travel for a fun holiday with friends. Kos is a really sweet place and I think that it's prettiness can be better appreciated by the more sober holiday makers that it now seems to attract.

I certainly didn't notice how pretty it was the first time I visited...

I really recommend this island for a holiday in the sun with perfect weather and that lovely Greek feel. The people are so friendly and welcoming. Kardamena has a really pretty harbour and lots of cute little shops and side streets... it really is beautiful!

 











 
Are you a fan of Greece?
 
Have you been to Kos before?
 
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15 comments:

  1. Ahh Greece is BEAUTIFUL! I saw the episode where the Kardashians went to Greece on vacation and I instantly fell in love. haha

    Jessica
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    1. I haven't seen that lol, but yes it is definitely beautiful :) x

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  2. Wow really pretty! I would love to visit. I have been to Crete :) very beautiful island too :)

    http://golovelife.blogspot.com

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    1. I haven't been to Crete yet but know a few people who have been and said its lovely :) x

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  3. Argh all you bloggers are making me want to go to Greece so bad! x

    Cream Tea And Rose Jam

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    1. It's definitely worth a visit :) gorgeous place! x

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  4. I really want to visit Greece. I've only ever heard good things and it looks such a pretty place.
    Following on Bloglovin. xx

    http://ditsysprinkles.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It really is lovely! you should visit if you get a chance :) aww thanks so much! x

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  5. I've never been to Greece but it's a possibility for next year, Kos looks gorgeous from these photos

    Belle x Part of Belle's world

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    1. Aww it really is lovely, has this feel to it! Such a friendly place.
      I look forward to seeing your photos in a blog post if you do go! xx

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  6. Wow, Kos looks beautiful! I'm so jealous, I could really do with some sunshine!!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

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  7. I've never been to Greece, but it is on my bucket list. I used to be obsessed with Greek mythology so that might be another draw to the country as well. It looks so beautiful in pictures from Pinterest. I love that picture of the drawing or painting. So pretty! Those big vases are absolutely gorgeous, especially that cracked one! I would have taken it home with me honestly! The picture underneath it that has the bright blue, it makes the building and everything around just pop! I love how the two pots in front of that door, they almost look invisible! Sorry that this comment is so long, I just really liked this post and the pictures! :D

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    1. It's definitely somewhere to see! Beautiful! The painting was on the outside of a building on a little side street, its gorgeous isnt it.
      I agree love the colours on the vases etc, think I would like to get some plant pots and paint them bright blue for my garden next year! Looks so pretty.
      Thank you, I'm so glad you liked the post :) x

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  8. I love Greece it's one of my favorite places i'v been. I could quite easily live there! Thanks for the love on Instagram. Your blog looks fab x

    Laura Kate | Beau La Belle

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