We have a funny travel story. It all started with the amazing Italy where we met the girls from Irkutsk. So then we travel to lake Baikal. There we had a great time and met two Germans and after a while visited their in Bavaria. But our honeymoon we spent on the Kos Island, Greece. In this post the story of our honeymoon trip and a little video at the end.
We arrived on the island completely unprepared because very tired after the our wedding. It was the end of September. Very pleased with the fact that shortly before our arrival the island was visited by Ashley Hicks, son of the legendary David Hicks, the greatest decorator. I enjoyed watching his journey in his instagram.
Our hotel was located right on the rocky beach. Mountains view on the other side of the sea was mesmerizing. The sea was beautiful, deep blue and quite salty in comparison with the Black sea. But a strong wind always blew from our side and it was cold to swim. We caught the wind rose. But to live on the island is nicely – there is always the opportunity to move on the other side and enjoy the windless weather. We toured the entire island by car.
The first day we went to the mountains. We walked until the evening – the beauty of the island is fascinating. On the way even found a brutal bar stool. There are a lot of sheep and goats. Each of them has a neck bell, that creates a very melodic orchestra in the vicinity of the mountains.
The island is very diverse, here you can find beaches for every taste: and rocky, and sandy, and thermal. We were everywhere. In Kardamena there was almost no wind, very nice beach with white sand. Here we took a walk to the mountains. The island is rich in diversity of plants and trees, mostly coniferous. We had the impression that we are in a protected Park or Botanical garden.
The island has several places of ancient excavations. This allows you to touch the ancient history of Greece. Here you can see the elements of the mosaic and wall paintings, columns and various constructions.
We went once to thermal beach for admire the magical sunset. But we didn’t stay long: a warning sign about the fall of rocks very alarmed us.
Our favorite beach was Paradise Beach. It is located near the town of Kefalos. But in general we are not fans of this rest and were on the beaches a couple of hours a day. We love the movement, impressions, emotions and culture. Therefore on the third day when we toured the entire island, even a little bored.
Kefalos is a small, pleasant tourist town filled with hotels and restaurants. I liked walking through its narrow whitewashed streets, to watch contemplating beautiful old women in the courtyards who shared their wisdom with each other.
I always love my hair after salt water and wind. You can easily live without a hairdryer and hair foams.
Couple of times we were in the Zia village. Here you can enjoy the wonderful view from the incredible heights of the mountains. The village is small. From trading here you can find anything but not village production which can be very valuable.
We saw this island in all kinds of weather. Rose of the winds, heat, rain and storm. On a rainy day we walked around the town of Kos and excavations. The town consists of many hotels and restaurants. But it’s nice to be here: warm sea air and a delicious homemade food flavors, as well as flowering trees and coniferous merge together and create a special mood. Due to this you feels like home.
The sky and the sea every minute was all the more picturesque.
This a beautiful sight we watched at the beach near the our hotel. It was coldly, the leaves rustled on the trees, lightning formed in the sky a variety of flash over the Turkish Islands. It was nice then to go to the warm dining room where the smells of home-made food, it especially warmed the soul in such a beautiful storm.
Also, we were in Knight’s castle, a very majestic and lonely. The landscape in it very picturesque, the latest trends in landscape design as if copied from it: these stones and steppe grass. Near the castle is a rows of beehives. You can find them in several places around the island. We took home a jar of honey, a jar which bees have gathered all the warmth of the sun, all the island flavors.
Here is really a lot of cats. I don’t know how well they live. Cats climb on garbage and it looks sad.
And now a little video from our journey across the Kos island: