Going Greek at DSAApril 4, 2013
Having spent the winter hibernating from the arctic like conditions, spring is finally here with summer just around the corner. If your thoughts have turned to booking your annual summer holiday, then look no further than the Greek Island of Kos.
Doncaster Sheffield Airport offers weekly flights to Kos with Thomson and First Choice every Wednesday and it is anticipated that 5000 people will be flying there from the Airport this year.
One of the most popular Greek Islands, Kos is located in the south-eastern Aegean Sea and sits in the middle of the Dodecanese chain of Greek islands that hug the Turkish coastline between Rhodes and Patmos.
Steve Gill, Managing Director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “Kos is a fantastic place to visit and we are pleased to offer the route to our customers.
“With the Greek sunshine just a short flight away, this year we are expecting even more holidaymakers to take advantage of our flights to Kos and enjoy flying from the best smaller airport in the country as voted for by Which? members.”
With a coastline that unravels for more than 290 kilometres, Kos has more than its fair share of beaches. They come in all shapes and sizes, from golden swathes backed by beach bars to hidden bays and forgotten coves. The island’s good looks don’t end with its shores, either. Inland, whitewashed villages spill down the hillsides and wild flowers blanket the fields. Then there’s Mount Dikeos, whose slopes are peppered with pine forests and castles.
In terms of where to stay, Kos has two very different sides to it. Kardamena is the best place to head for nightlife – its streets are packed with karaoke bars, English pubs and strobe-lit clubs. The capital, Kos Town, is also really lively, but it’s much more sophisticated than its neighbour. Holiday makers can enjoy lantern-lit dinners by the harbourside and cocktails in the chic bars of the backstreets.
Kefalos, meanwhile, combines old and new. At first glance it’s thoroughly traditional, with its sugar cube houses, ancient ruins and timeworn windmills. But it’s also home to the purpose-built resort of Kamari, which is bubbling with cafés, bars and restaurants. Psaladi is a good option – there is little more than a golden sandy beach and a sprinkle of tavernas and shops here, but the capital is just down the road, so getting out and about is easy.
The Island of Kos really does offer something for everyone boasting miles of magnificent sandy beaches, a varied nightlife, fantastic restaurants and some of the best archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. Flights to Kos from Doncaster Sheffield Airport are available to book via www.robinhoodairport.com.