Category: Destination

Exploring Kos nightlife: trendy beach-bars, lively bars and nightclubs

Exploring Kos nightlife: trendy beach-bars, lively bars and nightclubs

Kos’ nightlife is lively, rich and diverse, featuring a variety of entertainment choices for all ages and all tastes. The heart of Kos nightlife definitely beats at the famous “Bar Street” which is located in the centre of Kos town, between Liberty Square and the Ancient Agora. Here you’ll find side by side taverns, restaurants, […]

Sweet Kos: visiting a local honey factory

Sweet Kos: visiting a local honey factory

Regardless if you have a sweet tooth or not, a visit to Melissa, a beekeeping and honey production family business at Kefalos, Kos, is an experience both educative and… sweet! The family who runs Melissa have a long tradition at bee-farming, over 100 years, passing the art of honey production from one generation to the […]

Top 10 Kos: what to do and see if you visit Kos for the first time

Top 10 Kos: what to do and see if you visit Kos for the first time

Kos is an island that combines beautiful natural landscapes with numerous historical sites. If you’re a first-timer and you want to make a basic planning of things-to-do and see, here are our top 10 tips. 1. Rent a bike and start exploring The first thing to do as soon as you set your foot on […]

Cicadas – August’s soundtrack

Cicadas – August’s soundtrack

As the late summer temperatures soar in the Aegean islands, there is one sound above all that surrounds us – the high-pitched buzzing of a remarkable insect – the Cicada. Cicadas (Tzitzikia, as they’re known in Greek) just love heat – the hotter, the better, and they’re at their ear-splitting loudest during the hottest part […]

Odysseus – the legend revealed

Odysseus – the legend revealed

We’re very proud of our name – Astir Odysseus, for it is derived from one of the greatest characters of Greek mythology, the legendary figure of Odysseus. Meaning a journey of epic scale, today’s word ‘Odyssey’, takes its roots from the Greek philosopher Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey which chronicles the adventures of Odysseus. Also […]