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 [...]

Pserimos: a great day out

Pserimos: a great day out

When staying at Astir Odysseus why not head out to one of Kos’s closest neighbours? Also known as Kapari, (capers grown in abundance here), Pserimos is the tiny island (less than 15 square km) that [...]

Architecture of Kos

Architecture of Kos

The architecture of Kos has developed throughout many centuries. Influenced by many civilizations through the ages, the style and cultural heritage of the island’s buildings are as distinctive as one might imagine. While some of [...]

5 Delicious Souvenirs from Kos to Take Home

5 Delicious Souvenirs from Kos to Take Home

In the southeastern Aegean, just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey, Kos represents a quaint haven of Greek and Mediterranean tradition, with the occasional Ottoman Muslim influences that give its lifestyle charm and flair. [...]