Travel Blogs from Kós
Had breakfast in our room, yoghurt with honey, banana, fruit and nuts.
Meet Apostolis in reception,he says he has checked the weather and he also confirms what we already know, (by looking at Windfinder on the 'net) that indeed, very strong winds are forecast. I confirm we are staying just the two nights and Apostolis arranges for their usual …
... the end we beat those cane toads. A walk around Bodrum old town, another watch to my collection and then we bump into some ship firends from New Your who ask us to join them for a drink at one of the may waterfront bars and then back to the ship. The water sports deck at the back of the boat is open so we throw ourselves into the most ink blue water you will ever see and the salt level is such that it is difficult to dive. We sail at 7pm tonight so dinner will be on ...
... to hitchhike. The first passersby were two guys on a motor scooter who initially signaled no space but then the driver turned around and he took the can between his legs and it was waiting for us at the boat.
Christina (not Onassis) of the Afrodites restaurant cooked us a special meal of pork on the spit which has become a traditional meal for us in Palon.
All in all the people of Palon always welcome us back like old ...
Although it's mountainous terrain makes it a popular rock climbing destination, Kalymnos is best know for its history of sponge divers. This was also the place where we listened to a political speech (we think) taking place in the harbour square outside our hotel. Plastic chairs for everyone, candy floss, music..... It was incredibly loud and chaotic. Everyone who lives on the island must have been there. Then it was over. Everyone left and it was ...
... without any suit or air support.. risking their lives day in and day out! Their endless love of the sea floor drives them to dive continuously not just for sponges but other sea treasures too like various shells. A few decades back.. their lives were short and anything but easy! Many perished in their attempt to survive and feed their families. But they created a legend, which follows the divers of Kalymnos island up to this very ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Nefeli Hotel Kós
Our 2nd time back to nefeli. Nikos,Nikki,Maria and wilma's hospitality is second to none. Nothing to much trouble. Hotel rooms, food, and pool are excellent. We will be returning next year and the year after for our wedding.
Nigel, Kendra and family
P.s Try the new water park for an excellent day out.
Just remember this, when reading reviews about hotels. If it sounds too good to be true - IT PROBABLY IS.
Not a bad hotel for the price. We stay for 10 nights in August with out six year old son. The rooms are clean and well maintained and the swimming pool was an adequate size. The design of the hotel is very 70's and uninspiring with very little attempt to develop an attractive theme. Our main complaints were:
Everyone the works at Nefeli Hotel has a smile and will take time to look after costumers. The staffs there are fantastic; Nefeli even throws a free BBQ and a good Greek dancing night on as well. We looked at different hotels before deciding on Nefeli, after staying there we were positive that we made the right choice. They are minutes walk from Kos town. Beaches are available near by, all though I would go to Kos town, the beaches there are more popular and there is more to do, like water sports and bars (plenty of good bars). Nefeli have a pool table, table tennis and darts available, their pool is the best ever Sam said "because it felt close and warm".
what a lovely hotel, very clean and friendly. we had our second wedding anniversary out there and nikos bought some champagne out for us, lovely surprise. rooms are good size, cleaned every day, pool what can i say its absolutely gorgeous. brothers nikos and demitrius and their wives and family run the hotel. they are such a friendly family. wilma (who is dutch) is the barmaid in the evenings, she is lovely works very hard nothing is too much trouble. the hotel is a little outside kos town which is nice you get the breeze especially when hot weather. nikos bbq's are gorgeous especially on their greek night what a night, loads of food which is very tasty and entertainment good all the family join in. my husband and i have been back a week and already missing the place, we notice that loads of people go back there every year i can see why.
just returned from two weeks staying at the nefeli and can honestly say i have never stayed in a hotel like this. eveyone who works there makes you feel so welcome and part of the family. we never normally spend much time in any hotel we stay in this was different almost all meals and nights. i really cannot praise the hotel or staff highly enough
We have just returned from 10 days at the Nefeli and wanted to ensure anyone booking to go to Kos Town picks the Nefeli. It is above standard for any hotel or appartment I have ever stayed in in Greece - and that has been a few. The bathrooms were great with a full size bath, completely tiled and with a hair dryer to boot! For any one who is a frequent visitor to Greece a bath is a very unusual thing!! The staff were great with the owner Nikos being happy to arrange anything for you - including any special drinks or gifts you need - they will be there in the shop for you the next day. I have never been one to write reviwes but I felt I just had to for this hotel. It is out of the way and quite but close enough, up 'the leafy lane', to the rest of the night lift - so you are not kept awake. Hire bikes so the 'leafy lane' is not so long as I bet you will spend most evening in the hotel bar and they are so friendly. We will be going back
A holiday poem " Nefeli Hotel"
The day you arrive with a Welcome Smile
The days that follow feel as long as a Mile
Your morning Breakfast to Evening Meal
Gives you Energy and full of Zeal
Your holiday has but one Rule
Relax, Enjoy and Eat by the Pool
Before you leave the Hotel Of Rest
Please, do me a favour?, this is not a Test
Write a Verse in their Book
So everybody can have a Look
The NEFELI HOTEL is like a Family Tree
Return next Year and you will See.
THANK YOU;- NIKOS, MARIA, NIKI and WILMA for a splendid time.
love Linda and Keith
P.S. ALSO THANK THE CLEANING LADIES
This Original poem is on view in the Hotel Lobby.
written by keith and linda
We have recently returned from a lovely holiday on the Greek Island of Kos. For the majority of our break, we stayed at the Hotel Nefeli where we were made very welcome by Niki, brother-in-law Nikos and his wife Maria, Wilma and all the other staff. The hotel is situated around 10 minutes from the nearest beach and 20 minutes from Kos Town itself, with its fabulous marina, old town, tavernas, etc. We were impressed with the hotel's facilities including a bigger than average pool, plenty of sun loungers, umbrellas, and a 24-hour bar manned by our Dutch friend Wilma. We loved Nikos' special evenings with Greek specialities, cooked by himself on his beloved barbecue - his gyros is a treat! The hotel rooms with a/c, satellite TV, balcony and fridge on demand are well furnished and kept immaculately. We have never felt so relaxed and at home in a hotel. Niki, especially, made us very welcome and the hotel's popularity is shown by the number of returning guests. We really recommend staying at this lovely hotel if you visit Kos.
Best holiday ever at the Nefeli
we have just spent ten days with the most fantastic family at the Nefeli appartments in Kos.
from the moment you arrrive you are treated as a member of the family by Nikos, Nikki, Marie and Wilma, all the kids are great too.
As Nicos says you are his guest you become a "Nefelian"
the greek night is not to be missed providing you can swim ! as at least one person usually ends up in the pool
even when you leave everyone waves you off no matter what time even 1.30 in the morning.
Have already recommended to friends and family once you've been there you would never go any where else on KOS.