Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Property Women Seminar

If you are a female property investor or have a female partner, then you may want to check the video out at the following link:-

http://propertywomen.com.au/events/workshops/two-day/ptps-promo-plus/

Monday, February 11, 2008

Things to do on Kos Island - Kos Churches

I have created a new web page about Things to do on Kos Island - Kos Churches

http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/churches.html
There are numerous churches spread throughout Kos Island. Most are small and look something like this Church (Pictured) on Mt. Zini (near Kefalos), with fantastic views of Kefalos Bay

The Church of Saint John the Baptist (Epta Bemata), (photo) is still in use at the Cemetery at Kos Town and it is said to contain frescoes dating back to the 12th and 13th century. It was originally an early christian baptistery of the 5th - 6th century

Another Church (Photo) is in Ruins but again the Views of Kefalos Bay are fantastic. It is located west of Kefalos

Another interesting Church (pictured )is located in Old Pyli (Paleo Pyli) where you can wander around the abandoned town

Please contact me at rajohn1@adam.com.au/rajohn1 if you find any errors on this page.

Thanks

John

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Visit The Duck Pond on Kos Island

I have created a web page about The Duck Pond on Kos Island, greece at:-http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/duckpond.html

The Duck pond is located on the Main Road (to Airport) between Tingaki and Pyli
The Pond is at a turn off to Pyli, near some restaurants.You may be able to feed the ducks and possibly the terrapins or eels if they haven't eaten too much already.

Pictured is the Balkan Terrapin, a species native to Kos Island and an American Red Eared Slider which is not native to Greece. The locals have told me that the Lake is bottomless and connects to the sea, and that a car that ran into the lake vanished below the silt and was never found!

If you find any errors on this page please contact me at rajohn1@adam.com.au
thanks

John

Friday, February 01, 2008

Visit Kalymnos - From Kos Island

I have created a web page about visiting Kalymnos from Kos Island located at:- http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/kalymnos.html

Kalymnos is famous for its sponges and is located approximately 12 km Northwest of Kos Island.
It is also popular with rock climbers.

A Picture taken from near Pyli (on Kos Island) shows Kalymnos
The sign (pictured) is displayed in the main street of Tingaki (see http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/tingakishopping.htm) at one of the tour operators

Another picture below shows the sun setting over Kalymnos an was taken from Zia (see http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/zia.html)

If you find any errors on the page please email me at rajohn1@adam.com.au

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Visiting Nissyros from Kos Island

I have created a website about visiting Nissyros from Kos Island

at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/nissyros.html


Nyssyros (also spelt Nisyros) is an active volcanic island around 30 km from Kos to the South West.

A sign (pictured) is displayed in the main street of Tingaki at one of the tour operators (2007 price).

The volcano last erupted in 1886 and will probably erupt again in the foreseeable future.

A picture taken from Kardamena also shows smaller Islands near Nysyros

Nysyros is one of the most interesting volcanoes in Greece, and you can walk into the crater so good shoes are required.

Visit Rhodes From Kos Island

I have created a website about visiting Rhodes from Kos island at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/rhodes.html

Nothing is left of the Colossus of Rhodes, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but old pictures show it (probably incorrectly) straddling the Harbor

The harbor pictured (for medium sized boats) has statues of deer on pedestals, a Stag on one side and Doe on the other.

Next to the harbor is the imposing entrance to the picturesque Old Town of Rhodes through the City Wall

Once inside the walls you find yourself in the oldest medieval city in Europe

If you find any errors on this page please contact me at rajohn1@adam.com.au

Thanks

John

Monday, January 28, 2008

Visit Bodrum in Turkey (From Kos Greece)

I have created a web page about Visiting Bodrum in Turkey (From Kos Greece)at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/bodrum.html

IMPORTANT - PASSPORT REQUIRED



Bodrum previously known as Halicarnassus has archaeological sites including the Castle of St. Peter at the harbor (which also houses a Museum) and the the ruins of the Mausoleum of Maussollos which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World!

Pictured below Rachel Barnes (entrepreneur) practices her negotiating skills with a young salesperson at the markets.



Please contact me at rajohn1@adam.com.au if you find any errors on this page.

thanks

John

Things to do on Kos Island - Zia

I have created a web page about Things to do on Kos Island - Zia at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/zia.html
Note:- Some activities in Tourist Season only


Zia is a small picturesque town in on the side of Mount Dikeos above Tingaki

Being the highest village on Kos Island, Zia has some breathtaking views, as well as Tavernas, and shops, some of which may have thyme honey tasting. ( Thyme honey is locally produced and is particularly delicious)

Zia has some fantastic views and sunsets.

If you find any errors on this page please contact me at rajohn1@adam.com.au

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Bird Watching and Wildlife ,Kos Island,Greece

I have created a new web page about Bird Watching and Wildlife on Kos Island,Greece at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/wildlife.html


A large number of species of birds have been seen on Kos Island, many of them stopping in the Spring as they migrate from the East and the South.

Several species of Tortoises and Turtles are found on the Island.


If you find any errors on the page please contact me at rajohn1@adam.com.au

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Ancient Agora, Kos Town, Kos Island,Greece

I have created a web page about the The Ancient Agora in Kos Town, on Kos Island,Greece at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/agora.html

Located in Kos Town, the Ancient Agora (Ancient Market) is a short walk from the Neratzia Castle, the Plane Tree of Hippocrates and the Kos Museum.

The Agora was the center of Kos and covers a large area near the Harbor. Ruins found in this area include Houses, Temples and Baths.

If you find any erors on this page please contact me at rajohn1@adam.com.au

Thanks

John

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Odeon , Kos Island, Greece

I have crated a web page about The Odeon , Kos Island, Greece at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/odeon.html

Located in Kos Town, the odeon is a short walk from the Roman House, the Altar of Dionysus, and the Western Archaeological Site.

The Odeon was built by the Romans somewhere around the second or third century AD.

The first nine rows of seats of the odeon are the original marble ones used by important citizens of the time.

The Odeon in Kos has been restored and is still used occasionally.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Altar of Dionysus, Kos Town, Kos Island, Greece

I have created a web page about The Altar of Dionysus in Kos Town, on Kos Island at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/altarofdionysus.html
Located in Kos Town, the Altar of Dionysus ruins dating from the 2nd century BC, are a short walk from the Roman House, the Odeon, and the Western Archaelogical Site.



These ruins date from the 2nd century BC, and a second older Doric style Temple, (pictured)is next to the first temple.

If you find any errors on this page please contact me at rajohn1@adam.com.au

Thanks

John

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hippocrates Plane Tree , Kos Island Greece

I have created this page about Hippocrates Plane Tree on Kos Island, Greece at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/planetree.html

The famous plane tree of Hippocrates is near the entrance to the Neratzia Castle in Kos town. It is a huge tree, supposedly the largest in Europe.

It is claimed that it was planted by Hippocrates, the "Father of Medicine", who taught under its shade. It is said that the Apostle Paul is also taught here.

If you find any errors on this page please contact me at rajohn1@adam.com.au

Agios Fokas Thermi, Kos Island, Greece

Agios Fokas Thermi http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/thermes.html

The Agios Fokas Thermi (hot thermal beach spring) is at the south side of the west end of Kos Island. The water is around 40 degrees centigrade which is like a very hot bath.

Most people park at the top of the hill and walk down a steep road to the beach, however if you think your vehicle will make it back up the hill, you may be able to park much closer.

There are cafes at the main car park and a restaurant next to the Pool.

The hot water smells of sulphur and reputedly has medicinal qualities for treating rheumatism and arthritis

The Plaka, Kos Island Greece

I have created a web page about The Plaka 0n Kos Island greece at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/plaka.html

The Plaka is a popular picnic area, away from the main road between the Airport and Paradise Beach.

The Plaka is known for the feral peacocks that live there.

The Asklepion on Kos Island, Greece

I have create a web page about the The Asklepion on Kos Island, Greece at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/asklepieion.html

The Asklepion on Kos is said to be the first hospital which makes it a "Monument of Universal Cultural heritage"

Hippocrates the "Father of Medicine" taught and worked here.

Pictured are the remains of a Temple dedicated to Apollo built in the 2nd Century AD, and a Terrace Wall.

A Tourist "train" regularly visits the site from Kos Town which is 3 or 4 kilometers away.

The Asklepion is about 7km from Tingaki

Remains of the Thermes are also pictured. These are remains of baths from the 3rd century AD.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Paradise Beach / Paradise Beach, Kos, Greece

I have created a Web page for Paradise Beach / Paradise Beach, Kos, Greece
http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/bubblebeach.html
Paradise Beach also called Bubble Beach this is one of the most popular beaches on Kos Island with beautiful views as you approach it

You will have to snorkel far enough away from the shoreline far enough to see the unusual bubbles of volcanic gasses which may be difficult to find.

Besides the "water park" in the sea there are other "water sports" to participate in.

If you find any errors on this page please email me at rajohn1@adam.com.au

Lido Waterpark , Kos Island, Greece

I have created this web page for the Lido Waterpark , Kos Island, Greece at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/lido.html

The Lido Waterpark is located about halfway between Tingaki and the Airport on the road from Mastihari to Kos.

The Lido Waterpark covers an area of 75000 square meters and is one of the largest Waterparks in Greece.
The Waterpark is equipped with many attractions aimed at ages 5 to 55.

If you find any errors on this page please email me at rajohn1@adam.com.au

thanks

John

Antimachia Castle

I have crerated a web page about Antimachia Castle at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/antimachiacastle.html

This imposing Knights Castle is located near the Airport and the turnoff is between the airport and Kos Town.

Please let me know at rajohn1@adam.com.au if you find any errors on this page.

thanks

John

The Neratzia Castle - Kos,Grece

I have created a new web page at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/neratzia.html about the The Neratzia Castle. The Castle of the Knights of the Order of Saint John also called the Neratzia Castle is located at the main harbor of Kos Town http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/neratzia.html Access to the castle is over the moat bridge (moat is now a road!) near Hippocrates Plane Tree.

There is a museum located inside the castle.

Please let me know if you find any errors on the page at rajohn1@adam.com.au

Thanks

John

Old Pyli Castle

I have created this web page about Old Pyli Castle at:-

http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/oldpylicasle.html

Picturesque Old Pyli Castle is located near Zia

It is difficult to get to the very top part of the Castle however there is plenty to explore

Just below the castle there is a town called Paleo Pyli (Old Pyli) which was abandoned in 1830 due to a cholera epidemic

If you find any errors on this page please let me know at rajohn1@adam.com.au

Thanks

John

Friday, January 18, 2008

Things to Do at The Sunset Hotel Tingaki

The following links on the page about Things to Do at The Sunset Hotel Tingaki on the Island of Kos in the Dodecanese Islands of Greece have been created.

The main Page is at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/todo.html


Swimming Pool http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/pool.html
Children's Pool http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/childrenspool.html
Sunbathing http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/sunbathing.html
Pool Bar http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/pool%20bar.html
Children's Playground http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/playground.html
Tennis http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/tennis.html
Table tennis http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/tabletennis.html
Mini Golf http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/minigolf.html
Billiards http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/billiards.html
Gym (for Adults)http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/gym.html
Shopping http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/shopping.html
Large screen Satellite TV in Reception Area http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/tv.html
Catch a Bus to Kos Town http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/kostown.html
Get picked up from the Hotel for a tour http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/tours.html
Basketball Hoop http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/hoop.html

If you find any errors on this page please contact me at rajohn1@adam.com.au