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