Alright, if you’ve read my previous travel diary about Kos, you know that last night we didn’t sleep at all. If you didn’t read that blogpost yet, go do that now, we did amazing stuff! Anyways, we didn’t sleep and so the day started with an early breakfast at the bakery the guys took us to. We got back at our appartment at 8.30 in the morning.
Of course we had to fresh up quickly and then we went to pick up a quad! We rented this quad from Moto Holidays, the same place where we also got our rental bikes from. It was one that seated two people and it only cost 40 euro for the entire day! Of course you also had to pay for gas. The first thing you had to do when leaving the rental place was get gas actually, because they give it to you with an almost empty tank. We didn’t use it the entire day, but that’s okay. We drove all the way to the other side of the island with it, taking turns driving. It wasn’t hard to drive the quad, you just couldn’t go too fast because the thing would get unstable. Especially with the bad quality of the roads on the island. Also, you had to push a lever with your thumb in order to move and you’d have to keep holding it. Eventually this meant losing feeling in your thumb lol.
We went to Paradiso beach, or Paradise beach. I thought it wasn’t going to be as crowded as in Kos city, but I was so wrong. Sunbeds everywhere as well, I hate those things I just want to lay on the actual sand on the beach. We didn’t spent much time here actually because of this. My cousin went for a swim and I just kind of stood in the water for a bit lol. I didn’t want to be completely soaked for the drive back. The place was beautiful though and if I’d had more money I would definitely have rented a jet ski or something. There was a lot to do on this beach.
On the way back we stopped in Zia, a small village up in the mountain and it’s gorgeous! So pretty! The view, the cute restaurants covered in plants and flowers, the little shops, everything in white and blue, just perfect! Definitely go here if you have the time. The restaurant where we had lunch though was not such a succes. It’s a gorgeous place, but the food is terrible. It was called Taverna Avli, don’t go there unless it’s for drinks.
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After lunch we headed back to Kos city, gave back the quad and walked to the harbour to get us some tickets for the boat to Bodrum, which is in Turkey. There’s a few different stalls there where you can get the tickets. Some are for single tickets, some for return. Some boats leave multiple times a day and some just once. The stall we chose I think was the best one. Even if it was just because of the super nice lady behind the counter, about our age. Her English was super! I’m not quite sure what the name of her stall was, but the return coupon that I still have says: ‘Vessel: Stefamar’. This boat left at 9.00 or 9.30 in the morning from Kos and left Bodrum again at either 16.00 or 16.30. You do have to be there half an hour in advance though because of the passport check.
After getting the tickets we headed back to the appartment and I spent some time here just writing in my diary. We eventually went out to a restaurant that was recommended to us by family of my cousin and had pizza. Not the best I’ve ever had but it was okay.
And that’s all we did today guys. Hope you enjoyed reading! Let me know in the comments if you’ve got any questions or if you plan on going to Kos! 🙂