29 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Try and keep me away!
"Just returned from a two week stay at this beautiful resort, just quietening down coming to end of season. Mythos is family run exclusively Thomson property, behind the Taverna Vassilis, on the main street and a 2 minute walk from a stunning beach. Apartments vary in shape and capacity. We had a 2 bed apartment-Rooms 7,8,9 are pool edge and below ground level and we had one of these. Not much privacy, proximity to bar/disco next door makes for lot of late There were sunbeds and a bar table directly outside ours, so curtains had to remain closed to preserve modesty and privacy as all could see in. It also made it quite noisy at night due to the proximity of the bar and the disco next door which thumped away most nights til 2am at least..
The apartment was comfortable and spacious, spotlessly clean. 2 bedrooms, bathroom and a small kitchen/eating area. Cooking facilities limited to 2 ring hob, no toaster, microwave. One pot, one frying pan, fridge. Not suitable to try and feed a family with. We did manage to make Welshcakes on the large ring much to the delight and wonder of all the staff who were given free samples!!
Aircon charged locally, 6 euros/day. Television in both rooms but channels very limited (despite an enormous sky dish)CNN, BBC world news, 2 music channels and several German ones!
There are far more positive aspects than negative! The owner George and his staff are second to none, and cannot do enough for you (esp after welshcakes!) Genuine, friendly people every one, even after long hours and busy shifts.Helen, George's mum who mans reception is a lovely quietly spoken lady.
Tigaki offers so much choice for eating out, although half board / evening meal breakfast deals at the Mythos Taverna Vassilis are available (and the food is soo good!). Average price for meal for 2 including bread and a drink 15 - 20Euro. The local supermarkets provided not too expensive basics.
Anne, the Thomson holiday advisor was always there when she should have been. The excursions were pretty expensive via Thomson, we booked up 3 at Theo's travel agent across the road, a 3 island cruise, Kos tour and a brilliant Greek Night for 90Euros and had a visit to the Thermal springs worth 10euros thrown in as a freebie. We saved 40 euros each! And regular buses run to Kos town for 2 euro each way. A must to see is the Plane tree of Hippocrates, the Aslepion, the old market and the beautiful harbour.
As previously mentioned, the beach is minutes away. Sunbed hire is 6 euros for 2 and an umbrella/day. Poolside there are plenty of beds umbrellas, and the pool is chemically checked every couple of hours.
Just another downside - there is a salt lake in Tigaki which mans that mozzies are a problem. Most people were bitten despite plug ins, 'jungle juice' etc.
I'd highly recommend Tigaki, and even more highly the Mythos.Its suitable for all ages (although a lack of lifts for persons with infirmaties could be a minus) I will certainly be going back.... "
- Travel date: Mon 12th of September 2011
fantastic holiday Aug 2011
"We have just returned after 2 weeks at Mythos apartments. We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday, lots of fun with lots to do. The staff are extremely friendly and made our stay fun. The facilities are top class with spotless rooms and and wonderful pool. Great location for eating out and visiting the beach. Loved the hub of the bar with music all day and into night and met lots of smashing people. Definitely want to return. "
- Travel date: Sun 4th of September 2011
"stayed at mythos in 2008.went with 4 other coples .great welcome from hosts .rooms were clean and it all worked.the cleaners are great too .no english but sign language does it lol. bar staff top people .we took fancy dress and had a great time .the town too are all good .cant fault it .just booked for sept 2010.cant wait"
- Travel date: Fri 1st of January 2010
Best Holiday Yet!
"The appartment and it's staff are first class, the pool is excellent.
We ate every evening in the Taverna attached to the Appartments Vassilis the food and service was the best i have ever had.
I would recomend going half board as there is no time restrictions.
The only thing i would avoid next time is booking trips through the rep's as they are well over priced and there is plenty off booking agency along the main road."
- Travel date: Mon 29th of June 2009
Mythos apartment kos.
"Hi myself and my husband took our 2 boys while my parents took our 2 girls to the mythos apt's we all had a really fantastic time the weather was hot and the staff were very friendly...we were self catering but there were several resturants to eat at,we found the food lovely and not a bad meal anywhere,it was a quite town with ample shops bars and resterants..the beach was beatiful and the local people were so nice,
The apartments were great we had a large double room at the end with a nice size bathroom with over the bath shower...thee only thing i wasn't to keen on was the childrens bunk beds were slap bang in the courner of the kitchen next to our table and chairs, so not much room in the kitchen area..also we had no window in the kitchen so it was alittle dark at times.The cleaners always made a fuss of the kiddies and so did the bar staff..the food and drink at thee apt's were excellent as the front of thee apt's had it's on resterant so we didn't really have to go to far....
My parents room however was great they had 2 bedrooms separate to there kitchen one double and one twin with single beds and yes very bright with a window in there kitchen.... a good size bathroom and kitchen also,i think my parents room should of been ours ha ha joking aside the holiday was excellent and we all would return again without a doubt the only thing is were expecting baby number 5 in july so i dont think we'll all fit in!!!!
The mythos apt's were alround fantasic and well worth what we all payed Superb!!!!!
WE ALL HOPE TO RETURN AGAIN SOON MANY THANKS THE EDWARDS BROOD!!!!"
- Travel date: Tue 30th of December 2008
"The Mythos has three blocks of apartments around a very nice pool and gardens. One block has nine two-bed apartments, which have north facing shady balconies, overlooking the pool. One block has eighteen, one bed apartments, which have balconies with a side sea view (see Oct08 photos) and one block that has twelve, one-bedroom apartments with south facing sunny balconies overlooking the pool (see Steviereds photos). There were three in our party and we booked a two-bed apartment for the half-term holidays 24 to 31 October 2008 - the very last week of the season. Unfortunately we were allocated apartment 7, which is one of the three apartments that have balconies adjacent to and below the main walkway around the pool, so we asked to be moved. Because we had paid a supplement and there was another room available the staff were happy to accommodate us.
I would come here again because the weather, resort and restaurants were fantastic and the accommodation, staff and cleanliness was also very good. I would want to book an apartment in the block numbered 31 â 42, which have sunny balconies or request a sea-view room, like the one we moved into that has a balcony with sunshine in the morning. I would pack extra mosquito protection, as our only complaint was that we seemed to be 'the main course' for midges on a regular basis."
- Travel date: Sun 9th of November 2008
Excellent accomodation, pool and bar areas
"We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the apartments, they are fronted by the Vasillis Restaurant which is one of the more popular restaurants in Tigaki and was always busy. The reception area and bar are very tastefully decorated and looked as if they had just been refurbished, the pool area was spotlessly clean with lots of sunbeds which were always available, the apartments were spacious and clean with clean linen and towels several times a week although the apartments were cleaned daily. The staff were helpful and very pleasant and the pool side snacks were excellent. You have the best of both worlds in Tigaki as it is quite rural with lots of animals on your doorstep (cows the other side of your balcony in fact) and the apartments are 2 minutes away from a super blue flag beach it is also very central and surprisingly very quiet in the day and at night. The only thing to beware of are the mosquitos as they are quite nasty."
- Travel date: Sun 28th of September 2008
Relaxing and reviving
"Very relaxing holiday to be had at these clean, modern, friendly, family run appartments.
Rooms very spacious and well equiped. We were situated on the second floor with views to the rear of the complex, looking out towards Turkey. (didn't fancy one of the ground floor studios as they are below the level of the pool / walkway with passers by noseying in)
George (Yorgos) the owner and Bill (Vasilias) resident Barman were great fun and very friendly, encouraging the blokes to partake of some strange coloured drinks and handing out free "hot shots" every half hour.
Vasilias restsraunt attached to the complex is out of the world, we went back 4 times during our fortnight as the food was so good. Try the secret family recipie Chicken Saganaki - no where else in Greece does this!
Australian bar on the beach front is great for a chin wag and a game of pool with the owner...mind you when the temperature gets too hot he shuts up shop and orders everyone into the sea too cool off before having an ice cold Mythos Beer!
Supermarket a fair trek in the heat..I reccommend the wee one down on beach road...much better.
Hired a Jeep and saw the rest of the isle over 3 days...what a beautiful place... a real must is Kos old town and also sunset up the mountain at Zia. don't go on an organised trip as they only appear to stop at a restaraunt/show bar half way up the mountain...you really need to go to the vilage at the top to appreciate it.
Tingaki a very laid back relaxed and safe place. George stays on site during the season and patrols the complex at night with his big dopey German Shepard. The pool is cleaned and chlorinated every night by the night porter.
My Dad always advised go where the locals go...all the staff bring their family to the pool and restaraunt so it must be good."
- Travel date: Thu 11th of September 2008
Loved the hotel and resort
"Stayed at the Mythos the last week of June and loved it. We have travelled around Greece a lot and this was the best quality accommodation we have found whilst still being in the centre of the action.
Good points - excellent clean modern accommodation, warm pool which was not too crowded, beach is sandtyand sea is quite shallow and you can wade out quite far, try the bakery opposite the hotel and slightly to the left for lovely fresh baked bread, pies and pizza.
The restaurant attached to the hotel - Vasillis was the best restaurant in the resort - shame we waited until the last night to go there. Also worth trying Tigaki Restaurant on the beach front by the bus stop and Memories for cocktails/
Get the bus to Kos Town (about 20 mins) and have a potter around the old town - the bus coming back left on time - a first in Greece!
Book the trip to Bodrum its well worth the money & there is plenty to do even if you don't fancy shopping - change a bit of money to Turkish lire though as not all places take Euro.
There is a bar I can't remember the name of down one of the side streets which has an excellent view of the sunset if you go up onto the roof - well worth a visit.
Bad points - the Thomas Cook reps were terrible - didn't see them all week and then they virtually begged people to give them a high score on the surveys on the way to the airport so they got a contract the next year.
Lots of mosquitoes - be prepared!
Mascots Bar - like Wetherspoons on a Friday night. If you like karaoke and blue cocktails its the one for you.
After the quiet of Tigaki the beach in Kos is a bit of a shock - like Magaluf in August?
A few people on this site have mentioned the cash point - there is only one and it was empty a couple of times but it is filled again next day - just don't wait until the last minute to get cash.
We booked our trip with Tigaki Tours by the supermarket and had no problems with them - apart from the guide trying to get us to bring back cigarettes from Turkey for the boat staff!
Not that much to keep kids entertained but if you are looking for a relaxing break then this will suit you fine."
- Travel date: Mon 4th of August 2008
"Apartments very clean, Lovely pool area and bar. Staff where very friendly and helpful, couldn't do enough for you. Ideal location close to beach, shops and restaurant. Although their own restaurant was excellent and you get 10% discount if you eat there.
The barman on the afternoon - I think his name was Strados - makes the most gorgeous pina coladas I have ever had.
Went with Thomas Cook and their rep Jason was excellent aswell.
Had a totally gorgeous relaxing holiday and our 8 year old son loved it aswell. Beware of the mozzies small but aggressive."
- Travel date: Wed 4th of June 2008
"We were in apartment 20 which is on the top (3rd) floor. First impression was that it was obviously just painted, very clean and bright. It had two bedooms plus kitchen and bathroom (although only two of us so one bedroom wasted). TV had only Sky News or - believe it or not - the God Channel. Double size balcony overlooking the pool. Yes, kitchen equipment sparse with only kettle and two cooking rings but who cares? Who self caters anyway? Air Con can be purchased at 6 euros a day. The only thing that let the apartment down was discovered on our first night when we opened the bed up. Sheets were very badly stained, to the extent that we didnt want to sleep on them. We showed the maid the next day and she reluctantly changed them. However, throughout the week all sheets were variously stained or full of holes. Shame really, this was the only reason I can't give it 5 stars. Surely a needless skimp. The pool is clean and there are numerous sunbeds around it and on the grass nearby. I counted 80. Pool Bar is no more expensive than bars outside - 3 Euros for a beer. Staff are without exception friendly and helpful. Their Taverna, Vassillis, is brilliant. Waiters including Costas and Vangelis excellent and like to chat. Food not cheap but worth every penny. Average cost for main course for two with drinks was around 22 Euros. Some dishes much more expensive. Absolutely no complaints about standard of food. Always lovely. Tigaki itself is a nice resort with loads of supermarkets, shops and bars. Beach is nice with lots of sunbeds at 6 Euros for two beds with parasols. Water is very shallow. You can walk out 100 yards and still only be up to your waist. Can be windy here so sometimes sea is a bit rough. Only book trips or cars through the Rep if you want to pay over the odds. There a 2 Excursion and Car Hire places on the strip and both are good and cheaper. We hired a Jimny 4+4 for 35 Euros a day from Tigaki Express. 5 Euros cheaper than a basic car from the Rep. Island is small and you can drive around stopping regularly and still see it all in 2/3 days. Paradise beach is nice especially when it is windy in Tigaki as it is on the other side of the island so will be calm. I would definitley visit Kos and Tigaki again and definitely recommend it. Mytho Apartments ( apart from the sheets ) are definitely above the usual standard for Greece."
- Travel date: Fri 30th of May 2008
Mythos apartments and Tingaki is a wonderful area to stay
"Stayed in Tingaki last August and it was Fab. We are are family of three with 16year old son. Stayed at the Mythos apartments Great.
Resort was great, beach fab, lovely and safe.
People were lovely
Highly recommended am going again this year."
- Travel date: Tue 25th of March 2008