Chaos to Cosmos
The path from chaos to cosmos was discovered by telling one's life story

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Saturday in Kos

Lunch at Aegli Cafe: Dolmades, Fasolia gigantes and a green salad

A veritable meat feast at Elia

with a salad

One last orange pie

... and a nightcap.

With Cyclone Zorbas, or Medicane Zorbas still rumbling away, there wasn't much we could do, except eat. Saturday was our penultimate day in Kos (Sunday was a write-off and Monday's trip home met us with chaos at Kos Airport with flights diverted there from worse places as we watched lightening over the runway), so Saturday, we went back to our favourite Aegli Cafe for lunch. In the evening, we went to the gorgeous Elia restaurant in the old town with authentic Greek food and local customers, after which we came back to Aegli for dessert - their's are the best. On Saturday nights Aegli have a wonderful, informal and friendly open-mike night with local Greek artists. It seemed rude not to stay for a nightcap. 

Friday, 28 September 2018

Sunset at Zia

The view from Zia with more of the moody medicane skies

Resisted the temptation to start Christmas shopping in Zia

Valid point!

Went back to the Greek night at the Taverna Fantasia, which was disappointing this time, with a stop off in the village Zia first, ostensibly to see the sunset, but I suspect mostly to encourage us tourists to make the most of the tat shopping opportunity. They'll have been disappointed. They couldn't help the weather.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Moody Skies

Moody skies over Lambi beach

Moody skies over Lambi beach

Back at Papa’s Beach Bar

Back at Papa’s Beach Bar

Trapped in a cake shop as the rains came down

The skies were already threatening as we walked up Lambi beach, but as we walked back, the rains came. We definitely weren't dressed for them and it really was heavy rain, flooding roads everywhere, very quickly, so we dashed for cover. This was when the Cyclone Zorbas, or Medicane Zorbas first began to affect the island. And we got trapped ... inside this cake shop. Disaster! 😂

Casa Romana

Courtyard in the Casa Romana

Roman Odeon of Kos

We'd liked the Casa Romana in Kos Town so much last time we were there, we decided to visit again. We also went to the nearby Roman Odeon of Kos.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018


About to leave Kos Town

About to leave Kos Town

Leaving Kos Town

Passing the Castle of Neratzia

At sea

Approaching Pothia or or Kalymnos Town on the island of Kalymnos

Pothia or or Kalymnos Town on the island of Kalymnos

Sponges drying outside Kalymnos town hall.

Cafe beside Kalymnos town hall.

The Santa Maria had finished for the season, but she was moored in Kalymnos. So we went on the Captain Hook, which was operated by the same crew anyway, and they felt like old friends. The weather turned on us when we were on the way back with a Medicane on it's way, which made it like riding a bucking bronco. 

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Coffee to go

Coffee time as it gets delivered harbour-side

Every morning coffee was delivered by moped to the fishermen on the harbour.

We stayed at the Astron Hotel, which was lovely and a fantastic location right by the side of the harbour in Kos Town. Sitting on the patio for breakfast every morning was a delight and an entertainment as a bloke on a moped turned up to deliver coffees to the fishermen who sat, for hours and hours, by the harbourside. Well, I use the term fishermen loosely: they were sat near some fishing boats, but we never saw them go out on a boat, nor in the possession of any fish. Probably, like their counterparts in Spain, they're just there because their wives have thrown 'em out of the house while she gets on with cooking and chores. 

Later that day ... Don't those look good? At one of the restaurants by the sea.

Perfect end to the day, overlooking the sea.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Kos Town Harbour

Cat resting on a plane tree by the harbour side of Kos Town Castle

Watching the maritime traffic enter Kos Town Harbour

Damage on the harbour side from the 2017 Aegean Sea earthquake

More damage from the 2017 Aegean Sea earthquake

Tree of Hippocrates being ably guarded.

And back to Aegli Cafe, probably for afternoon tea or coffee and cake. This is called Ekmek kadayıfı, described as "an all-weather Greek dessert made with layers of kataifi dough baked until crispy and golden, bathed in lemon scented syrup, topped with creamy thick custard and whipped cream and garnished with cinnamon and pistachios …" and about as addictive as crack cocaine!

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Ancient Agora

Kos Ancient Agora

And the rear of the current day market

Lunch behind the market

Souvenirs in the old town. No, I didn't buy one, before you ask.