Most tourists only come to Kos during the summer-season. Especially in July and August it can be very crowded. To get an impression about the island and the population outside the tourist-season, Willem and I decided to spend a week on the island in November 2003 without our wives. The pictures below give you an impression of the deserted tourist-areas, several shops with Christmas-decorations and some nice places on Kos even I hadn’t seen before.
If you ever have the opportunity to visit Kos outside the season, I surely can recommend it to you. During the whole week we kad a temperature of at least 20-25 C°, which isn’t unusual for the time of the year. Also the temperature of the sea-water was very nice.
Especially outside Kostown most of the shops and restaurants are closed, but the restaurants which are still open are also visited by the local people, so you can be sure of a meal of good quality.