“Gaia Gardens, Kos Overall a good holiday made even better by the wonderful people. The hotel is of m...” Read More >> 9/10 Margaret Yates 27, Aug, 2014
Travel with Solitair to the fantastic Island of Kos for a lively and unforgettable singles holiday this year!
The culture of Greece is an enchanting view of historic structures, myths and a climate worthy of it’s pristine beaches. The land mass of Greece is surrounded by the Ionian Sea, Aegean Sea and points into the Mediterranean Sea where a number of islands rest.
Settled just off the Turkish coast, Kos is one of the larger Dodecanese Islands and prime location for single travellers to explore! Golden moments at the beach or a light walk along the harbour whisk you away into a sunny island dream.
The quaint villages and resorts found within vivid greenery are perfect for your solo travels, where a mix of relaxation and stimulating sightseeing will offer a memorable experience. Never more than a short ride away from other fascinating parts of Kos, every night presents a new found fun-filled encounter!
Singles, who enjoy the buzz of evening drinks and a spirited nightlife, will be absorbed by Kos and its host of friendly activities that stretch into the early hours. Create the perfect holiday in Kos, make new friends on this marvellous island of mystery in the company of other single travellers!
Our Resort – Lambi, Kos Town
Our Resort Lambi revolves around a long sand-and-shingle beach, with plenty of day tripping opportunities, from ancient Greek ruins to Turkish towns.
Centred on the coast in the north-eastern corner of the island, the sand and- shingle beach begins at Kos Town’s harbour wall and unravels north, edged by traditional tavernas and British-style pubs. If you prefer things a bit quieter, head for the far end of the beach - the crowds thin out and the grains are accessorised with olive trees and wildflowers.
Kos Town, Lambi‘s next-door neighbour, is ripe for exploring. It’s laced with Roman, Ottoman and Medieval ruins, and crowned with a 15th Century castle. Turkey is also an option - hydrofoils whisk you across the Aegean in 20 minutes and land you in Bodrum, a waterfront town with a chic harbour and a labyrinthine old quarter.
The Hotel Gaia Garden is a charming haven, in Kos town in the peaceful resort of Lambi. This welcoming family hotel is an oasis of calm which has been sympathetically design around the main hotel surrounded by several cosy bungalow style buildings, all nestling in the beautiful gardens. You will have the pleasure of enjoying this palm filled oasis from the comfort of your own patio. In the garden area you will find a relaxing freshwater swimming pool and tropical pool bar where you can enjoy an aperitif on the naturally cooled bar patio.
The beach is approximately 700 meters from the hotel offering sun loungers, umbrellas and water sports. Local shops, restaurants and bars are a short walking distance from the hotel. There is a regular bus schedule to take guests to and from the centre of Kos town. This small and friendly hotel offers hospitality and tranquillity in a paradise setting. It is the ideal place to relax, unwind and mingle with new friends.
The 95 guest rooms are comfortably furnished in good taste with private bathroom, bath or shower, hair dryer, telephone, satellite-TV, Free Wifi, Tea & Coffee making facilities, radio and air-conditioning
All rooms have patios or balconies with unique views to the beautiful lush gardens.
Rooftop Mediterranean restaurant, bar, buffet restaurant, cocktail bar, pool bar, sun terraces with stylish pool loungers and parasols. swimming pool, roof top Jacuzzi, gym billiards table, tennis court, basketball court, volleyball court, pool volley ball and table tennis.
Wide open tree-lined streets create an admirable and restful charm in this Kos Town resort with plenty activities to fill your day.
On arriving at the harbour set your eyes upon the attention grabbing Castle of the Knights of Saint John which is connected to the main town by an ancient bridge. This fourteenth century stone castle has two zones guarded by a moat and drawbridge. It’s towers, bastions and gun ports once protected the island from intense attacks and remains today as a significant piece of Kos history.
The ancient streets of Kos were the same cobbled roads on which the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, spent his days teaching others under the famous plane tree.
Picturesque villages, such as Agios Dimitrios, are spotted in the mountainsides and provide a relief from the business of Kos Town centre, whereas if it is the lively and vibrant atmosphere you crave, Kos has a range of clubs and bars that light up at night and allow the perfect stage to express yourself!
Ancient Greek mythology inspires the world over with fascinating stories, history and culture and now its your chance to embrace these colourful chronicles on an island tour. Asclepion is the location of a renowned archaeological site where you are given the history of Hippocrates at the “world’s first hospital.”
Travel across to Zia, a beautiful panoramic view of a village set upon Mount Dikaios, before a short route over to Kefalos, stopping at a local winery. Our bus ride will take you on a tour along mountain roads from Pyli, fifteen kilometres from Kos Town, to Kardamena where the opportunity to take some quality photographs will be apparent. Sit back and discover Kos in a unique way, with visits to Antimachias Traditional House and an old windmill!
Entrance fee to Asclepion is included, however lunch, drinks and entrance fee to the Traditional House are not provided on this activity.
Bring your passport for a boat ride across to Bodrum and the diverse culture of Turkey. Just one hour away you are swung into a vastly different world with more to discover. This guided bus route takes us on a journey along the roads of Bodrum with an incredible vista at every angle, pausing at the windmills before leaving you to explore the town and shop for a souvenir. A popular attraction here is the imposing Castle of St. Peter (or Bodrum Castle) and Museum of Underwater Archaeology.
Please bring your passport or personal identification on this tour.
The guided bus tour and port taxes are included, but lunch, drinks and entrance fee to the fortress are at additional expense.
Kalymnos & Pserimos
The perfect chance for relaxation on a classical Greek “kaiki” wooden fishing boat that are popular in the surrounding seas. We travel over to Plati for your choice of snorkelling, sunbathing and swimming in the sparkling waters. The next stop is Kalymnos for an insight into sponge diving, the ancient art of underwater diving for natural sponge material used primarily for cleaning and bathing. Lunch is provided at a quintessential Greek taverna before making the journey back to the beautiful Pserimos beach, our last port of call.
Drinks are not included in the price of this activity.
Snorkel and swim in the Aegean Sea between a relaxing drift over the deep blue waters on a traditional rowing boat. On board the Caique you will dock at a variety of simply amazing islands, where the time is yours to explore underwater treasures.
Kos is lavished with sandy beaches for your complete repose, clearing your mind with an enviably warm and attractive environment. The whole northern stretch of Kos is dotted with beaches from Kos Town, west to Kardamena and further along to Tingaki and Marmari. Each place has a relaxing seaside character of its own and ample opportunity to create fond memories on the golden sands or over blue waves with a water sports activity like windsurfing. Restaurants and bars line the streets so you can cross over for a fresh and tasty lunch before sitting back on your beach bed and letting time slowly pass by.
Take part in Zorba-style dancing as we travel up the mountains to Zia. Your evening is going to be filled with laughter and entertainment, learning the steps accompanied by the famous music! We will have a traditional Greek meal followed by wine and more dancing for a night you will never forget!
Greek cuisine is a fresh approach to the Mediterranean specialties, with unique spices and blends of flavour. Dishes from various other cultures are also available, but make sure to visit a Greek taverna (Ouzeri) for the traditional taste of Greece. The much loved Greek liquor Ouzo is served alongside a classic mezze of foods.
Shopping in Kos
Plenty of decorated shop windows will entice you in for gifts and luxuries to remind you of a stay in Kos! Handicrafts, ceramic objects, jewels and posh bags are among the dazzling items in shops that nestle directly between Grecian architecture of old and new.
A Late Night
Enjoy a fruity cocktail by the water, moving the evening into a night to remember! Kardamena opens the idea of an all night party for the dancers and good-time seekers with many bars open until late.
Music beats in the centre of Kos Towns Diakon and Nafklirou streets, meaning you don’t have to travel far to be right in the mix of a lively atmosphere. Delicious cocktails and food available at the harbour or the electric vibe of clubbing into the early hours marks all the components for an enticingly fun evening!
Drinks with a more laid back tone are found in the bars of Tingaki, Kefalos and Psalidi.
Note: All resort activities are optional extras unless included in your package. Your representative will give advice on the prices and these can be booked locally at the resort - subject to availability. Itineraries are for guidance only and are subject to changes.
Special Offer: Book early and enjoy Solitair £100 Smart Price Discount
Flight timings are approximate and for guidance only
Fly from your local airport at a Supplement
Price & Itinerary may be subject to change
Price excludes Tourist Tax approximately Euro 2/ person/ day to be paid locally
Frequently asked Questions
Who are Solitair?
The specialists in Singles Holidays
Sophisticated, fun & adventurous holidays chosen especially for the single traveller
Who books with Solitair?
Our customers join us from all walks of life. We have found that people choose to travel solo for many reasons, but appreciate the communal ambience created by the Solitair concept. Our guests can be single, separated, divorced, widowed or simply unable to co-ordinate holidays with family and friends. We always endeavour to balance numbers, genders and ages within each group, but naturally, we can never guarantee a particular mix of people.
Read more about just who our customers are, with our survey on Singles Holidays Uncovered!
Why book with Solitair?
We operate our holidays with a real knowledge of the single traveller's wishes and aspirations, with recommendations personally tried and tested by ourselves. Our guests benefit from the knowledge and experience we have accumulated over the past 15 years, enabling us to offer the very best singles holidays. With Solitair you will find great company, total freedom, good food and friendly hosts at all our holiday destinations.
Age - does it matter?
Definitely not... We know from our experience that a cross section of ages offers the best mix for our groups, so you will have the opportunity to meet new friends across a wide range of ages. Our experienced travel advisors will guide you towards your perfect holiday dependent on age and interests.
What is the age range of people travelling on a Solitair holiday?
Solitair arrange specific holidays for singles who want to match their age range and interests. We cater for single travellers from the ages of 29 to 79 with some holiday highlighted for particular age groups as below.
· 29 – 49 years of age
· 30 – 59 years of age
· 50 + up to 89 years of age
What is the average group size on Solitair singles holidays?
The average group size is 12 but the numbers vary depending on time of the year and destination.
What is the ratio of men to women?
We do not manage the proportion of women to men on our solo holidays. The ratio varies, but is usually around three women to each man.
How do I connect with other singles going on holiday?
Once you have booked your holiday, you can register to our site by using your booking reference number to join our on line community of single travellers. Never be bored or stressed in the airport again! Find your new friends before you travel with our email exchange service and online community. Perhaps to meet before you travel at an airport lounge, generally get to know your fellow travellers before to go on holiday or just to chat and share experiences.
Are you a dating agency?
No, we do not design our holiday packages to have any aspect of introduction or dating services. We offer holidays purely for single travellers who want to go it alone but do not want to spend their holiday on their own. Good friends do certainly result from our holidays. Although individuals have met and become a couple as a result of our holidays this is not an intention of Solitair.
First time Traveller?
We understand that going away on your own for the first time can be daunting, which is why becoming part of a Solitair group can help you feel more at ease. In the company of new friends, you can enjoy a different way of holidaying, safe in the knowledge that you are free to enjoy your own company or join others if you wish for exploration, dining, travel and fun.
I have never travelled on my own before ?
Don't worry, more than half of our single customers have never booked on their own before, so you'll be amongst likeminded people with something already in common.
Will I be left on my own?
Only if you choose to be. Our hosts are at hand to greet you at the airport at your holiday destination and organise your ice breaker get together. On all our singles holidays we arrange meals together, offer advice on excursions and answer any questions. Of course there will be plenty of time and space for you to be alone whenever you choose.
When will I meet my Solitair Representative?
Your Solitair representative will meet you either at your resort or at your destination airport.Your representative will be available during your holiday to ensure everything runs smoothly and add that reassuring personal touch. Our friendly hosts are specially selected from the respective countries, as our experience has shown that their local knowledge and skills will add value to your holiday and also we are committed in supporting local tourism.
Can I extend my holiday?
If you would like to extend your holiday at the time of booking just ask and we can sometimes arrange this for you.
How can I book a holiday?
You can book over phone by ringing reservations on 0844 4144010 or online by simply clicking the 'Book On-line’ link and you will be guided through the booking process in easy-to-follow steps.
· acknowledge receipt by e-mail
· send a confirmation invoice by e-mail within 24 hours
· Simply book on-line.
If you have any further queries, please call 0844 414 4010
By phone contact our Travel consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
What is smart price?
Smart price is an early booking discount and to take advantage of smart price you should book early and pay in full at the time of booking.
How much deposit is required to book the holiday?
You can secure your booking by paying £100 deposit for UK holidays, £200 for European holidays & £500 for Worldwide holidays anytime up to 10 weeks prior to departure.
How do I know if my booking has been confirmed?
When booking a holiday on-line or over phone, you will receive a confirmation in 24 hours with a booking reference by e mail. Please print the page or write down the booking reference number when you receive it. You will also receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of your payment.
When do I have to pay for my holiday in full?
The balance is required no later than 10 weeks before departure. If you are due to travel within 10 weeks of making the booking, payment is required in full when you book your holiday.
What payment methods do you accept?
Payment of your holiday can be made by Debit or Credit card over the phone or online. No surcharge is levied on Credit cards, Debit cards, Delta, Visa Debit, Master Debit, Solo and Electron cards
If I have a special request?
If you have a special request this must be made at the time of booking over the telephone or online booking. Please be advised certain request are subject to supplement for e.g: Pre bookable seats, Extra legroom seats, Pool / Sea view rooms. Special dietary request must be notified at the time of booking and vegetarian diet, gluten free diet can be catered on all our holidays. All special request must be notified at the time of booking and appropriate supplement if applicable must be paid to guarantee the service.
Will you send me a reminder when I have to pay the balance?
We do not issue reminders for the balance. Your holiday confirmation advice you the date for balance payment and serves as your final invoice.
Can I fly from my local airport?
To make your travel easier, we endeavour if available to offer direct flights to a selection of our destinations at a supplement. Or we can arrange regional connection to major airports.
When will I receive my tickets?
Your Electronic tickets and final travel details will be issued approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.
What are your opening hours?
You can Contact our Holiday Consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
If there is a mistake in my confirmation, what should I do?
Telephone 0844 414 4010 quoting your booking reference number immediately on receipt of email invoice. Once confirmed and invoiced, any changes by you to your details or holiday arrangements will incur an administration fee of £50.
Can I cancel my holiday?
Yes you can. Please advise us by telephone immediately and also in writing. If you cancel you will be liable to pay cancellation fees detailed in our Booking Conditions.
Do I have to share a bedroom?
No, we recognise that people have the right to travel without the burden of additional supplement costs, which is why Solitair make no single supplement charges and we do not ask or expect you to share a room with one of your companions unless you decide to.
Do you charge a single room supplement?
No. Our prices are based on single occupnacy.
What is Share & Save option
Certain holidays we offer Share & Save option with same gender and similar age group to reduce the cost of the holiday.
Can two single friends travel together?
Although the vast majority of our customers travel alone, some people who have recently become alone or solo and are not ready to go alone do travel with a friend.
Can Solitair organise my car parking and overnight stay at the airport?
Yes just give us a call and we will be pleased to assist you with your arrangements.
Can I pre-book my seats on the aircraft?
Yes, you can pre book your seats on the aircraft for a supplement, please advise at the time of booking.
When are flight times confirmed?
If you contact our Customer Services approximately 7 – 10 days before the departure date, we should be able to confirm final flight times.
Why do you need my insurance and next of kin/friends details?
If you have taken your own insurance we ask for details so that in the event of an emergency, we can deal with any problems. Also to assist you if required to contact your next of kin or friend.
If I have a concern or a complaint what do I do?
Please refer to the Solitair complaints procedure the terms and conditions of booking, and you can use the Contact Us function.
Book with confidence
Solitair is fully bonded and holds an Air Travel Organisers Licence number (ATOL) 6184. This means your money and holiday are fully protected when you book with us.
If you cannot find answers or got any queries regarding this holiday please contact us or request a call back.
Phone - 0844 414 4010
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