Kos (Greece)

SINGLE PARENT BEACH HOLIDAY

All-inclusive beach holiday at luxurious 5-star hotel on the idyllic Greek island of Kos

24/08/2024 - 31/08/2024, Limited availability: PRICES

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Single Parent Holiday in Greece

Treat yourself and the kids to a bit of luxury at the 5-star Astir Odysseus Resort & Spa, winner of a host of awards including Tripadvisor’s prestigious Travellers’ Choice 2023. This is a group holiday exclusively for single parents and their children, hosted by one of Single Parents on Holiday’s team members and ideal for relaxing and exploring the historic town of Kos.

Our 5-star hotel on Kos:

An elegant and eye-catchingly beautiful hotel on the Greek island of Kos, the Astir Odysseus Resort & Spa is located directly on the long, part pebbly, part sandy beach of Tigaki boasting stunning views over the Aegean Sea. The pleasantly warm water is shallow and crystal clear and ideal for family swimming, playing in the waves, water sports, and diving. Both the facilities and sports and animation programme on offer at this top family friendly hotel have been designed to make this hotel a first choice for families with children of all ages. The hotel’s outstanding facilities include 4 outdoor pools, a modern Zen spa, tennis courts, fitness room, kids club, games room, playground, a large climbing wall, and crazy golf. The hotel rooms are stylish and modern with beautiful views.

Things to do in Kos:

The hotel’s quiet location between the resort of Tigaki and historical Kos Town makes the Astir Odysseus a perfect place to relax or explore further afield.  Your SPoH tour leader will help be at hand to organise water sports at the nearby beach, a trip to the local water park and an afternoon/evening in the picturesque town of Kos. And for anyone wishing to see more of the island, the hotel has a range of boat trips and jeep safaris on offer. For more details, please go to our programme.

Our prices:

Prices are £1490 per adult, from £1250 for the first child, and from £625 for the second child. Please go to our prices to find out more. Please note that your package includes all-inclusive accommodation, the services of a Single Parents on Holiday tour leader, and taxi transfers to/from Kos International airport. Not included are your flights.

For more information on this single parent holiday, please click on the drop down menu/tabs, fill in our contact form, email us or simply call us on 0333 370 3701.

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Kids club:

The kids club for 4 to 12 year olds offers organized play, kids shows and games at the pool and beach and a mini disco. There are two kids pools, a large children’s playground as well as crazy golf, giant chess, a climbing wall, Boccia, darts, 5-a-side football, mini bowling, laser tag, table tennis,  and more for kids of all ages to enjoy. In addition, there is a games room for older kids.

Sports, spa & entertainment:

The hotel further offers a daily sports programme for adults and teenagers, including yoga, Pilates, stretching, Zumba, football, basketball, aqua gym, darts, crazy golf, Bingo, and more. Water sports fans will be in their element at the water sports centre a few kilometres away from our hotel. The centre offers wind surfing, kite surfing, banana boats, jet skis and much more. For the more adventurous, there is a diving school in nearby Kos.

Parents can choose between working out in the modern gym (adult only), joining the daily sports programme, and getting pampered in the luxurious Zen Spa. You could even take the kids and treat them to a chocolate, banana, or strawberry massage!

In the evenings, our single parent families have dinner together followed by downtime in the bar where they can enjoy the beautiful sunset over a drink or join the evening entertainment which is great fun for all ages and includes shows, live music, discos, and a Greek evening.

Excursions and activities:

Your Single Parents on Holiday host can organise a day trip to the water park in Mastichari and an afternoon/evening in nearby Kos Town for sightseeing and shopping. The town boasts many medieval landmarks, including its 14th century castle overlooking the harbour and two mosques from the Ottoman period. Popular day trips that can be booked at the hotel are a boat trip to the volcanic island of Nissyros, a jeep safari through the island’s charming mountain villages and a visit of the hot thermal springs in Embros or the beautiful neighbouring islands of Kalymnos and Pserimos.

 

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The Greek island of Kos

Kos is the third largest island of the 12 Dodecanese Islands that are located in the south eastern region of the Aegean Sea. It’s an island of tropical beauty and luxuriant vegetation, endless beaches, and a two thousand year history.

Excavations near Kefalos suggest that the island has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. In the 5th century BC, it suffered a devastating earthquake and was conquered by the Persians. In 460 BC, Hippocrates, the ‘father of modern medicine’, was born here, and is said to have taught his students under a plane tree, which can still be seen in Kos Town. Over the centuries, Kos was occupied by the Romans, Ottoman Turks and Italians. It has only been part of Greece since 1948.

Today, Kos’ endless sandy beaches and archaeological sites attract thousands of visitors every year. The beachfront resorts boast an abundance of tavernas, shops, bars and restaurants, while the villages inland are quieter and have kept much of their traditional charm. The island’s capital, Kos Town, is a small Mediterranean town with distinctive architecture and pretty tree-lined streets and a lovely place to enjoy a spot of shopping or indulge in Greek specialities in one of the many restaurants and cafés. The town is dominated by the 15th-century Neratzia Castle (“Castle of the Knights”) at its port. To the South of the castle you will find the ancient Agora (=market) ruins, with a temple, shrine and columns. The Agora of Kos is one of the largest of its kind to have been excavated in Greece to date. Built in the 4th century B.C., the Agora would have been the  commercial and social centre of Kos, which at that time was an important administrative centre, and a place for locals to trade and meet.

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We are delighted to be returning to our 5-star hotel on Kos where we stayed with our single parent groups for many years in the past:

"Our second SPOH and probably not our last! Lovely hotel, perfect organisation, brilliant hosting, fantastic company. Can’t wait until next year. "
- Guy & Grace (9) - single parent beach holiday in Kos, August 2018
"I have just returned from a weeks holiday in Kos with an amazing group of like minded parents. My daughter had fun and made many new friends who we intend keeping in contact with and whom we’d love to meet up with again on another Single Parents holiday. I laughed for the whole week and met so many lovely people - I can honestly say it was one of the best holidays that I have ever been on.
Our host was available and helpful at all times but also allowed us valuable space to relax. Activities were available if we wanted to take part however we were at no point pressured into taking part."

- Gaynor & Freya (13) - single parent beach holiday in Kos, August 2018
"I have never been on something like this, but the whole organisation of the people that came really eased the process of getting to know everyone. The kids loved making new friends and playing all day! Accommodation, food and staff were brilliant. We will be going again!"
- Rodney & Ava (10) - single parent beach holiday in Kos, August 2018
"Wow, what a week. This far surpassed expectation. I laughed more in one week than I think I have in the last year.
"It was so much fun" - Daisy age 11yrs. "Like, the best ever" - Freya 14yrs
Thank you to Jane and our new friends for creating memories that will last for ever."

- Holly, Freya (14) & Daisy (11) - single parent beach holiday in Kos, August 2018
"The hotel was beautiful. Jane is a truly amazing and wonderful host. Always friendly and approachable but never pushy or inappropriate. She formed a strong bond with all the children and provided a much needed respite for parents. She liaised with the rather rigid staff of the hotel e.g. spa bookings, and restaurant table bookings manager. Jane went over and above her role, giving parents a rest and generally assisting in a professional way aka Mary Poppins or Nanny McPhee!
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- Imogen & Noah (12) - single parent beach holiday in Kos, August 2017
"My daughter rated this holiday as "the best one ever" and I agree with her! Superb accommodation, excellent organisation and lovely host and fellow travellers. By the end of the week the group felt like one big family, with happy children and relaxed parents all enjoying each other's company and looking out for each other. If you are wondering, as I was, whether this sort of holiday is really your thing, all I can say is "go for it" - I'm glad I did. "
- Guy & Grace (8) - single parent beach holiday in Kos, August 2017
"We had a lovely week in Kos with lots of lovely like minded people. The hotel was just as the pictures showed. The weather was fantastic. "
- Melanie & Emily (15) - single parent beach holiday in Kos, August 2017
"Thank you Sandra and team, my kids loved Kos, good food, great host in Tennessee, good pools, weather. Basically a very good holiday!"
- Simon, Lottie (7) & Elodie (5) - single parent beach holiday in Kos, August 2015
"This is the fourth SPOH holiday that my son (13yrs) and I have been on and I would thoroughly recommend it to other single parents. We have some truly wonderful memories which my son and I will always cherish."
- Jacinta & James (13) - single parent beach holiday in Kos, August 2013
"I booked the SPOH with some trepidation having never tried a group holiday before. I need not have worried as it turned out to be the best holiday I have ever been on as a single parent with my boys. All three of us had a superb time and we made new friends, which I hope we will keep for life. I am already looking at the SPOH website for next year."
- Jane, Luke (15) Joe (13) - single parent beach holiday in Kos, August 2013
"Well organised holiday in lovely hotel with great views and large pool that never felt crowded. Food in main restaurant was excellent. Barely saw my children all week as they were having so much fun with other children on the holiday. Climate perfect as there was always a cool sea breeze. Would definitely recommend both Kos and SPOH."
- Catherine, Joe (16), Harry (13) & Tilly (7) - single parent beach holiday in Kos, August 2013
"I cannot recommend SPOH high enough!
The booking process is very smooth and after going on 3 SPOH holidays I know the hotel and support when there will be fantastic! My son and I have made great friends on each trip and Will has had a super time with children his age. Cannot wait to book for 2014!"

- Jane & Will (9) - single parent beach holiday in Kos, August 2013
"The holiday was very well organised and offered us a stress-free and fun time away."
- Paul, Alice (14) & Daisy (12) - single parent beach holiday in Kos, August 2013
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24/08/202431/08/2024£1490£1350£1250£1224 (10%)£625 (50%)Limited availability, BOOK NOW

To check if you are eligible for our loyalty or early booking discount, please go to single parent discounts.

Please contact us if you wish to book extra nights at this hotel. We will extend your holiday subject to availability; prices are available on request. Please note that the host will be at the hotel only for the duration of our advertised holiday dates.

We have reserved garden and pool view rooms for our single parent families. The surcharge for sea view is £280 per week. Please note that sea view rooms are subject to availability.

Included in our price

  • Double/twin and triple rooms with pool or garden view, private balcony or terrace, ensuite bathroom, 32-inch Satellite TV, mini bar, safe deposit box (free of charge), hair dryer, Wi-Fi, etc.
  • All inclusive board: breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, tea, cakes, ice creams, snacks, and most local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • One dinner at the hotel’s Greek à la carte restaurant
  • Use of hotel’s facilities: pools, tennis court, climbing wall, fitness room (adult only), playground, etc.
  • Daily sports and animation programme for adults and teenagers
  • Evening entertainment including daily shows, Greek evening, and discos
  • Kids club (4 to 12 years)
  • Games room
  • Sun beds and parasols at pools and at the beach
  • Taxi transfers to and from Kos airport
  • Services of a Single Parents on Holiday tour leader during your holiday

NOT included in our price

  • Spa entrance and spa treatments
  • Bike hire and excursions
  • Water sports and diving lessons
  • Flights: Fly from the airport that is most convenient for you

Book your own flights:

Book your own flights from any airport in the world to Kos International Airport. Please check availability on our holiday in Kos before booking your flights. If you need help with your flight booking, please call us on 0333 370 3701.

Airport transfers:

Your airport transfers are included in your holiday price if you arrive/depart on our advertised holiday dates: On this holiday, this means, you will be picked up from Kos International Airport by taxi and taken directly to your hotel where your tour leader will welcome you. Your return transfer is also included in our price. Please note that you might share your airport transfers with other single parent families in our group (short waiting times might apply). Our hotel is only 20 km away from the airport.

Our Financial Protection Insurance

Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with the “The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018” all passengers booking with Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation invoice. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Single Parents on Holiday Ltd.

In the unlikely event of Insolvency of Single Parents On Holiday Ltd. please follow the steps set out on our insurance page.

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