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Villa Athena Apartments On The Beach In Tingaki - Kos Island

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About the property

Villa Athena Apartments in Tingaki, Kos, Dodecanese Islands, Greece - A Superb Location, Peaceful Setting, Sea Views

Villa Athena is situated in a prime location on the seafront in Tingaki. The peaceful surroundings and superb views force guests to return year after year! Just a 15 minute walk along the beach road leads you into the centre of the resort. The villa stands in private gardens with views of the sea and the mountains. A 3 minute walk down our own little private road leads you to one of the best beaches on the island...Tingaki. Great News too - many of guests who stayed in 2017 have already booked in to stay for 2018!

Louise or Natalia
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, greek, polish
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Louise or Natalia

Hello! My name is Louise and I have been in Kos for some 30 years! My husband, Nikos and our 3 children Athena now 19, Alexandra 14 and little Aris 9 years old,live ourselves on the upper floor at Villa Athena. I was actually born in Coventry and had a house in Datchet, Berkshire for many years.I came to Kos to work as a rep for Thomson Holidays.It was then in 1987 I met Nikos & we married 10yrs later! As well as Villa Athena we run our own tourist office businesses (WWW.theokritostravel) in the resort of TINGAKI & LAMBI - KOS TOWN arranging all the trips and tours,car hire and give out general information to tourists of all nationalities visiting the island of Kos. We look forward to hearing from you, we can answer all your questions without a doubt.You can find out lots of info and see a plan of Tingaki and map of Kos on our website.

Louise or Natalia purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Louise or Natalia chose Tigaki

We actually bought the land ourselves in 2002 to build our house and we designed everything ourselves at Villa Athena. Athena is our eldest daughter! It was after we bought the land we decided we could share our love of Tingaki with others staying with us! It was at this point we got plans to build seperate apartments as well as our own house.We love the sea, and looking out with views of the sea summer and winter couldn't be better! The 5 individual apartments are named after the Greek Gods, so there's a plaque outside each front door with the names: Aphrodite,Artemis, Hermes, Asklepios and Poseidon. We are in a prime location -just 50m in front of us is the sea and one of the best beaches on the island-Tingaki!

It was the best decision we ever made and keeps us very busy indeed!

What makes this apartment unique

Our 5 individual apartments at Villa Athena were designed Greek style but with a few special personal touches...more spacious than a studio and more comfortable of course ! Being right next to the sea and the beach is a real bonus! There's a swimming pool (our friends with a few apartments have their own pool )that our guests use and it's just 50m in front of us. Many guests' priority on holiday is to stay somewhere peaceful and relaxing...we offer just that! As we live there too we are always around to help in any situation. We make it as comfortable and relaxing as we possibly can and have had families with children (and children with special needs) as well as guests in wheel chairs. Our youngest guest 3months old to our eldest 83-we will always be there to help you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Once again have had a fabulous time staying at Villa's now our 6th year and our 11th time staying with Louise and Nikos! Nothing is ever too much for them and their wonderful children help us with our Greek!!! The apartments are kept spotlessly clean - maid service is at least 5-6 times a week. We really enjoy Niko's BBQ and always look forward to that. We have met some lovely people over the years and can well recommend it to others.

My family and I (we have 3 young children) have just returned from staying at Villa Athena in Tingaki. I have to say we had the BEST holiday ever!The apartment was much more than expected,so clean and the owners were just great.They supplied us with everything we needed, even play mates for our 3 children! We will definately be back and will tell other families too.

We will not stay anywhere else now we know Villa Athena! We enjoy the peacefulness and always feel relaxed staying here.Great accommodation for a great price!
Jun 2008
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Tigaki Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/5 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has either twin or king size bed (upon request can be made up accordingly), air conditioning and a TV & free wifi. There is a digital safe in each wardrobe (free of charge) as well a hair dryer & iron & ironing board.
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The only extra is for use of air conditioning @ 5euros per apartment per night. Families with small children have found us to be the perfect place (many families who enjoy holidaying together -book 3/4 separate apartments, having their separate space yet being together). Families with teenage children also find us to be in a great location - not too far from anywhere which helps in giving teenage children the freedom they sometimes need! The resort of Tingaki where we are situated is compact and everyone knows everyone! All the locals here are renowned for their helpfulness and friendliness.Young and mature couples seem to want to return to stay with us every year, as they enjoy the comfort in our spacious apartments for a very affordable price! Villa Athena consists of 5 separate apartments, each of which accommodates 4/5 persons as well as additional space for cots/infants. Maximum capacity when booking all 5 apartments at Villa Athena is up 22 persons plus any infant. Outside: Villa Athena has its own private garden(s). We are situated away from the main road and close to the beach and pools and for families with young babies/children (we have all the equipment ever needed - having 3 youngish children of our own). We have a lovely BBQ area and a pergola with monastery type table and seating for up to 22 persons. If there's time we invite guests to our BBQ every now and again! Nikos is a great host and everyone talks about his BBQ's! I am sure that's why guests return to stay too! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are all provided. Maid service is 5 days a week and towels are changed every 2/3 days and linen is changed every 4/5 days. Table cloths and tea towels are changed whenever necessary. Other: Cots/cribs are provided free of charge-including bed linen and any other baby items required.


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Villa Athena Apartments On The Beach In Tingaki - Kos Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Fantastic place to stay on Kos Island

  • 5 of 5

Villa Athena was an amazing place to stay. The location of the property was close to the beach and a short walk to Tigaki town. Great bar called King Size just down the road and a public bus stop just outside the villa on the main road to Kos Town. Most of all the owners of the Villa were super friendly and accommodating. The Villa was small with only 5 room with views of the ocean. The rooms were extremely spacious and well equip with everything you needed. I certainly will be coming back to Villa Arena to stay and would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

As per previous reviews, Villa Athena Apartments are in a great location, only minutes from a superb beach and arguably the best bar / restaurant in Tingaki, King-Size Beach Bar.

The apartment was spotlessly clean and comfortable and had everything needed for a perfect relaxing holiday.

Louise and Nick, the owners were also helpful and friendly and made us feel very welcome, we're already looking forward to booking again next year.

Tip - We hired bicycles for a day from the hire shop near King-Size bar that only cost 5 Euros each, in hindsight at such a low cost, it would have been good to have hired them for the full week.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Couldn't dream of anything better!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is in the most perfect location for relaxing family holiday - away from crowd but only few minutes walk everywhere you need.

The owner Louise and her family really made an impact - are more than friendly, helpful and polite. She not just helped to find another hotel for first two days, provided with all info about transfer from airport, offered to take us from bus stop, but even left some snacks for kids in the room in that other hotel upon our late arrival! Not to mention beautiful presents for girls upon check out..

Very cosy clean and pretty room with well equipped kitchen, private charming terrace with sea view - that's the beauty of staying in Villa Athena. We were also very welcome in swimming pool at neighbourhood hotel only 3 minutes by walk. Would definitely come back to Tingaki and wouldn't stay elsewhere. Thank you, Louise!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful villa Louise and Nico are amazing hosts and can't do enough for you. Peaceful and fantastic views of the mountains. This is our 4th visit to Villa Athena and have booked again for next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just as described.

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 7 nights at Villa Athena, apt Afrodite – yes that’s how they spell it. The apartment is just as described and is kept spotlessly clean. Louise and Nikos are fabulous landlords and really couldn’t have been more helpful and knowledgeable about Kos. It is a 15 min stroll into Tingaki – can’t believe it took 1 reviewer 30 mins – where there are some really good restaurants. We ate out all the time and never had a bad meal. We hired bikes, which is a brilliant way to explore the area, especially as it is so flat. We would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Athena to friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a Gem

  • 5 of 5

I have no hesitation in recommending Villa Athena for a wonderful relaxing holiday. The apartments are spacious and very well equipped. The front facing apartments all have lovely sea views with the beach being a 2 minute walk along a private road. If you sit quietly on your patio you can hear the evening coming to life with the sounds of nature. Louise and Nico were extremely helpful and friendly and Louise couldn't do enough for us, nothing was too much trouble. We did 3 trips with Theokritos travel which were exceptionally good. It took us about 10 minutes to walk into Tingaki where we found numerous good quality reasonably priced restaurants, we were there for 10 days, ate out every day and never had a bad meal. It was one of the most relaxing and peaceful holidays were have every had. Louise and Nico certainly go the extra mile and put their guest first.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


A 3 minute walk down our own little private road leads you to one of the best beaches on the island.. Tingaki. It is a sandy beach, gently shelving into the sea so very safe for children. The beach directly infront of Villa Athena has no sunbeds & is very narrow. The nearest sunbeds are just 5 minutes walk away...and at the nearest point there's just a row of sunbeds (see photos)the beach is lovely and popular on Sundays with local people.There is no tide so safe at anytime.


There is just one main airport on the island which is called HIPPOCRATES Kos Airport. It is situated in the centre of the island and the distance to Tingaki is just 23 km. A taxi journey to Tingaki takes 20 minutes approx and costs 27euros(2017) There is also an airport bus service for just 3.20euros. Times vary daily (www.ktel buseskos )and the bus drives via the main road BUT NOT exactly into Tingaki. I can always pick you up from the main road and bring you to Villa Athena, just ask us...


Kos Town is just 9km away (the local bus takes 15 minutes and costs 2.10euros. The bus stop is just at the bottom of our road.

Further Details:

Just a 15 minute walk along the beach road leads you into the centre of the resort.The nearest taverna and mini market are just 5-10minutes walk away. The tavernas stay open until at least 23.00 as well as the mini markets so for anyone arriving on late flights then you have a chance to get in a few supplies. It is not necessary for guests to hire a car for the duration of your stay as we are close by to most amenities. The beach and the swimming pool are right infront of us....and the sun is almost always above us of course! Something that is IMPORTANT to note is that there are only two ATM machines in the resort of Tingak.The Euro Bank ATM is outside our office at THEOKRITOS TRAVEL .It is a good idea not to rely completely on using your credit cards & you must always make sure your bank is aware that you are in GREECE nowadays. Many tourists do actaully bring cash in sterling or euros of courseas. The exchange rate here always seems to be better than the UK. You can always email us and ask us the rate of the day as the bank updates us every day (Not Sunday). This gives you an idea of what you gain if exchanging your currency here. The nearest bank is in Kos Town and this is approx 9km away. The local bus stops just at the bottom of our road and costs 2.10euros each way to Kos Town. About seeing the island and the surrounding islands and sights you can always visit us at Theokritos Travel. We offer discounted trips and tours throughout the summer months and we are somewhat cheaper than the tour operators of course!

Tingaki has numerous shops for foods supplies as well as for souvenirs. The larger supermarkets are a few more km away.They are more economical and of course have alot more choice.It is possible for almost everything to be purchased here including soya milk, baby formula. If there's something else you need please just email me and I will advise.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact Louise the owner.
We do have some last minute availablity please contact us for dates & rates. Most contact us for availability as it can change every day. I do my best to answer emails daily. We can make a provisional booking prior to booking flights.If its not a last minute booking we request a deposit to be paid (20% - 30%)prior to arriving at least 8-16 weeks before. The remaining amount can be paid in cash or in euros once you arrive and settle in.

Changeover Day:
We are very flexible with the change over day as we realize that airlines to Kos are every day of the week.We do not charge a service charge , neither do we charge a claening charge. This is included in the rates shown per day.

Notes on prices:
The only extra additional cost is for the use of air-conditioning at 5 euros per apartment per night.Most guests decide on this once they are here. Any cots/linen and equipment for children are included in the price. The safety deposit boxes are free of charge and are in the wardrobe in each apartment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.