By Roger Cox, Editor
Located on the Greek island of Kos, Lakitira perches on the southern edge of the island, on the Aegean Sea, 3 kilometers from the tourist town of Kardamena. It consists of a hotel—whose rooms were recently redecorated—and a separate village of brand-new rooms and family suites, in which you'll also find a Greek taverna and a Toddlers' Club.
Dedicated children's facilities (divided by age groups from 4 months to teens) and a children's section of beach make clear that this resort was designed with families in mind. Nevertheless, there is ample other recreation to lure couples and singles, including 11 tennis courts (9 Plexipave, 2 artificial grass), extensive watersports—among them scuba diving, snorkeling, waterskiing, windsurfing, and sailing—an adults-only swimming pool, aerobics and exercise programs, and bike rentals. Daytrips leave for Bodrum on the Asian coast of Turkey, to see the Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
This resort also takes tennis seriously, with five Lawn Tennis Association-certified pros on staff and a menu that includes private lessons, group clinics for adults and juniors, and a summer tennis academy.
Rates at Lakitira vary seasonally and include lodging, all meals, wine with meals, and transfers. See the website for details about the period you intend to travel. These can be booked through:
Mark Warner Ltd.
61-65 Kensington Church St.
London, W8 4BA
Phone: 0871 703 3887
Visit the website for current rates