We have just returned from Kos from a 15 day stay (Aug 10- Aug 24) 2006. The appartment had a nice location and a well-kept garden and a nice pool. The beds were indeed hard. Also the cleaning in the appartment could be better in our opinion. We did hear barking dogs. We were onl a sort distance away from the centre and the beach. The proprietess is kind and gave good advice on where to go for meals. The trip to Bodrum was dreadful by the way! Places to eat: Old River (ask for Joseph), if you want to eat good Greek food come to this place. It is delicious and affordable. And restaurant Efkalipty can be recommend too, the staff is very friendly. Renting a bike is nice and easy. We experienced the hospitality of the people as very positive and if we go to Greece again, which is likely we might come back here.