TIPS AND ADVISES FOR THE RENTAL FLAT IN KOS
WELCOME TO MY FLAT IN KOS.
I HOPE YOU WILL HAVE A PLEASANT STAY
TO HELP YOU HAVE A PLEASANT STAY IN THE FLAT, I HAVE PREPARED THE BELOW GUIDE.
TO GET IN THE FLAT
You can use both the Balcony door as well as the main entrance of the Building. I am giving you 2 keys for the balcony and 1 for the main entrance of the Building so that every one of you has a key to enter the flat in case you come to the flat separately. Please DO NOT loose them. The lock for the main building door is a bit difficult to open. You have to find the right spot to open the door. When you go downstairs the door of the apartment is very easy to open. ALWAYS HAVE THE DOOR LOCKED SO THAT NO BODY ENTERS IN. DO NOT LEAVE THE KEY ON THE DOOR OR ON THE LOCKER.
When you leave, ALWAYS LOCK BOTH MAIN DOOR AND THE FRONT BALCONY LOCK. NEVER LEAVE home WITHOUT LOCKING the house.
You can leave your BICYCLES in front of the kitchen window and if you wish you can tie and lock them on the balcony iron as well as the small hoop I have on the wall of the main building stairs.
TO HAVE COOL AIR COMING IN THE FLAT
You can leave all balcony doors and windows open so that you will not feel hot in the apartment. As there are iron rails on all windows and balconies, you can sleep with open doors and windows safely and you will not feel hot when you are sleeping. BE SURE TO HAVE THE INSECT SCREENS CLOSED so that mosquitoes and other insects will not come in. You can have the stores at the back of the L-Shaped Sofa slightly open as shown in the picture, this way people will not see you but you will have air coming from the open window too (I advice leave them as you will find them).
DO NOT OPEN the Insect Screen of the Main (double) Bedroom as it is a bit difficult to open and you may break it. If you want to go to the back balcony, please use the door of the twin bedroom.
THE LIVING ROOM
The L-Sofa: Always have the white covers of the L SHAPED SOFA on, as I do not want to have any stains on the sofa. DO NOT SIT WITH WET SWIMMING SUITS ON THE SOFA. ALWAYS HAVE THE SOFA COVERED WITH THE WHITE COVER.
Always have the insect screens of the windows CLOSED so that insects will not get in
Water Dispenser: The water on the water dispenser is clean and will be enough for you on Sunday. On Monday, you can buy a new big water bottle suitable for the water dispenser from the supermarket KRYTIKOS just opposite the flat. They usually have the big bottles at the back end of the cashier where the waters are, ask them if you do not see them. Just take out the sticky label and turn it upside down on the water dispenser’s hole. You will always have cold water during you stay in the flat. NEVER HAVE THE WATER DISPENSER WORKING IF THERE IS NO WATER ON IT. WHEN THERE IS NO WATER TAKE IT OUT OF ELECTRICITY – UNPLUG IT.
Dishwasher : If you wish to use the dishwasher always select program 3 or 4 by pressing the button PROGRAM in front of the door (on the left). After selecting the programme and putting in the dishwasher tablet, just press the button START (in front of the door on the right) and it will work. If you open the door while the machine is working, you have to press START again to continue.
The Oven :
To turn on: Press 1
To Select how to cook : Turn the knob 2 clockwise or anti-clockwise and select your cooking function. I always use the function it shows and do not change it.
then press on knob 2
To select the heat : After pressing on knob 2 turn in right or left to increase or decrease the temperature
After you select your temperature TO START: Press 3
The Electric Hub :
To LOCK/UNLOCK : Press 1 (this is not make any accidental Moves or if you have a child at home) – to start the cooker 1 should be unlocked.
To turn ON/OFF : Press 2
To select on which circle you will cook Press 5 on the circle you wish to cook.
To increase the heat Press 3 while the circle is blinking
To decrease the heat Press 4 while the circle you will be cooking on is blinking
DO NOT SCRATCH THE GLASS: Do not clean the glass of the cooker with something that may scratch the glass. Use only soft cloth and liquid dishwasher. Do not move heavy pans on the glass.
BATHROOM & SHOWER :
To take a shower you can use the 1. shower cabinet in the bathroom and also the 2. shower installed in the back balcony.
When you use the shower cabinet in the bathroom, take out the water hose of the washing machine and close the doors of the cabinet. When you finish DO NOT FORGET to attach the washing machine’s hose on the bathtub. If you forget and use the washing machine, all the floors will be full of water and the wooden door of the bathroom will get damaged.
When you use the shower at the rear balcony, close the curtain and to prevent the curtains open, you can secure them with the big plastic pins to the material at the back of the shower. Don’t worry about the spilled water it will go away after a while with the sunshine and the air.
VERY IMPORTANT : NEVER THROW TOILET PAPER OR ANY OTHER OBJECT IN THE TOILET!!! This is very important. Always use the bin next to the toilet in between the bathtub and washing machine. You can buy plastic bags from the 2nd floor of Kritikos supermaket for the white bin. Throw all paper in the white bin with cover, next to the washing machine.
THE WASHING MACHINE :
- Before you start make sure that the round knob is on 1
- You have to put the detergent in the right compartment under the door of the machine and the softener to the middle compartment. Do not put anything to the left compartment.
- After you close the door, turn the knob to 2 (select either 30 or 40 degrees).
- Then if you want a quick wash press 3. If you want the wash to be longer do not press 3.
- Press 4 and the machine will start.
- Be sure that the hose of the machine is in the bath tub so that the water will not go all over the floor.
- When the machine finishes, wait for 10 minutes before opening the door. The door will open after a while. Do not try to open the door as you may break it.
- After you open the door and take your clothes, turn the knob to 1 again to be ready for you next wash.
Clean Towels: Please do not take the towels out of the flat. Do not use them in the beach. They are to be used only for your indoor showers. If the towels I have put on your beds are not enough, there are additional clean towels in the bathroom as shown in the picture below. You can put the dirty towels, bed sheets etc in the white basket. I will wash them after you leave. The additional clean towels are on the green/yellow/red basket.
DO NOT TRY TO OPEN THE 2 WARDROBES IN THE DOUBLE BEDROOM as I have put my personel belongings there and they are locked. Use just the left wardrobe there which is open.
On the twin bedroom, you can use both wardrobes.
GARBAGE : You have to throw the garbage you collect to the garbage bins located very close to the building (there is one in front of the building when you turn right and there is another one in the corner when you turn left.