A family-run Kalymnos beach bar is voted a world beater in a survey by US TV news giant.
A family-run beach bar on the holiday island of Kalymnos has been ranked one of the best in the world. A survey by TV news company CNN voted the Babis Beach Bar at Myrties beach the fifth best in its World's 50 Best Beach Bars. It ranks the Kalymnos beach bar alongside those in more exotic beach locations in Anguilla, Phuket, Cook Islands, Brazil and Bali.
It calls the Babis a local hove of activity and a "well kept secret on the unsung Greek island of Kalymnos."
It adds: "Babis and his family field everything a beachcomber could want. Once you're done with your hearty Greek breakfast, logging on to the free Internet, trying out all the various beers and wines and sleeping it all off by the free swimming pool or sun loungers, you can hop on a boat and take a ride over to its own sub-island of Telendos for one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Med."
However, according to remarks about the list, some readers found it surprising that only one beach bar in Greece was mentioned.
A family-run bat is linked to nearby apartments that were established in 1989 and boasts great hospitality and efficient service.
Each apartment overlooks the sea and claims some of the most spectacular sunsets in the Aegean.
The Babis Bar has its own private pool with sun beds as well as kayaks and canoes on the beach. They say the Babis Snack Bar is a very popular spot to meet, eat, drink and watch the world go by.
Myrties is one of the most popular beach strips on Kalymnos island and the nearby mountains attract climbers from all over the world.
The apartment ate close to the main rock climbing area of the island and it's only a three minute drive from the famous Odyssey and Grand Grotto climbs.
CNN admits there is no formula or magic ingredients that guarantee a place in a list of the world's best beach bars.
The survey has tried to include spots that range from the chic and smooth to the thrown-together shacks of driftwood.
The only thing these places have in common, says CNN, is that once you've been, you start planning to get back there.