KOS, GREECE

KOS


Kos, one of the largest islands of the Dodecanese, is known for its beautiful green landscape, its rich history and its great touristic development.

The island has been inhabited since ancient times. The famous ancient doctor, Hippocrates, was born in the ancient capital, establishing the first ancient medicine-philosophy school based in the ancient Temple of Apollo and the Asklepiion.

During the centuries, other interesting monuments were built that bear witness to its long history, such as the Hellenistic Doric temple, the altar of Dionysus, the Ancient Agora of Kos, the Casa Romana with its luxurious Roman mosaics, the Basilica of Agios Stefanos, etc.

At the entrance of the port, the Medieval Castle dominates, while a stroll through the rest of the picturesque settlements gives the visitor the opportunity to discover some of the most famous sights like the Castle of Neratzia and Antimachia, the Cave of Lefki Petra and, of course, the famous tree of Hippocrates.

The island offers many opportunities for excursions and activities such as horse riding and water sports, organized visits to natural parks for ex. the park of Zia and relaxing experiences in the famous thermal baths of Thermi.

Visitors can also enjoy swimming in its famous sandy beaches. Some of them like Kastri, Kamel and Limnionas beaches are calm and quiet, while some others like Lagadas, Paradisos and Xerokambos are well-organized and cosmopolitan. Also, some beaches like the Volcania and the Navy Club and Milos’s has been awarded for their rare natural wealth.

The island’s ancient town is a great place for an early evening stroll. Many other places offer a variety of entertainment opportunities, starting from Eleftheria Square, going straight forward to the well-known Bar Street or Lampi beach where beach parties are organized and, later, visiting in Kardamena and Kefalos, two modern tourist resorts, famous for their lively nightclubs.

Kos, is a beautiful island, benefiting from its international airport. It comprises an ideal destination, which offers facilities and infrastructure that can satisfy all cultures and needs, creating an unforgettable stay experience.

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