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Kos travel guide

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The island of the Hippocrates is as rich in history as in natural beauty. Located in the Dodecanese, Kos is one of the top island destinations in Greece. Wonderful beaches, interesting archaeological sites, picturesque mountain villages and a vibrant lifestyle set the scene for an awesome travel experience.

Your Kos travel guide

Kos is known as the island of Hippocrates, father of medicine. The island hosts the International Hippocrates Institute surrounded by a garden that includes all of the 256 plants that he used in his medicine techniques. The world famous sanctuary of Asclepios is the most important monument of the island with ruins that date back to the 4th century B.C.

Kos is the ideal destination for all sorts of water sports. Jet Ski, paragliding, water ski, windsurfing, kite surfing and so much more, in Kardamaina beach, but also in all other organized beaches. The island has contemporary infrastructure, suitable for conferences and corporate events. Also, from the island of Kos and specifically from Kardamaina you can take the boat to Nisyros, a charming little volcanic island, or to Kuşadası in Turkey, within just an hour distance.

Access

Kos is connected by boat to the port of Piraeus and by air to Athens.

Ancient Town

The capital of the island is like an open archaeological and historical museum. Scattered monuments, medieval castles, Muslim mosques, well designed squares and great urban infrastructure compose the scenery.

Bicycle island

The bicycle is the most popular means of transportation in Kos for both locals and tourists. The bicycle path starts from the beach of Faros until the end of Psalidi beach, a distance of around 13 km. Ride your bike and explore the city!

Castle of the Knights

The Castle of the Knights, or Castle of Nerantzi (nerantzi is a sour orange fruit), dominates in the center of the town. An arched bridge connects the castle with the square where the Tree of Hippocrates (a plane tree) is, as well as the Muslim mosque of Hassan Pasha.

Tigaki

Approximately 11 km from the city of Kos, Tigaki beach offers crystal clear waters and amazing golden sand. It is ideal for children and awarded with a Blue Flag.

Kardamena

A sandy organized beach invites you for swimming in wonderful waters and amazing water sports activities. Enjoy your dinner at a nearby restaurant or your coffee at one of the beach bars.

Mastihari

It is considered to be the most exotic beach of Kos. Visit it for wind and kite-surfing and stay at the beach until late to enjoy the sunset!

Mediterraneo Restaurant

Enjoy excellent seafood, Mediterranean and Greek cuisine at a beautiful seafront restaurant located in Agios Fokas, Kos.

Agios Fokas, Psalidi
T: +30 2242 045900

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