You're never far from sparkling waters and sun-drenched beaches on Kos. The island is small, but perfectly formed, leaving you within 11 kilometres of the coast wherever you are. So whether you want to bask in the glory of the island's archaeological heritage or lounge in the sun, a refreshing swim is never far away. Its extensive coastline may be the biggest draw-card for most visitors, however it has a long and proud history that has left a rich legacy.
Most Greek islands claim to be the home of something and Kos is no different. Hippocrates, who lived here, is said to be the father of modern medicine and the ruins at Asklepieion are those of a healing centre built on his teachings. In Kos town you'll find monuments and ruins around every corner. Perhaps the most famous is the 14th century Castle of the Knights which dominates the town. The size of Kos means exploration isn't too difficult, the best way to see the sights is by bike and with over 4,000 to hire you shouldn't have trouble finding one.
The beautiful harbor at Kos City is a popular place to park a yacht. The harbor is filled with sights and sounds both day and night as revelers party on boats just off the coast, and in bars, restaurants and clubs located on the harbor itself. Of course, there are locals here too, and small fishing boats make up the majority of the sea traffic. The island of Kos is inhabited by nearly 180,000 people, many of them still living the traditional lives of Greek fishermen.
For those who desire a quieter Kos vacation, the town of Kefalos is filled with the traditional and picturesque white washed-blue roofed houses with flank cliff-side roads. This slightly inland town on the western end of the island is still home to several beach-side resorts, though it is less popular with the college-aged crowd and was, just a few years ago, a simple fishing village. Kos town itself is a lively city and is home to possibly hundreds of hotels and villas. In the middle of summer, the city is filled with young European tourists on break from school and work and the nightclubs and parties are going non-stop. In the winter, life continues in Kos, but at a much slower pace. Of course, if at any time you tire of Kos, there are many Greek islands and the Turkish coast (such as Bodrum resort) nearby, each with their unique charm and beauty and easily accessibly by ferry as a day or weekend trip. Kos has long been loved by Greeks and the rest of the world, and the tradition continues. Like the many peoples and civilizations before you, you are sure to fall in love with Kos upon your entrance to its magnificent harbor; you may never want to leave.
Return Transport, Guilde, Ferry Tickets
Departure : 06:30