Hip and Hippocrates
Sun lovers come in all shapes and sizes. Fortunately Kos is completely prepared for that. Young or old, with or without children, pub or culture lovers: Kos can turn its hand to anything.
Famous plane tree
The Greek island of Kos is located in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey near Bodrum. The island has less than 35,000 inhabitants and has a coastline of 112 kilometres filled with beautiful sandy beaches. The capital is Kos Town, which is a popular holiday destination. It is a large seaside resort with pleasant boulevards, shops, bars and night clubs. In addition, there are many classical sights such as the ruins of the Agora, the Temple of Heracles and the Castle of the Knights of Saint John.
The plane tree of Hippocrates, which is said to have been planted by the great Greek physician himself, is world famous. Hippocrates is known as the ‘father of medicine’ and is still honoured. He worked at the Asklepieion, the best hospital of its time.
For children and pub lovers
Besides Kos Town, there are various other popular seaside resorts. Each one offers lovely beaches and has its own identity. Karademena is visited by many British people and has a notorious night life, whereas Psalidi is particularly known for its medicinal hot springs. Marmari is a suitable destination for families with small children and Mastichari is characterised by its historical centre. Finally, Agios Theologos is a suitable location for diving and wind surfing.
Kos is only 320 km2 in size, which makes it attractive for day trips. You can do this by rental car but a bicycle is also a good choice. Kos is the bicycle island of Greece and is well prepared for two wheelers. So step on the pedals and set out on your steel horse: doesn’t that feel familiar!