Kos - a taste of the Dodecanese

Photo of Kos

Visit Kos

Kos is one of the eastern most Greek islands that form the Dodecanese Archipelago, and is located just 4 kilometers off the western coast of Turkey. The Dodecanese is is so ancient that historians are not really sure about the earliest historical events on the island, but certainly prioer to the Classic Greek period!

Among the historical attractions, the ruins of the Ancient Gymnasion, the ruins of Asclepieion and the Hippocratic Museum and the Plane Tree of Hippocrates, which is said to be the site where Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, used to teach his students the art of medicine.

As is typical of the region, and particularly for Greece and the Dodecanese islands, the beaches are just simply amazing. The beach of Pefkokefali and a marina, namely Ko, of the island have been awarded with the blue flag. Lambi and Psalidi beaches are located in Kos town and are easily accessible. Other beaches include Marmari, which is one of the easiest to reach as it is located just outside the town of Kos, Tigaki, which is located 10 km from Kos, and the more distant Kardamena.

Apart from all those locations, Kefalos remains one of the most popular spots since it features probably the most beautiful beaches on the island, including the Kefalos and Paradise Beach, which really are haven for holiday tourists that crave beautiful beaches. These beaches feature a lot of activities and water sports, along with boat trips to other islands.

With a breathtaking landscape and a purpose built resort, the Kefalos is an ideal spot for a holiday, as it also features a number of other historical attractions like the monastery of Agios Nikolas and the ancient site of Palatia.

Like other Greek island resorts, the best time to visit Kos is during the summers.

Map of Kos & places nearby